Jury duty canceled for week of Aug. 26

From the office of Spalding County Superior Court Clerk Debbie Brooks: Jury service for the week of Aug. 26, 2019, has been canceled. If you received a jury summons for this week, you are released from jury service. This is for the week of Aug. 26, 2019, only. For additional information please call the Spalding […]

Griffin PD alerts residents to statewide scam

STAFF REPORTS ::: According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Griffin Police Department, a new scam has been reported within the state. Several people have reported receiving a call indicating that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine over the phone or risk being arrested. This is a scam. If you have […]

Legislative Jury Composition Rule negatively affects court cases statewide

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Judicial District Attorney Scott Ballard is facing a dilemma plaguing prosecutors statewide – the possibility of convicted felons being included in the pool from which trial and grand jurors are selected. According to Ballard, this situation is the result of a legislative change that widened the pool from which jurors […]