During the meeting the Commissioners Monday Night at 6pm,  will consider approval on second reading, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 1 of the Spalding County Animal Control Ordinance by adding a section establishing a maximum number of dogs and cats allowed without a kennel license.

Consider approval on second reading, an Ordinance to amend the Spalding County Code of Ordinances by inserting a new subparagraph 2 regarding adoptions by persons other than the Owner, Possessor or Custodian to include fees for the spay and neutering of the animal prior to adoption.

Consider approval on second reading an Ordinance amending the FY 2014 Budget Ordinance to provide for lease purchase proceeds and other revenues.

Consider Approval of Resolution to Cover Emergency Management Team Members under the County’s workers’ compensation insurance.

Consider Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Griffin for 800 MHz User fees as proposed by the City of Griffin.

Consider approval of an Amplification Permit request from the Rafferty Family for a wedding reception to be held at 1901 S. 6th Street on July 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Consider approval of an Amplification Permit request from Ms. Elberta Fox on May 9, 2014 at 1832 W. Ellis Road, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Consider approval of the following amplification permits as requested by Chris Smith of the Griffin Moose Lodge for several outdoor events to be held on the following dates at the Griffin Moose Lodge located at 1425 Zebulon Road:

1. May 26, 2014 Memorial day Family Pool Event from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2. May 30, 2014 Family/Child Birthday Party Event from 7:00p.m. – ll:00 p.m.

3. June 14, 2014 Luau Pool Event from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

4. July 4, 2014 July 4th Family Pool Event/Party from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

5. September 1, 2014 Labor Day Pool “Family” Event from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Consider request from Walking for Wellness to utilize The County Bus from September 15, 2014, through September 19, 2014, to travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Consider recommendation from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission for implementation of Field Use Fees.

Consider approval of the engagement letter with Robert W. Baird & Company to serve as managing underwriter for the 2014 SPLOST.

Consider approval of the Service Agreement for Operation of the Three Rivers Regional Transit System in Spalding County.

Consider approval of multi-year lease agreement with Verizon Wireless for Williamson Road tower site.




WKEU’s annual spring event, the Bunny Hunt, will be held Thursday night, April 17, beginning around dark.

Six stuffed bunnies will be hidden throughout the area with clues read to help hunters determine the location of each. As a hunter, it is your job to decipher the clue and find the bunny. After doing that, return the bunny to our central broadcast location, the main branch of First National Bank, 318 South Hill Street, where you will be rewarded with a host of prizes donated by our event sponsors.

Be sure to tune in Thursday night to AM 1450 for the 2014 Bunny Hunt, brought to you by WKEU, the Griffin Police Department DARE Program and the Griffin Downtown Council.


Historian Stephen Lee Ritchie is speaking to the John McIntosh Kell Camp #107 Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Stonewall Confederate Cemetery. The month of April, by Georgia Law, is designated as Confederate History Month. The City of Griffin, as well as Spalding County, has also proclaimed April as Confederate History Month. Interestingly, April 26th is Confederate Memorial Day as observed by the state government since 1874.

A resident of Muncie, Indiana, Mr. Ritchie is an Honor Graduate in U.S. History and U.S. Government from Ball State University. He is the Historian of the McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, a Staff Historian of the Civil War Education Association and is a popular tour guide and speaker Civil War symposia throughout the country.

Mr. Ritchie is a founding member of the Kernstown Battlefield Association and has also served on its Advisory Board. In 1998 he was awarded the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for excellence in Civil War scholarship by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and is a 2013 recipient of the Dr. Williams Woods Hasler Award for Civil War Studies.

He is proud to be a Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, currently serving as its Adjutant in Chief and a 2012 recipient of the Robert E. Lee Medal, the second highest award given by that organization.

Mr. Ritchie’s speech is entitled “Two Dates in Stone – A Tribute to Our Confederate Dead.” This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Kelly Barrow at scv107@gmail.com.


Sheriff Wendell Beam has advised WKEU news that on Sunday April 15 th at about 2 pm Kendrick Cheeves turned himself into the Spalding Sheriffs Office. Cheeves was the subject of a lookout placed following the investigation of a individual being shot at 166 Camden Road at about 10:07 p.m.

Friday April 11 th. , units of the Patrol Division responded to a person shot at 166 Camden Road, Griffin, Ga. On Friday April 11th investigators found the victim of the shooting in the driveway of the residence and notified the Emergency Medical Personnel who arrived and transported the victim to the Spalding Regional Hospital where the victim later died of those injuries.

Investigator’s with the Sheriff’s Office began interviewing witnesses on the scene and were able to identify the suspect as a black male Kendrick Cheeves, age 30 years old of 166 Camden Road, Griffin, Georgia.

When Cheeves was arrested at the Sheriffs Department when he turned himself in and interviewed by investigators then turned over to the Spalding County Detention Center. He is charged with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault. No other information will be released at this time due to the on-going investigation, also no motive has been determined at this time. Cheeves is being held without bond in the Spalding Detention Center. .



The Griffin Police Department has announced that jas result of tips obtained during the continued investigation of the early morning April 1, 2014 shooting at the Super Seed zone Convenience Store, located at 678 North Expressway, Griffin GA, the suspect, Justin Adam Holloway has been arrested. While following up on new leads Officers with the Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Thomaston Police Department while working in conjunction with Investigators from the Griffin Police Department located Holloway in a residence in Molena, Georgia, Upson County, shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. Holloway was taken into custody without incident and is currently in the process of being transferred to the Spalding County jail. The Griffin Police Department would like to thank the public for providing several tips that assisted in the investigation and ultimately in the arrest of Mr. Holloway.


Shriff Wendell Beam has advised WKEU news that during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 6, 2014, the Ringgold Grocery Store, 4243 Jackson Road, Griffin, GA was burglarized. Forced entry was made into the building.

The person was wearing a Green Full Body Suit to conceal his identity. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the person is asked to call the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division at (770) 467-4282.





A second arrest has been made by Pike County Sheriffs  investigators in the on going murder investigation that occurred on Ray Drive in Pike County. Mylidah Harris, a  Barnesville resident, has been arrested for murder and armed robbery.
Sheriff Jimmy Thomas said his Investigators have worked diligently throughout this investigation to identify those responsible for the shooting death of  Michael Dawe, a resident of Clayton County.

Also arrested was Gregory Twymon , age 23, from Barnesville in connection  shooting death of Daw. Twymon is a member of the bloods street gang and was an active participant in the homicide. He was arrested in Lamar County while operating the vehicle believed to have been used during the crime.


Investigators have obtained and served eleven separate search warrants during the investigation and obtained numerous pieces of evidence linking Twymon to the murder.

All individuals arresd are  currently in the Pike County Jail on the following charges: Murder, participation in gang activity, aggravated assault (2 counts), illegal use of a telecommunication device, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, armed robbery, criminal attempt possession of methamphetamine and criminal trespassing.

Pike County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance throughout this investigation, Zebulon Police Department, Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Barnesville Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


The 2014 Bunny Hunt will be held April 17 weather permitting. The Bunny Hunt will start around 7:30pm on AM 1450 and will be streamed on our live stream as well. We will be set up at First National Bank Main Branch located in downtown at the corner of South Hill Street and Popular Street. To listen on our app just search WKEU Radio in your app store for our free app available for all smart phones.




Spalding County Parks & Recreation is proud to announce that Dundee Lake Park will once again be open to the public beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014. Activities such as fishing and pavilion rentals will resume at that time.

For more information, please call 770/467-4750.



The Spalding County Board of Commissioners Zoning Public hearing will be Monday, April 21 st at 5:00 p.m.. The Meeting will be in the Meeting room of the Courthouse annex.



Applications are now being accepted for arts and crafts vendors for the 31st Annual Great Griffin Mayfling Festival set for Saturday, April 26th, and Sunday, April 27th at Griffin City Park. Also, applications for non-profit and commercial booth spaces can be submitted to the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce. Applications are available at the Chamber or on-line at griffinchamber.com.

The Mayfling Committee is excited to announce the return of The Nerdy Derby, a big attraction for children and adults last year. Building and designing your own miniature race car and then racing it on the specially built Nerdy Derby Track is fun for the whole family. This event is brought to Griffin by Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing and the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering through its AMP-It-Up Program. There is no cost to participate in this event.

The Mayfling brings together local clubs, organizations and others who set up food booths offering a selection of delicious food. While you are enjoying these tasty treats you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment or browse the many arts, crafts, commercial and non-profit booth displays.

Saturday, April 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27th, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Griffin City Park for fun, food and entertain.

Need for information: Find us on Facebook or contact the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce at 770-228-8200 or on-line at griffinchamber.com.

Admission is FREE to the 31st Annual Great Griffin Mayfling Festival.