Spalding County Homeland Security to offer Community Emergency Response Training and CERT refresher course

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Spalding County Fire Department, will offer training to Spalding County citizens through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program is designed to promote understand and cooperation between emergency services and the people they serve. The CERT Program educates individuals […]

Free GED classes to be offered at Fairmont

SUBMITTED ::: The Fairmont Community Center is partnering with Southern Crescent Technical College to offer free GED classes. Pre-registration is required. Classes will be offered during the evening on weeknights. Saturday morning tutorials will also be offered from 10 a.m. to noon. To register or for additional information, please contact Rena Simon at the Fairmont […]

Five Loaves & Two Fish needs Thanksgiving donations

ELAINE KRUGMAN ::: Special Contributor to The GRIP Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry provides groceries for families in need, but they are requesting your help, especially before Thanksgiving, when the demand is the greatest. Would it not be comforting to know when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that others in your community […]

Further the kingdom of Christ by providing hope that humanity is still present in the world

This editorial column written by Maria McCoy was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. The United States has been severely impacted by Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma. We watched in horror as the deadly hurricane pulverized cities and caused massive flooding throughout the affected areas. We have watched as horrific fires threatened homes […]

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

This column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. That title is not original with me. You may recognize it from Bob Dylan’s song of 1962. Originally penned as a war protest piece, it asks searching questions about why things happen. Events of the past few days […]

Griffin officials, residents to ride and rally for improved bicycle conditions

Members of the community come out to ride in the monthly “SlowSpokes,” starting at Blue Moon Bicycles every second Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/griffinbicyclecoalition The Griffin/Spalding Bike/Ped Committee (BPC) and Griffin Bicycle Coalition (GBC) will on March 26 sponsor an inaugural Griffin Bikes to City Hall event to raise support for the development of […]