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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.

Centre proceeds with grant proposal for splash pad in park, walking trai
Posted: September 03, 2014

The Centre City Council has been in the process of applying for a grant through East Alabama Planning Commission from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for a splash pad to be placed in the Centre City Park.

Friday 08/29/2014
Past Times coming in Sunday edition; still time to subscribe to receive a copy in home delivery
Posted: August 29, 2014

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s slog through Georgia.

Monday 08/25/2014
Staying a step ahead of today’s students
Posted: August 25, 2014

Alabama hopes to achieve a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020. Dr. Thomas Bice, superintendent for Alabama Schools, discussed Plan 2020 during the recent Cherokee County School System’s Back to School Inservice for teachers held in the Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee Arena.

Cedar Bluff Utilities Board votes to add $2 fee to customers paying bills by credit card
Posted: August 25, 2014

The Utilities Board of the Town of Cedar Bluff met on August 19, 2014 with all members present.

50 years and just getting started!
Posted: August 25, 2014

The Cherokee County High School Class of 1964 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their high school graduation on July 19, 2014 at the Cherokee Health and Rehabilitation Education Center in Centre.

Monday 08/18/2014
Commission hears budget request and praise for animal control officer
Posted: August 18, 2014

The Cherokee County Commission met on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 with a planning session at 9 a.m. with all Commissioners present.

Listen to their stories!
Posted: August 18, 2014

Just let them tell their stories!

Centre approves $16,930 in turnout gear for firefighters
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

The Centre City Council has approved purchase of new turnout gear for the fire department at a total cost of $16,930.

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