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Fair coming next week, contest entries due Sept. 14

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. 

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
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.

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.

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