Cherokee County, Alabama

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Centre native receives leadership award from U.S. Coast Guard

September 14th, 2021 – 4:15 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) The Inspirational Leadership Awards recognize service members, civilians and auxiliary volunteers for their accomplishments in innovative and people-focused initiatives across the country. The eight individuals selected for the 2021 awards were announced on July 20 by the Coast Guard Office of Leadership. Since…

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[VIDEO] Charges filed in fatal wreck

August 28, 2021–10:14 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Charges have been filed in connection with a deadly wreck on Livingston Road last Monday. According to Floyd County Police, a 2007 Ford F-150, driven by 62-year old Kenneth Tudor of Gaylesville, Alabama left the roadway and struck a tree. A passenger in the truck, 60-year old Shawna Kelley,…

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Floyd returning to restricted visitation

August 27, 2021–10:34 a.m. NEWS RELEASE In light of the continued rise of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and the increasing community spread of infection, Floyd is further limiting visitation at all locations, including outpatient services such as diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, wound care, primary care, and urgent care. Effective Friday, August 27, no visitors will be…

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Spike strips at the Little River Falls parking area.

August 26, 2021–10:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Little River Canyon National Preserve has recently installed spike strips at the Little River Falls Parking Area. These spikes are in place to prevent drivers from entering the parking lot incorrectly and to aid rangers in enforcing parking closures when the lot is full or closed for the night.…

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Four rescued from Little River Canyon Mouth Park

July 28th, 2021 – 4:55 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Four people were rescued from the waters at the Little River Canyon Mouth Park on County Road 275 just off of Highway 273 late Wednesday morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene shortly before noon to a report of a female subject…

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More details released regarding Alabama shooting

July 26, 2021–10:16 p.m. WEIS RADIO Additional information has now been released regarding the domestic dispute which ended with one person being fatally shot over the weekend in Cherokee County, Alabama. At around 1:00 pm Saturday, 9-1-1 Central Dispatch received a call from a man saying he’d shot his wife. After arriving at the residence…

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Deadly shooting in Cherokee County, Alabama

July 25, 2021–1:42 p.m. WEIS RADIO An investigation into a fatal shooting in the Round Mountain area of Cherokee County is underway. Officers were called to the residence on County Road 662 at around 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon in response to a report of a domestic incident resulting in one person apparently being stabbed and…

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Man arrested In Chattooga County after damaging several farm fields

July 22nd, 2021 – 10:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) One Gaylesville Alabama man’s intoxicated joy ride ended in handcuffs after he damaged crops in several different farmers’ fields this past weekend. On July 17th, Officers on patrol were dispatched to Price Bridge Road due to someone trespassing in some agricultural fields. When…

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Centre man arrested following brief armed standoff With police

July 12th, 2021 – 8:55 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Leesburg Police Chief Brent Grimes says a 31-year-old Centre man was taken into custody on Friday night following a brief standoff with officers at a campground just off of Weiss Lake Blvd. Officers were conducting a welfare check at the location. Officers made…

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High speed chase in Centre ends with arrest

June 29th, 2021 -11:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) One person is in custody following a high-speed chase that ended after he lost control of the Dodge Charger he was driving and wrecked on the Chesnut Bypass in Centre at Bay Springs Road earlier this morning (June 29th). That crash occurred close to…

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Fisherman spots vehicle in Weiss Lake

June 21, 2021–8:18 a.m. WEIS RADIO Rescue Squad personnel, EMA personnel, Tuckers Chapel Firefighters, ALEA Marine Patrol officers, and Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after a fisherman spotted a vehicle in the lake on County Road 165 in Cedar Bluff on Saturday morning. Firefighters located the SUV, rescue squad personnel and…

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Centre Police Recover Stolen Rental Vehicle, Two Arrested

June 3rd, 2021 – 11:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Two people were arrested following what was supposed to be a simple traffic stop by Centre Police. Officer Brandon Hayes stopped a black Nissan Versa between Centre and Cedar Bluff for a headlight violation. After running the vehicle’s Florida license plates, it was…

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Child injuries in Alabama jet-ski accident

May 31, 2021–7:18 p.m. WEIS RADIO A child was injured in a jet-ski accident near Spring Creek Bridge in Cherokee County, Alabama Sunday. The child was transported by EMS for treatment of injuries after the jet-ski struck a pier. The child’s father, who was also on the jet-ski, was taken to hospital by family members.…

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Alabama governor signs medical marijuana bill

May 18, 2021–10:20 p.m. WEIS RADIO On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey officially signed Senate Bill 46 into law, making Alabama the 37th state to legalize medical marijuana. “Signing SB 46 is an important first step. I would like to again thank Sen. Tim Melson and Rep. Mike Ball for their hard work over the last…

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Centre man receives life sentence For attempted murder

April 23rd, 2021 – 7:25 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) On Monday, April 19, 2021, Michael Anthony Gilreath entered a guilty plea to the charge of attempted murder for the 2019 shooting of Nathan Biddy.  As part of an agreement with the District Attorney’s office, Gilreath was sentenced to life in prison by…

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Centre Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charge

April 20th, 2021 – 6:20 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A Cherokee County man was arrested on Drug Trafficking charges over the weekend, in neighboring Etowah County. According to information contained in a news release issued by Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Randall Johnson – on Sunday, Officer Zachary Allen of the…

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Authorities ID man killed in Alabama wreck last Thursday

March 30, 2021–6:15 p.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a wreck on Highway 9 just north of Cedar Bluff, Alabama during the severe storms last Thursday. A 2014 Chevrolet collided with an 18-wheeler at around 7:15 p.m. that night near County Road 51 in the Farill community. 66–year…

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Schools closings and delays for Friday

March 25, 2021–9:23 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to flooding, closed roads, and potential storm damage, Floyd County Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday for all staff and students. Please note that all after-school activities are canceled for tomorrow as well. Out of an abundance of caution, Rome City Schools is canceling classes for all faculty,…

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Floyd easing visitation restrictions as COVID-19 cases decline

March 19, 2021–5:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is expanding visitation beginning 8 a.m. Monday, March 22. Some restrictions remain in place because of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of patients, staff members and visitors. Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.…

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Delayed openings for Thursday

March 17, 2021–6:23 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Rome City Schools is observing a system-wide two-hour delay to class start times on Thursday. This decision comes because of impending inclement weather that is in the forecast. The two-hour change to class start time includes faculty and staff. Please continue to check the RCS system social media pages…

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