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 […]

Fatal wreck on North Expressway under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A wreck in the vicinity of Minter Road and North Expressway has resulted in at least one fatality. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation is active and ongoing. The public is asked to avoid this area if possible, and to anticipate delays if not. The GRIP will report additional information […]

Fatal hit and run driver remains unidentified; GSP seeking assistance

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a Tuesday evening fatal hit and run. A Griffin man, 37-year-old Shawn Wright, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. “The bicyclist was traveling northbound on Old Atlanta Road, and he was north of Vineyard Road. At […]

Sheriff: One person killed in officer involved shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed one person was shot and killed Wednesday night by a deputy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, the deputy involved in the shooting was uninjured in the incident. Neither the decedent nor the deputy have been identified. Dix has requested the Georgia […]

Elderly Griffin man killed in Sunday morning fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early Sunday morning fire on Morningside Drive took the life of an elderly Griffin resident, 76-year-old Albert C. “Carey” Jones. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones said he received notification of the fire at approximately 7 a.m., and heavy smoke was showing upon the arrival of the first fire […]

Fatal Wednesday night fire under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a Wednesday night fire on Kennedy Drive that resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman. Officials say the Spalding County Fire Department and Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services on April 13 responded at 11:05 p.m. to the report of a structure fire at […]

Pedestrian struck, killed on North Expressway early Saturday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian attempting to cross North Expressway early Saturday morning was struck and killed. According to Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster, the victim was struck by a Volkswagon Beetle at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the McDonald’s located at 1569 North Expressway. The victim’s identity has not yet been positively established. Foster […]