Elementary students will resume in-person learning Sept. 13

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County School System elementary school students will resume in-person education Monday, Sept. 13. Middle and high school students will continue in virtual learning mode for at least one more week. These students will not resume in-person education before at least Sept. 20. Officials say the phased approach is being utilized to […]

County BoC reached consensus for 2021 SPLOST and TSPLOST referendums

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Board of Commissioners (BoC) has reached a consensus for the dates for two separate upcoming Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendums. The SPLOST and TSPLOST referendums were discussed at length during the BoC’s annual retreat held Jan. 25 at the Spalding County Senior Center and was […]


PUBLISHER’S NOTE – As a service to its readers, The GRIP once again contacted candidates running for local office and requested their participation in a question and answer forum. The questions were sent in a group email to ensure no candidate had an unfair advantage in the length of time they had to respond. Candidates […]

City, county officials support five year, one cent TSPLOST

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: City of Griffin and Spalding County officials are working to move forward with a 2017 TSPLOST referendum. According to representatives of both city and county government, it is needed to address longstanding and urgent transportation needs. “There’s not enough money for transportation. We put transportation in the current SPLOST, but it’s […]

GSCS Super: Friday was not wasted school day

SHEILA MATHEWS ::: Despite criticism from some residents who questioned the Griffin-Spalding County School System administrative decision to hold school on Friday, Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said no incidents occurred following this week’s ice storm. “Transportation went well today,” Jones said Friday evening. “The decision to go ahead and have a regular start worked well.” […]

School system addressing transportation problems

FROM STAFF REPORTS ::: The first day of school for Griffin-Spalding School System students was met with a number of  transportation issues that are being  addressed. Early this morning, a bus carrying two elementary students was hit by another vehicle. There were no injuries and no damage to the bus. The parent was notified and the students […]

A look at TSPLOST: The local project list, projected funding, and the voting process

Funding Approved by the Georgia legislature, the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) referendum involves the division of the state into 10 regions. Spalding County is one of 10 that comprises Region 4. According to Spalding County Commissioner Eddie Freeman, the TSPLOST funds generated locally would be designated for Region 4 transportation projects. He […]