It’s been 20 years since officials in Cherokee County, Alabama, got solid data on the economic impact of Weiss Lake.
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.
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.
DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Seventeen people were rounded up in DeKalb County over the past 10 days and arrested on a variety of drug charges, including two women who had drugs inside the jail, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.
The Centre City Council is considering giving financial assistance to NAMI-Centre to assist with its ongoing education and support programs.
He was a junior in high school when he was called into the ministry. And doing the Lord’s work left him with a rewarding life and many happy memories.
The Cherokee Rose Garden Club presented its 2nd Annual Garden Walk on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
The Leesburg Town Council met for their monthly July meeting in the FEMA building.
The Carpenters for Christ met at the Building site for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church near Tuskegee, Ala. earlier this summer.
The Alabama District Attorneys Association recently held its annual 2014 Summer Conference where it selected its “District Attorney of the Year.” The Brad Morris Memorial District Attorney of the Year Award is a prestigious honor of distinction in the field of prosecution and is voted on by ones professional peers. This year’s award recipient is Mike O’Dell, the District Attorney of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties.
Brian Jennings is a candidate for Cherokee County Board of Education, Place 5 and will appear on the July 15th runoff ballot.
The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Thursday, June 26 meeting, accepted a bid on a 3D printer, stand and cleaning station for $39,350 from Technical Training Aids, Inc.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama chemical facility is getting an $11.2 million upgrade as part of plans for expanded operations that will create 13 new jobs at salaries well the state's median household income.
A top official at the 3M Co.'s facility on State Docks Road in Decatur told the Decatur Daily that the facility is on track to begin producing "fine chemicals" in the second quarter of 2015.
Site operations manager Robin Higgs told the newspaper that the chemicals are something that no 3M plant has produced in mass quantities before. "Fine chemicals are small-volume, very high-dollar products," Higgs said, noting that the expansion comes after a pilot production program in St. Paul Minnesota.
"The business is growing, so they're investing in the full-scale production line in Decatur," Higgs said.
The Decatur plant mostly produces adhesives in batches ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 gallons. The new process will yield 300 gallon-batches of fine chemicals, Higgs said.
Documents filed with the Decatur Industrial Development Board say the new production line will involve 13 new jobs with an average annual salary of $58,750, not including benefits. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alabama's median household income in 2012 was $43,160. The per capita income was $23,587.
The Decatur 3M plant currently has about 840 employees.
The Fort Payne Optimist Club recently recognized Josh Summerford, chief investigator with the Dekalb/Cherokee District Attorney’s Office, as the 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Pruett’s Fish Camp is saddened to report they will not be able to sponsor their annual Fireworks Show this coming Fourth of July Weekend, a tradition of the past 30 years or so.
A citizen and former educator recently thanked the Cherokee County Commission for putting the renewal of the 1 cents sales tax for education on the ballot for the July 15 runoff election.
One of Centre’s latest acquisitions seems to be paying off big dividends!
Cadet D. Nathan Chesnut, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Chesnut of Leesburg, Alabama, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28 .
Clay Myer of Centre, who was re-elected president of the Alabama Rural Letter Carriers Association recently week at the group’s annual convention in Birmingham, said six-day postal delivery is on the line.
While many doctors want to specialize these days, at least one future physician has his heart set on family practice medicine.
The Cherokee County Herald’s Shannon Fagan took home five awards from the 2014 Alabama Sports Writers 43rd Annual Convention held Sunday, June 8 in Troy, Ala.