Lamar County Sheriff’s Office investigators executed search warrants at a Barnesville residence Thursday morning resulting in nine arrests with various charges.

Georgia teachers, school staff members and other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines beginning March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp said Thursday.

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A basketball goal in the Deercreek subdivision has a rope light illuminating the hoop during the early morning hours before daybreak on Feb. 18. It’s what’s left from the night before when a group of neighborhood children and one of the dads were gathering to enjoy a game of basketball with …

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The future of City Pool remains unclear, but it appears that the county has no interest in taking over and renovating the facility.

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Griffin Daily News Sports Editor John Sullivan took this sunset photo in Griffin Thursday evening.

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ATLANTA —  A trio of bills aimed at separating Georgia school sports teams between children assigned male or female at birth have cropped up in the General Assembly, sparking backlash from LGBTQ advocates who view the measures as discriminatory toward transgender persons.

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By a vote of 7-0, Griffin’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the appointment of Jessica O’Connor as the new city manager, effective April 1.

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Development could begin as early as late this year at the 553-acre site of the new airport, according to two local officials involved in the project.

Renovations are being made to Griffin Waffle House No. 694, at 1702 N. Expressway, Griffin. “Generally, this occurs once a restaurant has reached a certain age and a ‘redo’ is deemed to be an appropriate step in the life of the restaurant,” explained Njeri Boss, Waffle House vice president o…

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Aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges against a McDonough man have been sent to Spalding County Superior Court following a preliminary hearing held Tuesday in front of Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh.

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The Griffin Police Department is mourning the loss of Buddy — a GPD K-9 officer who died Feb. 14 due to natural causes.

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While the number of positive COVID-19 cases is declining in many counties within District 4 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, case numbers are still high as 100 COVID-related deaths have been reported in the last two weeks in the district’s 12-county area.

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A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a home invasion charge.

Keith Simmons was sworn as the Griffin-Spalding County School System's new superintendent during a brief ceremony Tuesday by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education. Spalding County Probate Court Judge Jan Hunt (right) administered the oath, while Simmons wife, Donna (left), accompani…

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Butts County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection with the Feb. 16 fatal shooting of a former Griffin resident.

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Sources confirmed Tuesday that Griffin High and former Spalding High and Carver Road Middle coach Bart Pinckney, 53, died Monday at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.

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Dr. Mack Bullard, the former director of strategic talent management for the Griffin-Spalding County School System, has been named the new superintendent of schools of Twiggs County Public Schools.

Victim advocates serving in the Griffin Judicial Circuit were sworn into office Feb. 12 at the Spalding County Courthouse. Administering the oath of office was District Attorney Marie Broder.

Griffin’s Board of Commissioners is expected to name Jessica O’Connor as the new city manager at tonight’s board meeting.

Butts County Sheriff’s Office investigators have identified the former Griffin resident killed during a Tuesday night shooting in Butts County, which also injured three others.

Investigators of the Griffin Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s Office were sworn into office Feb. 12 at a ceremony held at the Spalding County Courthouse. Administering the oath of office was Spalding County Superior Court Judge Scott Ballard.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for a McDonough man arrested on false imprisonment and aggravated assault charges.

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An overturned tractor trailer blocked a portion of Macon Road on Thursday morning following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night. According to the GSP, the Peterbilt Bobtail ran off the road when its driver swerved to miss hitting a deer while traveling northbound on Macon Road around 10:4…

Assistant district attorneys in the Griffin Judicial Circuit were sworn in Feb. 12 during a ceremony at the Spalding County Courthouse. Presiding over the ceremony was Spalding County Superior Court Judge Scott Ballard.

An 18-wheel truck making a turn Saturday night clipped a flower box on the southeastern corner of Hill and Solomon streets. It was the second flower box that has been hit in downtown in the last few weeks, although the other did not sustain any damage, according to City of Griffin Public Wor…

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David Studdard (left) was sworn in Friday as the chief assistant district attorney of the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Also pictured is Spalding County Superior Court Judge Scott Ballard (right).