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Friday 09/19/2014
Alabama’s unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent
Posted: September 19, 2014

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 6.9 percent, down from July’s rate of 7.0%. August’s rate represents 147,346 unemployed persons, compared to 148,652 in July.

Mrs. Effie Louise Jetmore
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 10:07 am

Ms. Effie Louise Jetmore, 93 of Centre, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014. Ms. Jetmore was born in Robertson County, TN, but lived in Nashville for many years before moving to Centre in 2007. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa Rice Strange, and was preceded in death by brothers, Ernest, Chester and James R. Strange and sisters, Margaret Walker and Darlene Maxwell. Ms. Jetmore was a clerk for a large grocery chain for 45 years. She was active in numerous community activities, including service on: the Board of Directors of the Council of Community Services, the United Way, Metro Beer Board, the Central Labor Council delegate, the Democratic Women’s Club, Kentucky Colonels. After retirement, Ms. Jetmore served as a lobbyist for AARP, traveled, and visited family and friends.

Mr. Autry Pruitt
Posted: September 19, 2014

Mr. Autry Pruitt, 71, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Mr. Pruitt was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and was the owner and operator of Pruitt's Logging. He loved riding his mules and horse and buggy.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, Sept. 19
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Family Care Center at 1014 West Main St. includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Friday, Sept. 19
Posted: September 18, 2014

Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:m

Stolen property recovered
Posted: September 18, 2014

According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, on Sunday, September 7, investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Forestry Commission were conducting surveillance of a marijuana patch in the Leesburg area near Alabama Highway 273 and observed Kenneth Leroy Mackey tending to the plants. Surveillance conducted on previous dates led to the identification of James C. Wainwright and Jerry Allen Walker also tending the plants. As a result, all three individuals were arrested and charged with first degree unlawful possession of marijuana.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, Sept. 18
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Sew Joyful Quilting Circle meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cherokee County Public Library.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Thursday, Sept. 18
Posted: September 17, 2014

Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:

Little River Canyon National Preserve receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
Posted: September 17, 2014

Fort Payne, Alabama (September, 2014) – Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Funding from this grant will assist with transportation costs so local schools have the opportunity to attend curriculum based educational programs at the park.

Little River Canyon National Preserve Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Fort Payne, Alabama (September, 2014) – Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Funding from this grant will assist with transportation costs so local schools have the opportunity to attend curriculum based educational programs at the park.

Sex offender arrested
Posted: September 17, 2014

According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a sex offender has been arrested and charged with failure to register under Alabama sex offender registration requirements.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 16, 2014

The Family Care Center at 1014 West Main St. includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Wednesday, Sept. 17
Posted: September 16, 2014

Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:l

Monday 09/15/2014
Prevention and Recovery Rally is Tuesday Sept. 16th
Posted: September 15, 2014

A Prevention and Recovery Rally sponsored by the CED Mental Health Center, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dean Buttram Sr. Avenue in Centre. There will be a panel of local leaders discussing Prevention and Recovery. Entertainment will include the movie The Anonymous People, a groundbreaking documentary on Addiction and Recovery. Food will be served.

Welcoming the Governor
Posted: September 15, 2014

By Terry Dean

Board of Education approves 2014-15 $39 million budget
Posted: September 15, 2014

By Terry Dean

Dr. Lavender named interim president of Gadsden State Community College
Posted: September 15, 2014

Dr. Martha Lavender has been named as interim president of Gadsden State Community College. Alabama Community College System Chancellor Mark Heinrich made the announcement Friday, Sept. 12.

County Administrator Burgess updates Commissioners on fiscal year’s budget
Posted: September 15, 2014

By Tonya Cook

Things to do in Cherokee County Tuesday, Sept. 16
Posted: September 15, 2014

In high school volleyball action, Sand Rock plays at Plainview beginning at 4 p.m.; Cedar Bluff, Sacred Heart at Ashville beginning at 5 p.m.; Hokes Bluff at Cherokee County beginning at 5 p.m. and Spring Garden, Glencoe at Gaston beginning at 5 p.m.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Tuesday, Sept. 16
Posted: September 15, 2014

Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:

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