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Monday 08/18/2014
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.

Twentieth Century Club requests date of Nov. 22 for Lighting in the Park event
Posted: August 18, 2014

The Town Council of Cedar Bluff met on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm with all members present.

Monday 08/11/2014
Cedar Bluff Town Council approves loan for new fire truck during special called meeting
Posted: August 11, 2014

The town of Cedar Bluff had a special called Council meeting on Tuesday, July, 5 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Town Hall with all Council Members present.

Board of Education approves using sales tax funds for $200 per teacher to purchase supplies
Posted: August 11, 2014

The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Tuesday, Aug. 5 meeting, approved $200 per teacher for instructional supplies to be funded by sales tax money.

Fair coming to town!
Posted: August 11, 2014

Local residents are reminded that Cherokee County’s Second Annual Agricultural Fair is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16, on the campus of Gadsden State Community College-Cherokee.

Loving the World’s Longest Yard Sale
Posted: August 11, 2014

Merlene Day received her birthday present in December but she couldn’t open it until August. That is because her family presented her with a present to celebrate her 80 years they knew she would never forget: a trip to the World’s Longest Yard Sale which stretches from Alabama all the way to Michigan.

Friday 08/08/2014
Police confirm overnight shooting started as Facebook argument
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 10:32 am

CEDARTOWN — An argument sparked over a Facebook post ended with the shooting death of a man in Cedartown, according to Police Chief Jamie Newsome.

Monday 08/04/2014
‘Children’s Letters to God’
Posted: August 04, 2014

It looks like the next generation of actors and singers has risen to the occasion once again as TheatreCentre presents “Children’s Letters to God” which debuts this Thursday, Aug. 7. Performances are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening at Centre First United Methodist Church.

Coast2Coast prescription discount card is now available to Cherokee County residents
Posted: August 04, 2014

The Cherokee County Commission recently joined Coast2CoastRxCard in a press conference to announce the county’s participation in a program that could result in significant health care savings for local residents.

Cherokee County Commission looks at possibilities for public park on Weiss Lake
Posted: August 04, 2014

In response to renewed public interest in establishing a county park on Weiss Lake, the Cherokee County Commission is looking into the feasibility of such a project.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Leesburg, Ala. man charged with second-degree arson
Posted: July 29, 2014

A Leesburg, Alabama man has been arrested on second degree arson charges after allegedly setting fire to a residence on County Road 7.

Monday 07/28/2014
A second ambulance service for Cherokee?
Posted: July 28, 2014

A local group of citizens are seeking a second ambulance service to serve the Gaylesville and Cedar Bluff areas. Citing concerns about response times, a group met with the Cherokee County E911 Board during its July meeting which was moved from the Cherokee Medical Center Cafeteria to the Cherokee County Commission meeting room in the Cherokee County Administration Building.

A miracle in the midst of summer
Posted: July 28, 2014

One could call it a miracle in the midst of summer! Thanks to a generous anonymous benefactor, the First United Methodist Church of Centre was once again able to alleviate some of those back to school costs for local families.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Study can show how to grow Weiss Lake in Cherokee County
Posted: July 27, 2014

It’s been 20 years since officials in Cherokee County, Alabama, got solid data on the economic impact of Weiss Lake.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
15-year-old girl described as runaway sought in DeKalb County, Ala.
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 4:32 pm

DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Authorities here are looking for a 15-year-old girl who was seen leaving the Grove Oak area Sunday in a black Jeep Cherokee, Sheriff Jimmy Harris said.

Teachers get 10 percent savings at Walmart’s Teachers’ Savings Event July 25-31
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 1:24 pm

For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.

Monday 07/21/2014
Authorities identify woman found in Weiss Lake
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 6:49 pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — DeKalb County sheriff's officials say a body that was pulled from Weiss Lake in Leesburg has been identified as a 20-year-old woman who was recently reported missing.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the body of Sarah Jane Ortiz of Valley Head was found in the lake by a fisherman on Friday. Harris says the woman's body was positively identified on Monday at a forensics lab in Huntsville.

Harris says Ortiz was reported missing July 16 by friends and relatives after she failed to return home on July 14.

Harris says Ortiz's cause of death hasn't been released and authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office at 256-845-3801.

Commander David Hartline named Veteran of the Year, Legionnaire of the Year
Posted: July 21, 2014

Local Vietnam Veteran, author and State American Legion Leader David Hartline was recently honored as Veteran of the Year and Legionnaire of the Year by the Alabama American Legion.

Cedar Bluff to purchase new fire truck
Posted: July 21, 2014

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.

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