State of emergency declared; curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin officials have declared a state of emergency and as part of that declaration, a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It will remain in effect “until the conditions requiring this declaration are abated.” Residents, unless otherwise exempt, are required to remain in their homes or on […]

Griffin-Spalding County School System to resume operations Sept. 14

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System and central office will resume operations at standard hours Thursday, Sept. 14. Bus transportation may be delayed due to impassable roads and drivers utilizing alternate routes. The Kids in Action Elementary Afterschool program will resume at all sites, as well as other GSCSS afterschool events and activities. The […]

Griffin Electric: Power expected to be fully-restored by Thursday

STAFF REPORT ::: City of Griffin officials say progress is being made in efforts to restore electricity to those without power in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma. As Tropical Storm Irma passed over Spalding County on Monday, many areas experienced extensive damage from falling trees and downed power lines.  As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, several roads […]

Irma roars through Griffin-Spalding County causing significant damage

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Tropical Storm Irma stormed through Griffin-Spalding County, leaving in her wake much property damage and thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. Widespread damage has been reported throughout the city of Griffin and Spalding County. Much of the damage appears to have been caused by fallen trees toppled by strong winds. […]

Monday storms leave behind moderate to severe damage; no injuries reported

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A number of Griffin-Spalding County residents are cleaning up after storms damaged property early Monday afternoon. As of early evening, no official determination had been made regarding what caused that damage. “Nobody has confirmed that there actually was one (a tornado), but something went through over there around Herndon,” said Griffin […]

City and county fire departments respond to reports of weather damage

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: City of Griffin and Spalding County first responders are working calls related to this afternoon’s weather. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones, his personnel has responded to a few calls, but nothing serious. Jones said reports of people being trapped in a residence in Griffin are false. Spalding County Fire […]

Trees, power lines downed by storm in western Spalding County

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Western Spalding County is once again the scene of severe weather damage, as trees and power lines have been downed in the vicinity of Highway 16 and Fairview Road. Spalding County Manager William Wilson said initial reports did not indicate damages to residences or businesses, but the full extent of damages […]

Severe weather damages homes; sends three to hospital

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Severe weather struck Spalding County Monday night causing severe damage to at least one home, moderate damage to a second and directly caused two wrecks on Highway 92 in the vicinity of Bicycle Road. Initially reported as a tornado to Spalding County Manager William Wilson by E-911 personnel at 10:18 p.m., officials […]

Storm damage confirmed in Spalding

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Grip has been allowed to access the scene of Monday night’s severe weather incident that damaged at least two homes, one occupied. None of the residents were injured. The storm, which has not yet been confirmed as a tornado, also damaged two vehicles when they struck a tree that fell across […]

Yard waste collection impacted by ice storm

STAFF REPORTS ::: As a result of the recent winter storm, the city of Griffin is mobilizing additional equipment for yard waste clean-up. Yard waste will be picked up on regularly scheduled days, but due to the amount of debris expected, some delays in service are expected. To check your pick-up date, go to Do […]