$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 […]

GBI: Timothy Coggins sustained dozens of stab, slash wounds and lacerations; was drug behind vehicle

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Sworn testimony given in the Thursday morning preliminary hearing of Frankie Gebhardt and William “Bill” Moore Sr. provided graphic details of the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins, a crime authorities say was racially motivated. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jared Coleman testified that Coggins sustained numerous horrific wounds at the […]

Suspect arrested in string of southside Griffin burglaries

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested the person accused of committing multiple burglaries on the southside of the city of Griffin. According to a press release issued by the GPD, Nickolas Creswell was on Nov. 15, at approximately 10:30 p.m. arrested in Locust Grove by Detective Corporal Cary Jackson and Detective Corporal […]

Five arrested in connection with brutal 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office announce that arrests have been made in the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins. Coggins was murdered in October 1983 on Manley Road. He suffered multiple forms of trauma that resulted in his death. Brutally murdered, his […]

Sheriff: 34-year-old cold case reopened and under active investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in cooperation with Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker’s Office, have reopened the investigation in to the 34-year-old cold case murder of Timothy Coggins. Timothy Coggins’ body was found on a power line off Minter Road in Sunnyside […]