The Griffin Police Department is seeking help to locate Cornelius Henderson, aka “Buck.” He is wanted for the shooting death of Demarkis Williams on Nov. 24 in the 1100 block of W. College St. Ext., in Griffin, Spalding County. Henderson should be considered armed and dangerous.
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Tickets are available in advance through December 2, in Griffin at Artistic Flowers and Gifts and Safehouse Coffee Roasters, in Barnesville at Goggans Florist, in Zebulon at A Novel Experience bookstore, and in Thomaston at the TUAC Gallery. Tickets will also be sold at Griffin First Baptist Church (enter through Hill Street doors) on Dec. 3 & 4 from 10 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m. Tickets may also be available at the door, but advance purchase is recommended. This is typically a sell-out, so plan early!
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There was no looting, arson or violence on Thanksgiving Eve in Barnesville as the community came together to worship and give thanks.
A throng of celebrants filled the First United Methodist Church for the community Thanksgiving service and heard a rousing sermon from Rev. Craig Ogletree. About 500 souls were at Depot Plaza for the Illumination Celebration that followed and was highlighted by the arrival of Santa.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us at The Herald Gazette and barnesville.com where we cover your lives and community as no one else can.
Thanksgiving is upon us and we have so very much to be thankful for. All you have to do is follow the news cycle for 24 hours and you will realize we have it pretty good.
It is highly unlikely, for example, that we will be beheaded because of our faith. Freedom of religion is alive and well in the United States of America but, sadly, many do not avail themselves of it. They remain faithless at a time when faith is so sorely needed.
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Just after 5:00 pm Monday evening, November 24, 2014 Officers from the Griffin Police Department (GPD) responded to a report a man shot in the Ma and Pa Grocery Store parking lot located at 1137 Meriwether Street, Griffin, Georgia.
Upon their arrival they located a black male victim that had been shot lying on the ground near the car wash. EMS was notified and responded to the scene at which time the victim was transported to Spalding Regional Medica l Center. Shortly after arriving at the ER the victim was pronounced dead. He was identified as Demarkis Willis, 21 years of age of 409 S. 15th St., Griffin, Georgia. [Full Story »]
The Ferguson, Mo. grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown following a scuffle Aug. 9. That decision will be announced at 9 p.m. Monday.
Wilson is white. Brown was black.
Though no repercussions are expected locally, you should be prepared.
Violence is possible. In an unscientific online poll run on barnesville.com and pikecountygeorgia.com, 250 of 484 respondents (51.65%) said rioting and looting are acceptable reactions if Wilson is not indicted.