GSP: Driver was distracted by cell phone when box truck struck GPD patrol car

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Department Officer Amanda Frix and Officer Erin McAdams continue to recover from injuries sustained when their patrol car was struck by a commercial truck. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck, which occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday, was caused by […]

SCSO expands Hawk drone program

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has expanded its Hawk drone program. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the Hawk program began with equipment that came at no cost to Spalding County taxpayers. “We obtained our first drone free of charge from one of our jail vendors as a […]

Students encouraged to bring devices to help bridge schools’ digital divide

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: School administrators are now encouraging students to BYOD – Bring Your Own Devices – in an effort to help meet the goal of a 1-to-1 student-computer ratio. According to Griffin-Spalding County School System Director of Technology and Communications Rod Smith, one of the greatest benefits will be the increased learning potential. “We […]