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A miracle in the midst of summer

One could call it a miracle in the midst of summer! Thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor, the First United Methodist Church of Centre was once again able to alleviate some of those back to school costs for local families.

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Monday 07/07/2014
Carpenters for Christ are on another church raising
Posted: July 07, 2014

The Carpenters for Christ met at the Building site for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church near Tuskegee, Ala. earlier this summer.

AAA: U.S. declared world's biggest oil producer; gas prices drift lower
Posted: July 07, 2014

The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer this year. According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than anticipated.

Monday 06/30/2014
Centre’s narcotics dog shows what he can do
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 1:41 pm

One of Centre’s latest acquisitions seems to be paying off big dividends!

Thursday 06/26/2014
Chickamauga’s Rags to Riches Band winning over fans with unique rock, blues sound
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 12:44 pm

There are some old school tunes mixed with a new school sound coming from a Chickamauga basement these days, and the group creating the music is quickly gaining a following around the area with its innovate take on blues and rock, as well as energetic shows at local venues.

Monday 06/23/2014
Chesnut is latest graduate of West Point
Posted: June 23, 2014

Cadet D. Nathan Chesnut, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Chesnut of Leesburg, Alabama, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28 .

Saturday 06/14/2014
Centre Investigator Jeff Bryant awarded Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life in line of duty
Posted: June 14, 2014

The Alabama Fraternal Order of Police recently presented Felicia Bryant, widow of former Centre Police Investigator Jeff Bryant with the Medal of Valor for her husband’s sacrifice for his country and community.

Monday 06/09/2014
Restoration and healing is something to celebrate
Posted: June 09, 2014

Like Job in the Bible, he was known in his community as a righteous man who loved the Lord and knew about the Lord. And through his heartaches and devastation, he learned to know the Lord.

Alabama to stage free concert in Fort Payne Sunday
Posted: June 09, 2014

FORT PAYNE, Alabama -- Country supergroup Alabama will perform a free concert in Fort Payne Sunday, June 15 - its first for the hometown folks since 1997's final June Jam.

Monday 06/02/2014
McCord’s Crossroads Celebration includes food, fellowship, and a final speech from much loved veteran Billy Godfrey
Updated: June 02, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Just days before his death he had the privilege of doing what he enjoyed doing best and one of those rights he fought for as both a veteran and a citizen: Speaking His mind!

Friday 05/23/2014
Armed Forces Day Celebration honored oldest Cherokee County veteran, others for sacrifice
Updated: May 23, 2014 - 10:37 pm

The rain may have taken away their parade. But it didn’t dampen the spirit or enthusiasm of local citizens as they honored local veterans as part of the Armed Forces Day celebration and cookout held in Centre City Park.

Monday 05/19/2014
McCords Crossroads prepares for community celebration honoring current and past military service
Posted: May 19, 2014

The McCords Crossroads Homemakers are once again partnering with American Auctioneers to host the Second Annual May Community Celebration honoring veterans and military service to be held Saturday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Monday 05/12/2014
Everyone is a winner in Special Olympics
Posted: May 12, 2014

Once again, Cherokee County High School “Warrior” Stadium was the setting for the Fun Day 2014, giving Cherokee County’s special students the opportunity to participate in some friendly competition.

Monday 05/05/2014
First Annual Run 4 Val draws over 30 bikers
Posted: May 05, 2014

Centre Fire Chief Kevin Ware said he felt privileged to be a part of the First Annual Run 4 Val event held on a recent weekend in Centre City Park.

Monday 04/28/2014
First Annual Val's Run is huge success
Posted: April 28, 2014

Even after his death, former Centre Police Chief Val Courtney continues to influence others to improve their health and their minds.

Monday 04/21/2014
Home and Garden Show is a hit
Posted: April 21, 2014

Spring is here and so are those pests that may have been dormant throughout the winter. For this reason, Extermco is here to serve you.

Monday 04/14/2014
Farm City Committee earns two top awards
Posted: April 14, 2014

A Farm-to-Fork dinner at Cullman’s “Farm Y’all Festival” helped the north Alabama county earn Best Farm-City Committee in the state at the Alabama Farm-City Awards April 3 in Birmingham.

Saturday 04/12/2014
Earl Brackin Band to perform at Dalton State
Posted: April 12, 2014

The Olympic games have historically been an effective way of bringing people from all corners of the world and all walks of life together. The Earl Brackin Band, a bluegrass group from Dalton, was invited to play at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and after a pit stop in Moscow, performed at the Winter Games this past February. Now back in the U.S., the group will perform a free concert Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Dalton State College in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.

Women's event coming to Hamilton Medical Center
Posted: April 12, 2014

DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center’s (HMC) annual “For Her” women’s event will combine varied aspects of health and wellness with some pampering. The event is free.

Friday 04/11/2014
Calhoun Little Theatre prepares for production
Posted: April 11, 2014

The Calhoun Little Theater will present “The Hallelujah Girls,” a Southern comedy by well-known playwrights Jessie Jone, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten on May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and on May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center in downtown Calhoun.

Trail system connecting landmarks takes next steps
Posted: April 11, 2014

A unified trail system connecting landmarks in Calhoun and Gordon County is one step closer to reality.

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