Two Henry County men identified as murder victims found in burning truck; suspect in custody

STAFF REPORT ::: An arrest has been made in a case in which two bodies were discovered in a pickup truck engulfed in flames. The Spalding County Fire Department (SCFD) and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) on Tuesday afternoon responded to the call on Jackson Road near the Butts County line.Upon arrival, first responders located […]

13-year-old boy killed and second person injured in overnight residential fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 13-year-old Spalding County boy was killed, and a second person was injured overnight in a residential fire. The Spalding County Fire Department at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday responded to a call reporting a structure fire at 116 Woodcrest Drive. Upon arrival, SCFD officials reported heavy smoke and flames were visible from […]

Two bodies discovered Tuesday in burning vehicle on Jackson Road

STAFF REPORT ::: Law enforcement and fire personnel are on an active Jackson Road scene where two bodies were discovered inside a burning vehicle on Jackson Road. The Spalding County Fire Department extinguished the fire and investigators of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the SCFD are working the scene. The identities of the deceased […]

Three bodies located after Spalding County mobile home fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three people were located deceased after a Friday afternoon fire in the South Hampton Mobile Home Park located at 5291 Old Atlanta Road. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and Spalding County Fire Department at 2:34 p.m. today responded to a call reporting a possible suicidal person at the address. Upon arrival, […]

One man killed in Friday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed early Friday morning in a wreck on Highway 16 in the area of West Poplar Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post said the wreck involved one vehicle. “The driver was going east on 16 and for some reason, drove off the road, went […]

Spalding County Fire Department appoints deputy fire chief of operations

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Fire Department has appointed Michael Byrd as deputy fire chief of operations. Byrd will be assuming the position currently held by Deputy Fire Chief Jamie Clark, who will be retiring in December after 34 and one-half years of service with the Spalding County Fire Department. Clark has served as […]

Death of utility contractor under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Thursday afternoon death of a utility contractor working in Spalding County is under investigation. Officials of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Spalding County Coroner’s Office and Spalding County Fire Department are at the scene of what was reported as a potential industrial incident on Newnan Road. Due to the circumstances, […]

Spalding County Homeland Security to offer Community Emergency Response Training and CERT refresher course

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Office of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Spalding County Fire Department, will offer training to Spalding County citizens through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This program is designed to promote understand and cooperation between emergency services and the people they serve. The CERT Program educates individuals […]

Sheriff: At least one seriously injured in warehouse explosion; first responders remain on scene

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: At least one person has been seriously injured in a reported explosion at ARI, an aerosol product manufacturing facility located at 2523 S. McDonough Road. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident was reported as an explosion with a fire at 4:24 p.m. “It appears that there was some […]

Deputy Chief Glenn Polk named Spalding EMA director

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Polk has been named director of the Spalding County Emergency Management Agency. According to a press release, Polk’s appointment as deputy was on May 2, approved by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Office of Homeland Security. In that position, Polk will be responsible for performing technical and […]

Wreck causes damage, gas pump fire at Ringgold Superette

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A single vehicle wreck has damaged and caused a fire at Ringgold Superette located on Jackson Road. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary reports indicate the wreck does not appear to have damaged the building. “It appears a vehicle jumped the curb at Ringgold’s Superette […]

Missing elderly man safely located in wooded area

STAFF REPORT ::: After many hours of searching, a missing elderly Spalding County man has been located. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, 82-year-old Eddie Owens was reported missing at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday night. Deputies responded to the area of Owens’ West Ellis Road residence, and a search […]

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 […]

Missing elderly man located with teamwork and technology

SUBMITTED ::: On Wednesday November 15, 2017 the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Eddie Owens, 81 years of age, who was suffering from dementia, was missing and had not been seen since approximately 5 p.m. Nov. 14. Units from the Sheriff’s Office, Spalding County Fire and the Georgia Piedmont K-9 Search and Rescue team responded […]

Local hotel owner arrested in connection to multiple alleged safety violations

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Country Inn and Suites located at 1900 North Expressway remains closed after officials allege numerous safety violations were not resolved. Furthermore, the owner, Hibbet Thacker, has been arrested on 17 outstanding warrants. The action to close the local hotel followed an annual fire inspection conducted by the Spalding County Fire […]