County approves final step in approval process for new airport

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Board of Commissioners has given the final local approval required for the proposed new airport to move forward. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) involving local governmental entities and the Federal Aviation Administration was required for the project to proceed. The Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority on Oct. 13 approved […]

New airport at standstill pending federal approval

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Although officials of the city of Griffin, Spalding County and the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority have approved plans to move the proposed new airport forward, it remains at a standstill pending Federal Aviation Administration approval. Dick Morrow, who serves on the Griffin Board of Commissioners and as chairman of the Airport […]

Spalding Board of Commissioners votes to move forward with new airport

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Board of Commissioners has voted to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the city of Griffin and the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority that will allow the proposed new airport to move forward. Once the IGA has also been approved by the Griffin Board of Commissioners and the Airport […]

Option of closing existing Griffin-Spalding County Airport removed from table

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority Chairman Dick Morrow has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will not approve the closure of the existing Griffin-Spalding County Airport. Previously thought to be a potential option on the table along with bringing the existing airport into Georgia Department of Transportation and […]

Airport Authority considering SPLOST project recommendations

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority (AA) has compiled a list of projects that may be recommended as potential projects for the upcoming 2014 SPLOST referendum. The costs of the projects, depending on the exact specifications selected, would range from $2,075,500 to $4,082,000. Each of the projects is designed for use at either the […]

Airport Authority optimistic new airport will move forward

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Only one month after tabling efforts to move forward with plans for a new airport, the Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority (AA) says a new development may bring the project closer to reality. Originally and throughout long-term discussions, officials of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDoT) have said the […]