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, […]

David Gibson’s friends, family speak out at plea hearing; judge expounds on sentence

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: David Gibson, formerly of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, has plead guilty to two felony counts of violating his oath of office. Gibson on Thursday afternoon appeared before Superior Court Judge Robert M. Crawford and entered a blind plea, which means his guilty plea was entered without prior knowledge of the […]

GPD: Atkinson Elementary principal made inconsistent statements regarding alleged child cruelty incident

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officials say inconsistent statements made by Atkinson Elementary School Principal Aveory Allen, interviews conducted by investigators of the Griffin Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and other evidence led to Allen and Coach Derek Wilder each being charged with one felony count of cruelty to children and a misdemeanor count of battery. According […]