P:ike county Sherifff Jimmy Thyomas has advised WKEU news that thee individuals are in custody in relation to a fatal shooting April 9 th in Meansville.  And true bill finding by the Pike Grand Jury.

These individualswill be bound over to Superior Court and  include:

Gregory Alexander Twymon, malice murder, felony murder, five counts special presentment felony murder, two counts aggravated assault, two counts armed robbery, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, illegal use of communication facility, criminal attempt to possess methamphetamine and criminal trespass;

Mylidah Danielle Harris, malice murder, felony murder, three counts special presentment felony murder, two counts aggravated assault, two counts armed robbery, special presentments criminal attempt to possess meth, special presentment possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and criminal trespass;

Thaddeus Jaronta Holmes, malice murder, felony murder, five counts special presentment felony murder, two counts aggravated assault, two counts armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, special presentment violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, criminal attempt to possess meth and criminal trespass.

The three individuals remain in the Pike County Jail.

 

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Henry Repeating Arms donated $100,000 to the St.Vincent House at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. The contribution will benefit the patients and families seeking a greatly needed home away from home during treatment.

The check was presented to Sue Anne Gilroy, Executive Director of the St. Vincent Foundation and the former Indiana Secretary of State by Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms. The presentation took place on April 24, 2014 in front of 2,500 NRA members at the Friends of the NRA National Banquet held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The donation was made as part of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program. President Anthony Imperato explains, “we started the program several years ago because we felt blessed with our success and wanted to give back to organizations we admire.  The Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital provides extraordinary patient care for the children of Indiana and we are proud to support them.”

About Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent
Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent has been dedicated to providing extraordinary patient care for the children of Indiana. With a full range of pediatric services, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly atmosphere, patients from newborns to teens receive the best, most comprehensive care from doctors and nurses who understand the needs of children. It offers 46 private inpatient beds, 15 beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit, 85 beds in the Newborn Intensive Care unit, and 17 beds in the Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department, the first pediatric emergency room in the state of Indiana. The hospital also offers 24-hour physician coverage by pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologists, board certified emergency doctors, and a nursing staff with an average of 10 years nursing experience. The goal of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is to offer a complete continuum of care to children—from newborns to late adolescents. A multidisciplinary approach for family-focused care includes child life specialists, social workers, education specialists and pastoral care.

 

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Four New Assistant Principals and Two New Curriculum Coordinators Announced For GSCS

At its scheduled meeting on June 24, 2014, the Griffin-Spalding Board of  Education approved the recommended candidates for six positions. These positions  include assistant principals for Griffin High School, Carver Road Middle, Cowan Road Middle and Kennedy Road Middle. The other two positions are new positions
added to the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) for the 2014-15 school year English and Language Arts (ELA) curriculum coordinator and math curriculum coordinator.

Joshua Pittman was named Griffin High School assistant principal. Joshua comes to GSCS from Stockbridge High School where he taught video production for over six years. Pittman was also on the school administrative team, leadership team, technology team and Career, Technical, and  Agricultural Education (CTAE) County Support team. Joshua received his Bachelor’s in media studies and his Education Specialist in leadership building from Mercer University. He received his Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Troy University in Alabama.

Gregory Gardner was named assistant principal for Carver Road Middle School. Gardner began his teaching
career at Carver Road Middle in 2007 as a language arts and social studies teacher. During this time, in addition to teaching, Gregory has become an advocate for Technology In Classrooms (T.I.C.S), a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) mentor, lead the schools Professional Learning Community (PLC) efforts and is English/Language Arts (ELA) department chair. Gregory was named Carver Road Middle’s 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year and has won the award for best language arts teacher for four consecutive years. He received his Bachelor’s in English from Fort Valley State University, his Master’s in Education from Troy University in Alabama and his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University in Florida.

Cowan Road Middle School’s assistant principal will be Chandra Bell. Chandra began her career in education
with GSCS in 2005 at Flynt Middle School. She served as a math teacher, Math Department chair, academic team and math team coach at Carver Road Middle School since it opened in 2007. Since 2012 Chandra has been an instructional coach at Kennedy Road Middle School. She received her Bachelor’s in Business
Administration from Clayton State University, her Master’s in Human Resources Management from Baker College in Michigan and Education Specialist in Leadership from the University of Arizona.

Russell Hudson was announced as half time assistant principal at Kennedy Road Middle School and Rehoboth Road Middle School. Hudson has been a GSCS mathematics teacher since 2000. He began his teaching career at Griffin High School, transferred to Taylor Street Middle School in 2003 and has been at Spalding High School for the past five years. In addition to his academic contributions Russell has also been an advisor for the
Interact Club, coached baseball, softball and golf. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Shorter College, his Master if Education from Troy University and his Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

Tameka Thomas was named the new GSCS ELA curriculum coordinator. She joins GSCS from serving as a middle school Literacy and English/Language Arts teacher for eight years in Henry County and Clayton County School System.  For the past three years she has been a literacy coach at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Hampton. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College in New York, her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia and her Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

The new math curriculum coordinator will be Graham Fletcher. Fletcher began his teaching career in 2004 and
taught third grade for six years. Most recently he served as a math instructional lead teacher at Hampton Elementary School and served on the math district support team for Henry County Schools. Graham has done team and contract work with the Georgia Department of Education since 2011 to help build the Common Core Math Instructional Framework. Graham received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brewton-Parker College, Masters of Education in Teaching and Instruction from TUI University in California and Educational Specialist Degree in Math Education from University of Georgia.

“Each one of these candidates brings experience, leadership skills and a passion for instruction to GSCS. I look forward to the amazing accomplishments and achievements they will bring to our system, schools and students,” said Dr. Curtis Jones, school superintendent For Griffin Spalding School System.

 

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SPALDING COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ANNOUNCES FREE DANCE AND CHEER CAMP
Impact Dance and Competitive Cheer is offering free camp for youth ages 6 to 14 at two Parks and Recreation locations this summer!
City Park Community Center 601 Camp Northern Road, Griffin, Georgia Mondays, June 16 and 23 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm and Fairmont Park Community Center 241 Blanton Street, Griffin, Georgia Thursdays, June 19 and 26 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Pre-Register on line at www.spaldingparksandrec.com Onsite registrations will be accepted. For information contact Brittany at 678-791-6721 or email impactdancecheer@yahoo.com
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