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54 percent of dogs, cats overweight, obese


Wednesday is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day and doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are encouraging pet parents to pay attention to the serious problem facing more than half of America’s pets. 

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day is a day to raise awareness about the growing pet obesity problem in the U.S. as well as an opportunity to gather more information during the Eighth Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day survey.

Beware of utility cutoff phone scam

FromCherokee County Sheriff Office


The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to be extremely careful of persons calling their home claiming to be with a utility company and threatening to cut off services if they do not make a payment over the phone.

Recently we have received information from citizens that explain they have received a phone call from a person claiming to be with Georgia Power threatening to cut off power if they don’t make a payment over the phone. This is a scam. Georgia Power does not contact customers by phone and request payment.

If citizens receive a similar call they should not provide the caller with any personal information.


Wednesday lantern ceremony starts Domestic Violence Awareness Month

   October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

   Often times having been seen as a private matter best hidden behind closed doors, domestic violence has become an issue of national concern. 

   We have changed our laws, transformed our culture, and improved support services for survivors and although we have made substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, one in four women

In latest Ga. Supreme Court rulings, Non-dependent mother denied death benefits


Ga. Supreme Court reverses burglary conviction

of immigrant over deportation issue


Published Monday, September 22, 2014


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            The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously reversed the burglary conviction of a man who is not an American citizen, on the ground that his court-appointed attorney failed to tell him in no uncertain terms that by pleading guilty to the offense, he would be deported.

Join Piedmont's Dr. Flint for Dinner & Discussion on Hip Replacement

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Jasper, Ga (September 18, 2014) – Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is proud to announce its next dinner and discussion offered to the community on joint health and the latest treatment options for hip replacement. The discussion will be led by orthopaedic surgeon Russell Flint, MD on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

The discussion will cover typical issues encountered with hip pain and solutions including advances in hip replacement and treatment options for hip pain and a question and answer segment.

The event will take place in the Education Room at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital at 1266 Highway 515 South, Jasper, Georgia.  

To RSVP, call 706.705.5032. Seating is limited and registration is required.