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A second ambulance service for Cherokee?

A local group of citizens are seeking a second ambulance service to serve the Gaylesville and Cedar Bluff areas. Citing concerns about response times, a group met with the Cherokee County E911 Board during its July meeting which was moved from the Cherokee Medical Center Cafeteria to the Cherokee County Commission meeting room in the Cherokee County Administration Building.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Study can show how to grow Weiss Lake in Cherokee County
Posted: July 27, 2014

It’s been 20 years since officials in Cherokee County, Alabama, got solid data on the economic impact of Weiss Lake.

Friday 07/25/2014
Home invasion suspect captured
Posted: July 25, 2014

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies received a call early Wednesday morning, July 23, about a man breaking into a home and assaulting the residents with a knife. The assailant was known to one of the victims as a former boyfriend.

Things to do in Cherokee County for the weekend of Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27
Posted: July 25, 2014

Saturday, July 26

Cherokee County Arrest Report Saturday, July 26
Posted: July 25, 2014

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

Infant Levi Conner Lane
Posted: July 25, 2014

Levi Conner Lane, infant son of Karen Lane of Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

No trial date set for man accused of murder of Centre, Ala. woman found on college campus
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 12:11 pm

According to the Cherokee County Circuit Clerk’s office, a trial date on a capital murder charge for Vennie Leroy Keaton has not yet been set.

Mrs. Arlena Kay Kiesewetter
Posted: July 25, 2014

Mrs. Arlena Kay Kiesewetter, 67 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kiesewetter was a native of Dayton, Ohio, and she was of the Baptist faith.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Rogers, Roby: Maxwell no place for immigrant detainees
Posted: July 24, 2014

(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.

Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, July 25
Posted: July 24, 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, July 25
Posted: July 24, 2014

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

Mrs. LouElla Tucker Traylor
Posted: July 24, 2014

Mrs. LouElla Tucker Traylor, 92-years old, peacefully passed away on July 21, 2014, at the Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, after having lived most of her adult years in Gadsden, Alabama. LouElla had worked on the "tire line" for Goodyear Tire Company for all of her employed life. LouElla and her deceased husband, Lorraine "Buck" Traylor, traveled throughout the world, including her favorite destination Singapore. She was of the Methodist faith and was a life-long University of Alabama football fan. Although she had lived in Gadsden for most of her life, she called Tucker's Chapel "Home.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
15-year-old girl described as runaway sought in DeKalb County, Ala.
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:32 pm

DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Authorities here are looking for a 15-year-old girl who was seen leaving the Grove Oak area Sunday in a black Jeep Cherokee, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said.

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:

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