Hawbaker retains all rights as duly elected county commissioner

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Don Hawbaker, who is currently being held without bond in the Spalding County Jail, remains a member of the Spalding County Board of Commissioners. Under Georgia law, governmental action to remove a commissioner may not be initiated prior to the official being indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Don Hawbaker facing arrest for alleged threat against wife

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that arrest warrants have been issued for Spalding County Commissioner Don Hawbaker. Hawbaker is facing multiple charges, some related to a domestic dispute with his wife, Gayle Hawbaker. Records The GRIP obtained from Spalding County Magistrate Court indicate Hawbaker is facing charges of simple assault and three […]

Ethics Review Panel determines Hawbaker did not violate code

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Ethics Review Panel has determined Commissioner Don Hawbaker did not violate the county’s code of ethics. Hawbaker faced complaints by three individuals who alleged he violated the code in social media discussions. The Ethics Review Panel unanimously voted in favor of Hawbaker in each of the three complaints. […]

Unofficial voting totals for Spalding County are in

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The final unofficial results of Tuesday’s runoff races are in and with all Spalding County votes counted, Don Hawbaker has won the Spalding County Board of Commissioner’s District 5 race with 1,080 votes over Joe McIntyre’s 525. Other race results include: US Senator – R Kingston: 1,755 Perdue: 2,766 State School […]