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Alabama’s October unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent, wage and employment grew by more than 33,000 over the year

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 6.3 percent, down from September’s rate of 6.6 percent. October’s rate represents 133,470 unemployed persons, compared to 140,555 in September.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Friday gas prices update
Posted: November 21, 2014

Alabama's average gasoline price Friday, Nov. 21, was $2.67 per gallon. The lowest price was $2.45 and the highest price was $3.69, according to gasbuddy.com.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Mrs. Mary Agnes Bobo Reed
Posted: November 20, 2014

Mrs. Mary Agnes Bobo Reed, 85 of Collinsville, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Collinsville Health and Rehab.

Thursday gas prices update
Posted: November 20, 2014

Alabama's average gasoline price Thursday, Nov. 20, was $2.68 per gallon. The lowest price was $2.45 and the highest price was $3.69, according to gasbuddy.com

Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, Nov. 21
Posted: November 20, 2014

The Cherokee County Career and Technology Center HOSA Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of 2 year old Dalton Agan, who is fighting leukemia. For more information call 256-927-5351.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Friday, Nov. 21
Posted: November 20, 2014

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

National Park Service Superintendent Gail Bishop retires Nov. 28, 2014
Posted: November 20, 2014

Gail Bishop, superintendent of Little River Canyon National Preserve and Russell Cave National Monument, will retire on Nov. 28, 2014, after more than 37 years with the National Park Service. She has been the superintendent at the two Alabama national park units for more than two years. Superintendent Paul Carson of Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail will serve as acting superintendent of Little River Canyon National Preserve and Russell Cave National Monument until a permanent selection is made.

Mr. Ralph H. Boatwright, Sr.
Posted: November 20, 2014

Mr. Ralph H. Boatwright, Sr., 85 of Collinsville, passed away, Monday, November 10, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

Gas prices continue slow decline - lowest prices near Tenn. border
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border, according to GasBuddy.com.

Bekaert fire causes extensive damage at Darlington Drive plant
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 8:22 am

It took about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon for a thin wisp of smoke to become a black cloud rolling from the Bekaert Corp. plant in Rome.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Wednesday gas prices update
Posted: November 19, 2014

Alabama's average gas price Wednesday, Nov. 19, was $2.69 per gallon. The lowest price was $2.48 and the highest price was $3.69, according to gasbuddy.com

Cherokee County Arrest Report Thursday, Nov. 20
Posted: November 19, 2014

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

Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, Nov. 20
Posted: November 19, 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.

Mr. Bernard Clifford Shaw
Posted: November 19, 2014

Mr. Bernard Clifford Shaw, 84, of Lyerly, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Shaw was born February 15, 1930, in Gaylesville. He was a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, and prior to his retirement, he was a farmer.

Mrs. Lucille McGatha
Posted: November 19, 2014

Mrs. Lucille McGatha, 86 of Leesburg, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. McGatha was a native of Cherokee County. She was retired from Dixie Green and was a member of Round Mountain Baptist Church.

CR sponsor training workshop is Saturday
Posted: November 19, 2014

A Sponsor Training Workshop for Celebrate Recovery is being offered at the ROC from 10 a.m. until noon this Saturday, November 22nd.

Mr. Doyal "Pete" Tillery
Posted: November 19, 2014

Mr. Doyal “Pete” Tillery, 88 of Leesburg passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at Cherokee Medical Center. Mr. Tillery was a native of Cherokee County. He was retired from Cherokee Electric Coop as a supervisor and a member of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church.

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County cited for serious safety violations
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 11:25 am

Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. in Walker County was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations following a June 2014 inspection at the manufacturer’s Rock Spring facility.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Tuesday gas prices update
Posted: November 18, 2014

Alabama's average gasoline price Tuesday, Nov. 18, was $2.69 per gallon. The lowest price was $2.45 and the highest price was $3.69, according to gasbuddy.com

Things to do in Cherokee County Wednesday, Nov. 19
Posted: November 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.

Cherokee County Arrest Report Wednesday, Nov. 19
Posted: November 18, 2014

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

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