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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Tips for motorists and pedestrians to stay safe on Halloween night
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

Ebola 'hot zone' immigrants numerous in Atlanta area
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

Monday 10/27/2014
Gas prices continue to drop slowly as price of oil falls
Posted: October 27, 2014

Gas prices continued to slowly fall Monday throughout the country as oil prices continue to drop, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Saturday 10/25/2014
Gas prices continue to stay below $3
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:43 am

Gas prices continue to slowly fall, and the best prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.55, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Monday 10/20/2014
Gas prices dropping, many near or below $3 - $2.60 in Ringgold
Posted: October 20, 2014

Gas prices are dropping but the lowest prices remain up near the Tennessee border in Ringgold and Chattanooga at $2.60, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Gas prices dropping around Northwest Georgia, price still lowest in Ringgold at $2.64 a gallon
Posted: October 18, 2014

Gas prices in the region are still the lowest up in Catoosa County at $2.64 a gallon, but gas prices are going down across Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama this weekend, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Friday 10/17/2014
Gas prices lower in northernmost portion of Ga. - $2.69 in Ringgold in Chattanooga
Posted: October 17, 2014

The lowest regular unleaded price for our area is in Ringgold and Chattanooga with a price of $2.64 per gallon, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Friday 10/03/2014
Alabama man arrested in traffic stop
Posted: October 03, 2014

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.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Sewer spill reported near 200 block of North Avenue
Updated: October 03, 2014 - 12:48 am

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.

Alabama man faces multiple traffic charges
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:03 pm

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.

Victim in critical condition after kidnapping on late Tuesday
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:03 pm

A Silver Creek man is in critical condition Wednesday morning after he was the victim in a kidnapping Tuesday, according to Floyd County police.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Man charged with possession of child pornography in Cherokee Co., Ala.
Posted: September 24, 2014

A 46-year-old man is in Cherokee County Jail with child pornography charges this morning.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Little River Canyon National Preserve Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 4:09 pm

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.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Fair coming next week, contest entries due Sept. 14
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 10:25 am

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. 

Monday 09/08/2014
Democrats fired up over opening of Cherokee County Democratic Headquarters
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 8:20 pm

A large crowd gathered recently for the grand opening of the Cherokee County Democratic Headquarters at 150C East Main St. in Centre.

Saferoom, shower facilities installed at Rock Village
Posted: September 08, 2014

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 graduates from Alabama Local Government Training Institute Level II program
Posted: September 08, 2014

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.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
On the Hartline Highway
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

Detention Center asks for more funding, staff
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

Cherokee County Commission agrees to retired employee cost of living allowance
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

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