GBI investigating fatal Spalding County shooting involving Lovejoy PD officers

STAFF REPORT ::: An officer involved shooting that took place in Griffin early Saturday is under investigation by the GBI. The initial report advised officers of the Clayton County Police Department (CCPD) to be on the lookout for a tan Lincoln Town Car being driven by an allegedly intoxicated driver that had left the area […]

13-year-old boy killed and second person injured in overnight residential fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 13-year-old Spalding County boy was killed, and a second person was injured overnight in a residential fire. The Spalding County Fire Department at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday responded to a call reporting a structure fire at 116 Woodcrest Drive. Upon arrival, SCFD officials reported heavy smoke and flames were visible from […]

Griffin man killed while crossing roadway

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin man was killed Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, or Georgia Highway 3. According to Cpl. Scott Tarpley, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, 56-year-old Bruce Blandenburg was pronounced deceased at the scene. “The gentleman was crossing Ge. 3 from the […]

Wreck that killed GHS student, critically injured two others under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The wreck that killed 17-year-old Griffin High School student Devin Vickers and left two other Spalding County teens in critical condition remains under investigation by the Henry County Police Department. According to Investigator Jake Mitchell, a collision investigator in the HCPD Traffic Unit, the wreck, which occurred just north of Atlanta […]

One man killed in Friday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed early Friday morning in a wreck on Highway 16 in the area of West Poplar Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post said the wreck involved one vehicle. “The driver was going east on 16 and for some reason, drove off the road, went […]

Pedestrian struck and killed late Monday night on South Hill Street

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian was struck and killed late Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle on South Hill Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, said the incident was reported at approximately 11:19 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released pending notification of his next […]

Man ejected, killed in wreck at Highway 155 and Teamon Road

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 155 in Spalding County. According to Sgt. Terry Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, 22-year-old Michael Marcelle, whose license listed a Locust Grove address, was pronounced dead at the scene. “A driver traveling an excessive rate of speed lost […]

Woman killed, man seriously injured in early Sunday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A woman was killed and a man seriously injured early Sunday morning in a one vehicle wreck in Pike County. Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded at approximately 3:26 a.m. to the scene on Highway 109 in the area of Weems Road. Officials say a Kia Sorento was travelling […]

Officials confirm first Georgia COVID-19 death; urge at-risk groups to prepare

STAFF REPORT ::: Officials have confirmed the first COVID-19 death in Georgia. According to a press release from the office of Governor Brian Kemp, the individual was a 67-year-old man who had been hospitalized in WellStar Kennestone Hospital since testing positive on March 7. In addition to the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus, the patient also […]

One killed, three injured in Friday night wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: One person was killed and three others were injured in a wreck that occurred Friday evening in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the wreck on Highway 362 at Williamson/Zebulon Road at 6:34 p.m. Investigators say a GMC Sierra was attempting to turn left onto Williamson/Zebulon Road when it […]

GSP investigating collision that killed 10-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post is investigating the death of a ten-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck on Winona Avenue. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, Damarius Jones Jr. died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was struck […]

Thomaston woman killed Sunday in Pike County wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thomaston woman was killed Sunday in a single vehicle wreck in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded to the wreck at 1 p.m., but officials believe the wreck occurred many hours earlier. Authorities say the Toyota Four-runner driven by 22-year-old Tara Corley Hollingsworth left the roadway and struck […]

Coroner seeks help locating family of man killed in collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives or friends of a homeless man who died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of March 24, when 70-year-old Thomas Earl Cummings reportedly entered the roadway in the area of […]

Zebulon man killed in Friday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A Zebulon man was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 19. According to a press release issued by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the wreck occurred at 11:46 at the intersection of Highway 19 and Gresham Road. Authorities say a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on Gresham Road […]

GSP: Two Friday night wrecks, one fatal, caused by alcohol

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials say two Friday night wrecks – including one that took the life of a Henry County man – were caused by alcohol. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post commander, both wrecks occurred about an hour apart. The first was on North Expressway in the […]