His life counted: Vietnam veteran laid to rest with full military honors

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Replete with a 21-gun salute, the emotionally haunting notes of “Taps” and the presentation of the United States flag on behalf of a grateful nation, Vietnam veteran Thomas Earl Cummings was on Thursday laid to rest with full military honors in Griffin’s Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Hundreds of people attended to pay […]

Family of elderly homeless man killed in collision remains unidentified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Coroner’s Office has not yet been able to locate the next of kin of Thomas Earl Cummings, the 70-year-old homeless man who died April 10 as a result of injuries he sustained when struck by a vehicle March 24. “We have pretty well exhausted all means to identify […]

Local Vietnam veteran awarded medals

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: For Griffin resident and Vietnam War veteran David Baugh, what began as an effort to verify and correct his military service record became an experience that left him shocked…and overjoyed. “I was not expecting anything like that. It was just beyond my wildest dreams,” Baugh said of learning he was to […]