BREAKING NEWS: Ringgold armed robbery suspect being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred tonight at Ringgold’s Superette. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, an armed suspect robbed the Jackson Road business at gunpoint before fleeing in a dark in color older-model compact vehicle. This vehicle was last seen on Johnny Cut Road. The suspect […]

Drive by shooting under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a reported drive by shooting on Tinsley Street. The incident was reported by James Andrews, who said the incident occurred outside his 729 E. Tinsley St. residence. “Andrews sister April Andrews was sitting on the couch in the living room when she heard the shots and […]

Heritage Park makes Georgia Trust’s 2020 list of state’s ten “Places in Peril”

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. “This is the Trust’s fifteenth annual Places in Peril list,” said Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Trust. “We hope the list will continue to bring preservation solutions to Georgia’s imperiled historic resources by highlighting […]

Spalding 4-H’ers earn Master status

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County 4-H members on Nov. 9, participated in the Food Showcase competition at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. The nine local participants practiced weekly since the summer to gain knowledge in food safety, health, nutrition, My Plate and serving sizes. They joined 80 4-H members from across the state […]

Spalding County Parks staff receives top honors at annual GRPA business meeting

Felicia Camp received the Administrative Network Distinguished Professional Award for the state. Photo courtesy of Spalding County Parks STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Parks staff was recently honored with two of the four Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Distinguished Professional Awards. The staff was recognized for outstanding work and dedication to Spalding County Parks […]

SCSO investigating Sunday night shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged aggravated assault that left one man wounded by gunfire. The incident was reported just prior to 7 p.m. Sunday, with Deputy Greg Speights dispatched to 116 Mace St. in reference to a person with a gun shot wound. The reported victim has been […]

Recount in Griffin mayoral race shows numbers unchanged

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The recount conducted today in the city of Griffin mayoral race between Doug Hollberg and Daa’ood Amin concluded with the same vote count originally reported. The results of the election and recount indicate Hollberg is the victor with 1,374 votes to Amin’s 1,359. There were also five write-in votes. According to […]

Local high school students compete in Skills Competition

STAFF REPORT ::: Students from Griffin and Spalding high schools and the Griffin Regional College & Career Academy recently participated in the Central Georgia & Southern Crescent Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge held in Macon. The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) joined forces with Sheridan Construction and Swofford Construction to host construction students from 19-area high […]

Griffin mayoral candidate seeks recount

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Mayoral candidate Daa’ood Amin has requested a recount in the Nov. 5 race in which the uncertified result shows he trailed his Republican opponent, Doug Hollberg, by 15 votes “He (Amin) did request a recount,” said Spalding County Election Supervisor Marcia Ridley, who explained the requirements to initiate the process. […]

GPD: Argument leads to aggravated assault by vehicle in El Charro parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that was reported in the parking lot of El Charro on North Expressway. Officer Matthew Kerlin, on Saturday responded to a call reporting a person being struck by a vehicle that had then fled the scene. Upon arrival, Kerlin spoke with Jeremiah […]

SCSO inmates graduate training program

STAFF REPORT ::: A second class of inmates has graduated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Serve-Safe Program. This partnership between the SCSO and Aramark Food Services is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting. “The program was sponsored by the Aramark Food […]

Man charged with aggravated assault in baseball bat attack

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man, 59-year-old Richard Wayne Chestnut, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking family members with a baseball bat. Master Patrol Officer Geoffrey Zimbleman, of the Griffin Police Department, on Friday responded to a domestic dispute call on E. College Street, where he met with the complainant, […]

GPD: Woman ran from home to escape domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested Justin Grubbs in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident. Sgt. Tony Brown responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic assault at Grubb’s Brook Circle residence. However, Brown reported that he responded to a secondary Brook Circle residence after he was flagged down by […]

Traffic stop leads to arrest on charge of meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is facing a potential sentence of more than 25 years prison and a $1 million fine in connection with charges including trafficking meth. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units on Wednesday arrested Jackson Jones, of 1185 School Road, after he was allegedly found to […]

SCSO Operation Relentless nets 20 arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted Operation Relentless, resulting in 20 arrests. Personnel of the SCSO C.A.G.E. Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Special Operations Unit worked with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision for this operation, netting arrests of some individuals allegedly connected to local gangs, some of whom had been […]