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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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Report: Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires

November 18th, 2019 – 5:00 PM National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home…

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Cherokee County Man Charged with Drug Distribution

November 15th, 2019 – Marc Summers – (WEIS Radio) (WEIS Radio) A 34-year-old Piedmont man is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center facing several drug charges. Joshua Lee Rainey was placed under arrest Thursday afternoon on charges of the Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance, the Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession…

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18 Wheeler Overturns on the Chesnut Bypass on Tuesday Morning

November 13th, 2019 – 2:30 PM Marc Summers (WEIS RADIO) – (Via WEIS Radio) The road was shut-down for several hours after an 18-wheeler hauling garbage overturned on the Chesnut Bypass near CVS in Centre Tuesday morning. That Chattooga County Georgia Public Works truck was turning right onto the bypass from the Cedar Bluff Road, when…

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Two arrested after child ingests meth

November 10, 2019–12:44 p.m. WEIS RADIO A three-year old child is listed in critical condition after reportedly getting a hold of drugs on Saturday; that, according to Leesburg, Alabama Police Department Investigator Jamie Chatman. Chatman said it was soon determined that the child – who was unconscious but breathing – had ingested meth.  She was…

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Alabama man arrested in church fire

November 8, 2019–8:21 a.m. WEIS RADIO Investigators have charged a suspect in connection with two structure fires that occurred this week. Investigator Leigha Blake arrested 61-year-old Allen Keith Garner of Centre, with first-degree arson and second-degree arson. Garner is charged with setting fire to his own home earlier this week while an individual was inside…

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Cedar Bluff man killed in wreck

November 7, 2019–7:50 a.m. WEIS RADIO A Cedar Bluff, Alabama man was killed in a Tuesday afternoon wreck off Highway 9 and Highway 68 near the Weiss Mart convenience store. According to Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton, 62- year old Perry Alan Tuggle died after his car collided with a septic tank pumper truck.…

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Floyd Health System and Atrium Health to join

November 5, 2019–9:52 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Health System (Floyd) and Atrium Health announced today that the organizations have signed a letter of intent to combine, with the goal of bringing enhanced capabilities and new investments in skills and talent, facilities and technology to the communities served by Floyd. The agreement is subject to regulatory…

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Time change this weekend

November 1, 2019–8:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Don’t forget to set your clock back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. The annual change from daylight saving time to standard time is a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarm is working properly. A new battery and cleaning dust from the device are simple…

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Don’t be a nightmare to pedestrians on Halloween

October 31, 2019–7:57 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians. AAA is reminding evening commuters and other motorists to expect more pedestrians on the road, as millions of children and families across the country will be trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. Halloween ranks as one of the top 3…

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Alabama man killed in farm accident

October 31, 2019–7:41 a.m. WEIS RADIO A Cherokee County man was killed in a farm-related accident involving a grain auger, Tuesday afternoon at a County Road 560 address. Floyd EMS the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and McCords Volunteer Firefighters responded to the scene around 3:30. According to Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton, 49-year-old Christopher…

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Hospitals limiting visitors because of flu

October 28, 2019–11:43 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center are restricting visitors on Monday to decrease the chances of patients and hospital staff catching the flu and other contagious illnesses. While flu cases are not widespread, Floyd is being proactive. The flu can cause serious complications and even…

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One dead in kayaking accident at Little River Canyon

October 28, 2019–8:16 a.m. WEIS RADIO The man who died while kayaking on Little River Canyon Saturday has been identified as 41-year-old Chip Sizemore of Sylvania. Officials say he somehow flipped from his kayak and became pinned underneath a rock. That 9-1-1 call went out shortly before noon on Saturday, with search efforts being called…

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