GSP makes arrest in fatal Saturday night hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An arrest has been made in a Saturday night hit-and-run that killed 59-year-old Richard Miley, who was riding his bicycle on Vineyard Road when he was struck. Benjamin Tyshawn Akins, age 46, is now in custody and charged in Miley’s death. “The Georgia State Patrol arrested him,” said Maj. Dwayne Jones, […]

Search underway for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist on Vineyard Road Saturday night

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a hit and run that took the life of 59-year-old Richard Miley, of Spalding County. Miley, who lived at 80 Windsor Road, was killed while riding his bicycle. “Just before midnight, a call came in reporting a person in the ditch […]

Driver charged with running red light in collision with fire chief

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Tuesday morning vehicular collision that severely injured Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton resulted from a driver running a red light, police say. According to Officer Scott Collum, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, 22-year-old Jerry Anya Oruada, of Hampton, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic eastbound on Taylor […]

Griffin fire chief struck by vehicle; severely injured

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton was severely injured early Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. Hamilton was bicycling in the area of Chick-fil-A on Taylor street when he was hit. Due to inclement weather, transport by air ambulance was not possible, so he was transported by ambulance to […]

GSP investigating collision that killed 10-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post is investigating the death of a ten-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck on Winona Avenue. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, Damarius Jones Jr. died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was struck […]