GPD Chief says rumor of Antifa protest in Griffin is unsubstantiated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Rumors speculating that an Antifa protest will occur this Friday in Griffin cannot be substantiated by local officials. “I have no information that I could substantiate that would indicate they are,” said Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates. Asked how he would address citizen concerns regarding the Antifa rumors, Yates said, […]

Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on hand to assist if needed during Fayette protest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is on hand in Fayette County should assistance be needed during today’s planned protest. Sheriff Darrell Dix said he received the request from Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. “I don’t think I would call it a mutual aid response because that kind of gives […]

Two Griffin war memorials vandalized

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two memorials in Griffin – one in Veteran’s Memorial Park and the second in the old Confederate Cemetery – were vandalized overnight Friday. Both were damaged with red spray paint with phrases including “F*CK THE POLICE,” “PEOPLE OVER PROPERTY” and “BLM.” Griffin Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Daniel Jett said […]