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Cherokee deputies arrest three Etowah County residents on drug charges

Local law enforcement agents arrested three Etowah County residents on drug charges and other charges following a traffic stop in the Slackland area Thursday afternoon, May 28. One attempted t…

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Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, May 29
Posted: May 28, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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, May 29
Posted: May 28, 2015

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

Mr. Robert Davis "Bobby" Jordan
Posted: May 28, 2015

Mr. Robert Davis “Bobby” Jordan, 68 of Piedmont, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Jordan was a native of Cherokee County.

Mr. John Ralph Calaway
Posted: May 28, 2015

Mr. John Ralph Calaway, 42 of Cedar Bluff, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Calaway was a native of Cherokee County and was of the Holiness faith.

Piedmont man drowns at Little River Canyon National Park
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 4:44 pm

A Piedmont man drowned in the waters of Little River Canyon National Park Wednesday afternoon, May 27. Cherokee County E-911 received the call around 3 p.m.

Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, May 28
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Shiloh Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Michael Ricco Robertson’s Fourth Anniversary beginning at 3 p.m.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Thursday, May 28
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:32 pm

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

Mr. Hobert Cecil Reed
Posted: May 27, 2015

Mr. Hobert Cecil Reed 91, of Centre passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was a dedicated father and friend to many and he loved to be of service to others. Hobert was one of the first members of East Centre Baptist Church where he had served as song leader and deacon. Mr. Reed was a WW II veteran and a member of Centre Fire Department for 68 years, with 20 years service as Fire Chief.

Mrs. Helen Marie Williams
Posted: May 27, 2015

Mrs. Helen Marie Williams, 63 of Piedmont, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was a native of Etowah County, was employed at Walmart and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Martha Chumbler Elrod
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Mrs. Martha Chumbler Elrod, 73 of Gaylesville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Elrod was a native of Cherokee County and and was of the Baptist faith.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange welcomes federal appeals court decision upholding barrier to Obama Administration Executive Amnesty
Posted: May 26, 2015

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed a federal appeals court decision Tuesday not to lift a hold on President Obama’s controversial executive amnesty program, preventing the administration from pursuing its goal of granting benefits to millions of undocumented aliens without the consent of Congress.

Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, May 27
Posted: May 26, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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, May 27
Posted: May 26, 2015

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

Mr. Max Hill, Sr.
Posted: May 26, 2015

Mr. Max Hill Sr., 71 of Centre passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Emory Hospital. Mr. Hill was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Alabama Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
Posted: May 26, 2015

May 26- Average retail gasoline prices in Alabama have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.49/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Things to do in Cherokee County Tuesday, May 26
Posted: May 25, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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 Tuesday, May 27
Posted: May 25, 2015

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

McCord’s Third Veterans program is huge success
Posted: May 25, 2015

A good crowd joined the McCord’s Crossroads Homemakers Club recently to pay tribute to those who sacrificed all for their country as part of the Third Annual

Elder Abuse Day advocates for better environment for our senior citizens
Posted: May 25, 2015

Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie recently signed a proclamation designating June 15, 2015, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Day sets priorities for FY 2016 budget
Updated: May 25, 2015 - 1:34 pm

Centre, AL, May 21, 2015 – Probate Judge and County Commission Chairman Kirk Day announced today what his priorities will be for the Cherokee County Commission as they begin work later this summer on the county’s annual budget for FY 2016. Chairman Day stated: “The main priority for us will be to address the county’s lingering $1.1 million deficit associated with the Cherokee County Detention Center. Secondly, we need to remedy the problem we have of our newly-certified deputies leaving us to go work for higher paying departments in the surrounding area. The turnover rate for this mission critical duty position is the highest in the county. In fact, deputies are pretty much the only employees we have other than retirees who are leaving us voluntarily. It is important for everyone to understand that it is impossible for the Commission to address the situation with our deputies, or any other budgetary issue for that matter, without first eliminating our deficit.”

Carrying the flag, and caring about the memory of our veterans
Posted: May 25, 2015

Where else can you sample delicacies from almost 30 different restaurants in one setting? And know that while you are enjoying your meal you are paying tribute to our veterans at the same time?

Things to do in Cherokee County Monday, May 25
Posted: May 24, 2015

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

Cherokee County Arrest Report Monday, May 25
Posted: May 24, 2015

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

Things to do in Cherokee County for the weekend of Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24
Posted: May 22, 2015

Saturday, May 23

Cherokee County Arrest Report Saturday, May 23
Posted: May 22, 2015

-Justin Cody Mann for domestic violence in the third degree.

Cherokee County Board of Education to meet Tuesday, May 26
Posted: May 22, 2015

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education is Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and will be held at the Central Office.

Alabama’s April unemployment rate is 5.8 percent, wage and salary employment up both over the month and the year
Posted: May 22, 2015

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary,seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate is 5.8 percent.

Attorney General’s investigator terminated for conspiring to undermine Hubbard case
Posted: May 22, 2015

By Bill Britt

Mrs. Sarah Lee Smith
Posted: May 21, 2015

Mrs. Sarah Lee Smith, 76, of Gaylesville, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born February 20, 1939, in Cherokee County, AL, She was a member of the Blanche United Methodist Church, and prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Librarian with the Cobb County School System.

Ms. Carolyn "Caddy" Marie Callaway
Posted: May 21, 2015

Ms. Carolyn “Caddy” Marie Callaway, 60, of Gaylesville, passed awayay 19, 2015, at Floyd Medical Center. Ms. Callaway was born July 11, 1954, in Trion, GA, She was a supervisor for the Operation Department at Mount Vernon Mills where she was employed for 41 years. She was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carolyn Mae Schreiner
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Mrs. Carolyn Mae Schreiner, 66, of Cedar Bluff, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Mrs. Schreiner loved spending time with her family and especially her granddaughters. She loved to read and shop.

Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, May 22
Posted: May 21, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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, May 22
Posted: May 21, 2015

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

All lanes of I-65 at Tennessee River open; temporary lane closure planned for next week
Posted: May 21, 2015

HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises that all lanes of Interstate 65 at the Tennessee River bridge north of Priceville are now open.

Alabama seventh state to Join Medical Licensure Compact
Posted: May 21, 2015

MONTGOMERY – Alabama is the seventh state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, opening doors for more physicians to practice across state lines.

ALDOT urges motorists to drive safely this holiday
Posted: May 20, 2015

HUNTSVILLE — Travel on Alabama highways during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be higher than normal as the summer season begins. The Alabama Department of Transportation urges motorists to drive safely in their travels.

Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, May 21
Posted: May 20, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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, May 21
Posted: May 20, 2015

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

Traffic to shift to relocated U.S. 411 in Gadsden next week
Posted: May 20, 2015

HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation will begin transitioning traffic from former U.S. Highway 411 to the relocated and expanded highway between north Gadsden and Turkeytown following the Memorial Day holiday.

Mr. Daniel Epps
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Mr. Daniel Epps , 58 of Acworth, Georgia. passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Epps was a native of Cherokee County.

Mrs. Dorothy Nell Pledger
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Mrs. Dorothy Nell Pledger, 84 of Cave Spring, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Floyd Medical Center in Rome. Mrs. Pledger was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church.

Mr. Clyde Britton West
Posted: May 20, 2015

Mr. Clyde Britton West, 82 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his residence. Mr. West was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, May 20
Posted: May 19, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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, May 20
Posted: May 19, 2015

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

Fatal accident reported in Leesburg
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 9:20 am

Authorities have identified the person who was fatally injured in an accident in Leesburg Monday afternoon, May 18.

GSCC historic first graduation in Centre
Posted: May 18, 2015

It was an historic occasion for Gadsden State Community College and in particular for Cherokee County recently as more than 400 graduates walked across the state of the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena to receive their degrees.

Sand Rock Fire Department reported a busy month during May council meeting
Posted: May 18, 2015

The Sand Rock Town Council met in the town hall for their regular May meeting. Mayor Pro Tem, Greg Oliver called the meeting to order and Councilman Bud Mackey opened the meeting with prayer.

Mental illness is a disease too!
Posted: May 18, 2015

Local consumers and agency representatives are making their voices heard with looming threats that could devastate the state’s mental health system.

Things to do in Cherokee County Tuesday, May 19
Posted: May 18, 2015

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre 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 Tuesday, May 19
Posted: May 18, 2015

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