Two days remain to vote early

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Only two days remain in early voting for the May 24 General Primary. According to Spalding County Election Supervisor Terry Colling, voters will have had 11 days prior to May 24 to cast their ballots in person, and absentee ballots may also be requested. Spalding County residents may vote early at […]

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 […]

Airport referendum will not be on November ballot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has confirmed there will be no yes-or-no referendum regarding the proposed new Griffin-Spalding County airport on the November general election ballot. The full article on this issue will be posted online tonight.

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 […]

Spalding County Voters overwhelmingly vote no on TSPLOST referendum

SHEILA A. MARSHALL :::  Spalding County voters took to the polls Tuesday, with a resounding 6,473, or 69.7 percent, voting no on the regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST). The final outcome of the TSPLOST was determined by the total vote across the ten-county region, which included Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, […]