Two Henry County men identified as murder victims found in burning truck; suspect in custody

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday afternoon responded to the call on Jackson Road near the Butts County line.Upon arrival, first responders located […]

13-year-old boy killed and second person injured in overnight residential fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 13-year-old Spalding County boy was killed, and a second person was injured overnight in a residential fire. The Spalding County Fire Department at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday responded to a call reporting a structure fire at 116 Woodcrest Drive. Upon arrival, SCFD officials reported heavy smoke and flames were visible from […]

Two bodies discovered Tuesday in burning vehicle on Jackson Road

STAFF REPORT ::: Law enforcement and fire personnel are on an active Jackson Road scene where two bodies were discovered inside a burning vehicle on Jackson Road. The Spalding County Fire Department extinguished the fire and investigators of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the SCFD are working the scene. The identities of the deceased […]

Three law enforcement officers shot in early morning incident; one suspect killed

STAFF REPORT ::: Three law enforcement officers and one suspect were shot in an officer involved shooting early today in Carroll County. The wounded suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident that involved personnel of the Georgia State Patrol. Officials say 28-year-old Pier Alexander Shelton and […]

Searches of Orchard Hill business and residence result in arrest in Wisconsin elder fraud case

STAFF REPORT ::: Simultaneous search warrants executed Tuesday at a local residence and business resulted in one arrest related to an alleged scam that targeted an elderly victim. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and CAGE Unit arrested 23-year-old Kuldip Patel after searching the residence at 3110 Macon Road Apartment C and the […]

Pike County juvenile crushed by vehicle, killed during burglary: PCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: A 14-year-old boy was killed today when he was crushed by a vehicle in a Pike County business. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded at 4:16 Friday afternoon to 14777 Highway 19 in response to a report of a person trapped under a vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies located the 14-year-old boy with […]

GSCSS announces high school graduation schedules, prom cancellations

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System has announced the 2021 graduation schedule for Griffin and Spalding high schools and A.Z. Kelsey Academy. Also announced on Friday was the cancelation of proms for all Griffin-Spalding County high schools. The Griffin High School graduation ceremony will be conducted at 7 p.m. May 26 at Memorial […]

In-person school cancelled for Thursday due to potential severe weather forecast

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Due to the forecast of severe weather, the Griffin-Spalding County School System has cancelled in-person learning for Thursday, March 18. All after school activities are also cancelled. The day will instead be considered a “catch-up day” during which they are asked to use their Chromebooks to complete any outstanding assignments or […]

Two men in critical condition after shooting during basketball tournament

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two men were critically wounded by gunfire during a basketball tournament Sunday afternoon in Jackson. The incident occurred at approximately 4:35 p.m. at a gym owned by the Butts County School System. “It wasn’t at the high school, but it was on school property. It was at a basketball arena – […]

Kroger surveillance video disproves attempted kidnapping allegation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Surveillance footage recorded by Kroger indicates a man accused of attempting to abduct a young child instead rushed to her assistance. The incident was reported at 11:55 p.m. March 8 by Brianna Nicole Clay, who alleged a man had attempted to kidnap her daughter while grocery shopping in Kroger located at […]

Pike County man charged in Spalding road rage incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Pike County man has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident that occurred Saturday in Spalding County and ended with a driver allegedly being threatened at knifepoint. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Dildy said the incident was reported by William Guthrie, who said it took place on […]

Domestic violence related aggravated assault results in SWAT standoff: SCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin woman has been arrested in connection with an alleged domestic dispute that investigators say resulted in a man being cut with a knife and a subsequent SWAT Team response. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 4:33 a.m. Sunday to a call reported a person being cut during a […]

Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards stepped down from bench today

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher Charles Edwards met today with Governor Brian Kemp to announce his resignation from the bench. Edwards held the bench for 22 years. He will now resume a private law practice. “Serving the people of Georgia these past two decades has been the great honor […]

Driver injured when car driven into building

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man was injured today when his vehicle struck a store in The Flats. The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at Sam’s Check Cashing Store located at 1303 N. Hill St. “He mistook the brake for the gas and went into the building. The driver is complaining of injuries but there […]

Police identify deceased man located in Home Depot parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The person found deceased in a vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot Saturday morning has been identified as 55-year-old James Elliot Smith, of Milner. According to the Griffin Police Department, Smith’s cause of death is unknown. Smith’s body has been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for […]