Hayrides, inflatables and bucket truck rides were all part of Saturday’s Fall Festival held by the Griffin Police Department in City Park.

Rock Springs Church Senior Pastor Benny Tate has written a book titled “Defy The Odds” which is being published by Harvest House Publisher.

A second reading of an ordinance that will regulate short-term rental units in the city is up for a second reading and adoption at tonight’s meeting of the city’s Board of Commissioners.

A suspect being held in Virginia is currently awaiting extradition to Georgia in connection with the shooting death of a Stockbridge resident.

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Georgia State Patrol troopers continue to investigate an early Sunday morning wreck that claimed the life of a Thomaston man.

Jeff Williams, of Square Foot Ministry, spoke at the Rotary Club of Griffin’s weekly meeting Thursday. In the last 10 years, Square Foot Ministry has built 17 homes in Griffin, mostly in the Fairmont area. Some of the goals for 2022 include building two to three homes in Griffin, increase th…

Ryan Lyles — a Culinary Arts major at Southern Crescent Technical College — has been awarded a scholarship given annually by the Iris Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).

State Court Judge Josh Thacker spoke to the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club about the functions of State Court and also explained the other courts. Thacker began his career as an assistant district attorney with the Griffin Judicial Circuit covering Fayette, Pike, Upson, and Spalding counties. …

Bonnie Wainwright, right, is a new member of the Sun City Civitan Club. She was sponsored by club President Michelle Drugacz, left.

Southern Crescent Technical College, in partnership with Impact Office Interiors, held its Drive “Fore” Education Golf Tournament on Thursday at The Club at Shoal Creek. Proceeds from the tournament go to benefit Southern Crescent Technical College. Breakfast was provided by Chick-fil-A, whi…

The Griffin-Spalding Board of Education is considering an optional COVID-19 testing plan for the system’s students and staff.

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A 15-year-old suspect is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Macon following the recent shooting of a 14-year-old female in Butts County.

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In anticipation of the upcoming meetings of independent advisory committees with the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control, the Biden Administration has announced a plan to ensure that authorized vaccines for ages 5 to 11 are quickly distributed and equitably availa…

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The Spalding County Board of Commissioners on Monday night approved an agreement that will enable a West Georgia company to provide broadband service to about 485 unserved addresses in the county.

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An Oct. 4 fire at Solomon Street Seafood Market in Griffin was potentially set by a suspect unknown to fire investigators at this time.

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Due to the number of complaints the city of Griffin has received regarding short-term rental units within the city, city commissioners are considering an ordinance that will regulate the rentals through a certification process.

Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix and Chief Deputy Tony Thomason attended Monday’s kickoff for Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett’s golf tournament. Also on hand at the event were NBA Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal, the host of the event, and comedian Chris Tucker.

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The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education focused primarily on policy updates during its work session Tuesday afternoon at the Learning Center in downtown Griffin.

Residents from Spalding County and even Atlanta volunteered Saturday to help clean and restore the Islamic mosque in Griffin, which was vandalized at some point between Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.

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Some members of the Spalding County Parks and Leisure Services Advisory Commission last week questioned whether The Lakes at Green Valley is the best site for the aquatic center.

The sixth annual Book Bolt 5K and Fun Run, hosted by the Friends of the Griffin-Spalding County Library (FROGSLIB), is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, rain or shine.

William “Bill” Moore Sr. has died while serving a prison sentence for his role in the 1983 murder of Timothy Coggins.

When Chuck Olmstead announced his retirement as the city’s accounting director in June, Amanda Carmichael stepped into the role and has proven herself to be knowledgeable, experienced and professional, Chief Financial Officer Markus Schwab said.

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The Griffin Police Department is helping Griffin Fire-Rescue into the investigation of a possible arson case reported behind the Christian Women’s Center in Griffin.

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Felony gang and drug charges a Griffin man is facing were sent to Spalding County Superior Court following a preliminary hearing.

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the Spalding County Office of Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency are encouraging residents to participate in October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month and learn tips on staying cyber secure.

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Spalding County has partnered with Civic Ready for many years to provide its mass notification solution.

Angel Tree registrations continue through Nov. 24 at The Salvation Army, 725 Meriwether St., Griffin.

Scarecrows in the Garden will continue through Halloween in the UGA Research and Education Garden, 129 W. Ellis Road, Griffin. Visit the scarecrows weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (Oct. 17) from 1 to 4 p.m.

Many writers spend a lifetime hoping to get their first book published. Stepping Stones Educational Therapy Center student Adrian “Ian” Mays is not one of them.

Due to the response Spalding County government received regarding Halloween, Spalding County issued a new notice Friday morning that trick-or-treating in the county will be on Sunday.

While Georgia firefighters may not be collecting donations at intersections and storefronts this year due to COVID-19, the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation is conducting a virtual “Give Burns the Boot” campaign.