mostlycloudy
Saturday August 29th, 2015 9:33PM

HSNEGA names acting director, celebrates milestone neuter surgery

By Alyson Shields Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia board appointed a familiar face as Acting Director over the weekend, and performed the shelter's 50,000th neuter surgery.<br /> <br /> The board appointed Julie Edwards as acting director after they chose not to renew the previous Executive Director's contract.<br /> <br /> "I'm very honored that the board trusted me with that role in the interim," said Edwards. "I've been here four and a half years and it's definitely a passion of mine to see this humane society grow and thrive ."<br /> <br /> Edwards and a pet from the shelter are featured weekly on WDUN Pet of the Week.<br /> <br /> The shelter's 50,000th neuter surgery was conducted Monday. <br /> <br /> The lucky dog is a pit bull mix named Crixus. He and his owners are featured in the photograph.<br /> <br /> "It's an integral part of our mission to help reduce pet over-population and also ensure the health and well-being of the pets in our area," Edwards said.<br /> <br /> Edwards also said pet over-population was an issue in our area.<br />
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 7 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 7 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his stepfather in the eye with a flare gun.
The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1JpkxSX ) reported Saturday that 32-year-old Derek Joseph Wardlaw pleaded guilty to shooting his stepfather.
8:20PM ( 1 hour ago )
At events both somber and raucous, Gulf Coast marks 10th Katrina anniversary, looks to future
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobi...
6:38PM ( 2 hours ago )
Cumming man named to state board
A Cumming man has been named to the state's Department of Community Supervision Advisory Board.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:10PM ( 3 hours ago )
US immigration patterns shift: India, China outpacing Mexico as more skilled workers arrive
DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a...
6:03PM ( 3 hours ago )