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Monday 07/21/2014
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.

Sand Rock supports Dixie boys baseball team’s Muscle Shoals tournament trip
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 2:02 pm

The Sand Rock Town Council met for their regular scheduled July meeting at the town hall. Mayor Ricky Mackey called the meeting to order and welcomed the guest. Councilman George Bud Mackey opened the meeting with prayer.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
17 arrested in several Alabama drug raids
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 1:10 pm

DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Seventeen people were rounded up in DeKalb County over the past 10 days and arrested on a variety of drug charges, including two women who had drugs inside the jail, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Monday 07/14/2014
NAMI seeks local funds
Posted: July 14, 2014

The Centre City Council is considering giving financial assistance to NAMI-Centre to assist with its ongoing education and support programs.

Much loved Rev. Stabler turns 94-years-young
Posted: July 14, 2014

He was a junior in high school when he was called into the ministry. And doing the Lord’s work left him with a rewarding life and many happy memories.

Garden Walking Tour gave everyone the opportunity to stop and smell the roses
Posted: July 14, 2014

The Cherokee Rose Garden Club presented its 2nd Annual Garden Walk on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Leesburg proceeds with plans for KTH industrial access road
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 7:40 pm

The Leesburg Town Council met for their monthly July meeting in the FEMA building.

Monday 07/07/2014
Carpenters for Christ are on another church raising
Posted: July 07, 2014

The Carpenters for Christ met at the Building site for Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church near Tuskegee, Ala. earlier this summer.

O’Dell named District Attorney of the Year
Posted: July 07, 2014

The Alabama District Attorneys Association recently held its annual 2014 Summer Conference where it selected its “District Attorney of the Year.” The Brad Morris Memorial District Attorney of the Year Award is a prestigious honor of distinction in the field of prosecution and is voted on by ones professional peers. This year’s award recipient is Mike O’Dell, the District Attorney of Cherokee and DeKalb Counties.

Brian Jennings running for Cherokee County Board of Education Place 5
Posted: July 07, 2014

Brian Jennings is a candidate for Cherokee County Board of Education, Place 5 and will appear on the July 15th runoff ballot.

Board of Education to purchase 3D printer for Career and Tech Center
Posted: July 07, 2014

The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Thursday, June 26 meeting, accepted a bid on a 3D printer, stand and cleaning station for $39,350 from Technical Training Aids, Inc.

Friday 07/04/2014
3M execs: $11.2 million upgrade starts in Decatur, Ala.
Posted: July 04, 2014

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama chemical facility is getting an $11.2 million upgrade as part of plans for expanded operations that will create 13 new jobs at salaries well the state's median household income.

A top official at the 3M Co.'s facility on State Docks Road in Decatur told the Decatur Daily that the facility is on track to begin producing "fine chemicals" in the second quarter of 2015.

Site operations manager Robin Higgs told the newspaper that the chemicals are something that no 3M plant has produced in mass quantities before. "Fine chemicals are small-volume, very high-dollar products," Higgs said, noting that the expansion comes after a pilot production program in St. Paul Minnesota.

"The business is growing, so they're investing in the full-scale production line in Decatur," Higgs said.

The Decatur plant mostly produces adhesives in batches ranging from 3,000 to 6,000 gallons. The new process will yield 300 gallon-batches of fine chemicals, Higgs said.

Documents filed with the Decatur Industrial Development Board say the new production line will involve 13 new jobs with an average annual salary of $58,750, not including benefits. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alabama's median household income in 2012 was $43,160. The per capita income was $23,587.

The Decatur 3M plant currently has about 840 employees.

Monday 06/30/2014
Investigator Summerford named Optimist Officer of the Year
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 4:58 pm

The Fort Payne Optimist Club recently recognized Josh Summerford, chief investigator with the Dekalb/Cherokee District Attorney’s Office, as the 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

No fireworks at Pruett’s Fish Camp for the Fourth
Posted: June 30, 2014

Pruett’s Fish Camp is saddened to report they will not be able to sponsor their annual Fireworks Show this coming Fourth of July Weekend, a tradition of the past 30 years or so.

Former educator thanks county commission for sales tax vote
Posted: June 30, 2014

A citizen and former educator recently thanked the Cherokee County Commission for putting the renewal of the 1 cents sales tax for education on the ballot for the July 15 runoff election.

Centre’s narcotics dog shows what he can do
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 1:41 pm

One of Centre’s latest acquisitions seems to be paying off big dividends!

Monday 06/23/2014
Chesnut is latest graduate of West Point
Posted: June 23, 2014

Cadet D. Nathan Chesnut, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Chesnut of Leesburg, Alabama, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28 .

Six-day postal delivery is on the line, Myer says
Posted: June 23, 2014

Clay Myer of Centre, who was re-elected president of the Alabama Rural Letter Carriers Association recently week at the group’s annual convention in Birmingham, said six-day postal delivery is on the line.

Former AU and Olympic swimmer gains experience in rural medicine at Perry Medical Clinic in Centre
Posted: June 23, 2014

While many doctors want to specialize these days, at least one future physician has his heart set on family practice medicine.

Saturday 06/14/2014
Award winning sports writer
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 12:14 pm

The Cherokee County Herald’s Shannon Fagan took home five awards from the 2014 Alabama Sports Writers 43rd Annual Convention held Sunday, June 8 in Troy, Ala.

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