GHS student facing child porn charges after explicit video was AirDropped at school

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 17-year-old Griffin High School student, Lucinda Karina Bailey, has been arrested and charged with the production and distribution of child pornography under the Georgia Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act. The Griffin Police Department alleges Bailey on Monday used the iPhone AirDrop feature to disseminate a video recording of […]

Griffin teacher arrested and charged with hitting two students

STAFF REPORT ::: Cassandra Clarice Barlow, a teacher in the Griffin-Spalding County School System, has been arrested after allegedly striking two students with a computer charger. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Kennedy Road Middle School Wednesday, Feb. 16, following a report that a teacher had struck a student. Criminal investigators responded to the […]

GSCSS, law enforcement increase school presence following social media school shooting threat

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Schools countywide had an increased law enforcement presence today, and that will continue tomorrow, in response to a school shooting threat circulating on social media. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix on Wednesday said both his agency and the Griffin Police Department were aware of the photograph urging students not to attend […]

COVID case count increase sparks mask requirement in Griffin-Spalding schools

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials of the Griffin-Spalding County School System today announced a revision to its mask policy, now requiring students and staff to wear masks while on campus and in district offices. This change, effective immediately, is in response to an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases this weekend. “I realize […]

Critical Race Theory has not been, will not be taught in Griffin-Spalding public schools: superintendent

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County School Superintendent Keith Simmons has confirmed that Critical Race Theory is not being taught in Spalding County public schools. Simmons addressed the issue at the conclusion of the June 15 Board of Education work session. “I want to be clear. In the Griffin-Spalding County School System, we do not teach […]

Dr. Donald Warren named GSCSS interim school superintendent

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education on Tuesday appointed Dr. Donald Warren as interim superintendent. Warren, who serves as executive director of secondary education, will begin his role as interim superintendent Dec. 1 and will hold that position until the hiring process concludes, and a new superintendent is in place. As executive […]

Thursday school start time delayed two hours

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) is delaying by two hours the start time for schools Thursday morning, Oct. 29. This decision was made due to the forecast of high winds associated with Hurricane Zeta. Data provided by the National Weather Service indicates Spalding County is under a tropical storm warning. Officials […]

GSCSS Board approves new executive directors

SUBMITTED ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education named four new executive directors at its May 2 meeting. Dr. Norman Sauce, Dr. Donald Warren, Sara Jones and Anthony Aikens will join GSCS as executive directors. Dr. Kiawana Kennedy, current assistant superintendent, was named deputy superintendent at the same meeting. These appointments are based on the recommendations […]

Griffin-Spalding School Superintendent Curtis Jones accepts Bibb County position

STAFF REPORTS ::: Griffin-Spalding County Superintendent of Schools Curtis L. Jones, Jr. is the sole finalist for the position of school superintendent in Bibb County.  Jones will remain as superintendent of the Griffin-Spalding County School System for the remainder of the current school year, and the Board of Education will meet to develop a plan of […]