Southern Crescent Technical College held its Spring Commencement Exercises on Tuesday in the parking lot of the Ellis Crossing Educational and Training Complex. Two commencements were held — one at 10 a.m., and another at 2 p.m. Tamara Ison, CEO of Wellstar Regional Hospital, gave the commen…

A second person has been arrested in connection with the inmate who escaped from the Pike County Jail Thursday morning.

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All things Griffin were celebrated Saturday at “May’d in Griffin” — the theme of this month’s Second Saturday event held in downtown Griffin. The event highlighted unique products, companies, education, music, art, as well as the people of Griffin.

Investigators with the Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body near the area where they received a report of a missing person late last week.

Larry Dewalder, of Branson, Missouri, brought to life the antics and mannerisms of Barney Fife — the bumbling but dedicated deputy who worked with Sheriff Andy Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show.” Dewalder was on hand May 2 at Southside Baptist Church. Pictured with Dewalder is Spalding Count…

Sgt. Austin Massey was recently featured in the “Officer Spotlight” on the Griffin Police Department Facebook page. Massey has been with the GPD for six years after working in corrections for three years. Austin was born and raised in south Georgia on the family farm. He enlisted in the Air …

This year’s STAR Students at Griffin High and Spalding High, as well as their respective STAR Teachers, were announced and recognized during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Lydia DeLay is Griffin High’s STAR Student, while Madison Whatley is Spalding High’s STAR Student. DeLay’s…

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The inmate who escaped from the Pike County Jail Thursday morning is back in custody.

The bulk of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education meeting addressed the upcoming fiscal year 2022 budget.

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All things Griffin will be celebrated Saturday at “May’d in Griffin” — the theme of this month’s Second Saturday event held in downtown Griffin.

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The Atlanta Community Food Bank and Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry will hold a drive-thru food distribution from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15.

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Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for Jason Goolsby, an inmate who escaped Thursday morning when he walked off a morning work detail. Goolsby was incarcerated for drug offenses. Anyone with information about Goolsby’s location, contact 770-567-8431.

A Griffin man who was allegedly involved in a scam that took thousands of dollars from an elderly Wisconsin woman was bound over to Superior Court Tuesday by Chief Spalding County Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh during a preliminary hearing.

A man who was arrested in February on home invasion and other charges was bound over to Superior Court Tuesday by Chief Spalding County Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh during a preliminary hearing.

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Spalding High School Theatre is presenting James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Into the Woods Junior” from May 6-9 at the First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Dr.

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While the upcoming budget dominated the majority of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education meeting, the board did take time to approve Superintendent Keith Simmons’ recommendation for the new principal at Griffin High School.

A Jackson man is facing murder charges in connection with the shooting death of his stepfather.

The Kiwanis Club of Griffin held its annual Pancake Day Saturday at the Kiwanis of Griffin Center. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast or lunch is an annual community tradition. Pancake Day is one of the major events for the Kiwanis Club of Griffin. The event has been going on for more tha…

Over 1,000 individuals participated in the National Education Association “Big Read: Griffin-Spalding Reading Together” by taking part in the Big Read’s programs and events geared around the book “Station Eleven”.

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Herbert Chambers has been selected to become the new principal of Griffin High School. He comes from Houston County, where he was an assistant principal at Veterans High School.

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The Spalding County Board of Commissioners on Monday night got an update on the 2016 special-purpose, local-option sales tax (SPLOST) and took care of some housekeeping items.

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While the annexation and rezoning of 30 acres on Williamson Road for an apartment complex means a great deal for those who support the idea and for those who oppose it, city Commissioner Holly Murray said it was a hard decision but it was also the right thing to do.

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The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and Griffin Skate Inn hosted a First Responders’ Family Night Out open to the community on Thursday at the skating rink at 2489 North Expressway. First responders — including all law enforcement, fire service and ambulance service workers — and their fami…

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A development company’s proposal to build houses and condominiums adjacent to the Coldwater Creek subdivision and The Dairy subdivision has drawn interest — and concern — from area residents.

Former Griffin Police Sgt. Matthew Blume was recently featured on the GPD’s Facebook page in the “Officer Spotlight.” Blume was a shift sergeant in the Uniform Patrol Division. Before being promoted to sergeant, he was an investigator for three years in the Criminal Investigations Division. …

Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix recently presented one of the first quarter STAR awards to Kimberly Freeland. Nominations for officer and civilian awards are submitted by supervisors and are based on performance recognition by co-workers and supervisors.

Rock Springs Church Senior Pastor Benny Tate recently presented Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix with a flag that was flown at the U.S. Capitol in recognition of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. The flag was flown at the request of U.S. District 3 Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-West Point).

The Georgia Department of Transportation has contracted with McCoy Grading Inc. of Greenville to replace the Georgia Highway 109 bridge over Gola Creek in Pike County, located one mile east of Meansville.

John Strickland and Larry Stover received the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Golden Eagle Award during the annual Spalding/Pike Golden Eagle Dinner on Thursday night at the Kiwanis Club Event Center in Griffin.

A man whose preliminary hearing was continued in March because of a conflict with the Public Defender’s Office, is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday.

At Thursday’s Rotary Club of Griffin meeting, club member Charles Penny brought a flyfishing rod he made last month during a six-day class at Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge.