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Thursday 04/17/2014
Cherokee County Arrest Report Friday, April 18
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 5:17 pm

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

Agents make most wanted arrest
Posted: April 17, 2014

David Mac Wiggins, 53, of Gaylesville, was arrested Tuesday evening April 15 in the Broomtown Community. Wiggins was placed on the Cherokee County “Most Wanted” list after Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell issued a court order for him to be arrested for violating the conditions of his release on pending charges. Law enforcement officers have been looking for Wiggins for several weeks.

Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:40 am

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

Camp with a special focus gives comfort and fun to grieving children
Posted: April 17, 2014

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

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Cedar Bluff, Ala., man dies in 2-vehicle wreck
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:15 am

A Cedar Bluff, Ala., man died early Wednesday in a Cherokee County wreck involving an 18-wheeler carrying chickens, officials said.

Mrs. Matie Lou Reese
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm

Mrs. Mattie Lou Reese, 89 of Piedmont passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Reese was a native of Carroll County Georgia, and a member of the Centre Congregational Holiness Church.

Mrs. Sadie Mae Cornelison
Posted: April 16, 2014

Mrs. Sadie Mae Cornelison, 77, of Gaylesville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Cornelison was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Summerville, Georgia She was a homemaker and member of New Prospect #1 Baptist Church.

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Ashley
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:09 pm

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Ashley, 81 of Centre, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Ashley was a native of Mississippi. He was in the pulpwooding business and was of the Baptist faith.

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.

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