Coroner seeks help locating family of man killed in collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives or friends of a homeless man who died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of March 24, when 70-year-old Thomas Earl Cummings reportedly entered the roadway in the area of […]

Man’s body located in field will be sent to crime lab for autopsy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities are investigating a death reported when a body was located Friday night in a grassy area near the Griffin Crossroads shopping center. According to Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster, the man has not been identified. “He was found over there behind Brian’s, between Brian’s and the theater, we found a gentleman […]

Sheriff: Woman murdered in Monday night shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night that resulted in one death. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to 508 Terry Drive at approximately 7:40 p.m. in response to a reported shooting. Upon their arrival, they discovered a female victim inside the residence. The scene […]

Husband charged with murder in death of Sandy Cherry

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Earl Cherry in the alleged murder of Sandy Cherry, of 104 Pine Glen Mobile Home Park located at 1795 N. McDonough Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies received a request to conduct a welfare check at that location on […]

Authorities identify woman killed in Thursday afternoon wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a wreck on State Route 16 (Newnan Road) east of Maloy Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 1:52 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered that a city of Griffin dump truck and […]

Elderly Griffin man killed in Thursday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, at 8:57 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, deputies with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office along with the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol responded to a report of a traffic crash involving a tractor-trailer and pickup truck at the North Expressway and Birdie Road. […]