Woman killed, young boy critically injured in fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County woman lost her life and her six-year-old son was critically-injured in a Saturday morning fire. Christie Lewis, 44, and her son, six-year-old Zachaury Sevenstars, were the only family members home when the blaze began in their 408 E. McIntosh Road residence. Lewis’s husband left for work in the […]

Monday storms leave behind moderate to severe damage; no injuries reported

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A number of Griffin-Spalding County residents are cleaning up after storms damaged property early Monday afternoon. As of early evening, no official determination had been made regarding what caused that damage. “Nobody has confirmed that there actually was one (a tornado), but something went through over there around Herndon,” said Griffin […]

City and county fire departments respond to reports of weather damage

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: City of Griffin and Spalding County first responders are working calls related to this afternoon’s weather. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones, his personnel has responded to a few calls, but nothing serious. Jones said reports of people being trapped in a residence in Griffin are false. Spalding County Fire […]

An unexpected furry heroine

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: It has long been said that dog is man’s best friend, but for one Griffin woman, the family pup proved to be more – much more – than her best friend. Domino became her unexpected hero. Dana Ogle’s day seemed a typical one. She finished her night shift at work, returned […]

Two families lose homes to fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Spalding County families lost their homes this week as a result of devastating structure fires. The fires occurred within hours of each other Tuesday morning and required responses from both city and county fire departments. The first call was received by the Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) at 9:53 a.m. […]