Two schools evacuated following alleged threat; normal operations resumed following searches

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Tuesday morning evacuation and subsequent searches of Rehoboth Road Middle School and Spalding High School returned “negative results” related to an alleged threat reported earlier that morning. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the threats were reported by the Griffin-Spalding County School System. “Evidently they […]

SHS locked down as search for suspect ensues

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School has been placed on lock down as the Griffin Police Department searches for a suspect that reportedly fled from an officer. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, that agency is providing assistance. “They had someone flee from one of their officers,” Jones said, […]

Search underway for missing special needs teenager

STAFF REPORT ::: An active search is underway for a missing special needs Spalding County teenager last seen at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office reports that Darrin Allen, a 14-year-old white male who is five feet nine inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds, was last seen wearing a blue jacket […]

Armed robbery at First National Bank under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are conducting a joint investigation of a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. According to information released by GPD Chief Mike Yates, officers responded to the First National Bank branch located at 1475 W. McIntosh Road at approximately 9:15 a.m. in […]

Sheriff: Teamon Road suspect remains at large; not considered armed or dangerous

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its search for an as-of-yet unidentified suspect that on Monday afternoon fled from deputies patrolling in the area of Teamon Road. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, the subject, on whom the Sheriff’s Office has an active warrant, was spotted in the vicinity of Teamon […]

Missing Spalding County woman found alive

SHEILA A MATHEWS ::: According to the Spalding  County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Juleen Adkins, the Griffin woman missing since Friday, has been located alive. “She was found alive and has been transported to Spalding Reg. Hospital and is thoroughly being treated,” said Capt. Tony Ranieri, of the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division. “She was responsive and […]

Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Spalding County woman

By Sheila A. Mathews::: Editor The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Griffin resident, 45-year-old Juleen Adkins. Authorities say Adkins vehicle was found abandoned in the parking lot of Midway United Methodist Church located at 2517 High Falls Road. The missing woman is not a member of that […]