GRIFFIN SPALDNG BOARD OF EDUCATION

GRIFFIN SPALDNG BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Griffin Spalding Board of Education met on Tuesday might at 7:00 for a called meeting in the Board Room on South Sixth Street. During the meeting Jim Smith Assistant School Superintendent was appointed as the interim School Superintendent effective April 2nd. To fill the vacancy of Dr. Curtis Jones who will be leaving the Griffin Spalding School System effective April 6 th. Dr Jones has accepted the Bibb County School Superintendent Position. The Scholl Board will have another called meeting on Monday March 30 th at 6:00 pm in the Board of Education Meeting room on south sixth street.

 

 

Photo of  Racoon. Is for illustration. NOT either of the animals found in PIke County.

Photo of Racoon. Is for illustration. NOT either of the animals found in Pike County.

 

A second raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Pike County after a raccoon attacked a miniature poodle at a residence on Oak Grove Path. The home is located off Etheridge Mill Road and the raccoon was confirmed as rabid by Environmental Health County Manager Ben Trotter.

 

“The raccoon was found in a resident’s yard and evidently it had attacked their pet miniature poodle, The poodle did not suffer any suspected bite wounds but was slightly bruised and injured according to a local vet. The details leading up to the attack are not clear and authorities have asked the dog owner to quarantine the dog for six months.”

Another raccoon was attacked and killed by fenced dogs on Eppinger Bridge Road in Concord. That raccoon was tested and confirmed as rabid March 10. The dogs at the residence had all received rabies vaccinations but are being quarantined. 

The Georgia House passed House Bill 160 which will repeal a provision prohibiting the trapping of raccoons. The bill has been sent to the Georgia Senate for approval. If passed, the bill will lift a 35-year ban on trapping raccoons and would allow for trappers to use steel traps to catch the animals.
Rabid Raccoons were reported last year in the Southern and Griffin area of Spalding County .