Griffin

This Georgia community went from a food desert to an oasis

This Georgia community went from a food desert to an oasis

Labeled a food desert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Fairmont community in Griffin, Georgia, has historically had slim options for sourcing fresh, nutritious food nearby. But this desert is becoming an oasis of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a group of dedicated agencies and volunteers who have worked hard for nearly 10 years to create a thriving community garden. The Healthy Life Community Garden — which was established in 2012 — began as a partnership between the city of Griffin, the Fairmont Community, Griffin Housing Authority, the local chapter of the NAACP, Spalding County, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension…
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Georgia man dead after two-county police chase

Georgia man dead after two-county police chase

A 29-year-old Griffin Man was killed by police Saturday morning after a chase that started in Clayton County ended in neighboring Spalding County. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 1:05 a.m., Clayton County Police Department officers were dispatched to be on the lookout for a tan Lincoln Town Car being driven by an intoxicated driver who left the area of Taps Bar and Grill in Jonesboro. A short time later, an officer saw the described vehicle traveling southbound on Tara Boulevard and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle was being driven by Stephen…
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