Avian influenza confirmed at Georgia commercial breeding operation

STAFF REPORT ::: A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County has tested positive for H7, presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). This is the first confirmation of avian influenza in domestic poultry in Georgia. Avian influenza does not pose a risk to the food supply, and no affected […]

Oak Hill prepares for “It’s Christmas” program

SUBMITTED:::  Oak Hill Baptist Church is bursting with excitement as they prepare for “ITS CHRISTMAS” at Oak Hill.  This Broadway style musical presentation is filled with costume and dance and is sure to entertain people of all ages. “IT’S CHRISTMAS” begins with classic Christmas songs you have heard since childhood and ends with songs about […]

Zebulon family fundraising to adopt two Ukrainian teens

JESSICA GREGORY ::: Amanda Hollar-Bash and Chris Bash of Zebulon are in the process of adopting two-last chance teen orphan girls from Ukraine.  Chris and Amanda have been married since 2009, and adopted their youngest child, Ian, from Vladivostok, Russia last year. They met Maria and Valeria through a hosting program called Project 143, an organization […]

Futral Road third grader brings knife and bullets to school

STAFF REPORTS Today a third grade student brought a 7-inch kitchen knife blade and two bullets to Futral Road. The items were discovered before the start of the school day by another student reporting the items.  The items were in the book bag. The parent and law enforcement were notified so they could take appropriate […]

Darkness to Light: Help prevent child abuse

JESSICA GREGORY::: Statistically, one in four girls will be sexually abused before she turns 18 years old. The Spalding Collaborative has joined the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in a statewide initiative to curb these numbers by presenting Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children” child abuse prevention training. According to the Collaborative, “Stewards of Children” […]

Main Street Players to present “Cotton Patch Gospel”

FROM STAFF REPORTS ::: Griffin’s Main Street Players will be presenting “Cotton Patch Gospel,” the beloved work of Georgia native Dr. Clarence Jordan. Jordan is credited with bringing the books of the Bible to life in the 40s with his unique “Cotton Patch” version. Born in 1912, Jordan is a native of Talbatton, but later […]

Griffinite presents TED talk

JESSICA GREGORY ::: We admit it.  We’re a little behind the times.  Here at The Grip, we’ve recently become obsessed with TED talks.  They’re short videos that share some nugget of knowledge or “idea worth spreading.”  The videos can become an addiction to those who will forever be students at heart (like me, the nerdy […]

Main Street Players announces eleventh season

Founding Artistic Director, Norma Richardson said, “It’s hard to believe that over a decade has passed since the dream of a legitimate theater in historic, downtown Griffin was first conceived. “Over the past decade, Main Street Players has presented over fifty productions, reached scores of people, many of whom had never seen a live production […]

On the road & in the kitchen with Gypsy Gourmet

The Gypsy Gourmet calls Griffin her home, having been a Damn Yankee/transplant for over a year in our little community. She is a chef, a truck driver, a blogger, a freelance writer, and a renegade foodie scouring the country in search of the perfect bite.