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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.

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 rains damage bridge


Bridge Located ½ Mile From Hwy 136

Pickens County, GA, February 26, 2016– Due to the recent rains and flooding conditions, Pickens County will be closing West Price Creek Road indefinitely.

The bridge, located approximately ½ mile from Hwy 136, has sustained heavy damage to the structural integrity from recent rain events. Pickens County with assistance from Georgia Dept. of Transportation has determined that the bridge is in need of repairs to bring the structural integrity back to a safe condition.

Please use Trout Farm Road or East Price Creek Road as detours while West Price Creek Road is closed.

Pickens County will do everything we can to help expedite the repairs as we do understand the inconvenience to the citizens of that area.


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.


Reward offered in mailbox, car vandalism case


Jasper Police are investigating a slew of vandalized mailboxes and damage to at least two vehicles that happened some time Sunday after 10 p.m. and before daylight Monday.

Sgt. Matt Dawkins with the Jasper Police said they don’t know the exact number of damaged mailboxes throughout the Camp Road and South Main areas, as many people don’t report them.