Spalding County Tax Office to remain closed until further notice

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Tax Commissioner Sylvia Hollums is reporting her office will remain closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be in the office to answer phone calls and emails. Those who need to renew tags are encouraged to do so online. Renewals, including payment by check or money order, […]

Spalding County launches informational COVID-19 website

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County has implemented a website to cover the local state of affairs and keep residents informed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The website will include the latest updates on office closures or restricted access within Spalding County government offices, and press releases from Emergency Management, Homeland Security and the Department […]

Screenings now required for entry to city offices; updated services info released

STAFF REPORT ::: While city offices remain open to the public, effective immediately, everyone will be screened by a certified emergency medical technician prior to entry. Authorities say the city of Griffin will continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with evolving changes in procedure with the best interest of employees at the forefront of […]

Georgia receives statewide disaster declaration from U.S. Small Business Administration

STAFF REPORT ::: The state of Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to a press release from Governor Brian Kemp, this will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 Georgia counties. “This is great news […]

Spalding County officials announce actions taken in response to COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Board of Commissioners has announced action and precautions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and say local officials are closely monitoring all federal, state and local public health announcements. Out of an abundance of caution, Spalding County will be taking the following necessary precautions to ensure the health and well-being of […]

Spalding Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed beginning March 17

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed to the public from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. Tax Commissioner Sylvia Hollums said this decision is a precautionary measure to guard against the coronavirus COVID-19. A drop box will be located in the courthouse lobby for property tax and tag […]

City of Griffin issues response to COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: The city of Griffin has issued a press release regarding its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is posted below in its entirety: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on an hourly and daily basis, the City of Griffin is committed to continuing to provide our citizens, visitors and staff with […]

Sheriff formally requests Governor Kemp remove Don Hawbaker from office

STAFF REPORT ::: In a letter in which he referred to Commissioner Don Hawbaker as “a threat to the community and menace to society” whose actions “are worse than the actions of a gang member,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix requested Gov. Brian Kemp take steps to remove from office the elected official who remains […]

Griffin BoC retirement vote in accord with city charter, state law

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin Board of Commissioners (BoC) has approved a resolution that provides for the inclusion to the city’s retirement plan for individuals who serve eight or more years on that governing body. Originally discussed early this year at the BoC’s annual Goals Workshop, the second and final vote took […]

Spalding County Assistant County Manager Eric Mosley hired to fill Troup County leadership position

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: It has been announced that Spalding County Assistant County Manager Eric Mosely has been hired to fill the newly-created and short-term position of assistant county manager in Troup County. This position is temporary as an interim step to assuming the position of county manager upon the November 2018 retirement of current […]