Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on hand to assist if needed during Fayette protest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is on hand in Fayette County should assistance be needed during today’s planned protest. Sheriff Darrell Dix said he received the request from Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb. “I don’t think I would call it a mutual aid response because that kind of gives […]

Marie Broder becomes first woman to serve as circuit’s district attorney

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Marie G. Broder was sworn in today as district attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Broder’s husband held the bible and her little girl looked on during the Wednesday morning ceremony at the Georgia Capitol as Governor Brian Kemp swore her into office. “I am very honored to appoint you to […]

Fayette woman pleads guilty to selling unregistered pesticides as COVID-19 treatment

STAFF REPORT ::: A Fayetteville woman has plead guilty in Federal Court to selling unregistered pesticides on eBay as protection against COVID-19. According to a press release issued by the Office of U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak, Rong Sun, who sold an unregistered pesticide as protection against viruses such as COVID-19, has pleaded guilty […]

Ben Miller appointed to fill Superior Court judgeship vacated by Mack Crawford

STAFF REPORT ::: Ben Miller Jr. has been appointed to serve as a Superior Court judge in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Miller’s appointment by Governor Brian Kemp will fill the judicial vacancy created by the resignation of Mack Crawford. “In a competitive selection process, Ben Miller, Jr. clearly stood out among the candidates, and I […]

Fayette County COVID-19 case count now at five

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: There are now six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 12-counties served by District 4 of the Georgia Department of Public Health. Those six cases include five in Fayette County and one in Coweta County. The District 4 region includes Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup […]

Kemp: Fayette County has presumptive positive COVID-19 patient

STAFF REPORT ::: A Piedmont Fayette Hospital patient has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 and officials are awaiting confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Fayette patient is among five new presumptive positive results. Those include one each in Cobb and Gwinnett counties and two in Dekalb County. These individuals are […]

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Robert “Mack” Crawford pleads guilty to theft by taking

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: ZEBULON – A hearing is underway in Pike County Superior Court in which Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford will plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft by taking. Crawford was originally charged with felony theft by taking and two counts of violating his oath of office. The […]

Griffin Judicial Circuit seeks to add fifth Superior Court judgeship

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Judicial Circuit may soon be adding a fifth Superior Court judge. According to a press release issued by Judge Christopher Edwards, the circuit’s senior Superior Court judge, the four current judges have a case load adequate to apply for a fifth judgeship. “A caseload study conducted by the state shows […]