Ethics complaint against Spalding Commissioner James Dutton dead on table

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The ethics complaint filed against Spalding County’s District 2 Commissioner James Dutton will  not move forward to a formal hearing. The complaint, which alleged Dutton violated two provisions of the county’s Code of Ethics, was filed by Sharon Royl.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Read about Royl’s ethics complaint against Dutton here: https://the-grip.net/2021/02/01/spalding-boc-to-discuss-ethics-complaint-against-commissioner-james-dutton/__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The complaint was considered during […]

Spalding BoC to discuss ethics complaint against Commissioner James Dutton

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An ethics complaint against Spalding County Commissioner James Dutton will be discussed during the Board’s Monday night meeting and a date and time will be set to determine if there exists a prima facia violation of the county’s Code of Ethics. The ethics complaint was filed Jan. 14 by Sharon Royl, […]

Document fabricated by GPD Chief Mike Yates raises legal questions

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A document fabricated and released by Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates that falsely identified Will Holloway Sanders as the father of former Griffin police officer Matthew Boynton has raised questions of potential violations of multiple provisions of the GPD Standard Operating Procedure as well as Georgia criminal codes. Records obtained […]

Ethics Review Panel determines Flowers-Taylor did not violate code

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: It has been determined that Spalding County Commissioner Gwen Flowers-Taylor did not violate the county’s code of ethics. The Spalding County Ethics Review Panel, in a unanimous vote, determined Flowers-Taylor did not violate the code of ethics in a verbal confrontation with resident Bobby Peurifoy during a recess of the May […]

Alleged teacher-student altercations on Australia trip not investigated by GSCSS

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two employees of the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) – Spalding High School Principal Lindy Pruitt and Kristie Hall, a Cowan Road Elementary School Pre-K teacher – were suspended for drinking alcoholic beverages in the presence of students while on a student trip to Australia. Elise Heaton, who resigned from the […]