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Camp with a special focus gives comfort and fun to grieving children

Weekend sleepover camps for children can be about more than crafts and canoeing.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Mrs. Sara Jane Griffith
Posted: April 16, 2014

Mrs. Sara Jane Griffith,89, of Fairview Community, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare of Franklin. Mrs. Griffith was a native of Cherokee County. She was retired as assistant manager at the Cherokee County High School lunchroom and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.

Mr. Carlton "Frosty" Fields
Posted: April 16, 2014

Mr. Carlton “Frosty” Fields, 71 of Leesburg, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in a Rome, Georgia Hospital. Mr. Fields was a native of Cleveland, Georgia. He was a dispatcher and retired Textile worker. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Annie Lou Ferguson
Posted: April 16, 2014

Mrs. Annie Lou Ferguson, 92 of Centre, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Old Nazareth Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mary Doegg
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Mrs. Mary Doegg, 84 of Centre passed away Wednesday April 9, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Doegg was a native of Floyd County, and was a member of the Old Nazareth Baptist Church.

Georgia Northwestern nabs nine national competition spots
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Nine Georgia Northwestern Technical College students will be competing on the national stage in June after a huge showing at the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition in Atlanta, Georgia’s Westin Atlanta North last week.

Auburn cancels classes over alleged threat
Posted: April 16, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is canceling classes for Wednesday following what school officials are calling an unsubstantiated threat on campus.

A message posted on the university's website says authorities don't believe the threat is credible.

But the school says it is suspending classes and other normal operations for a day because of anxiety among students and parents. Authorities also are increasing the police presence around campus.

The university says information is being circulated about a threatening message posted in a campus restroom.

Posts circulating on social media show what appears to be handwritten threat of a campus "rampage" on Wednesday. A university alert went out after the posts began spreading.

Wednesday is the seventh anniversary of the attack in which a student gunman killed 32 students and faculty at Virginia Tech University.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Mickler: Protect plants from frost tonight
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, many Rome homeowners have spring plants and flowers that could be damaged by the cold.

Blood Assurance facing shortage of blood
Posted: April 15, 2014

Blood Assurance, the regional non-profit blood center, is facing a shortage of blood, especially type O negative, A positive and O positive blood types.

Log truck overturned on Alabama Highway near Ga. 100
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 2:16 am

A wide turn put a truck carrying a load of logs on its side in the middle of Alabama Highway early Tuesday morning, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Governor signs bill to extend tax-free holidays
Posted: April 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. The bill, signed during visits to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Food Bank, is a direct result of the Governor’s Competitiveness Initiative and is a continuation of the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan originally signed into law in 2012.

Monday 04/14/2014
Cherokee County Arrest Report Tuesday, April 15
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 5:35 pm

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

Things to do in Cherokee County Tuesday, April 15
Posted: April 14, 2014

Fall Storytime Programs have resumed at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Cherokee County Public Library.

Kroger, American Cancer Society aim to raise $200K
Posted: April 14, 2014

Kroger and the American Cancer Society are partnering for an in-store fundraiser from Sunday, April 13, to Saturday, April 26, to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer.

Walker County kindergartner killed in school bus accident
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 3:51 pm

A Walker County kindergartner was killed Monday morning after being struck by the bus he rode to school.

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.

Lt. Gov. Candidate James Fields addresses local Democrat Club
Posted: April 14, 2014

It isn’t a question of whether the glass is half empty or half full. The important thing is that the glass does have water in it and everyone can get a drink of that water.

Leesburg ready to test new thumb scan time clock for town’s payroll
Posted: April 14, 2014

The Leesburg Town Council met recently in the FEMA building in Leesburg. Mayor Ed Mackey called the meeting to order and led everyone in the pledge to the American flag. Councilman Frankie Brewster opened the meeting with a prayer for guidance.

First Annual Val’s Run set for this weekend
Posted: April 14, 2014

Citizens are reminded that the First Annual City of Centre Run 4 Val-5Krun/Walk, 10K Chief’s Challenge-three person relay is schedule for this Saturday, April 19, beginning at 8 a.m. in Centre City Park.

Mrs. Mary Doegg
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Mrs. Mary Doegg, 84 of Centre passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Doegg was a native of Floyd County, and was a member of the Old Nazareth Baptist Church.

Mrs. Linda Joyce Daniel
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Mrs. Linda Joyce Daniel, 68 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at UAB Medical Center. Mrs. Daniel was a native of Cherokee County. She was retired from American Apparel and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

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