Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith announces retirement

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith has announced he will retire effective March 31. A letter announcing his pending retirement was presented to the Griffin Board of Commissioners during its Jan. 12 meeting. “March 15 will conclude seventeen years as your City Manager and more than 38 years of local government service,” Smith’s […]

Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards announces pending retirement from bench

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards announced today that he will be retiring from the bench prior to the completion of his current term ending Dec. 31, 2022. Upon the end of his 22-year judgeship – at a date not yet determined – Edwards will resume practicing law as […]

GBI investigating “possibility” of missing city of Griffin equipment

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has been requested to investigate to determine if certain city of Griffin equipment is missing. Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith requested the investigation approximately two weeks ago. “We have the GBI investigating some – the possibility – of some missing equipment, not necessarily focused on any […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones to retire after 32 years of service

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones has announced his retirement after 32 years of service. Jones joined the department Aug. 2, 1987, at the rank of firefighter. For the first three years of his career, Jones served in the old Station 1 – the historic Griffin City Hall – and rode on the […]

Spalding County Fire Department Chief Kenny West retires

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Fire Department Chief Kenny West has retired. According to a press release issued by Spalding County, West submitted his notice of retirement last week, and Wednesday, March 21, was his last date in service. County officials say the process of transition will begin in an expeditious manner, and that the […]

Griffin BoC retirement vote in accord with city charter, state law

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin Board of Commissioners (BoC) has approved a resolution that provides for the inclusion to the city’s retirement plan for individuals who serve eight or more years on that governing body. Originally discussed early this year at the BoC’s annual Goals Workshop, the second and final vote took […]

Take advantage of open enrollment

AMY DUNHAM, EDWARD JONES ::: At many places of work, it’s “open enrollment” season — the time where you get to make changes to the various benefits you receive from your employer. As you review your overall benefits package, what areas should you focus on? Here are three possibilities: Life insurance: If your employer offers […]

How am I going to be able to afford the high cost of health care?

ROBERT GOLDBERG :::  The “golden years” are supposed to be a time to retire and relax after a life of working hard for yourself and your family, but according to a recent story on NPR, Baby Boomers have some big financial concerns about the future, many of which involve how they will pay for health […]