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Alabama man charged with aggravated child molestation

January 12, 2020–8:19 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Centre, Alabama man is lodged in the Floyd County Jail charged with aggravated child molestation and other felonies. According to the arrest report, 40-year old Paul Taylor Trammell contacted a person online who he believed to be a child. He then allegedly engaged in a graphic…

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Georgia Power prepared for severe weather on Saturday: Offers Storm Safety Tips

January 10th, 2019 – 12:25 PM Georgia Power Press Release – With severe weather expected to impact Georgia over the weekend, Georgia Power is advising customers to prepare for the potential of wind, rain, and possible tornadoes. The company is monitoring the changing weather conditions and is ready to respond to any service interruptions as…

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Former Cherokee County GA Firefighter died battling fire in Missouri

January 6th, 2020 – 3:15 PM Cherokee County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services – A former Cherokee County firefighter died yesterday morning while battling a fire in Peculiar, Missouri. Chuck McCormick, who worked for Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services from 2014 until 2017, responded to a fire that was reported at 11 o’clock yesterday…

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Road Closures at County Rd 69 between Blackwell’s Crossroads and County Rd 487

January 3rd, 2020 – 5:00 PM Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency  Press Release – The Cherokee County Highway Department will be performing an emergency tile replacement due to heavy rain and a busted water main on County Rd 69 between Blackwell’s Crossroads and County Rd 487. During this time you will not be able to…

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Log Truck Collides into Car at the intersection of 411 and County Road 31

January 2nd, 2020 – 4:45 PM Marc Summers – WEIS Radio  (Via WEIS Radio) A collision involving a car and a log truck on Highway 411 early Thursday morning has left one person injured. That accident took place approximately five miles north of Centre at the intersection of 411 and County Road 31 when the…

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CDC & DPH: Flu cases are Rampant

December 28th, 2019 Georgia Department of Public Health – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu. The Georgia Department of Public…

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Alabama State Troopers to Maintain Increased Presence on Roadways Through New Year’s Day

December 28th, 2019 WEIS Radio- Alabama State Troopers, as well as local law enforcement agencies, will continue to have an elevated presence on Alabama’s roadways throughout the remainder of the “Holiday Travel Period”, which officially ends at midnight, January 1st. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said all available State Troopers have been assigned to patrol…

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Car Collides with Log Truck on Highway 9 South in Cherokee County

December 26th, 2019 – 3:00 PM WEIS RADIO No additional information has yet been released regarding the condition of the driver of the car that struck the trailer of a log truck during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday.  According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report the collision took place at 5:55 am on…

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Report: Fugitive arrested after fleeing from police

December 22, 2019–8:27 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A man wanted by U.S. Marshals for a probation violation was arrested after allegedly fleeing from police early Saturday. According to Floyd County Jail records, Floyd County Police attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 28-year old James Francis Kubach of Centre, Alabama for failure to maintain…

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Deaton Veterinary Services In Cedar Bluff, Alabama burglarized

December 15, 2019–8:07 p.m. WEIS RADIO Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, employees at the Surgery Center of Deaton Veterinary Services in Cedar Bluff arrived for work and found that the facility had been broken into sometime throughout the night of Friday, December 13th. Cedar Bluff Police Investigator Chris Vaughn, along with a…

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[Study] Seeing family at holidays may be opportunity to spot signs of Alzheimer’s

December 14th, 2019 Understanding Alzheimer’s Press Release – With over 5.8 million adults living today with Alzheimer’s, being able to pinpoint early onset signs is crucial. As the holidays approach, my team surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals, those of whom knew someone or is a family member with Alzheimer’s. We then paired the findings with research from…

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AAA URGES DRIVERS TO SAFELY SECURE CHRISTMAS TREES

Decemember 11th, 2019 – 12:00 PM AAA Press Release – ATLANTA, Ga. (December 9, 2019 ) — Thanksgiving has passed and the Christmas season is in full effect. Parents with children in tow are searching for a real Christmas tree. Now that you have found the perfect tree, transporting it to your home can be problematic. According to…

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Alabama teen killed in wreck

December 2, 2019–6:38 a.m. WEIS RADIO A sophomore at Cherokee County High School was fatally injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday night on Alabama Highway 411 South just outside of Leesburg. Cherokee County 911 received a call at approximately 9:43 p.m. reporting that a vehicle had left the roadway near Pine Cone Campground. The…

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Cherokee County Woman Charged with Elderly Abuse and Neglect

November 26th, 2019 – 11:30 AM Marc Summers (WEIS RADIO) – (Via WEIS RADIO) A Cedar Bluff woman was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigators early Monday afternoon after being notified of an elderly abuse case. The Cherokee County Department of Human Resources along with a deputy went to a home located near Cedar Bluff…

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GSP and MCCD Preparing for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend on Georgia Roadways

Georgia Department of Public Safety Press Release – (ATLANTA, GA) -The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job.  To make this happen, Troopers and…

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Floyd Diabetes Prevention Program earns recognition from CDC

November 21, 2019–7:48 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Diabetes Prevention Program at Floyd is playing a role in “turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes,” according to a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “As the (CDC’s) Director of the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program, it is immensely…

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