Though we hate to legitimize rumors via our coverage, rumors of violence at area schools Friday originating out of the Black Lives Matter movement have prompted extra security.
Sheriff Jimmy Thomas posted the following on the Pike County Sheriff’s Office website:
The Pike County Sheriff's Office is aware of internet posts made within the past several days that threaten violence at various school systems. After researching these posts and conferring with additional authorities we are unable to find any validity to substantiate any credible threat to our school system. However, the Sheriff's Office does take any and every possibility of a threat toward the children of our community seriously and extra security measures will be in place to safeguard our students.
The Pike County Public School posted today on its website the following information:
The Pike County School System has been in touch with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and local law enforcement regarding rumors and facebook posts concerning Friday, September 11th. We have been assured that these statements are unsubstantiated and lack credibility. However, out of an abundance of caution, we will have additional law enforcement on campus along with added safety measures.
No school or law enforcement in the area have been able to verify any of these rumors as credible threats.
WellStar Health System of Marietta has entered into negotiations with Tenet Healthcare to purchase Spalding Regional Medical Center in Grffin, Sylvan Grove Hospital in Jackson and other health care facilities in the region.
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As the result of an investigation into alleged misconduct by former Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputy, David Gibson, which led to Gibson resigning his position on May 21, a lawsuit has been filed by four employees of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office against both Gibson and Sheriff Wendall Beam. [Full story »]
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Laura and I took over operation of The Journal Reporter and The Herald Gazette in Barnesville in 1979. For several years, we printed our newspapers at the Griffin Daily News where there were two presses. In 1982, one of those presses was moved to Barnesville where the papers were printed for some 15 more years.
With the increasing demand for color pages that our Goss Community press could not handle, we sold that press and moved our printing back to the Griffin Daily News on a contract basis. Later, the corporation that runs the Griffin paper decided to shutter its press and we were given one week to find a printer.
We signed a contract with The Macon Telegraph and got great reproduction from its flexographic press. Flexo presses are expensive to operate and maintain and the Telegraph eventually decided to shut it down and our printing was moved to Columbus under the same contract. The Telegraph fired its press and mailroom crews.
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