Nine COVID-19 cases confirmed in Spalding County

STAFF REPORT ::: The Department of Public Health is now reporting there are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spalding County. The most recent update of the DPH daily status report at noon listed five cases. These nine contribute to a total of 184 confirmed cases in DPH District 4, which includes Butts, Carroll, Coweta, […]

Spalding County resident hospitalized, awaiting COVID-19 test results

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Reports circulating that a Sun City Peachtree (SCP) resident has tested positive for COVID-19 are currently unconfirmed. According to Spalding County Board of Health Chairman Johnie McDaniel, a patient from SCP has been tested, but those results are pending. “What I found out is that someone at Sun City was tested […]

Two Gordon State College students quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19

STAFF REPORT ::: Two Gordon State College students may have been exposed to COVID-19 at an off-campus work location. The Georgia Department of Public Health is expediting testing on the students to determine if they have acquired the viral infection. According to a statement from GSC President Kirk A. Nooks, the students are currently quarantined […]

First COVID-19 patient moved to state isolation camp in state park

STAFF REPORT ::: The COVID-19 Isolation Camp established in Hard Labor Creek State Park is now in use with a patient from Cherokee County. According to a statement released by Governor Brian Kemp, this action was taken as a precautionary measure “in accordance with the state’s strategic plan to prepare for any and all scenarios […]

Kemp: Fayette County has presumptive positive COVID-19 patient

STAFF REPORT ::: A Piedmont Fayette Hospital patient has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19 and officials are awaiting confirmatory testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Fayette patient is among five new presumptive positive results. Those include one each in Cobb and Gwinnett counties and two in Dekalb County. These individuals are […]

Kemp: Sources of infection unknown in four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases

STAFF REPORT ::: According to a statement released by the office of Governor Brian Kemp, four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Georgia patients, and the Georgia Department of Public Health is awaiting confirmatory testing. Testing was completed today at the Georgia Public Health Laboratory and the results have been submitted […]

Flu widespread in Georgia: Department of Public Health

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the flu is widespread throughout the state, with more than 200 hospitalizations and two flu-related deaths confirmed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention further estimates that there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu nationwide. Both […]

Why support Relay For Life?

ANGIE J. LEWIS ::: SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE GRIP I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. I left the doctor’s office in a stupor. I couldn’t even remember where I had parked. I sat in my truck and read the report over and over and over. The first person I called was my mother […]

Coping with cancer through chiropractic care

This editorial column by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the previous print edition of The GRIP. I just realized how alliterative that title is. I assure you that was accidental, but, notice that I left it as is. Early this morning, a potential patient approached me for a consultation. This lady has a form […]

Take care of your knees so your knees can take care of you

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Your knees are marvelous living instruments for motion. They are designed to last you a lifetime, and they probably will with a little care. This comes up now because we have seen a number of knee […]

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Someone once said, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Well, I think someone said that. If no one said it, consider it said now because it’s clever. It also has much to do […]

Will wonders never cease?

DR. BOB HAYDEN ::: First, to answer my question, I hope not. They have not yet. I see “wonders” almost every day in my practice. A “wonder” for me is when someone gets well, or perhaps better, against the odds. Seeing this firsthand in a health care environment is like having a toy for which […]

What to look for when choosing a protein bar

MICHELE MEMMO, RS RD ::: According to the Institute of Medicine, adults should eat a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight daily. That’s about 58 grams for a 160-pound adult. Eating enough protein is essential when maintaining a healthy diet and helps your body burn fat and builds muscle. […]

Community rallies days after 11Alive declares Spalding “unhealthiest” metro county

Griffinites expressing sentiments ranging from outrage to disbelief, sadness to pessimism spread across social media on March 20 regarding an 11Alive news footage reporting that “one cannot find a less healthy county than Spalding.” The report used statistics and ranking complied by the University of Wisconsin (UW) and the Robert Wood Johson Foundation, highlighting a […]

Griffin officials, residents to ride and rally for improved bicycle conditions

Members of the community come out to ride in the monthly “SlowSpokes,” starting at Blue Moon Bicycles every second Sunday. For more information, visit The Griffin/Spalding Bike/Ped Committee (BPC) and Griffin Bicycle Coalition (GBC) will on March 26 sponsor an inaugural Griffin Bikes to City Hall event to raise support for the development of […]