The Alabama District Attorneys Association recently held its annual 2014 Summer Conference where it selected its “District Attorney of the Year.” The Brad Morris Memorial District Attorney of the Year Award is a prestigious honor of distinction in the field of prosecution and is voted on by ones professional peers. This year’s award recipient is Mike O’Dell, the District Attorney of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties.
A local businessman and community leader is seeking the help of the City of Centre to enhance local waterways. Jerry Culberson recently approached Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie and the Centre City Council about possibly constructing a park along the Alabama Highway 9 Causeway at the state docks.
American Legion Post 62 and other organizers and supporters invite everyone to come out this weekend for the Armed Forces Day Parade and Cookout scheduled for this Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
After 35 years, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has retired one of its most coveted awards and has begun a new award named after the late W.A. “Dub” Ellis Jr. who passed away earlier this year.
Surya recently announced the appointment of Jim Curtin as vice president of sales, national accounts. In his new role, Curtin will oversee the development and growth of the rug and home accessories brand’s national accounts strategy across its multiple product lines, as well as lead the expansion of Surya’s sales initiatives within the floor covering segment.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College will offer two Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance training opportunities with a lunchtime discussion on Friday, April 25, and a seminar on Thursday, May 1, at the Gordon County Campus.
The Cherokee County Commission has voted to give $4,000 in discretionary funds to assist the Centre Middle School Robotics Team with travel expenses to world championship competition in Anaheim, Calif.
After several hours of hard work and devotion, the Cherokee County Commission has approved requesting the local legislative delegation to submit a local bill on behalf of the Commission upon the expiration of the special 1 percent educational tax to enact a 1 percent sales tax to be shared between the Commission for public safety and the Board of Education.
Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Bill Armistead announced recently that the Party’s Steering Committee has set qualifying dates for all statewide candidates in the 2014 election cycle. Qualifying will begin Monday, January 13 at 9 a.m. at ALGOP Headquarters, located at 3505 Lorna Road in Birmingham.
The Centre Lions Club celebrated its 75th anniversary year with a banquet that drew an audience of more than 85, including current and former Lions members; district, state, and International Lions leaders; area elected officials; and many interested members of the community.
For those who are fed up with big government and legislators who do not seem to want to follow the rules of the Constitution, Alabama’s attorney general urges them to ‘hang in there,’ because some are pushing back to return to those traditional conservative values.
MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley will travel to Japan on an economic development mission with the goal of recruiting more jobs to Alabama and strengthening relationships with Japanese companies that already have facilities in the state.
Governor Robert Bentley on Monday announced Alabama’s preliminary unemployment rate for January 2013 is 6.9 percent, marking the second month the state’s unemployment rate is below 7 percent when factoring in revised figures from December.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama is pleased to welcome Ms. Deborah Pfledderer as the Director of Accounting and Finance. Debbie has 23 years of accounting experience including 5 years of community foundation experience.