Flynn Fields Rescue Facebook Page / Photo
Conditions at a Talc Mine Road residence were “deplorable.” Animal control officers and rescue group operators went above and beyond to save three hogs from nightmarish conditions, seen in the photo on the right. The photo on the left shows the hogs’ new home, Flynn Fields Rescue, where they are being taken care of - “Every day they are learning new things about kindness from humans,” said rescue operators.
How long does it take two animal control officers and operators of a local rescue group to wrangle three hogs neglected and abused by their owners?
Despite being several people strong, it took officers Nichole Strickland and Miranda Harrison with Mike and Christy Fields of Flynn Fields Rescue nearly six hours.
The rescue took place on Wednesday, March 6 after the Drug Task Force called animal control officers to a residence on Talc Mine Road. Rescue efforts lasted from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
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PRESS RELEASE CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - At approximately 8:15 pm Tuesday night Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute on Hancock Mountain Trl. in the Salacoa community of northern Cherokee County. Responding deputies were provided information there was a male inside the home holding a firearm to the head of female. The first deputy on the scene approached the mobile home on foot and through the open front door observed armed male pointing a firearm at a female that was later determined to be his estranged wife.
The Cherokee-Pickens multi agency SWAT team was requested to execute entry and conduct a search warrant. photo/Pickens Sheriff
Pickens Sheriff Press Release
During a bizarre twist of events, an accident that deputies responded to on Highway 53 East in Marble Hill Georgia on March 7th at approximately 10:30 pm, turned out to be an Aggravated Assault case. Upon arrival at an accident, deputies found the driver of one vehicle to be suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Another vehicle, a motorcycle, was also found wrecked with no driver in site.
Angela Reinhardt / Photo Pickens County Sheriff’s Capt. April Killian of the Criminal Investigation Division documents the helicopter crash in Talking Rock Tuesday. The site is located alongside a stretch of large power lines where the pilot was trimming trees.
[Story Updated Wednesdsay, March 6 at 9:50 a.m.]
A helicopter that was trimming trees in Talking Rock Tuesday, March 5 crashed in the woods off Ellijay Road. The pilot, Johnny Kent, was air lifted to Grady Memorial Hospital and died as a result of his injuries at 5:44 p.m. that day
There were no other parties inside the aircraft at the time of the accident. A witness at the scene said the pilot appeared to be conscious when he was being assisted by emergency workers, before he was sent to Atlanta.
By Dee Boggus
Pickens County Master Gardener
Daffodils are some of the easiest and most dependable flowers to cultivate in your garden and are readily available for purchase in our area. Because they are also environmentally adaptable, daffodils are ideal plants for the beginning gardener in our locale. The flower that we call daffodil is actually a perennial herbaceous bulb of the genus Narcissus. The two names are interchangeable. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils and daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus.