John Hamilton named chief of Griffin Fire-Rescue

STAFF REPORT ::: John Hamilton, a 23-year veteran of Griffin Fire-Rescue, has been promoted to the position of chief. Hamilton has served in all capacities during his service with Griffin Fire-Rescue, beginning as a firefighter and advancing to rescue tech, EMT, hazardous materials technician, rescue tech lieutenant, captain and since 2001, has served as GF-R’s […]

Griffin city manager to name new GPD chief this week

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith has selected a candidate to head up the Griffin Police Department and said he will release a formal statement naming the new chief-of-police this week. “I’m in the process of naming a chief. If not tomorrow, then Thursday,” Smith said. “It will probably be Thursday.” Upon the […]

Griffin, McDonough officials disagree on PD comparison

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: In determining the need of a Police Department restructuring plan that includes the elimination of several positions and the addition of one Code Enforcement officer, Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith said he has compared the law enforcement budgets of other municipalities with populations comparable to Griffin’s such as Newnan, LaGrange, Forest Park […]