Child sex predator sentenced to life plus 75 years

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Convicted child sex predator Antorio Parker has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison. According to the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Parker was on Tuesday sentenced by Senior Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards to serve life plus 40 years in prison for crimes committed against […]

BREAKING NEWS: Governor suspends Spalding Clerk of Court Marcia Norris

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order announcing the 60-day suspension of Spalding County Clerk of Court Marcia Norris. According to Deal, Norris willfully failed to fulfill her duties, therefore committing misconduct in office. Deal on Aug. 30 issued an executive order appointing members to a committee with the […]

Domestic violence trial ends with life sentence

STAFF REPORT ::: Royce Robinson was tried and convicted this week on charges related to a domestic violence incident. According to a press release issued by the office of Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker, Robinson was convicted of kidnapping with bodily injury, false imprisonment and battery. He was acquitted of aggravated assault and […]

Five arrested in connection with brutal 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office announce that arrests have been made in the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins. Coggins was murdered in October 1983 on Manley Road. He suffered multiple forms of trauma that resulted in his death. Brutally murdered, his […]

Sheriff: 34-year-old cold case reopened and under active investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in cooperation with Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker’s Office, have reopened the investigation in to the 34-year-old cold case murder of Timothy Coggins. Timothy Coggins’ body was found on a power line off Minter Road in Sunnyside […]

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 […]