Second Red Cross shelter now open in City Park Gym with free transportation available

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Red Cross has opened a second shelter for those in need of assistance following last week’s tornadoes. The second shelter will be located inside the City Park gym. This will be a non-medical shelter. Please limit the number of personal items you bring to the shelter. Weapons, alcoholic beverages and […]

Storm recovery volunteer and assistance coordination kicking off

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding Donation Center located at 220 E. Solomon St. will be open to receive donations from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Non-perishable food, toiletries, other personal items and gift cards are requested. No clothing will be accepted. Volunteers will also be in tremendous demand. If you are willing to volunteer, […]

Assistance available for employees negatively impacted by COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDoL) are addressing an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19. “We are laser-focused on assisting the hardworking Georgians who have been […]

County officials encourage thoughtful giving to homeless

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Parks and Leisure Services is asking residents to utilize organizations that aid the homeless and those in need. According to a press release issued by Spalding County, some leave donated items in areas frequented by the homeless, but that is being discouraged. Officials say anonymous or abandoned packages may be […]

Learn to recognize the signs of domestic violence, and grow to care enough to help

This editorial column written by Maria McCoy was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and that is a wonderful, worthy cause. I also want you to be aware that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week, a group of us came together to […]