State of emergency declared; curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin officials have declared a state of emergency and as part of that declaration, a curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It will remain in effect “until the conditions requiring this declaration are abated.” Residents, unless otherwise exempt, are required to remain in their homes or on […]

Griffin-Spalding schools closed Friday, Jan. 13

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System has announced that schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 13. Essential employees have been notified to report at 8:30 a.m. Students and all other staff members should remain home. All additional school activities scheduled for Friday have also been cancelled. The GRIP will continue to report […]

Residents urged to stay home while emergency response to extensive storm damage is underway

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin City Manager Jessica O’Connor is urging residents to stay home to enable emergency personnel to respond to the most immediate storm-related needs and prevent further injuries and damage. “Stay home! They’re getting out and we can’t get anywhere because they’re in the way. So, if they will stay home that […]

Trees, power lines downed by storm in western Spalding County

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Western Spalding County is once again the scene of severe weather damage, as trees and power lines have been downed in the vicinity of Highway 16 and Fairview Road. Spalding County Manager William Wilson said initial reports did not indicate damages to residences or businesses, but the full extent of damages […]

Severe weather damages homes; sends three to hospital

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Severe weather struck Spalding County Monday night causing severe damage to at least one home, moderate damage to a second and directly caused two wrecks on Highway 92 in the vicinity of Bicycle Road. Initially reported as a tornado to Spalding County Manager William Wilson by E-911 personnel at 10:18 p.m., officials […]

Tornado touchdown confirmed in Spalding County

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Manager William Wilson has confirmed a tornado has touched down in Spalding County in the vicinity of Highway 92 and Bicycle Road. Wilson said he received the information from E-911 at 10:18 p.m. Trees and power lines are down, but no damage reports are unavailable at this time. The Grip […]