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 […]

FAA: Closing existing Griffin-Spalding County Airport not an option

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 […]

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 […]

Approved airport referendum will not be on November ballot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has confirmed there will be no yes-or-no referendum regarding the proposed new Griffin-Spalding County airport on the November general election ballot. During the airport discussion at the April 7 Spalding County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Raymond Ray expressed concern, citing public comments made that evening indicating residents felt […]

Airport referendum will not be on November ballot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has confirmed there will be no yes-or-no referendum regarding the proposed new Griffin-Spalding County airport on the November general election ballot. The full article on this issue will be posted online tonight.

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 […]

Officials regrouping on new airport plan

SHEILA MATHEWS::: The Griffin-Spalding County Airport AIP (Airport Improvement Project) 29 – with a cost of approximately $200,000 – is underway, with necessary work on the beacon tower having been completed and only tree removal remaining. The cost to the city of Griffin and Spalding County was approximately $7,000. According to Airport Director Robert Mohl, […]