Georgia News Roundup
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Residents of Georgia town fear pets are being poisoned

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Residents of a neighborhood in the west Georgia town of Villa Rica fear that someone is poisoning their pets.

Residents say that a half-dozen animals have either died or become seriously ill in the past four months in the Lost Lake subdivision.

Carroll County animal control officials say they are looking into the cases but add that it's difficult to prove an individual is intentionally poisoning pets.

Lt. Mike Jacquinot said tells WSB-TV that the investigation likely cannot move forward without catching someone in the act.

Villa Rica is about 30 miles west of Atlanta.

Information from: WSB-TV.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Pedestrian struck by pickup, dies in Savannah 

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a pedestrian in Savannah.

Police say the man died after being struck by a pickup truck on President Street Thursday night.

Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Julian Miller said the man was struck about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Miller tells The Savannah Morning News that the man was wearing dark clothing and was pushing a cart on the road when he was struck.

Few other details were immediately released.

Information from: Savannah Morning News,

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Macon Children's Museum closing

MACON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Children's Museum in downtown Macon is closing.

The museum's executive director, Mary Cay McCullough, said the museum will close at the end of this week.

The Telegraph reports that the museum opened in 2005, and has been part of recent revitalization efforts in Macon's downtown area.

The museum's operators had sold the building housing the museum to a developer about a year ago, and loft apartments are being built. Museum officials had planned to continue the museum on the ground floor, but announced this week that it will close instead.

McCullough said the museum doesn't have the funding or the support "to expand the exhibits the way we need to to keep things fresh and new."

Information from: The Macon Telegraph, 

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