Two transported to hospital following wreck at Moreland Road Elementary

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people sustained what appears to be minor injuries resulting from a Monday afternoon collision in the Moreland Road Elementary School car rider line. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred when school was dismissing for the day. “The child was getting in grandmother’s […]

Woman reportedly followed home, badly beaten during robbery attempt

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged strong arm robbery at a Magnolia Drive residence that was reported Wednesday night. According to the report filed by SCSO Deputy Nick Bruce, the victim, Shirley Newman, was assaulted and injured during the incident. “Upon my arrival I met with Shirley Newman. She […]

Fatal Wednesday night fire under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a Wednesday night fire on Kennedy Drive that resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman. Officials say the Spalding County Fire Department and Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services on April 13 responded at 11:05 p.m. to the report of a structure fire at […]

Sale of hospital will reduce tax digest

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Hospital Authority has entered into a memorandum of understanding that will result in Spalding Regional Hospital being purchased by WellStar, a non-profit entity. As such, WellStar will not pay property taxes, resulting in a total local tax digest decrease of $750,241.47. Based on 2015 information from Spalding County […]

Woman shot in county Saturday morning; transported to Atlanta trauma unit

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was wounded in a Saturday shooting now being investigated by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam, the incident occurred on Highway 41 in the vicinity of Williamson Road. “From what I understand, the victim sustained a single gunshot wound,” he said. “The victim was shot […]

Pedestrian sustains minor injuries when struck by vehicle on Pine Hill Road

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A pedestrian sustained minor injuries Wednesday evening when she was struck by a vehicle on Pine Hill Road. According to Sgt. John Hayes, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, the incident was reported at 8:12 p.m. The female victim was walking northbound on Pine Hill Road approaching the intersection […]

Spalding Regional Hospital ER now accepts appointments

Spalding Regional Hospital (SRH) re-opened its grandly renovated emergency room this past January, and in August added ER Express services, allowing patients to schedule appointments online for emergency room visits. Through ER Express, patients with non-life threatening illnesses can reserve a time online to be treated at the Emergency Room. Patients can go to to use […]