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 […]

Gordon State College presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

BRITTANY TENNANT ::: Gordon State College Communications Specialist Through the voices of ordinary people in early 20th century America, Our Town is a timeless tale that reveals our societies fundamental struggles. Gordon State College Fine and Performing Arts presents Our Town, a play that was first produced in 1938 and rebelled against the saccharine, showy […]

Man in viral video charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: James Crews, the Lamar County man at the center of a viral video in which he allegedly acknowledged his intent to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, has been arrested. Crews, who has since Monday been in the custody of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged in connection with […]

Viral video alleging child sex predation leads to detention of Lamar County man

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Lamar County man seen in a viral video filmed in the Griffin Wal-Mart, where he allegedly planned to meet “John,” who was believed to be a 14-year-old boy, is being held in the Lamar County Jail. According to Lamar County Sheriff Brad White, the man identified as James Crews turned […]

Lamar County man charged with murdering his mother

STAFF REPORTS ::: David Lewis McGuire Jr., of 157 Liz Acres Road in Lamar County, has been arrested and charged with murder in relation to the death of his mother, Elaine McGuire. According to information released by the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call to that location at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15, […]

GPD officer suspended with pay following Saturday DUI arrest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officer Sheldon Mayfield, of the Griffin Police Department, has been placed on leave following his Saturday night arrest on a drunken driving charge. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, who serves as the GPD’s public information officer, Mayfield will not return to active duty pending the conclusion of an open investigation. “He […]