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Man injured in fall at Cherokee Rock Village

February 21, 2021–9:55 p.m. WEIS RADIO One person was airlifted after falling an estimated 20 feet while rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village in Alabama on Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the park after a 911 call reporting a 52 year old male had fallen. A medical helicopter was called to the helipad…

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Closings and delays for Tuesday

February 15, 2021–7:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to the frigid temperatures and threat of black ice, Floyd County Schools will be closed Tuesday for all staff and students. Please note that all after-school activities are canceled for Tuesday as well. Rome City Schools is scheduled for a flexible learning day on Tuesday.  In addition to students, RCS administrators, educators and…

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Florida man arrested after chase that began in Alabama

February 15, 2021–10:55 a.m. WEIS RADIO/FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A chase reaching speeds of more than 100 mph on Saturday night, started in Cherokee County, Alabama, and ended just inside the Georgia state line after the suspect crashed, bailed out, and fled on foot. According to Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, a deputy had…

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One dead, four injured in Alabama wreck

February 14, 2021–3:33 p.m. WEIS RADIO One person is dead, four others injured following a single-vehicle crash in Gaylesville, Alabama Saturday night. The wreck occurred just before 10:00 p.m. on County Road 91 at the County Road 635. At least one person had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and rescue personnel and…

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Fatal Accident on US Highway 278 in Cherokee County AL

February 11th, 2021 – 11:25 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A single-vehicle accident occurring on Tuesday evening in Cherokee County Alabama claimed the life of a Piedmont man. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report the wreck took place at around 6:20pm on U.S. Highway 278 near mile marker 163. Danny…

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Suspect identified in Alabama church fire

January 24, 2021–3:06 p.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities have identified a suspect in a church fire in Cherokee County, Alabama. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person on County Road 183 near Arrington’s Chapel. Deputies arrived and discovered the church was burning. The suspect, 33-year old Joshua…

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Cedar Bluff Man Dies After Suffering Medical Episode

January 20th, 2021 – 11:00 AM WEIS Radio –  This story contains graphic content that some readers might find disturbing. Discretion is advised (Via WEIS Radio) A Cedar Bluff man died after suffering a medical episode and falling into a heater unit inside his home on Ridge Street in Cedar Bluff on Tuesday morning. Cherokee…

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The search continues for missing Centre woman

December 28th, 2020 – 3:30 PM WEIS Radio & Little River Canyon National Preserve  (Via WEIS Radio:) The search continues for a Cherokee County woman reported missing over the weekend. According to a statement issued on the Ft Payne Police Department Facebook page, Yvonne Wood Covington of Centre was in the Ft Payne area visiting…

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Floyd Medical Center set to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to employees

December 17, 2020–6:46 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd Medical Center has received its first allotment of the COVID-19 vaccines and will begin to administer it to employees today. The first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine began arriving in Georgia earlier this week after the US Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization for it. Because…

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Floyd limiting visiting hours as COVID-19 cases rise

December 4, 2020–5:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is making changes to its visitation policies beginning 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community. Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be limited to 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8…

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No issues reported on roads Tuesday morning, schools in session

December 1, 2020–6:44 a.m. STAFF REPORTS No major issue reported on the roads this morning but you will still want to be cautious on bridges and overpasses just in case there are any slick spots. All school systems in our area will be holding classes, as usual, this morning except for Chattooga County which will…

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Unconscious woman found in Centre, Alabama

November 29, 2020–6:00 p.m. WEIS RADIO Very little information has been released by the Centre Police Department concerning an incident occurring in Centre which left a female severely injured. At approximately 2:10 Saturday afternoon a female was found unconscious at the fishing hole in the parking lot off of the bypass in Centre. Upon further…

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Floyd Medical Center named a Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center

October 27, 2020–8:17 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health has named Floyd Medical Center a Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center. The Level II designation means Floyd Medical Center offers effective cardiac care for patients suffering a heart attack and can quickly and safely transport patients needing a higher level of care…

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Man drowns at Weiss Dam

September 20, 2020–4:56 p.m. WEIS RADIO A DeKalb County, Alabama man drowned after falling into the water while fishing at the Weiss Dam on Saturday. Cherokee County, Alabama Coroner Jeremy Deaton identified the man as 49-year old Gary Wayne Houston of Fyffe. Deaton said Houston was fishing and dropped his pole into the water and…

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Small plane crash claims the life of an Acworth man

September 13, 2020–5:46 p.m. WZQZ RADIO – WEIS RADIO A small plane that went missing during a flight from Georgia to Tupelo, Mississippi was found Saturday morning in a wooded area in Etowah County, Alabama. According to reports, the plane left from Calhoun on Thursday and disappeared from radar near the New Union and Egypt…

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Body found in Collinsville, Alabama

August 5, 2020–6:00 p.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities in Alabama are investigating the discovery of a body in Collinsville. The body was recovered from the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly in Collinsville on Tuesday. According to witnesses, the deceased was found inside a vehicle near the Christian Thrift Store Very little information is being released…

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Floyd Medical Center earns stroke award for 6th straight year

July 31, 2020–6:18 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the…

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Alabama governor issues mask order

July 16, 2020–6:48 a.m. WEIS RADIO Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has issued a statewide mask-wearing order. The order states a face covering must be worn in public when in close contact with others. It specifically stipulates a mask must be worn when within six feet of a person from another household; in an indoor space…

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Centre, Alabama City Hall closed due to COVID-19

July 15, 2020–6:43 a.m. WEIS RADIO The Centre, Alabama City Hall is closed until further notice after multiple employees tested positive for COVID-19. The city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed. Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, who himself is currently under self-quarantine and recovering; said that another employee of the police department is out,…

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Three arrested on drug charges in Cave Spring

July 8, 2020–2:23 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Three people were arrested at a home on Hall Minshew Road in Cave Spring on drug charges Tuesday. According to Floyd County Jail records, 47-year old Jimmy Anthony Quinn of the residence was found with over an ounce of methamphetamine during the execution of a search warrant.…

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