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Shooting the Breeze with Carrie Murphy

Murphy talks training, shooting bows and self-esteem
Murphy is a Pickens native, graduating from PHS in 2010. An athlete, she now has her own training facility catering specifically to women. She is married to her high school sweetheart - they met running track at PHS and married six years later. Carrie Murphy is a trainer specializing in women’s fitness. Her gym is located at 49 Bryant St. in Bryant Square. An athlete herself, Murphy believes in helping women achieve their fitness goals.

Mother of child with Stage IV cancer begs for prayers from community

Fundraiser, GoFundMe page set up to help with medical expenses

Eligh Ingram has a rare and aggressive cancer, RMS. Donate to help with his medical expenses at his GoFundMe page "Prayers for Eligh Ingram."    


          Last Sunday, February 28th was Eligh Ingram’s fourth birthday, but this year there was no amount of cake or ice cream that could make everything okay.
    That’s because one month-to-the-day before his birthday, Eligh was diagnosed with Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, a rare and very aggressive form of cancer. Doctors give him a one-in-three chance

Pet owners charged with neglect but identity of dog shooter still unknown



    In late January, two dogs were found shot in Waleska. One was disemboweled. Officials are still looking for the person(s) responsible for the shooting. 

From the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office

    On Wednesday, Jan. 27, two pit bull mix dogs were found shot to death along Friendship Road near Waleska, Ga.
    While the person(s) responsible for the shooting death of the dogs has not been identified and the case investigation is ongoing, awaiting necropsy and ballistic reports, the investigation into the deaths of the two dogs has resulted in the owners being charged with the following county ordinance violations; Two counts of Unrestrained Animal; Two counts of Animal Neglect/Inadequate Vet Care; and two counts Without Proof of Rabies Inoculation.
    Investigation revealed the dogs both suffered from neglect before they were shot and killed and not cared for in a manner that was humane and proper.
    The owners are identified as Brenda Louise Gravely of Canton, and Sarah Kerstetter, also of Canton.
    The investigation into this crime continues and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office.

West Price Creek Road closed after bridge deemed unsafe

bridge-at-price-creek-rd-west    The county says they are on the “fast track” to get West Price Creek Road reopened.
    A stretch of West Price Creek Road has been closed after a bridge over a stream was judged to be unsafe last week.
    The bridge, located about .5 miles from Highway 136, was closed Friday after DOT engineers advised the county it appeared unsafe for further vehicle use.

Canton Subway robbed, investigators seek public's help identifying suspect


Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Press Release


     Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Sixes community Subway restaurant shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday night after an employee reported a man armed with a knife entered the store and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. The store was closed and no customers were inside at the time of the incident. The employee fled through the rear door of the building when the suspect jumped over the counter. The suspect is described as a heavy set black male, wearing a black morph suit and plaid shirt. While at the cash register, the suspect briefly raised the mask covering his face.  He remained in a crouched position while inside the Subway before fleeing through the back door.


            Investigators are asking for assistance from the public. If anyone has any information related to this incident or saw anything suspicious in the area around the Subway last night they are urged to call detectives at 770-928-0239.