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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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Four Arrested in Cherokee AL on Controlled Substance Charges

November 6th, 2020 – 3:20 PM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) Four people were arrested on controlled substance charges in Cherokee County Thursday. Kristi Michelle Lewis, age 48 of Centre was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, one count of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Burglary 3rd Degree (two counts),…

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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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Two Brothers Arrested/Charged In Connection to Burglary Cases In Centre

October 15th, 2020 – 11:30 AM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, over the course of the last several days his department has been able to close the door on a large number of major Theft/Burglary cases within the city. The latest incident involved the arrest of a…

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Update on East Bypass Fatality in Centre

October 3rd, 2020 WEIS Radio –  (WEIS Radio) Emergency crews were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident occurring on the East Bypass at Williams Street in Centre at around 5:30 Friday morning. At least one person was injured in the accident. The victim has been identified as Jessica Roden age 28 of…

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Fatality Reported On The East Bypass In Centre

October 2nd, 2020 – 10:18 AM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) Centre Police and the Centre Fire Department Emergency crews were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident occurring on the East Bypass at Williams Street in Centre at around 5:30 Friday morning. At least one person was injured in the accident. Cherokee…

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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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Centre PD Provides Meals For Alabama Task Forces Assisting In Louisiana

August 27th, 2020 – 3:00 PM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) On Wednesday, Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers received a call from Tuscaloosa County EMA Director Nick Lolley asking for assistance. Director Lolley was looking for meals ready to eat (commonly known as MRE’s) for the Alabama Task Force 2 Swift Water Rescue…

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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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Hand sanitizers recalled

July 7, 2020–9:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The US Food and Drug Administration has announced voluntary company recalls of at least three brands of hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and permanent damage to the nervous…

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Two Alabama high school football players diagnosed with COVID-19

July 1, 2020–7:54 a.m. WEIS RADIO In a statement issued by Head Coach Jacob Kelly on Tuesday, prior to workouts on Wednesday, June 24, the team had two players who did not pass the required pre-screening process and they were sent home. Coach Kelly stated that they received word that both of those players have…

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Alabama police officer hit with a rock during traffic stop

June 28, 2020–7:13 p.m. CENTRE POLICE DEPARTMENT Friday night one of our officers had a vehicle pulled over on Chesnut Bypass between OK Tire and Cherokee Electric Co-op. While on this traffic stop the officer was struck by a rock thrown from a vehicle and yelled at with obscenities. The rock struck the officer in…

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