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Katie Gibson has Gus back home after he went missing for almost a year.
By Suzy Price
In March of 2015, a dog was dropped off at Pickens Animal Rescue (PAR). The dog was extremely malnourished, had a broken hip from being hit by a car, and was completely unrecognizable from when he had gone missing a month earlier.
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
Georgia, GA, March 7- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 7.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.81/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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.
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.