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Ga. woman faked cancer to get donations, cops say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 7:14am




CUMMING, Ga. — A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez tells news outlets that 29-year-old Mary Bennett of Cumming was arrested earlier this month and charged with felony first-degree forgery and misdemeanor theft.


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Revised Augusta animal ordinance facing more criticism

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 8:07pm

Augusta’s proposed animal ordinance is facing criticism from Augusta commission members set to review it, despite revisions made by a city subcommittee.

“In my mind, this is not going to work. You’re putting the burden on people who love their pets and will do the right thing,” Commissioner Marion Williams said.

The ordinance is Augusta’s first effort to slow pet overpopulation and charges owners a $50 annual fee if they don’t spay or neuter their dogs and cats.

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