Spalding’s May 22 primary voter turnout rate only 19.48 percent

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Election Supervisor Marcia Ridley has released the breakdown of votes for Tuesday night’s primary. Reported below are the vote totals by precinct. Please note that three precincts – numbers 4, 15 and 18 – have been consolidated, thus no data was collected at those previous polling locations. The data […]

Griffin BoC retirement vote in accord with city charter, state law

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin Board of Commissioners (BoC) has approved a resolution that provides for the inclusion to the city’s retirement plan for individuals who serve eight or more years on that governing body. Originally discussed early this year at the BoC’s annual Goals Workshop, the second and final vote took […]

Spalding Board of Commissioners votes to move forward with new airport

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Board of Commissioners has voted to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the city of Griffin and the Griffin-Spalding County Airport Authority that will allow the proposed new airport to move forward. Once the IGA has also been approved by the Griffin Board of Commissioners and the Airport […]

Approved airport referendum will not be on November ballot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has confirmed there will be no yes-or-no referendum regarding the proposed new Griffin-Spalding County airport on the November general election ballot. During the airport discussion at the April 7 Spalding County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Raymond Ray expressed concern, citing public comments made that evening indicating residents felt […]

Airport referendum will not be on November ballot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Grip has confirmed there will be no yes-or-no referendum regarding the proposed new Griffin-Spalding County airport on the November general election ballot. The full article on this issue will be posted online tonight.