Allegation of inappropriate coach, student relationship under investigation

Pike county law enforcement agencies and the Pike County School System are investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between an athletic coach and student. The GRIP thanks The Pike County Times for its coverage of this incident, and will continue to link to updates as they become available.  

Board of Education approves hiring of new GHS Bears football coach

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Jarrett Laws, who most recently held the position of head football coach at Drew High School in Clayton County, will immediately take the helm in that same capacity at Griffin High School. Laws hiring was on Tuesday evening approved by a vote of 3-0-1, with Board of Education members Barbara Jo […]

BoE votes to unanimously accept DeVoursneys’ resignations

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education has unanimously voted to accept the voluntary resignations of Griffin High School football coach Steve DeVoursney and his wife, Jessica DeVoursney. The Grip will update this story later this evening.

School Board will meet to review DeVoursneys’ resignations

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education will on April 10 meet to consider the resignation of Coach Steve DeVoursney, effective at the end of the current school year. An investigation began in October 2013 after allegations of an issue from the 2010-11 school year. The investigation began with the school system hiring […]

Former St. George’s educator arrested on child sex charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS ::: Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 36-year-old Daniel Edward Keeley, a former physical education teacher from St. George’s Episcopal School located in Milner. Authorities say Keeley, of 101 Four Oaks Drive, is charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, sexual battery and sexual assault. The […]