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Three now charged in chase that began in Rome and ended in Alabama

October 10, 2019–11:03 a.m. WEIS RADIO – STAFF REPORTS Three people are now jailed in Cherokee County, Alabama following a police chase that began in Rome Wednesday morning. According to Floyd County Police, the pursuit began in the area of Drummond Drive, and then went onto Wilkerson Road and over Mount Alto before hitting Hoseleg…

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Police chase begins in Rome, ends in Alabama

October 9, 2019–11:35 a.m. WEIS RADIO Two suspects are now in custody following a high-speed chase from northwest Georgia into Cherokee County this (Wednesday) morning. The pair – both of whom have felony warrants out for their arrest – fled, after being spotted driving in downtown Rome. The pursuit ran through the Foster’s Mill community…

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Alabama woman arrested while driving vehicle stolen in Floyd County

October 9, 2019–10:32 a.m. WEIS RADIO A Centre, Alabama woman is behind bars on charges of Receiving Stolen Property after she was arrested driving a vehicle reported stolen out of Floyd County, Georgia. Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship says that 25-year-old Natalie Lynn Brogdon was arrested on Tuesday morning after being detained by the victim…

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Saturday Wildfire in Cherokee County, Alabama

October 6, 2019–3:47 p.m. WEIS RADIO On Saturday afternoon Cherokee County 911 received multiple calls reporting a woods fire on County Road 19 between County Road 71 and County Road 59 in the Mt. Weisner Community. Multiple callers reported witnessing a male subject lighting the fires on the edge of the roadway. Deputies responded to…

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Mentone Man Jailed Following Wednesday Night Standoff

October 4th, 2019 – 2:00 PM Marc Summers (WEIS Radio) – (Via WEIS Radio) There were some tense moments on Wednesday evening as law enforcement officials spent several hours negotiating with a man who barricaded himself inside a Mentone area home. That call came in as a domestic violence incident after a female went next…

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Centre Woman Arrested On 47 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

October 2nd, 2019 – 3:36 PM Joey Weaver (WEIS Radio) – (Via WEIS Radio) A Centre woman was has been arrested on several counts of Animal Cruelty. At 6:00 pm Tuesday the Cherokee County Animal Shelter was placed under a state of emergency which allows for the implementation of the emergency operations plan. Dr. Jeremy…

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Former Alabama corrections officer accused of stealing from jail commisary

September 26, 2019–7:48 a.m. WEIS RADIO A former Cherokee County corrections officer has been indicted by a Cherokee County Grand Jury in connection with a case involving the theft of funds from the Sheriff’s Office and the County Commission. Stephen Studdard, age 48 from Centre, was arrested on Tuesday of this week and booked in…

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Report: Man stole pain medication from 93-year old

September 25, 2019–10:25 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cedar Bluff, Alabama man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Tuesday, accused of stealing pain pills from a 93-year old man. According to jail records, 64-year old Terry Stanley Zeiger took over 2,000 hydrocodone pills from January 16, 2018, to May 29, 2019. The arrest…

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Log Truck Overturns And Catches Fire On County Road 29

Septemeber 24, 2019 – 11:40 AM WEIS Radio – According to WEIS Radio: A stretch of County Road 29 in Rock Run was shut down for an extended period of time late Monday afternoon after a log truck overturned and caught fire. The driver of the ’98 Mack truck – listed on the Alabama Law…

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Alabama man charged with child molestation

September 15, 2019–6:07 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 19-year old Cedar Bluff, Alabama man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Saturday on charges of child molestation, sexual battery on a child under the age of 16, simple battery and simple assault. According to jail records, Ka’Andre Ivory Starr molested a female under the…

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Two killed in Chattooga County wreck

September 9, 2019–11:50 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A Cedar Bluff, Alabama man, and his daughter were killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 114 in Chattooga County at around 5:25 p.m. Sunday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a 2008 Honda Civic driven by 47-year old Christopher Williams was traveling…

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UGA student injured in fall at Cherokee Rock Village

September 8, 2019–7:39 p.m. WEIS RADIO A man was injured after falling some 40 feet from the rocks at Cherokee Rock Village in Alabama Saturday afternoon. The victim, a University of Georgia student from Athens, Georgia was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a possible broken leg and other minor injuries. The Cherokee…

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Fatal ATV accident in Cherokee County, Alabama

September 2, 2019–12:57 p.m. WEIS RADIO Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton confirmed to WEIS Radio this morning that an individual was fatally injured in an accident occurring in the Frog Mountain area off County Road 33 during the overnight hours. At 1:52 am, Cherokee 9-1-1 was notified of the incident, in which a 22-year-old…

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Teen struck by boat propeller on Weiss lake

September 1, 2019–2:47 p.m. WEIS RADIO A 17 year old male individual was seriously injured after being struck by a boat propeller while he was swimming in Weiss Lake near the State Boat Docks on the Causeway in Cedar Bluff on Saturday afternoon. The victim was airlifted from the State Docks to a nearby Trauma…

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[WATCH] Alabama authorities seeking persons responsible for vehicle fires

August 25, 2019–7:00 a.m. WEIS RADIO The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify the two individuals in the video. (watch until the end ) The two were attempting to drill a hole in the fuel tank of a truck at Mike’s Tire in Crossville at 3:30 am on August 20th. The tank ignited…

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Floyd announces promotions in Imaging Services

August 25, 2019–12:12 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd has announced several changes in Imaging Services as it works to continue its outstanding level of care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Aimee Griffin has been promoted to Director of Imaging Services for Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center. Griffin is known to…

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Floyd expands program to cut down on Urgent Care waiting times

August 7, 2019–8:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE A service aimed at making visits more convenient has been expanded to include all Floyd Urgent Care locations. Save My Spot, designed to cut down on the time patients have to spend in the waiting room, begin earlier this summer in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama. The service is…

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Alabama church damaged by fire

August 5, 2019–10:09 p.m. WEIS RADIO Firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to an early Monday morning blaze at the Grace Pointe Church of God in Centre, which shut down traffic in front of the building in both directions for an extended period of time.  It’s believed the blaze started around 2:00 am (Monday) –…

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Two arrested in drive-by shooting in Centre, Alabama

July 31, 2019–7:36 a.m. WEIS RADIO Two individuals have been arrested and a third suspect is being sought in connection to a drive-by shooting occurring on Monday night at a residence off of Powell Drive in Centre. According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, Investigators followed up on information that led them to an individual…

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Three injured in ATV accident in Cherokee County, Alabama

July 29, 2019–8:39 a.m. WEIS RADIO Cherokee County’s first responders had a busy evening Sunday. Shortly after 7:30 Cherokee County Central Dispatch received a request for help from an individual who appeared to be in distress – however, dispatchers were only provided with Highway 411 as a possible location. They immediately tapped resources from the…

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