The 5 day weather forecast doesn’t mention rein or now however temperatures will remain at or below feeding. For Wednesday 37 degrees for a high, with 23 for an overnight low. Thursday the high skyrockets to 50 with a overnight low of 27. Friday 51 for q high and 29 for an overnight low. Saturday will be partly cloudy and 44 for a high with 33 for a overnight low. Sunday will be 39 degrees for a high and 21 for a low. Stay tuned with The Rock 88.9 FM and WKEU 1450 and Channel 2 in Atlanta for the latest weather conditions.
Monday afternoon Griffin Police, Spalding Regional EMS and Troopers from the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol Respond to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Everee Inn Road and Meriwether street. A large Gravel dump struck a Ford F-150 and drove it into a power pole. The impact cracked the large pole and Griffin Electrical units were also dispatched to secure the pole to keep it from falling and started to replace the pole once investigators were completed at the scene. . The driver of the Ford Pickup truck was sent to Spalding regional with what Trooper Smith of the Griffin Post indicated were non life threatening injuries.
The Zebulon Police Department and The Pike County Sheriff’s Department joined forces Saturday to capture a wanted fugitive during a vehicle pursuit. 911 operators received numerous calls of a reckless driver on Highway 19 traveling southbound. Zebulon Police were able to locate the vehicle at the city limits and attempted to initiate a traffic stop at which time the driver refused to stop.
Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies joined in the pursuit during, which time the vehicle became increasingly dangerous to other vehicles on the road as it traveled on the wrong side of the roadway with complete disregard for the safety of others. A determination was made by the pursuing units to forcibly stop the suspect before anyone could be hurt by the suspect. After being stopped by a P.I.T. manuver the suspect resisted both police and deputies efforts to be placed under arrest. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Spalding Regional Hospital for minor injuries.
The vehicle driven by the suspect was determined to have been stolen from Spalding County. In addition the suspect , Ronald Miller Jr. 33 years of age, has warrants for his arrest from Spalding and Clayton counties. Counterfeit money was located in the vehicle and Miller was also believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of his arrest.
Miller faces numerous charges from both The Zebulon Police Department and The Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Among the charges are Felony fleeing and eluding, Forgery, Driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and various traffic offenses. Miller is currently housed at the Pike County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
Lamar County Sheriff Brad White hs advised WKEU news that att approximately 6:25 a.m. on February 4th the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office received a single vehicle accident on I-75 southbound at the 200 mile marker. The vehicle hit the guardrail and came to rest in the northbound lanes of I-75. Officers responding to the scene arrived at approximately 6:34 a.m. The driver and occupant of the vehicle were checked by emergency personnel at the scene. Neither occupant received any injuries.
Upon further investigation, officers found containers with possible hazardous materials inside which raised suspicions of a possible mobile Meth lab. At this time, Sheriff Brad White expressed extreme concern for the motoring public. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office quarantined the area and contacted the GBI HAZMAT and EOD officers for assistance securing the suspected hazardous materials. The GBI HAZMAT and EOD officers arrived and secured, removed and transported the suspected hazardous materials away from the scene.
Sheriff Brad White expresses his regret for any inconvenience experienced by the motoring public for delays which occurred during the closing of I-75 northbound.
The Spalding County Office of Elections and Voter Registration would like to remind Spalding County Registered Voters that early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary is:
Monday, February 8, 2016 through Friday, February 26, 2016. 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday voting will be available on February 20, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spalding County residents can vote early at the:
Office of Elections and Voter Registration 825 Memorial Drive Griffin, GA 30224
Registered voters are not required to provide a reason to early vote.
Photo ID is required.
If you have any questions, please call: 770/467-4245
Spalding County Parks & Recreation is currently accepting nominations for the annual “Bain Proctor Award for Volunteerism.” Nominations will be accepted until the end of the business day on March 4, 2016. Any resident of Spalding County who has volunteered his/her service to benefit the community may be nominated for this award. The candidate may not be paid or otherwise compensated for their service. Nominations should include the following:
A cover page with the nominee’s name and address, the name of the person submitting the nomination, contact information, and the name of the nominating association or organization if any.
A maximum of a one-page (12 point font, 1-inch margins) statement documenting the nominees volunteer service to Spalding County and it’s citizens.
Nomination packets must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation administrative office, 843 Memorial Drive.
For more information, please call 770-467-4750.
Spalding County has received a share of a $3.75 million dividend declared by the Board of Trustees of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG – GSIWCF). The dividend in the amount of $1,378.00 will be returned in the form of a credit towards Spalding County’s workers’ compensation premium for the 2016 policy year. The ACCG – GSIWCF is owned by the Georgia county government and authority members providing workers’ compensation insurance coverage to Georgia counties since its inception in 1982. The fund is managed by the Board of Trustees who represent the participating Georgia counties. Georgia law, enacted in 1982 at the request of Georgia county governments, allowed counties to pool their resources by forming a non-profit insurance fund to provide for anticipated losses and expenses. The ACCG – GSIWCF collectively self-insures a large portion of the risk, which allows Georgia county governments and authorities to purchase non-profit insurance coverage at cost-efficient rates that are typically better than a county could negotiate on its own. The non-profit self-insurance program is an effective method of financing insurable risks, which ultimately reduces insurance costs for the county and benefits the taxpayers. Members participating in the ACCG Insurance Program also receive extensive loss control and safety services to help mitigate and reduce claims. Fred Favors, McDuffie County Commissioner and Chairman of ACCG – GSIWCF Board of Trustees said, “The dividend rewards those long-term members of ACCG’s workers’ compensation fund and can result in a significant reduction in their insurance premium. This program continues to allow counties and authorities to effectively manage their insurance costs.” The dividends are possible because of favorable results in the investment of premium dollars held in reserve to pay claims. The successful management efforts on the part of Spalding County towards implementing loss control techniques and promoting safety contributes significantly in the reduction of injuries, claims and costs. Any insurance premiums and any investment income earned on the premium, which are not used to pay claims and operating expenses, belongs to the authority and county government members of the ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund.
On Friday, January 29, 2016, a Fish Fry fund raiser was held for Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Fuller. Deputy Fuller received severe burns from a grease fire on December 23, 2015, while off duty. The fund raiser was held at the Masonic Lodge #413, located at 1019 West Solomon Street, Griffin, Georgia. Sheriff Beam stated to WKEU News ” I want to thank everyone who participated in sponsoring and working at the fund raiser. It was a huge success; raising just over $10,000.00, all of which goes to Deputy Fuller. I am very proud of everyone who made donations and came out on Friday night. Thank you for everything.”