Kemp: Georgia public schools closed through April 24

STAFF REPORT ::: Public elementary and secondary schools have been closed through April 24 by executive order of Governor Brian Kemp. This closure applies to in-person instruction. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents and parents for keeping us informed and helping us make the right […]

Spalding Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed beginning March 17

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed to the public from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. Tax Commissioner Sylvia Hollums said this decision is a precautionary measure to guard against the coronavirus COVID-19. A drop box will be located in the courthouse lobby for property tax and tag […]

Governor signs executive order closing all public schools through March 31

STAFF REPORTS ::: Governor Brian Kemp has ordered closed all Georgia public elementary, secondary and post-secondary public schools from March 18 through March 30. “To keep our students, teachers and administrators safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering the closure of all public elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools in Georgia from March […]

Griffin-Spalding County Library to close until further notice

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Library will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. The decision to close the library until further notice was made by the library administration and its Board of Trustees. The Griffin-Spalding County Library averages approximately 450 patrons through the door daily. Library officials say the decision […]

Griffin-Spalding School System announces closure

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) has announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, system offices and schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. In a written statement released to parents and the press, Superintendent James Smith explained this is a precautionary measure and stated, “This […]

FAA: Closing existing Griffin-Spalding County Airport not an option

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority Chairman Dick Morrow has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will not approve the closure of the existing Griffin-Spalding County Airport. Previously thought to be a potential option on the table along with bringing the existing airport into Georgia Department of Transportation and […]

North Hill Street corridor projects met with opposition

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: A town hall meeting regarding North Hill Street corridor changes held in the Fairmont Park gym began with Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith acknowledging that while change can be difficult, it is necessary to bring improvement to the community. Many of those In attendance were not placated by that sentiment, however, as […]