Police: Social media post in favor of President Trump leads to stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A social media post in support of President Donald Trump led to a violent fight and left one man critically wounded with multiple stab wounds, officials say. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – election day – in Thomaston. Officers of the Thomaston Police Department responded at 8:40 […]

Sheriff: Two people shot in Tyus Park after fighting over woman

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were wounded in a shooting overnight Saturday in Wyomia Tyus Park. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office responded at approximately 2:30 a.m. to the WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room where deputies met with Griffin Police Department personnel regarding the incident. The shooting was not initially reported to 911 by […]

Six men arrested after fight on downtown Griffin sidewalk

STAFF REPORT ::: Six men were arrested after a fight broke out on a sidewalk in downtown Griffin. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Friday on the sidewalk near Slices Pizzeria, reported Griffin Police Department Officer Scott Collum, who was patrolling the area searching for a suspect vehicle that may have been involved in […]

SCSO: Large fight at Griffin Skate Inn draws law enforcement response

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has responded to community concerns following a Friday night incident at Griffin Skate Inn. Dix said he can confirm a fight occurred, but stated he is unaware of the involvement of any weapons. “As far as I know – this is what was reported to us […]

Spalding High placed on “soft lock down” following fight; one student arrested

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Thursday morning fight at Spalding High School has resulted in the arrest of one student. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, the fight led to the school being placed on a brief soft lock down. “There was a fight, and a student was taken into custody. The school was put on […]

Two middle school students charged after Friday fight with injuries

STAFF REPORT ::: Two middle school students are facing charges following a Friday afternoon fight. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident involved two students and occurred at approximately 4:06 p.m. at Cowan Road Middle School. The school resource officer (SRO) responded to the area and observed two […]

GPD: GHS “shoe” fight was not unprovoked attack

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials of the Griffin Police Department say all four Griffin High School students videotaped fighting in a boy’s restroom Monday, Dec. 7, were voluntary participants. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the Office of the Chief, the four GHS students fought over a false allegation of stolen shoes. He said the […]