Griffin Fire-Rescue responds to Courthouse fire alarm

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue on Friday afternoon responded to a fire alarm at the Spalding County Courthouse. According to GF-R Chief John Hamilton, an equipment malfunction in an elevator triggered the fire alarm. Hamilton confirmed there was no fire in the Courthouse and no one was on the elevator at the time of […]

Griffin fire chief struck by vehicle; severely injured

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief John Hamilton was severely injured early Tuesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle. Hamilton was bicycling in the area of Chick-fil-A on Taylor street when he was hit. Due to inclement weather, transport by air ambulance was not possible, so he was transported by ambulance to […]

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 […]