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 […]

Spalding County Voters overwhelmingly vote no on TSPLOST referendum

SHEILA A. MARSHALL :::  Spalding County voters took to the polls Tuesday, with a resounding 6,473, or 69.7 percent, voting no on the regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST). The final outcome of the TSPLOST was determined by the total vote across the ten-county region, which included Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, […]