Beleaguered deputy resigns from SCSO

This photo of Terry Belvin, right, and Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix was released on social media by the SCSO upon Belvin’s swearing in as a deputy. Belvin has now resigned his post. SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Terry Belvin, whose employment with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was met with strong criticism from some in […]

Cowan Road Elementary principal resigns; GSCSS alleges multiple ethical violations were substantiated

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) has accepted the resignation of Aleshia McCray as principal of Cowan Road Elementary School. Hoby Davenport will on Monday, Oct. 30, assume the position of interim principal while the search for McCrary’s replacement is conducted. McCray was placed on leave Oct. 5, 2017, pending the outcome of […]

Chief Steve Heaton resigning from Griffin Police Department

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has learned that Griffin Police Department Chief Steve Heaton has submitted to City Manager Kenny Smith his letter of resignation. Heaton took over the chief of police position April 14, 2014, following the December 2013 restructuring of the GPD that resulted in former chief Frank Strickland’s designation as the […]

Board of Education enters executive session

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Members of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education called its special called meeting to order promptly at 3 p.m. and following the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, immediately entered executive session. Personnel issues are one of few reasons elected boards may privately confer without public and media scrutiny. Today’s meeting was called […]

School Board will meet to review DeVoursneys’ resignations

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education will on April 10 meet to consider the resignation of Coach Steve DeVoursney, effective at the end of the current school year. An investigation began in October 2013 after allegations of an issue from the 2010-11 school year. The investigation began with the school system hiring […]

Steve DeVoursney, GHS Bears head coach, resigns

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Griffin High School football Coach Steve DeVoursney resigned today, effective immediately. According to Griffin-Spalding County School Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones, DeVoursney submitted a voluntary resignation. “It was voluntary. He was not given the option of resigning in lieu of termination,” Jones said. When asked if DeVoursney’s resignation was precipitated by a complaint […]