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.
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.
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.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s slog through Georgia.
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.
The Utilities Board of the Town of Cedar Bluff met on August 19, 2014 with all members present.
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.
The Cherokee County Commission met on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 with a planning session at 9 a.m. with all Commissioners present.
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The Centre City Council has approved purchase of new turnout gear for the fire department at a total cost of $16,930.
The Town Council of Cedar Bluff met on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm with all members present.
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.
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.
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.
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.