Details released on new airport bond; property acquisition

SUBMITTED ::: The following press release was on Thursday afternoon issued by Dick Morrow, who serves as a city of Griffin commissioner and chairman of the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority. At 10:41 this morning, I received a telephone call from Carla Sands, acting director GDOT Aviation, that the FAA, Washington, DC, had approved our new […]

New airport at standstill pending federal approval

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Although officials of the city of Griffin, Spalding County and the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority have approved plans to move the proposed new airport forward, it remains at a standstill pending Federal Aviation Administration approval. Dick Morrow, who serves on the Griffin Board of Commissioners and as chairman of the Airport […]

Griffin Police: Departmental culture, ineffectiveness cited as significant issues necessitating restructuring

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Ineffectiveness at the Griffin Police Department – this is what some Griffin commissioners are now citing as the driving force behind their support of a proposed restructuring plan that is scheduled to be voted upon at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s not so much about immediate savings; it’s future savings. It’s about the […]

Airport Authority considering SPLOST project recommendations

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority (AA) has compiled a list of projects that may be recommended as potential projects for the upcoming 2014 SPLOST referendum. The costs of the projects, depending on the exact specifications selected, would range from $2,075,500 to $4,082,000. Each of the projects is designed for use at either the […]

Low voter turnout in Tuesday’s city election; Morrow, McLemore reelected and McCord takes Beyah’s seat

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Voter turnout for Tuesday’s city of Griffin Board of Commissioner’s races was very low, with only 21 percent of registered voters turning out to cast ballots. The result the three races was the reelection of two incumbents – Dick Morrow and Ryan McLemore – and the defeat of a third, Shaheer […]

Officials regrouping on new airport plan

SHEILA MATHEWS::: The Griffin-Spalding County Airport AIP (Airport Improvement Project) 29 – with a cost of approximately $200,000 – is underway, with necessary work on the beacon tower having been completed and only tree removal remaining. The cost to the city of Griffin and Spalding County was approximately $7,000. According to Airport Director Robert Mohl, […]