Arrest made in fatal Feb. 2018 hit and run

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that an arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that took the life of 37-year-old Shaun Wright. According to information from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Allen. Allen was arrested Dec. 10. Wright was struck […]

GSP trooper arrested on charge of DUI

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A trooper assigned to the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post was arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Christopher McEntyre, who was at the time of the incident a GSP corporal, was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a Searcy Avenue […]

$5,000 reward now offered in fatal hit and run case

CORRECTION – It has been brought to my attention that the original cutline associated with this article contained an error. The $5,000 reward being offered IS NOT for information leading to the arrest of Shaun Wright. It is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck and killed […]

Fatal hit and run driver remains unidentified; GSP seeking assistance

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Authorities continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a Tuesday evening fatal hit and run. A Griffin man, 37-year-old Shawn Wright, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. “The bicyclist was traveling northbound on Old Atlanta Road, and he was north of Vineyard Road. At […]

Two injured when truck, ambulance collide in intersection

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early Thursday morning wreck involving an ambulance and a GMC Jimmy that occurred at the intersection of Highway 19 and Zebulon Road injured two people, one seriously. “The GMC Jimmy was traveling north on State Route 3 and the ambulance was coming out of Pike County going to a Spalding […]

Woman runs over multiple people during street brawl

  SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Five people were injured Wednesday night – two critically –in what authorities say was a hit and run on Quilly Street. According to Sgt. 1st Class Kendrick Lowe, the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post commander, the incident was precipitated by a street fight involving numerous people. “We were called out by the […]

Police: Known gang leader arrested

SUBMITTED ::: A July 26 traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Andre Noble, who authorities identify as a known gang leader. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the traffic stop was conducted by Georgia State Patrol Trooper T. Flournoy, who stopped a white Mercedes for allegedly speeding in the […]

Authorities identify woman killed in Thursday afternoon wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a wreck on State Route 16 (Newnan Road) east of Maloy Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 1:52 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered that a city of Griffin dump truck and […]

Unidentified black male critically injured Thursday when struck by vehicle

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An unidentified black man was critically injured Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle on S. Hill St. According to Lt. Mike Natale, of the Griffin Police Department Office of the Chief, the man was riding a bicycle when the incident occurred. “A black male – an unidentified black […]