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Rogers, Roby: Maxwell no place for immigrant detainees

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Under no circumstances should children detained at the Mexican border be sent to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, Congressman Mike Rogers and Congressman Martha Roby said today.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, July 24
Posted: July 23, 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 Thursday, July 24
Posted: July 23, 2014

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

Teachers get 10 percent savings at Walmart’s Teachers’ Savings Event July 25-31
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm

For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.

Monday 07/21/2014
Authorities identify woman found in Weiss Lake
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 7:41 am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — DeKalb County sheriff's officials say a body that was pulled from Weiss Lake in Leesburg has been identified as a 20-year-old woman who was recently reported missing.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the body of Sarah Jane Ortiz of Valley Head was found in the lake by a fisherman on Friday. Harris says the woman's body was positively identified on Monday at a forensics lab in Huntsville.

Harris says Ortiz was reported missing July 16 by friends and relatives after she failed to return home on July 14.

Harris says Ortiz's cause of death hasn't been released and authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801.

Mrs. Margie Duncan Robertson
Posted: July 21, 2014

Mrs. Margie Duncan Robertson, 90 of Collinsville, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Robertson was a native of Dekalb County, and was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She was an expert gardener and avid lover of flowers, especially daylilies and irises.

Mr. Gary Lester Green
Posted: July 21, 2014

Mr. Gary Lester Green, 65 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Green was a native of Cherokee County, and was a College instructor at Northeast Alabama Community College. He was a member of Cedar Bluff First Baptist Church.

Things to do in Cherokee County Tuesday, July 22
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Summer Story Time continues from 9:30-10:30 in June and July at Cherokee County Public Library.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Tuesday, July 22
Posted: July 21, 2014

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

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.

Cedar Bluff to purchase new fire truck
Posted: July 21, 2014

The town Council of Cedar Bluff met on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 pm with all Council members present except Council Member Letha Harp.

Sand Rock supports Dixie boys baseball team’s Muscle Shoals tournament trip
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

The Sand Rock Town Council met for their regular scheduled July meeting at the town hall. Mayor Ricky Mackey called the meeting to order and welcomed the guest. Councilman George Bud Mackey opened the meeting with prayer.

Sunday 07/20/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County Monday, July 21
Posted: July 20, 2014

Centre Rotary Club meets at noon on the second floor of First Southern State Bank.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Monday, July 21
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 4:37 pm

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

Alabama’s June unemployment rate holds steady at 6.8 percent, record number of jobs reported on state jobs database
Updated: July 20, 2014 - 3:49 pm

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 6.8 percent, which is unchanged from May’s rate, and above June 2013’s rate of 6.5 percent June’s rate represents 144,991 unemployed persons, compared to 146,976 in May and 138,344 in June 2013.

Saturday 07/19/2014
Body of woman discovered in Weiss Lake
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 1:05 pm

About 4:45 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, July 18, 2014, a fisherman spotted what appeared to be a body floating in the lake behind Yellow Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Friday 07/18/2014
Things to do in Cherokee County for the weekend of Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20
Posted: July 18, 2014

Saturday, July 19

Cherokee County Arrest Report Saturday, July 19
Posted: July 18, 2014

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

Mr. Alton Paul Brown
Posted: July 18, 2014

Mr. Alton Paul Brown, 66 passed away Friday,  July 4, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Brown was a native of Newport News. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having the distinguished honor of being a Purple Heart recipient and was retired from C.S X. Railroad. He was a member of Centre First Baptist Church and Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.

Mr. Milburn E. "Jack" Bowlin, Jr.
Posted: July 18, 2014

Mr. Milburn E. “Jack” Bowlin Jr., 83 of Centre passed away Tuesday July, 15, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Bowlin was a native of Lansing, Michigan. Mr. Bowlin was retired from Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Police Department, and was of the Catholic faith. He was a Free Mason, and was a member of Al Menah Shrine Temple, Provost Guard, American Polygraph Association, and Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Association

Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, July 18
Posted: July 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.

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