Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.
Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. In addition, NHTSA reported that 48% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities on Halloween night in 2012 involved a drunk driver.
About 90 percent of Georgia residents who were born in two Ebola-ravaged West African nations live in six metro Atlanta counties, a map produced by public health officials shows.
A man was arrested on a driving under the influence charge and endangering the life of a child after officers stopped him on Cave Spring Road.
A sewer spill dumped an estimated 10,000 gallons of sewage into a an unnamed tributary leading to Burwell Creek, according to a Rome-Floyd County Sewer Division spill report.
An Alabama man was arrested on multiple traffic violations after police stopped him for allegedly driving down the middle of Shiloh Road and crashing his truck, according to county reports.
A Silver Creek man is in critical condition Wednesday morning after he was the victim in a kidnapping Tuesday, according to Floyd County police.
A 46-year-old man is in Cherokee County Jail with child pornography charges this morning.
Fort Payne, Alabama (September, 2014) – Little River Canyon National Preserve is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. Funding from this grant will assist with transportation costs so local schools have the opportunity to attend curriculum based educational programs at the park.
Editor's note: We had an error in both the online and print edition of this story. Students will be let in free on Tuesday, Sept. 16, along with any employee of the Polk School District who have their PSD badge.
A large crowd gathered recently for the grand opening of the Cherokee County Democratic Headquarters at 150C East Main St. in Centre.
In another major step for Cherokee Rock Village, crews are currently working on a restroom/saferoom facility near the park entrance to accommodate up to 60 people.
Cherokee County Commissioner Marcie Foster recently completed the most rigorous education program available to county officials in Alabama, which includes 120 hours of training from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. The program emphasizes budgeting, personnel matters, planning and road and bridge responsibilities. It began in 1994 as a mandatory program for first-time county commissioners by act of the Alabama Legislature.
A huge crowd consisting of state and local dignitaries, friends, colleagues and loved ones gathered recently at the intersection of Alabama Highway 68 and Highway 35 for the official dedication of the David L. Hartline Highway named after a local veteran and author for his numerous contributions to his community and veterans’ concerns.
A new roof for the detention center, additional personnel and more. Those were some of the budgetary needs for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office as outlined by Sheriff Jeff Shaver and Chief Corrections Officer Harley Lamey as the county approaches fiscal year 2014-2015.
The Cherokee County Commission, during its Monday, Aug. 24 meeting, adopted a resolution agreeing to provided a COLA allowance for retired employees pursuant to ACT 2014-529.