One man critically wounded in Wednesday afternoon shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man was critically wounded in a Wednesday afternoon shooting that authorities are describing as a personal dispute. Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a call reporting a person shot at approximately 2 p.m. in the 800 block of East McIntosh Road. “The two people […]

Crime suppression unit will address Griffin gangs, violent crime

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is in the process of organizing a specialized crime suppression unit that will work to curb the city’s gang activity and violent crime. Chief Steve Heaton, who took office in April 2014, has since last year stated he wanted to establish such a unit, but personnel shortages […]