Sheriff Darrell Dix subject of EEOC complaint

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Jessica Kelley, the former deputy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office who has a pending federal law suit against former sheriff Wendell Beam, David Gibson, the former captain of the SCSO Uniform Patrol Division who has been indicted on 11 charges including multiple felonies, and Spalding County, has now filed a […]

EEOC: Sheriff Beam was aware of sexually hostile work environment, failed to take corrective action

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed its investigation into complaints filed by five female employees of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and released its findings regarding allegations against David Gibson, former captain of the Uniform Patrol Division, and Sheriff Wendell Beam, both of whom are being sued in their […]

Board of Education enters executive session

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Members of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education called its special called meeting to order promptly at 3 p.m. and following the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, immediately entered executive session. Personnel issues are one of few reasons elected boards may privately confer without public and media scrutiny. Today’s meeting was called […]

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 […]

Steve DeVoursney, GHS Bears head coach, resigns

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Griffin High School football Coach Steve DeVoursney resigned today, effective immediately. According to Griffin-Spalding County School Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones, DeVoursney submitted a voluntary resignation. “It was voluntary. He was not given the option of resigning in lieu of termination,” Jones said. When asked if DeVoursney’s resignation was precipitated by a complaint […]