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Saferoom, shower facilities installed at Rock Village

In another major step for Cherokee Rock Village, crews are currently working on a restroom/saferoom facility near the park entrance to accommodate up to 60 people.

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On the Hartline Highway
Posted: September 03, 2014

A huge crowd consisting of state and local dignitaries, friends, colleagues and loved ones gathered recently at the intersection of Alabama Highway 68 and Highway 35 for the official dedication of the David L. Hartline Highway named after a local veteran and author for his numerous contributions to his community and veterans’ concerns.

Staying a step ahead of today’s students
Posted: August 25, 2014

Alabama hopes to achieve a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020. Dr. Thomas Bice, superintendent for Alabama Schools, discussed Plan 2020 during the recent Cherokee County School System’s Back to School Inservice for teachers held in the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena.

Listen to their stories!
Posted: August 18, 2014

Just let them tell their stories!

Loving the World’s Longest Yard Sale
Posted: August 11, 2014

Merlene Day received her birthday present in December but she couldn’t open it until August. That is because her family presented her with a present to celebrate her 80 years they knew she would never forget: a trip to the World’s Longest Yard Sale which stretches from Alabama all the way to Michigan.

‘Children’s Letters to God’
Posted: August 04, 2014

It looks like the next generation of actors and singers has risen to the occasion once again as TheatreCentre presents “Children’s Letters to God” which debuts this Thursday, Aug. 7. Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening at Centre First United Methodist Church.

A miracle in the midst of summer
Posted: July 28, 2014

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.

Commander David Hartline named Veteran of the Year, Legionnaire of the Year
Posted: July 21, 2014

Local Vietnam Veteran, author and State American Legion Leader David Hartline was recently honored as Veteran of the Year and Legionnaire of the Year by the Alabama American Legion.

Garden Walking Tour gave everyone the opportunity to stop and smell the roses
Posted: July 14, 2014

The Cherokee Rose Garden Club presented its 2nd Annual Garden Walk on Saturday, May 31, 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.

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!

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 .

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sinking cancer's battleship
Posted: April 10, 2014

No one knows for sure how many years Gordon Hospital has been involved in Gordon County’s Relay for Life, but most agree that it has been there since the beginning in 1994.

Dalton State offers one-stop shop for speedy admission
Posted: April 09, 2014

DALTON — Individuals wishing to begin or resume a college education are invited to attend Dalton State College’s Quick Admit Day Friday, April 18, to facilitate the application, enrollment, and registration process. Quick Admit Day will be from 8 am to 5 pm, on Dalton State’s main campus.

BBQ, Boogie and Blues events: Better Start Living bicycle ride
Posted: April 09, 2014

If you’re not looking to binge on pork during the Third Annual BBQ, Boogie and Blues festival on April 25-26 in downtown Calhoun, grab your bicycle helmet and get ready to ride.

TheatreCentre’s Passion of the Christ returns
Posted: April 07, 2014

Beginning this Tuesday, April 15, TheatreCentre will open The Passion of the Christ: It Is Finished. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening in the Centre Armory Building, 635 Armory Road in Centre. Admission is $10.

Local citizen honored for years of service to scouting
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 1:42 pm

The 2014 Cherokee County Boy Scouts’ American Values Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 18, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room.

Team Cherokee wins state Robotics Competition
Posted: March 24, 2014

Team Cherokee won first place in the State VEX IQ Robotics Competition on March 8 at Jacksonville State University. The team now moves on to the world championship in Anaheim, California.

Siran Stacy inspires students at SADD Conference with personal story of tragedy and triumph
Posted: March 17, 2014

“You can do it again!”

Lions Club Pancake Day, March 15 at the ROC
Posted: March 10, 2014

The 2014 Centre Lions Club Pancake Day will be this Saturday, March 15, from 6 a.m. until noon.. The event will be staged at the Centre First Baptist Church recreational outreach center, located at intersection of the U.S. 411 Chesnut By-Pass and Alabama Highway 9 (across the highway from the former Centre National Guard building).

Movie crew wants to shoot ‘Words from Ashes’ in Alabama
Posted: March 03, 2014

Steven Skinner of Springville, Ala. has a powerful story to tell. And he knows just how he wants to tell it.

‘The Foreigner’ promises an evening of laughter
Posted: February 24, 2014

Get ready to laugh.

Snow days
Posted: February 17, 2014

Cherokee County began thawing out Thursday morning, Feb. 13, following multiple ice and snowstorms which came through the area Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Snowy back yard snapshots of Little River Canyon
Updated: February 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Living on the edge of Little River Canyon is always an adventure. This week that adventure included three inches of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, followed by an ice storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, followed by six inches of snow on Thursday, Feb. 13!

Board of Education proclaims February 2014 as Career and Technical Education Month
Posted: February 10, 2014

The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting, adopted a resolution proclaiming February 2014 as Career and Technical Education Month.

Cherokee County caught off guard when predicted ‘dusting’ turns into heavy snowfall
Updated: February 03, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Cherokee County residents continued the slow process of thawing out late last week after a fast-moving surprise winter blast blanketed the area with snow in the late morning and early afternoon hours Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28.

6th Cavalry Museum announces Civil War lecture series in February
Updated: February 01, 2014 - 1:31 pm

As the nation continues to commemorate the American Civil War (1861 – 1865), the 6th Cavalry Museum will host a lecture series on Saturdays in February at the Catoosa County Library’s community room from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Facility work needed to bring bigger fishing tournaments to area
Updated: January 27, 2014 - 1:28 pm

“You have the fishery, but you don’t have the facilities right now. That is not a bad thing. Everybody has got to start somewhere, but it is obvious that you have the people who want that.”

County Commission hears update on County Fair, other programs coming to Cherokee
Posted: January 20, 2014

The Cherokee County Commission met on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9 a.m. for a planning session.

Lineup announced for Counterpoint Music & Arts Festival - Outkast, Pretty Lights and Foster The People
Updated: January 15, 2014 - 11:52 am

The line up for the CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival that will take place April 25-27 at Kingston Downs has been announced. Among the artists headlining the show includes Outkast, Pretty Lights and Foster the People.

Centre native A.J. Starr has big plans to help cerebral palsy community
Updated: January 13, 2014 - 2:21 pm

University of Alabama senior student and Crimson Tide football team equipment manager AJ Starr spent his Christmas break in Centre. He was glad to be back home for the holidays, but part of him yearned to be on the sideline with the team he loves, wishing he could help the Tide earn another national championship.

Georgia DNR now linking to Berry College eagle cam
Posted: January 09, 2014

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Jan. 9, 2014) – Live-streamed video of Georgia’s best-known bald eagles can now also be seen on the website of Georgia’s best-known wildlife agency.

Booth Museum opens 2014 with two new exhibitions
Updated: January 08, 2014 - 8:10 am

CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA – In January 2014, Booth Western Art Museum is opening two new exhibitions featuring the art of two female artists. Georgia artist Susan K. Friedland’s exhibit Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America by Susan K. Friedland opens January 7, 2014 in Borderlands Gallery and will run through April 6, 2014. On January 16, 2014, Donna Howell-Sickles, who is among the most recognized women artists in the West, will open her exhibit Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles in the Booth’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery and it will remain on view through April 27, 2014.

Shorter University recital to feature Cynthia Wohlschlager, Jerico Vasquez on Jan. 13
Updated: January 08, 2014 - 8:06 am

Rome, Ga. — Mezzo-soprano Cynthia Wohlschlager will join Shorter University assistant professor of music Dr. Jerico Vasquez, on piano, for an evening of music on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel.

Little River Canyon presentation of Trail of Tears: The Benge Route on Jan. 11
Updated: January 07, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Park Ranger Larry Beane will present “Trail of Tears: The Benge Route” at Little River Canyon Center on Saturday January 11, 2014, from 2 to 3 PM.  The survivors of the Benge Detachment of the Trail of Tears arrived in Indian Territory 175 years ago, on January 11, 1839.  The presentation will include a discussion about the people who left here and a short video about the Cherokee Removal.

Remembering Ray Price
Posted: January 06, 2014

Millions of fans mourned the passing of one of the great legends of country music this past Dec. 16 when Ray Price died. For one local musician and businessman, it hit on a more personal level as his father, also a musician, was not only colleagues with Price, but was also a good fishing buddy.

Rock Run Community celebrates Christmas Parade Number 13
Posted: December 28, 2013

They came with their floats, wagons, fire trucks and more as a community joined together once again for the 13th Annual Rock Run Christmas Parade held Saturday, Dec. 21.

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