Board of Education approves hiring of new GHS Bears football coach

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Jarrett Laws, who most recently held the position of head football coach at Drew High School in Clayton County, will immediately take the helm in that same capacity at Griffin High School. Laws hiring was on Tuesday evening approved by a vote of 3-0-1, with Board of Education members Barbara Jo […]

BoE votes to unanimously accept DeVoursneys’ resignations

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education has unanimously voted to accept the voluntary resignations of Griffin High School football coach Steve DeVoursney and his wife, Jessica DeVoursney. The Grip will update this story later this evening.

Board of Education enters executive session

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Members of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education called its special called meeting to order promptly at 3 p.m. and following the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, immediately entered executive session. Personnel issues are one of few reasons elected boards may privately confer without public and media scrutiny. Today’s meeting was called […]

Steve DeVoursney, GHS Bears head coach, resigns

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Griffin High School football Coach Steve DeVoursney resigned today, effective immediately. According to Griffin-Spalding County School Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones, DeVoursney submitted a voluntary resignation. “It was voluntary. He was not given the option of resigning in lieu of termination,” Jones said. When asked if DeVoursney’s resignation was precipitated by a complaint […]

Bears celebrate State AAAA Championship after 15-0 season

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: There were cheers loud enough to shake the stands at the Georgia Dome December 14 after the Griffin High School Bears defeated the Carrolton Trojans 56-35 to win the AAAA State Championship. In less than three hours, the win, which gave Griffin its first state title since 1978 when the Bears shared […]

FUN 101 will host Area Georgia Football Report

FUN 101.1 FM announces a unique new  live audience participation radio show! FUN 101 will broadcast live the “Area Georgia Football Report” with Mickey Thrasher and Greg Parrot as hosts, every Thursday night from 6 to 7p.m. from J.R. Cricket’s on the North Expressway in Griffin. Thrasher and Parrot know all about high school, college, and […]