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Mrs. Barbara Nail

Mrs. Barbara Nail, 55 of Centre passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Cherokee Medical Center. Mrs. Nail was a native of Etowah County and she was of the Church Of God faith.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Cherokee County Arrest Report Friday, Feb. 27
Posted: February 26, 2015

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

Mrs. Margie B. Barlett
Posted: February 26, 2015

Mrs. Margie B. Bartlett, of Gadsden, passed away Wednesday February 25, 2015 at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Mrs. Bartlett was a native of Cherokee County, and was of the Baptist faith.

Rogers: OECD Financing Restrictions Open Doors for China, Inferior Coal Technology
Posted: February 26, 2015

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Mike Rogers recently signed a letter condemning the Obama Administration's push for members of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to impose stringent conditions on the public financing on overseas coal-fired power plants, specifically the U.S-British proposal that would allow OECD countries to consider financing for nations with no other economically feasible alternatives.

Storm cleanup is proceeds
Posted: February 26, 2015

Conditions continue to improve Thursday afternoon as Cherokee County digs its way out of a seven-to-eight inch snow storm which began Wednesday afternoon and lasted well into the evening hours.

Alabama electric co-op crews helping fellow co-op restore power
Posted: February 26, 2015

Six Alabama rural electric cooperatives are sending 45 men and equipment to help restore weather-related outages affecting members of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative in northwest Alabama. As of Thursday morning, some 7,000 outages were reported in the Tombigbee service area which serves about 10,000 members in Marion, Lamar and Fayette counties. The area was hard hit by more than 10 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped trees and power lines.

Follow safety precautions during cold weather emergencies
Posted: February 26, 2015

The Alabama Department of Public Health urges residents to take extra precautions during times of extremely cold weather. When exposed to cold temperatures, our bodies begin to lose heat faster than it can be produced. This results in abnormally low body temperature called hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit, just a few degrees less than the normal body temperature.

GasBuddy says: Expect aggressive increases at the pump following this week’s wholesale price spike
Posted: February 26, 2015

CHICAGO (Feb. 25, 2015) – The transition from ‘winter blend’ to ‘summer blend’ gasoline always brings increases in retail gasoline prices, but nothing you’ve seen over the past year is likely to match what GasBuddy anticipates over the next two to three weeks.

Cherokee begins thawing out from winter storm
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Cherokee County began the process of thawing out Thursday morning after Centre received more than seven inches of snow and the Cedar Bluff area received eight.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Heavy snow predicted for the area
Posted: February 25, 2015

Weather.com is predicting heavy snow for this area in the afternoon hours. Temperatures will remain steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds will be light and variable. Chance of snow is 100 percent. Snow accumulations of three to five inches is expected.

AG Luther Strange warns against price gouging with all Alabama counties under state of emergency
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 2:41 pm

(MONTGOMERY)— With the potential for ice, snow, sleet and freezing rain affecting many areas of Alabama beginning Wednesday, Attorney General Luther Strange warns our citizens to be on guard against those who might exploit bad weather for illegal profit.

Keaton pleads guilty to capital murder
Posted: February 25, 2015

Vinnie Leroy Keaton has pled to guilty to a Capital Murder Charge for the 2012 slaying of Melissa Leeann Hudgins in Cherokee County Circuit Court Wednesday morning, Feb. 25.

Gov. Bentley declares state of emergency for Alabama in preparation for coming winter weather
Posted: February 25, 2015

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday declared a State of Emergency for all Alabama counties in preparation for winter weather that is expected to move through Alabama.

Area could see four inches of snow today
Posted: February 25, 2015

The National Weather Service is predicting a slight chance of snow and sleet for this area before noon today and then snow with a high near 35 degrees and Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour.

Mr. James Lee Payne
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mr. James Lee Payne, age 68 of Gaylesville, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Payne was a native of Hammondville, and was a member of Leesburg Baptist Church.

Mr. Roger Dale Crane
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mr. Roger Dale Crane, 59 of Cedar Bluff passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Crane was a native of Cherokee County. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Mrs. Barbara Nail
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mrs. Barbara Nail, 55 of Centre passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Cherokee Medical Center. Mrs. Nail was a native of Etowah County and was of the Church Of God faith.

Mrs. Julia Reed
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mrs. Julia Reed, 70 of Sand Rock, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Wood was a native of Cherokee County, and was retired from Cagle’s and was a member of the Christion Life Center Church.

Mrs. Thelma Compton Joseph
Posted: February 25, 2015

Mrs. Thelma Compton Joseph, 67 of Leesburg, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Joseph was a native of Prestonsburg, KY, and was a Baptist by faith

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Time to Prepare for Hazardous Weather
Posted: February 24, 2015

As Sheriff of Cherokee County, one of my goals is to be as proactive as possible when it comes to public safety. This message is a reminder that winter weather is approaching, and we need to prepare ourselves for storms and hazardous driving conditions. At a recent county commission meeting, there was some discussion about road closings during inclement weather. The Sheriff’s Office is equipped with several surplus military vehicles that are designed to operate in extreme conditions. We also have several four wheel drive vehicles to enable our officers to respond to emergency calls during inclement weather.

Cherokee County Schools to be closed Wednesday, Feb. 25
Posted: February 24, 2015

Because of a threat of inclement winter weather, Cherokee County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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