Sheriff: Young woman shot, killed by boyfriend

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Monday night shooting that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Amber Nicole Clay. Deputies responded to a call reporting a person shot at 11:37 p.m. at 120 Railroad Drive in western Spalding County. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered Clay’s body in a bedroom. […]

Amberwood aggravated assault under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was wounded in a Tuesday night drive by aggravated assault that occurred in the Amberwood subdivision. Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam said the victim reported he was shot as he walked down the street. “A pedestrian was walking on the street in the Amberwood subdivision. He reported a car […]

SCSO executes search warrant at Mama’s Country Showcase; three arrested

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at 2:30 a.m. Sunday executed a search warrant at Mama’s County Showcase located at 2700 North Expressway that resulted in the arrests of three suspects on gambling related charges. “We had received complaints from concerned citizens based […]

Sheriff: burglar strikes Ringgold Grocery Store

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance related to the Sunday morning burglary of the Ringgold Grocery Store. Investigators say the forced-entry burglary occurred during the early morning hours. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, the perpetrator was wearing a green full body suit to conceal his identity. Anyone with […]

Joint county, city RICO investigation nets 24 drug-related arrests

STAFF REPORTS ::: A joint four-month investigation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office(SCSO) Special Operations Unit and the Griffin Police Department’s (GPD) Special Investigation Unit spanned five states – Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama – resulted in the arrest of 24 individuals on a variety of drug-related and other charges and the […]

FNB debit card fraud cases: Investigators seek help identifying subjects

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the Griffin Police Department are currently investigating cases of debit card fraud affecting numerous customers of First National Bank of Griffin. Numerous reports have been made to both agencies, and investigators are currently investigating leads at locations where the debit card numbers were used. The public’s […]

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 […]