Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones to retire after 32 years of service

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones has announced his retirement after 32 years of service. Jones joined the department Aug. 2, 1987, at the rank of firefighter. For the first three years of his career, Jones served in the old Station 1 – the historic Griffin City Hall – and rode on the […]

Elderly Griffin man killed in Sunday morning fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early Sunday morning fire on Morningside Drive took the life of an elderly Griffin resident, 76-year-old Albert C. “Carey” Jones. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones said he received notification of the fire at approximately 7 a.m., and heavy smoke was showing upon the arrival of the first fire […]

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 […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue issues Emergency Action Plan for Winter Storm Helena

STAFF REPORTS ::: Officials of Griffin Fire-Rescue have issued a press release in advance of the predicted winter storm warning that includes Griffin-Spalding County. The National Weather Service on 2:36 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, issued a winter storm warning for the Griffin area. Predicted precipitation calls for an estimated two to four inches of snow and […]

Elderly man critically injured when struck by vehicle in parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 78-year-old man was critically injured Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot behind Ryan’s Steak House. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones, a vehicle was backing out of a parking place when he struck the elderly man. “He hit his head on the asphalt. […]

Three victims of fatal Saturday night fire identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three Griffin residents lost their lives Saturday night in a residential structure fire at 220 Day St. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones, fire units arrived on the scene at approximately 10:05 p.m. and found the home fully-involved with flames showing through the roof. Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster has […]