News Nearby: Bomb Threats in Canton, Horse Rescued From Hole Dies

A look at the top Patch stories not far from Johns Creek.

- Woodstock Patch

Around 7 p.m. Monday,  got a call to Curtis Road in Hickory Flat where a horse had fallen into a hole.

Brittany Holt was riding the horse when she noticed that two of the riders and horses she was traveling with had difficulty crossing part of their trail. When her horse began to cross, the ground gave way and the horse began to sink. Holt told the Cherokee Emergency Services that she dove off the horse, but it began thrashing and got stuck even deeper.

The large animal rescue team from Milton came and constructed an A-Frame to pull the animal out.

Unfortunately the horse did not survive and died en route to UGA. It was reported earlier that the horse was put down.

- Canton-Sixes Patch

No bomb devices were found during sweeps of the and the Tuesday, but authorities have received word of a second bomb threat in Cherokee, the spokesman for the said.

Around 10:54 a.m. Tuesday, a man called from a pay phone in Atlanta. The person said there was a bomb at the Cherokee County Justice Center.

"The information was provided by Atlanta 911 who advised they had received a call from a pay phone in Atlanta and a male voice made the threat," Lt. Jay Baker said. "The Cherokee County Justice Center and the Historic Courthouse next door were immediately evacuated."

- Dacula Patch

Authorities are investigating the possible drowning death of a Buford teen.

Paramedics were called to a home in the 500 block of Emerald Parkway in Buford shortly after 7 p.m. on June 5. Crews found family members performing CPR on an 18-year-old male.

According to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services public information officer Lt. Colin S. Rhoden, the teen was found in the bottom of a hot tub by his parents.

Stone Mountain-Redan Patch

Peyton the puppy is one lucky dog.

The shepherd mix pup, who is just barely four months old, was discovered last month in a not-very-heavily travelled part of an Atlanta greenspace. He had been dumped into a park trashcan by someone and left there.

A cat trapper (community volunteer who traps feral cats for TNR programs) was scouting the area and heard odd noises coming from an oil-drum trash barrel just off the beaten path.

What he found when he checked out the source of the unusual sounds was a young dog covered in trash, tar and grime.

LifeLine Animal Project stepped in and immediately took the puppy and cleaned him up. He was put in a foster home until he could get all his vaccinations and was old enough to keep in their no-kill Dog House in Avondale Estates.


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