Tickets for the State Championship Game for Griffin vs Carrollton will go on sale Tuesday in the main lobby of Griffin High School from 9:00am till 3:30pm. If you purchase tickets at the school they are $18.00 each, you can also purchase tickets at the gate and are $20.00, or online from ticket master for $25.00 each.
WKEU encourages Bear Nation if you plan on purchasing tickets at the school to do so as soon as possible due to Griffin having an allotment of 4,000 tickets. The allotment is in one section of the dome. Lets show our support of the BEARS and sell out our allotment.
We will start the BEARS Tailgate show at 3:30pm with kickoff scheduled for 5:30pm. WKEU will broadcast the game on AM 1450, 88.9 FM “The Rock”, on our live stream at www.wkeuradio.com , and on our free app for all smart phones. To download our app just go to your app store and search WKEU Radio.
During our Friday night broadcast of Griffin’s semifinal round win in the AAAA state football playoffs, we at WKEU AM-FM announced that we would look into the possibility of adding the Lamar County AA championship game to our broadcast scheduled for Saturday, December 14. However, after thinking the matter over, we have come to the conclusion that sometimes it is better to take a financial loss than to potentially jeopardize a longstanding friendship so we will abandon our plans to cover the AA final from the Georgia Dome.
WKEU AM-FM was granted broadcast permission by the official voice of Lamar County football, WBAF in Barnesville, to carry the game, but in the light of the fact that the station is owned by longtime friend Paul Pleoner we could not in good conscience broadcast the game knowing it could take away so much as a single listener from WBAF.
We regret any inconvenience our premature announcement may have caused and we sincerely hope you will join us on WKEU AM-FM, www.wkeuradio.com, or on your smart phone devices for every play of the AAAA state final this Saturday when the Bears tangle with Carrollton. The game, from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, is scheduled to begin at 5:30. Our broadcast, commencing with the Griffin Bears’ Tailgate Show, will be on the air to paint the scene for the contest beginning at 3:30.
Today is December 7th. At about 8am on December 7th, 1941 the Japanese Navy launched a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor . More than 2400 Americans were killed in that assault, that left the Pacific Fleet in shambles, with only a hand full of vessels afloat. All the Battleships were either Damaged beyond restoration like the USS Arizona which has become the memorial of America’s entry into World War II. Most all aircraft at the Army and Navy fields nearby were destroyed.
In honor of those great Americans we ask everyone to say a silent prayer for those that lost their lives, and those precious World War II veterans living and those that have passed. These are Americas true heroes. For these Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Army, Cost Guard many of which are in their late 80′s and 90′s literally saved America and the World as we know it today. We all owe them so very much.
THE ROCK 88.9 FM AND WKEU AM 1450 TO BROADCST FROM THE GEORIGA DOME WHEN THE GRIFFIN BEARS, TAKE ON CARROLLTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
The Bears hosted Wayne County form Jesup Friday Night at Memorial Stadium, in the Final round of State Championship action before the final game at the Georgia Dome.
Griffin High School Bears 25 final
Wayne County Yellow Jackets 20
In next Saturdays game the Bears will play Carrollton High School for the State AAAA Championship.
The top ranked AA Region Lamar County Trojans on the way to the Georgia Dome. The Trojans were at home and hosted the Benedictine Cadets of Savannah in the semifinal round of the GHSA Class AA football playoffs Friday Night at Summers Field. The Final Score was:
Lamar County High School Trojans 10 final
Benedictine Cadets of Savannah 7
The Trojans will play Lovett High School at the Dome for the state trophy about 2:00.
The Griffin City Commissioners will meet Tuesday Night December 10, at the City Offices Downtown.
During the meeting the Commissioners will recognize Commissioner Shaheer Beyah for his service to the City of Griffin from 2010 through 2013.
The Commissioners will also recognize Chuck Smith, Supervisor in the Street Department, as the “Strongest Link” award recipient.
The Commissioners will consider for approval to amend the City of Griffin’s Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Operating and Capital Budget to transfer one Yard Waste position to Residential Collection and eliminate three remaining Yard Waste positions.
The Commissioners will declare 9 pieces of equipment as surplus and offer for sale to public on GovDeals.com.
Consider the use of Commissioner Contingency funds to purchase new seating and furniture for Customer Service lobby in the amount of $18, 210.00 from Impact Office Interiors at state contract pricing, and amend the budget accordingly.
Consider an addendum to the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Pavilion at the Park at Sixth. The original MOU was approved in March 2011 between the City of Griffin and Spalding County.
Consider award the bid and work contract to McLeroy Construction in the amount of $194,184.00 for the construction of sidewalks for the Public Works and Utilities Department.
Consider the approval to transfer inter department funds in the amount of $19,460.00 within the Water and Wastewater budget for the hiring of the new Potato Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Consider for approval the authorization to repair the City Pool pump station and electrical control panel in the amount not exceed $40,000.00; authorize the use of Commission Contingency funds, and amend the budget accordingly.
Consider Lease Agreement between the Law Offices of G. Alan Dodson, LLC and the City of Griffin, for 1283 rentable square feet of space, at One Griffin Center, 100 South Hill Street.
City Manager Kenny Smith will address the Commissioners in relation to a Resolution approving an administrative reorganization.
WKEU has received numerous calls in relation to the City of Griffin making several changes to include a new Chief at the Griffin Police Department. Several sources have advised WKEU news that there are two forced retirements of high ranking officers, and a reduction of one major to Captain planned, as well as a move of the current chief to another position. One caller said that the high ranking officers both with Masters degrees were offered entry level positions they could apply for. It is not known how much time the officers in question have with the city but more information will be available later. Another caller stated that the City was trying to save money by the move, however the Griffin Police Department currently is one of the most respected agencies in the area, and no law enforcement agency should be considered as money making operation, they are a service organization and not designed to be a revenue generating operation unless they are under pressure to write additional tickets for traffic violations, or code violations. The Commissioners will meet on Tuesday night and WKEU will bring you more information about this issue following the meeting, should more information be released.
James V. Miller age 35
Sheriff Wendell Beam has advised WKEU news that on Tuesday December 4, 2013 at 4:00 a.m. deputies located a suspicious person near the Crestview Baptist Church located on the North Expressway. When the deputies approached the suspicious person he fled on foot running toward the North Griffin Shopping Center.
Later that morning deputies located the suspect at the old ReMax Building located on the North Expressway and took him into custody. The suspect was later identified as James V. Miller, 35 years old, 506 West Louise Lane, Griffin, Georgia.
After further investigation it was learned that Mr. Miller was also the same suspect that had been wanted for numerous entering autos around the areas of LaPrade Road, Tallwood Road, Crestwood Road and other locations. Investigators have charged Mr. Miller with 10 counts of Entering Auto’s; 2 Counts of Criminal Trespassing and 1 count of Loitering and Prowling.
Mr. Miller was also wanted for a Violation of Parole warrant issued from Augusta, Georgia for Burglary. Sheriff Beam would also like to thank everyone who provided information on this suspect that was generated from the Sheriff’s face book page.
Lindy Scott has been employed by the Griffin-Spalding County School System for over 18 years. Mrs. Scott began as a teacher at Kelsey Middle School, was promoted to Assistant Principal at Cowan Road Middle, and has been serving as Rehoboth Road Middle School’s principal for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Scott is a graduate of Griffin High School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grade Education and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. She also completed additional educational leadership courses from Florida’s Nova Southeastern University.
“Great leaders must be visionaries, always looking at the bigger picture, what came before and what is to come in the future. This is important to establish a clear vision, focus, and goals to help each student become college and career ready, and capitalize on their abilities and talents to improve their future and our community,” stated Lindy Scott. She also added “I am excited about the move to Spalding High School and to work with such a dedicated staff. I am also thankful for the opportunity to follow behind the excellent leadership of Derrell Jeffcoat.”
“We had an excellent pool of candidates for the Spalding High School principal position. Mrs. Scott’s extensive experience, leadership skills, and attributes made her the best applicant for this position. We welcome Lindy to this important position and will continue to expect great things,” said Superintendent of Griffin-Spalding County School System, Dr. Curtis Jones.
City Solid Waste Department Schedules Canned Food Drive
Dec. 3- The City of Griffin Solid Waste Division will be collecting canned food to donate to the Salvation Army during the week of Dec. 16-19. Residents across the city can donate by placing their non-perishable canned food items in a bag. That bag should then be placed on top of their RECYCLING BIN.
“I’m very appreciative of those people who have donated in the past and want to thank them for helping our community with their contributions,” said Central Services Director Phil Francis.
Donated items, along with recycling and refuse, will be collected on regularly scheduled pick-up days during the week of Dec. 16.