Griffin firefighter charged in child sex abuse case fired

Kevin Burkholder and Juliana Patel facing numerous additional charges SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Kevin Burkholder, a Griffin-Fire Rescue firefighter arrested Aug. 4 on multiple child sex abuse charges, has been terminated. Burkholder is also now facing numerous additional criminal charges, as is Juliana Patel, a Griffin woman implicated in this case. Upon learning a warrant […]

High customer volume leaves shoppers waiting in line to enter some stores

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: High customer volume in Griffin grocery stores Wednesday afternoon resulted in shopping delays for some customers as they were required to wait to enter stores. Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton said that following Governor Brian Kemp’s Wednesday afternoon address, GF-R personnel drove by local businesses to ensure crowds were with safety […]