Correction to previous article regarding GPD officer’s wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS – PUBLISHER’S NOTE ::: The GRIP has learned that certain information reported Saturday morning regarding an on-duty wreck involving Griffin Police Department Officer Jessie Piland was factually incorrect. In the article “GPD officer sustains minor injuries in early morning wreck,” The GRIP reported the incident was being investigated by the Georgia State […]

One man killed in Friday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed early Friday morning in a wreck on Highway 16 in the area of West Poplar Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post said the wreck involved one vehicle. “The driver was going east on 16 and for some reason, drove off the road, went […]

Pedestrian struck and killed late Monday night on South Hill Street

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian was struck and killed late Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle on South Hill Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, said the incident was reported at approximately 11:19 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released pending notification of his next […]

Three people injured in head-on collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three people were injured in a head-on collision Friday evening at the intersection of Highway 16 and High Falls Road. According to Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck resulted from distracted driving. “One driver was distracted and ran the red light at 16 and struck one […]

Man ejected, killed in wreck at Highway 155 and Teamon Road

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 155 in Spalding County. According to Sgt. Terry Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, 22-year-old Michael Marcelle, whose license listed a Locust Grove address, was pronounced dead at the scene. “A driver traveling an excessive rate of speed lost […]

Two people seriously injured in Saturday evening motorcycle wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were seriously injured Saturday in a wreck involving a motorcycle and a Griffin Police Department patrol car. The wreck occurred at 6:05 p.m. in the intersection of North Hill and Broadway streets. According to Cpl. R. Youngblood, of the Griffin State Patrol-Griffin Post, the incident occurred when Timothy Atkinson, […]

GSP investigating collision that killed 10-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post is investigating the death of a ten-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck on Winona Avenue. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, Damarius Jones Jr. died as a result of injuries he sustained when he was struck […]

Two Griffin men killed in early morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early morning single-vehicle wreck in western Spalding County Tuesday morning claimed the lives of two young men – William Sliger, age 19, and Austin Dakotah Garner, age 20, both of Griffin. Trooper Ashley Williams, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, said the wreck involved a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette and occurred […]

Coroner seeks help locating family of man killed in collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster is seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives or friends of a homeless man who died after being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred in the early morning hours of March 24, when 70-year-old Thomas Earl Cummings reportedly entered the roadway in the area of […]

GSP: Two Friday night wrecks, one fatal, caused by alcohol

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials say two Friday night wrecks – including one that took the life of a Henry County man – were caused by alcohol. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post commander, both wrecks occurred about an hour apart. The first was on North Expressway in the […]