The Travelers Insurance Company and Spalding Fire Department Battalion Chief Jamie Clark are continuing an investigation into a large house fire that occurred Tuesday afternoon July 15 th at 55 Peyton Road just off Teamon Road in North Spalding County. The fire occurred about 1:00 pm and several Spalding Fire units responded to the scene. Upon arrival Battalion Chief Clark said that the home was showing fire in most of the roof line and several rooms. Chief Clark also said that the home was a total loss, and a vehicle was seen by witnesses speeding away from the scene. There were no injuries from the incident and the investigation will start sifting through the debris at the scene early this week. The subject of the investigation has been arrested on unrelated charges by the Spalding Sheriffs Department.    More information is expected to be released later by the Spalding County Fire Department.


Spalding County Office of Elections and Voter Registration 825 Memorial Drive  announces Spcial meeting.


The Spalding County Board of Elections and Registration will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday July 22nd at 11am. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution calling for a special election to be held on November 4, 2014.




About 12:20 Friday Morning units of the Griffin Police Department, Griffin Fire Department, Spalding Regional EMS and Two Helicopter Air Ambulances from Emory Air Flight based at the Griffin Spalding Airport were called to the scene of a one vehicle accident a Quilly Street at North 12 th Street. A vehicle had struck a power pole and cut the pole at the base. The power pole contained a Transformer and the City Electrical Department responded to the scene to replace the pole and mount a new transformer and re-install downed lines. A landing zone was established at the Griffin Fire Station number 1 at North Hill Street. For the two helicopter air ambulances landed. Two occupants of the wrecked vehicle were transported to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment one of the individuals was unconscious and the other had head, leg and face injuries. The incident remains under investigation by th Griffin Police Department and more information is expected to be released later.

Chamber Business Expo will be at the Kiwanis of Griffin Center – Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public is Invited

Business Expo 2014 is being sponsored by the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce at the Kiwanis of Griffin Center, 1025 South Hill Street, Griffin, on Tuesday, July 29th, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and/or services to the general public and for the citizens of the community to visit and see what is here in Griffin-Spalding County and the immediate area.

Take advantage of this time to come out and meet face to face business owners and learn more about what they offer and the variety of services/products available right here in your own community.

For more information or to register as a vendor, please contact the Chamber office at 770-228-8200 or follow us on Facebook at Griffin/Spalding Chamber of Commerce to for updates about the event.

Remember: Shop Local, support your area merchants and let’s work to make our economy strong.



The City of Griffin will host a job fair for open city government positions on July 29 between 2PM and 6PM at the Griffin Welcome Center located at 143 North Hill Street. Posted job fair positions include a mechanic, two equipment operators, a building inspector, a principal planner, two refuse truck operators, two wastewater plant superintendents, and approximately eight city police officers. A full list with descriptions, including a list of minimum qualifications, can be found on the city’s website at

Applicants are strongly encourage to consult minimum qualifications posted on the city’s website. Human Resources Director Miles Neville explains, “For example, our motor pool is looking for a mechanic. Because our motor pool works on everything from weed eaters and lawn mowers to garbage trucks and track loaders, individuals may not be qualified even though they are an expert at repairing cars.”

Representatives from all hiring departments will be available to conduct on-site interviews. Applicants should bring a resume and dress accordingly.

Marcia Norris Spalding Couty Clerk has advised WKEU news that many Spalding residents are being called stating they are in contempt of court for failure to report for jury duty.  The caller is requesting prepaid GreenDot cards in various amounts.  The Spalding County Sheriff’s Department will NOT contact you by phone regarding jury duty.   Should you receive this call, please do not purchase the Green Dot cards.   You should also contact Investigations with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department at 770-467-4282.   Marcia Norris, Spalding County Clerk of Superior Court.


The back-to-school season is close for Griffin-Spalding County School System’s families and staff.

Pre-planning for GSCS teachers and administrators will be the week of July 28 – August 1. The annual education celebration will be held on July 30.

All GSCS schools will host an Open House on July 31 from 3 pm – 7 pm. This open house will give families a chance to tour their school, meet teachers and administrators, ask questions and get any needed information. The first day of school for students will be August 4. School times will remain the same as the previous year (elementary – 8 am – 2:50 pm; middle – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; High – 7:40 am – 3:20 pm).

Other key dates for the 2014-2015 school year include: Sept. 1: Labor Day holiday Oct. 13 – 17: Fall break Oct. 20: Report Cards Nov. 24-28: Thanksgiving break Dec. 22-Jan. 5: Christmas break Jan. 7: Report Cards Feb. 13-20: Winter break March 24: Report Cards April 20-24: Spring break May 29: Last day of school & Report Cards (Elementary) June 3: Report Cards (Middle & High)

To see the complete GSCS 2014-15 school year calendar visit the Back to School section on our website’s homepage:

Check out the Back to School section on our homepage for everything you need to know to start the new school year, including: 2014-15 School Supply List Student Testing Schedule Bus Transportation Registration GSCS Student Dress Codes GSCS School Listing with contact information and principal names Georgia Milestones Assessment System School Nutrition and Meal Prices Central Registration information and required document list

Parents or Guardians of students that have moved into Spalding County or moved within Spalding County are required to register for school at Central

Registration. Avoid lines and delays by registering early. Early registration will be held July 9 – 25, Monday through Friday from 8 am – 4 pm at the Parent Services Center, 234 E Taylor Street. You can also save time by completing the registration forms online prior to visiting the Parent Service Center at

Families, please continue looking for ways to be involved in your student’s education because your help makes a big difference. Parent engagement is the key to turning a good school into a great school.

“The Griffin-Spalding County School System looks forward to another year of teaching, learning and student achievement, said Dr. Curtis Jones, school superintendent.”

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.