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.
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.
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.
Just let them tell their stories!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cherokee Rose Garden Club presented its 2nd Annual Garden Walk on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
The Carpenters for Christ met at the Building site for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church near Tuskegee, Ala. earlier this summer.
One of Centre’s latest acquisitions seems to be paying off big dividends!
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even after his death, former Centre Police Chief Val Courtney continues to influence others to improve their health and their minds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A unified trail system connecting landmarks in Calhoun and Gordon County is one step closer to reality.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
The 2014 Cherokee County Boy Scouts’ American Values Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 18, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room.
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.
“You can do it again!”
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).
Steven Skinner of Springville, Ala. has a powerful story to tell. And he knows just how he wants to tell it.
Get ready to laugh.
Cherokee County began thawing out Thursday morning, Feb. 13, following multiple ice and snowstorms which came through the area Wednesday, Feb. 12.
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!
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 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.
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.
“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.”
The Cherokee County Commission met on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9 a.m. for a planning session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community members have reported two sick foxes in two days in Calhoun, said Clyde Burchett, city Animal Control director.