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Jordan Favors returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score, starting quarterback Quamari Williams threw touchdown passes of 13 and 45 yards in the second quarter, Craig Woods and Prince Green each returned an interception for a TD in the third quarter and backup quarterback Jeff Davis t…

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The local public school high school basketball season tips off Friday when Griffin High hosts Union Grove.

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On Tuesday, an incident involving a Griffin High School student that was described as “consensual intimate behavior” was filmed and broadcast via a webcam during virtual classroom instruction.

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Here are some photos from Griffin High School football practices. The Bears open the 2020 season Sept. 4 against Spalding at Memorial Stadium.

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Cadet Lt. Col. Jendayia Taylor from Griffin High School JROTC was named valedictorian for school year 2019-2020. Taylor was the cadet battalion commander of the JROTC program, a scholar-athlete and a leader in the school community.

The Griffin-Spalding Black Heritage Festival Committee is presenting the Fifth Annual Griffin-Spalding "Lift Every Voice and Sing" concert Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Griffin Auditorium.

A flurry of dunks in the third quarter ended Griffin’s bid to close the gap between the Bears and defending state champion Jonesboro in a 62-49 loss Tuesday night at The House as Griffin fell into third place in the subregion standings and the Cardinals mathematically clinched the Region 4-A…

Griffin sophomore TyLeslie Johnson (33) dribbles around Jonesboro senior Mahogany Hall on Tuesday night at The House.

Aurelia Mangham scored 13 points and Andeija Puckett added 11 to lead No. 9-state ranked Griffin High in a 55-53 loss Tuesday night to No. 3 Jonesboro at The House after a comeback bid fell short in the game’s waning moments and Jonesboro mathematically clinched the regular season Region 4-A…

Griffin senior Demaree “Pogo” Walker (1) goes in for a layup against Pike County’s Malik Barber (14) during a game on Jan. 6 at The House.

Griffin High's Deaundra Kelsey (15) goes up for a layup while defended by Spalding's Carter Henderson (22) during their region game recently. Griffin will host defending champ Jonesboro at 7:30 p.m. today.

The Griffin High Bears and Lady Bears will be looking to dish out a cold serving of revenge today as their basketball teams host the Jonesboro Cardinals and Lady Cardinals in Region 4-AAAA Division B action, with girls tipoff slated for 6 p.m. at The House.

A football interest meeting for all eighth-graders zoned for Spalding High School will take place next Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS commons (cafeteria). Please come ready to soak in all the information regarding Jaguars football!

ZEBULON — Senior Demaree “Pogo” Walker scored 15 points and classmate Shundarious Jordan added 13 Friday night as second-place Griffin High handed last-place Pike County its second most lopsided loss this season, 90-29.

Griffin senior Demaree "Pogo" Walker (1) drives to the basket Friday night at Pike County High School in Zebulon, Ga. Walker scored a game-high 15 points, all amassed in the first half.

Griffin sophomore Andeija Puckett (40) puts up a shot Friday night as Pike County's Kris Beckham (14) looks on during a game at PCHS in Zebulon, Ga. Puckett scored a career-high 39 points, while Beckham scored a team-high 16 points.

ZEBULON — Andeija Puckett scored a career-high 39 points (38 by the home team's book) Friday night as second-place Griffin High avenged a 4-point loss 17 days earlier to fourth-place Pike County, 68-43, in Region 4-AAAA Division B varsity girls basketball to split the regular season series.

Former Griffin High great Tim Beckham talks to the Griffin High Bears baseball team last year.


Former Griffin High baseball great Tim Beckham said coming back home to host a free baseball clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Griffin High is all about, “The Kids.”

Griffin's Darrell Evans Jr. (20) works against Pike County during a game Jan. 6 at The House.

Southern Crescent guard DeQuarion Williams prepares to shoot a free throw Wednesday night during the Tigers' GCAA conference opener against Oxford (Emory) College at the Taylor Street gym.


Southern Crescent Tech point guard June Prowell sank two free throws with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to give the Tigers a 71-67 win over the Oxford (Emory) College Eagles Wednesday night in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) men’s basketball action at the Taylor Street gym.

Griffin's Demaree "Pogo" Walker (1) goes in for a layup Tuesday night at The House against Riverdale. Guarding on the play for the Raiders is Omar Touray (11). Walker scored a game-high 23 points in the Bears 68-58 victory.


Senior Demaree “Pogo” Walker scored a game-high 23 points as Griffin High opened the second half of subregion play with a 68-58 win Tuesday night against Riverdale on Senior Night at The House.

Griffin's Shacoria Jones (10) drives past a Lanett (Ala.) High defender on Dec. 26 during a game in the Holiday Basketball Classic at Newnan High School. Jones led Griffin on Tuesday night with 19 points, 8 assists and 7 steals in a 70-48 subregion win at home against Riverdale.

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Shacoria Jones scored 19 points, dished out 8 assists and had 7 steals as the Griffin High girls basketball team opened the second half of subregion play with a 70-48 win Tuesday night against Riverdale on Senior Night at The House.

Halfway through subregion play, it’s time to take inventory on how the Griffin High and Spalding High basketball teams are faring as they head down the homestretch and gear up for next month’s region tournament, Feb. 7-14 at Locust Grove High (rat-tail games and quarterfinals) and Hampton Hi…

Coach Eddie Payne joined Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) as the system’s part-time athletic director, the system announced last week. Payne brings with him more than 37 years of experience in high school athletics.

Griffin's Tyleslie Johnson (33) and Spalding's Desiree Corbin (23) battle down low Friday night at Spalding High

The Griffin Bears basketball team rebounded from its season-high two-game losing streak in a big way, blitzing the Spalding Jaguars 85-56 Friday night in Region 4-AAAA Division B action at Spalding High.

The start of the Griffin-Spalding varsity girls basketball game Friday evening at Spalding High was delayed a little more than an hour due to technical difficulties, giving both teams plenty of time to warm up before playing.

Spalding's DeAundre Alford (5) drives between a pair of Griffin defenders on Jan. 3 at Griffin High. The teams meet against 7:30 p.m., today at Spalding High.

Griffin's Victoria Middlebrooks (4) goes up for a shot against Spalding's Jasmine Holland (1) on Jan. 3 at Griffin High School. The two teams meet again 6 p.m., today at Spalding High School.

It’s not the best of times at this point for the Spalding High Jaguars and Lady Jaguars basketball teams as they prepare to host their crosstown and subregion rivals, the Griffin Bears and Lady Bears, starting at 6 p.m. today.

Spalding's Jasmine Holland (1) drives past Griffin's Shacoria Jones (10) on Jan. 3 at Griffin High School. The crosstown rivals meet again 6 p.m., today at Spalding High School.

Shacoria Jones scored 24 points and Victoria Middlebrooks added 16 as Griffin High topped visiting Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 62-51 Tuesday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

Without the services of freshman point guard Corderius Hastings in the lineup, a shorthanded Griffin High team struggled to break the press Tuesday night during a 67-59 loss to Region 4-AAAA Division B second-place Mt. Zion-Jonesboro at The House.

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First-year Bears head basketball coach Andy Harre attributes the play of senior Shundarious Jordan for a great deal of Griffin’s quick start this season.

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Malik Miller, the unanimous choice for 2014 Region 4-AAAA Player of the Year, changed his commitment from Furman University to the Air Force Academy in the last few days.