Standing room only for county BoC sanitation, SPLOST public hearing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Board of Commissioners is hearing from dozens of residents during its Saturday morning public hearing on the issues of the county’s refuse and recycling centers and the upcoming 2015 SPLOST referendum. The first several residents to speak expressed opposition to the closure of the collection centers. The Grip […]

ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: With all 21 Spalding County precincts reporting, and all absentee and paper ballots tallied the unofficial election results are as follows: US SENATE David Perdue (R) 10,231 votes M. Michelle Nunn (D) 6181 votes Amanda Swafford (L) 395 votes GOVENOR J. Nathan Deal (I-R) 10,116 votes Jason J. Carter (D) 6110 […]

Airport Authority considering SPLOST project recommendations

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding Airport Authority (AA) has compiled a list of projects that may be recommended as potential projects for the upcoming 2014 SPLOST referendum. The costs of the projects, depending on the exact specifications selected, would range from $2,075,500 to $4,082,000. Each of the projects is designed for use at either the […]

Parents want recreation projects on SPLOST list

JESSICA GREGORY ::: County commissioners spent the first hour of their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 listening to parents, coaches and former coaches of swim and soccer teams lobbying for the May 2014 special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) referendum to include recreational projects. Though only seven spoke during the public comments session […]

Officials respond to “wish list” criticism; say SPLOST is necessary

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: With an upcoming SPLOST referendum slated for the May 20 general primary ballot, Spalding County residents are speaking out in public meetings and on social media, expressing their opposition to elected officials use of SPLOST funds for nonessential projects. Both city and county officials alike are paying heed to their frustrations while […]