Two schools evacuated following alleged threat; normal operations resumed following searches

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Tuesday morning evacuation and subsequent searches of Rehoboth Road Middle School and Spalding High School returned “negative results” related to an alleged threat reported earlier that morning. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the threats were reported by the Griffin-Spalding County School System. “Evidently they […]

SHS locked down as search for suspect ensues

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School has been placed on lock down as the Griffin Police Department searches for a suspect that reportedly fled from an officer. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, that agency is providing assistance. “They had someone flee from one of their officers,” Jones said, […]

2019-2020 school choice for GSCSS open through March 15

STAFF REPORT ::: Parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) may apply for a transfer to a school of their choice from the list of identified schools. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted through March 15. School choice is made possible through House Bill 251 and […]

Jeffery Hammond named SHS Jags head football coach

STAFF REPORT ::: Jeffery Hammond has been selected as the head football coach for the Spalding High School Jaguars. The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education voted 4-0 to approve the recommendation of Jeffery Hammond as head football coach of Spalding High School during a special called meeting Feb. 21. Board Member Barbara Jo Cook was […]

GHS Bears head football coach out, effective immediately

STAFF REPORT ::: Antonio Andrews is no longer the head coach of the Griffin High School Bears football team. He will continue to serve as the team’s weight trainer and teacher. According to a press release issued by the Griffin-Spalding County School System, Andrews tenure as head coach is over, effective immediately. “We truly appreciate […]

SHS placed on lockdown following equipment accident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as a precautionary measure, but authorities report there was no incident. According to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwayne Jones, the lockdown was determined to have resulted from an equipment accident. “The school was on a brief lockdown. All is clear […]

GHS student charged with felony for alleged weapon possession

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Griffin High School student, 17-year-old Jeremy Lecompte, is in police custody after allegedly taking a weapon on school property. According to Investigator Ryan Bynum, of the Griffin Police Department, Lecompte was taken into custody Thursday after a student reported the incident. The student initially made a report to a teacher, […]

Griffin PD investigating report of GHS student in possession of pellet gun

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating an incident allegedly involving a Griffin High School student who reportedly was in possession of a pellet gun at school. According to a letter issued by GHS Principal Dr.  Darrell Evans, the pellet gun was secured by administrators. “It was reported that a student was […]

Sheriff: Child pornography recorded in local school under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of alleged child pornography that officials say was recorded by a student during school hours, and is now being circulated among students. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency, in cooperation with the Griffin-Spalding County School […]

Sheriff: Child accidentally fired shot from unsecured weapon in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has confirmed the Monday afternoon shooting in the Beaverbrook Elementary School parking lot resulted from a weapon being left unsecured in the presence of a child. Dix on Monday reported the preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was accidental. Investigators responded to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at […]

Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot shooting appears to be accidental, Sheriff says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was seriously wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests this appears to be an accidental shooting. “We have one person shot – it’s a female,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reported at the scene. “She appears to […]

BREAKING NEWS: SCSO says one wounded in shooting in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was injured in a Monday afternoon shooting in the parking lot at Beaverbrook Elementary School. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, no students or faculty were involved in the incident. Jones said the SCSO was not originally called to the school, but rather to […]

Reports of local student arrests for participating in walk out are false

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Reports circulating on social media alleging Spalding High School students who participated in today’s school walk out are being arrested are false. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency has made no associated arrests. “No, nobody has been arrested. No arrests have been made. There was a protest over […]

GSCS 2018-19 Pre-K registration and parent meeting upcoming

STAFF REPORT ::: Parents or guardians of prospective Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) Pre-Kindergarten students are invited to attend a parent meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Griffin Auditorium located at 233 E. Taylor St. During the information session, families will learn about the Pre-K program, the registration process and will receive […]

Rehoboth Road Middle School scene of second student arrest for alleged threat

STAFF REPORT ::: For the second consecutive days, a Rehoboth Road Middle School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the student was taken into custody after a teacher reportedly overheard the threat being made in a classroom. […]