Fatal wreck on North Expressway under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A wreck in the vicinity of Minter Road and North Expressway has resulted in at least one fatality. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation is active and ongoing. The public is asked to avoid this area if possible, and to anticipate delays if not. The GRIP will report additional information […]

SHS placed on lockdown following equipment accident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as a precautionary measure, but authorities report there was no incident. According to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwayne Jones, the lockdown was determined to have resulted from an equipment accident. “The school was on a brief lockdown. All is clear […]

One person killed in SCSO officer involved shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was shot and killed late Wednesday night, July 4, in an officer involved shooting. The incident occurred on Bonnie Ridge Drive and involved personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. The GRIP contacted SCSO Capt. Dwayne Jones, who initially reported the Sheriff’s Office had requested the Georgia Bureau of […]

Wreck causes damage, gas pump fire at Ringgold Superette

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A single vehicle wreck has damaged and caused a fire at Ringgold Superette located on Jackson Road. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary reports indicate the wreck does not appear to have damaged the building. “It appears a vehicle jumped the curb at Ringgold’s Superette […]

Armed person reported at local industrial area

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday responded to a threat of an armed man in a local industrial area. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the incident was reported at Perkins Shibaura Engines located at 325 Green Valley Road. “There was actually a threat made over at Perkins, which is over […]

Two transported to hospital following wreck at Moreland Road Elementary

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people sustained what appears to be minor injuries resulting from a Monday afternoon collision in the Moreland Road Elementary School car rider line. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred when school was dismissing for the day. “The child was getting in grandmother’s […]

SCSO investigating alleged sexual assault

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a sexual assault that allegedly occurred at Tyus Park on Monday, Feb. 13. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation indicates this is an isolated incident. “We are investigating a sexual assault that occurred yesterday at Tyus Park,” Jones […]

Griffin Police: Departmental culture, ineffectiveness cited as significant issues necessitating restructuring

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Ineffectiveness at the Griffin Police Department – this is what some Griffin commissioners are now citing as the driving force behind their support of a proposed restructuring plan that is scheduled to be voted upon at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s not so much about immediate savings; it’s future savings. It’s about the […]