Griffin is the place to be for 2nd Saturday Jingle & Mingle and Hometown Christmas Parade

STAFF REPORT ::: The city of Griffin and Spalding County are joining together to bring back a traditional Christmas experience with an illuminated Hometown Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. tonight in downtown Griffin. The Hometown Christmas Parade will feature more than 100 participating community groups, local businesses, golf carts, marching bands, walking groups and of […]

Main Street Players presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, a fun take on a holiday classic

STAFF REPORT ::: Tickets are still available for Main Street Players presentation of a unique spin of the holiday classic in “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” Jacob Marley is dead. We’ve always known that, and we’re not at all upset by it. He does his one little scene, sets Scrooge’s redemption into motion and then disappears…but […]

Downtown Griffin 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl is tonight

STAFF REPORT ::: If you are looking for some great Saturday entertainment, you need look no farther than downtown Griffin’s 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl. Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., the Downtown Council and Griffin Main Street Program are hosting this free event to help you shake off those winter blues. “Crawl” around downtown Griffin […]

Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival returns

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The annual Doc Holliday Barbecue and Music Festival will return to downtown Griffin Sept. 22 and 23, bringing with it entertainment of the past and present. This family-friendly event not only offers entertainment for all, but has made it more affordable than ever before. In past years, the festival was a […]

Downtown Griffin is where to be for Halloween

JESSICA GREGORY ::: Each year, thousands of families bring their young ghouls, superheros and princesses to  ‘haunt’ downtown Griffin and go trick-or-treating at the many businesses that give out candy and coupons. Event organizer Kenda Woodard, Griffin Main Street Director, expects participation to be just as high this year, if not higher due to additional […]

Rumblefish lead singer a Griffin native

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: There’s more than just a song in her heart for Heather Statham. The Griffin native and lead singer of the June Jam headlining band “RumbleFish,” has both a history with and strong ties to the city and local community. “I’m still me; I’m still the same girl that was a Griffin High […]

Five local female entrepreneurs share business insights

Although the United States economy continues to struggle, small businesses are leading the way to recovery. According to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), the most recent Census data shows continued growth, with 902,694 small businesses in operation in Georgia, representing 97.7 percent of all employers and employing 45 percent of the workforce. (SBA […]