Dutton ethics complaint died in tied vote

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The ethics complaint filed against Spalding County Commissioner James Dutton by Sharon Royl will not move forward due to a tied two-two vote during the Monday night Board of Commissioners meeting. In discussion prior to the vote, potential changes to the current ethics code were cited as a reason to table […]

Ethics complaint against Spalding Commissioner James Dutton dead on table

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The ethics complaint filed against Spalding County’s District 2 Commissioner James Dutton will  not move forward to a formal hearing. The complaint, which alleged Dutton violated two provisions of the county’s Code of Ethics, was filed by Sharon Royl.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Read about Royl’s ethics complaint against Dutton here: https://the-grip.net/2021/02/01/spalding-boc-to-discuss-ethics-complaint-against-commissioner-james-dutton/__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The complaint was considered during […]

Spalding BoC to discuss ethics complaint against Commissioner James Dutton

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An ethics complaint against Spalding County Commissioner James Dutton will be discussed during the Board’s Monday night meeting and a date and time will be set to determine if there exists a prima facia violation of the county’s Code of Ethics. The ethics complaint was filed Jan. 14 by Sharon Royl, […]

Police: Social media post in favor of President Trump leads to stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A social media post in support of President Donald Trump led to a violent fight and left one man critically wounded with multiple stab wounds, officials say. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – election day – in Thomaston. Officers of the Thomaston Police Department responded at 8:40 […]

Sixth-grade student arrested in connection with school bomb threats

STAFF REPORT ::: A sixth-grade student of Rehoboth Road Middle School has been charged in connection with recent online threats against local schools. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the male student has been charged with 12 counts of terroristic threats and acts and eight counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly […]

Silence is just as damning as hurtful words

This editorial column written by Maria McCoy was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. I have seen post after post on social media regarding the removal of the General Lee statue in Charlottesville. Many people are glossing over the real issue and focusing on the statue removal. If you look to Facebook, […]

Griffin Police Department responds to “The Purge” threat

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department on Wednesday released a statement regarding “The Purge” meme circulating on social media sites. The press release states the GPD is very aware of the so-called “Purge” event that is circulating throughout social media claiming there will be such an event in Griffin this Friday night, Aug. 29. […]