State of emergency declared; curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin officials have declared a state of emergency and as part of that declaration, a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It will remain in effect “until the conditions requiring this declaration are abated.” Residents, unless otherwise exempt, are required to remain in their homes or on […]

Residents urged to stay home while emergency response to extensive storm damage is underway

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin City Manager Jessica O’Connor is urging residents to stay home to enable emergency personnel to respond to the most immediate storm-related needs and prevent further injuries and damage. “Stay home! They’re getting out and we can’t get anywhere because they’re in the way. So, if they will stay home that […]

Crescent Elementary opened to Griffin residents who remain without power

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Electric crews continue to work to restore power in the city where 425 households remain without electricity following severe Wednesday evening storms. To assist those who remain without power, Crescent Elementary School has been opened and Griffin Fire-Rescue, Griffin Police Department and City Church are on hand now. Chick-fil-A Taylor […]

GPD lieutenant placed on unpaid admin leave as IA investigation of leaked recording continues

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Lt. Chris Wilson, of the Griffin Police Department, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. This disciplinary action follows the initiation of an Internal Affairs (IA) investigation related to an audio recording purportedly made during a meeting involving Wilson and GPD Chief Mike Yates. When asked to confirm information The GRIP […]

Domestic related incident leads to arrest of one Griffin police officer and two resignations

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin Police Department (GPD) officers have resigned following an incident that resulted in one officer’s arrest. Lt. Jeff Smith was arrested at his Pike County residence Friday, Nov. 12, in what deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) described as a domestic related incident. Smith was on unpaid administrative […]