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Parker sentenced to life without parole for killing mother and sister

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to two concurrent life without parole sentences, and an additional 6 years, by Judge G. Carey Nelson.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Mickler: Protect plants from frost tonight
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:44 pm

With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, many Rome homeowners have spring plants and flowers that could be damaged by the cold.

Blood Assurance facing shortage of blood
Posted: April 15, 2014

Blood Assurance, the regional non-profit blood center, is facing a shortage of blood, especially type O negative, A positive and O positive blood types.

Governor signs bill to extend tax-free holidays
Posted: April 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. The bill, signed during visits to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Food Bank, is a direct result of the Governor’s Competitiveness Initiative and is a continuation of the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan originally signed into law in 2012.

Monday 04/14/2014
Kroger, American Cancer Society aim to raise $200K
Posted: April 14, 2014

Kroger and the American Cancer Society are partnering for an in-store fundraiser from Sunday, April 13, to Saturday, April 26, to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer.

Farm City Committee earns two top awards
Posted: April 14, 2014

A Farm-to-Fork dinner at Cullman’s “Farm Y’all Festival” helped the north Alabama county earn Best Farm-City Committee in the state at the Alabama Farm-City Awards April 3 in Birmingham.

Lt. Gov. Candidate James Fields addresses local Democrat Club
Posted: April 14, 2014

It isn’t a question of whether the glass is half empty or half full. The important thing is that the glass does have water in it and everyone can get a drink of that water.

Leesburg ready to test new thumb scan time clock for town’s payroll
Posted: April 14, 2014

The Leesburg Town Council met recently in the FEMA building in Leesburg. Mayor Ed Mackey called the meeting to order and led everyone in the pledge to the American flag. Councilman Frankie Brewster opened the meeting with a prayer for guidance.

First Annual Val’s Run set for this weekend
Posted: April 14, 2014

Citizens are reminded that the First Annual City of Centre Run 4 Val-5Krun/Walk, 10K Chief’s Challenge-three person relay is schedule for this Saturday, April 19, beginning at 8 a.m. in Centre City Park.

Calhoun police warn of area scams
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 12:57 pm

Calhoun Police are warning area residents to be aware of internet and telephone scams.

Sunday 04/13/2014
Hit show Restaurant Impossible coming to Calhoun
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:32 am

The popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is set to film an episode at The Fork Diner in Calhoun beginning next week.

Friday 04/11/2014
Federal funds available for natural resource protection
Posted: April 11, 2014

In recent weeks, Congress has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars for American landowners who agree to certain conservation measures for their land. Each county in Georgia has land that which may be eligible for these programs. In many years, money appropriated by Congress goes unused because landowners are unaware that their land qualifies.

Wednesday 04/09/2014
April is Alzheimer's Awareness month; get informed
Posted: April 09, 2014

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released recently, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man. As real a concern as breast cancer is to women’s health, women in their 60’s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.

Monday 04/07/2014
TheatreCentre’s Passion of the Christ returns
Posted: April 07, 2014

Beginning this Tuesday, April 15, TheatreCentre will open The Passion of the Christ: It Is Finished. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening in the Centre Armory Building, 635 Armory Road in Centre. Admission is $10.

Board of Education approves travel to Basketball Coaching Clinic, Robotics Championship
Posted: April 07, 2014

The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Tuesday, April 1 meeting, approved out of state travel for Neal Wester to attend the Nike Championship Basketball Coaching Clinic in Tunica Ms. May 2-4 to be funded by Cherokee County High School Basketball.

$2 million in damages against attorney awarded to convicted murderer Barbara Ann Roberts
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 3:43 pm

A jury awarded $2 million in punitive damages and $60,000 in plaintiff’s damages to Barbara Ann Roberts, who was convicted of capital murder in Cherokee County Circuit Court last week.

Local law enforcement attend Mental Illness First Aid workshop
Posted: April 07, 2014

A disability refers to something that interferes with our ability to live, laugh and love. It interferes with our ability to work, carry out daily activities and to engage in satisfying relationships.

Tuesday 04/01/2014
News Publishing Company merges Cedartown, Rockmart papers
Updated: April 02, 2014 - 1:15 am

A big change is coming at your local newspapers.

Monday 03/31/2014
Local citizen honored for years of service to scouting
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 1:42 pm

The 2014 Cherokee County Boy Scouts’ American Values Breakfast was held Tuesday, March 18, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room.

Home and Garden Show 2014
Posted: March 31, 2014

The Cherokee County County Chamber of Commerce reminds citizens that the 16th Annual Cherokee County Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 in the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena. Friday’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Things coming together for First Annual Val’s Run
Posted: March 31, 2014

From all indications, plans are proceeding smoothly for the upcoming Val’’ Run scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19. Kurt Duryea and Eva Garner, owner/operator of The Odyssey Health Spa in Centre, who have been instrumental in planning the event, gave an update during the Tuesday, March 25 meeting of the Centre City Council.

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