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Fire spreads to mobile homes in Alabama Thursday morning

May 19, 2022–7:18 p.m. WEIS RADIO Area Fire Departments along with Floyd EMS and the Alabama Forestry Commission, all responded to reports of a blaze getting out of hand just before 11:00 am Thursday.   According to early reports, a planned fire got out of hand and as a result, two mobile homes went up in…

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GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

May 17th, 2022 – 11:50 AM Georgia Attorney General’s – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. “With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices, and now an unprecedented shortage of baby formula made worse by the increasingly dire situation…

Church fire reported in Centre, Alabama

Church fire reported in Centre, Alabama

May 15, 2022–6:33 p.m. WEIS RADIO The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a church fire in Centre on Saturday. Firefighters arrived at St. Mary’s Methodist Church on West Main Street to find a fire on one of the pews and a flag burned on a flag stand.   The pew was immediately removed from…

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Floyd Medical Center gets “A” safety rating from Leapfrog

May 10, 2022–6:41 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Leapfrog Group has awarded Floyd Medical Center and 12 other Atrium Health hospitals with top-rated “A” grades on its spring 2022 patient safety report card. The other Atrium Health hospitals that received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for protecting patients from preventable harm and…

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DCH approves Atrium Health Floyd’s freestanding emergency department

May 8, 2022–3:32 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Chattooga County residents will have access to much-needed emergency care after Atrium Health Floyd creates a freestanding emergency department(FSED) there. The Georgia Department of Community Health has approved the project that will provide 24/7 emergency care to residents of Summerville, Trion, Lyerly, Menlo, and surrounding communities. Atrium Health Floyd…

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Gadsden Woman Arrested in Connection with the Escape of an Inmate 

May 3rd, 2022 – 8:40 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A Gadsden woman has been booked in at the Cherokee County Jail in connection to the escape of a state inmate last week. 40-year-old Susan Lemley was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center just after 11:30 Monday morning by U.S. Marshals…

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Prison Escapee Captured in Cherokee County Alabama

May 2nd, 2022 – 12:00 PM Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office – According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, escaped State inmate, David Kyle, was apprehended this morning by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Department of Corrections, and Sheriff’s Office personnel, at a residence in the Slackland Community. Kyle, 49-years-old, was serving a 99-year prison sentence…

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Floyd Medical Center records 500th robotic surgery

April 28, 2022–7:43 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Atrium Health Floyd’s commitment to offering robotic surgery to local patients is being well-received. Floyd Medical Center recently performed its 500th surgery using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. The hospital’s first robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Xi Surgical System took place in November 2020. A second da…

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Cherokee Deputies arrest man in Centre after Vehicle Chase

WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A 31-year-old Gaylesville man was jailed around 11:00 pm Monday, following a failed attempt to elude deputies; a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy tried to stop the driver on the causeway along Highway 9 after noticing the vehicle had no tail lights. Instead of pulling over, the driver fled…

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‘Person of interest’ in murder now in custody in Alabama

April 26, 2022–9:07 a.m. WEIS RADIO A man described as a ‘person of interest’ in the murder of a man whose body was found in a large toolbox in Polk County last month is now in custody. 39-year-old Nicholas Silvers of Gaylesville, Alabama was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center at around 10:35…

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Good Samaritans are Honored at Atrium Health Floyd

April 19th, 2022 – 4:00 PM Atrium Health Floyd – The third week of April marks National Volunteer Week, celebrated annually at Atrium Health Floyd through its longstanding Good Samaritan recognition program. These Good Samaritans perform a variety of functions that directly and indirectly help patients and visitors.  Hospitality specialists greet and escort patients…

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Cedar Bluff officer dies while on duty

April 3, 2022–3:18 p.m. WEIS RADIO The Town of Cedar Bluff is mourning the loss of a Police Department Investigator after he suffered medical complications on Friday morning. The following statement was released from Cedar Bluff Mayor Tammy Crane and Police Chief Brody Moses: It is with great sadness that Mayor Crane, The Town of…

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Georgia woman killed in Alabama wreck last week

April 3, 2022–3:11 p.m. WEIS RADIO An auto accident taking place Thursday morning on Highway 278, near County Road 753 in Cherokee County, led to the death of a Buford, Georgia woman.  According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Christine Ki Yoon, age 62, was a passenger in a 2018 Toyota Camry that struck a…

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Blood assurance donating $10 for every donor to Ukraine relief

March 31, 2022–7:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE In response to the devastation in Ukraine, from April 1-8, Blood Assurance will donate $10 for every blood donor it sees to the BCA Foundation for Ukraine Support. BCA (Blood Centers of America) has reached out to international contacts and chosen vetted charities that are providing vital aid to…

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Tornado Watch for Floyd, Polk until 8 a.m.

March 31, 2022–3:18 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 a.m. for Floyd, and Polk Counties, as well as Cherokee County, Alabama. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. Be prepared and stay weather alert should a warning be issued. Meanwhile, Chattooga County…

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Police: Woman used ax to break into home

March 30, 2022–5:26 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Police say a Centre, Alabama woman used an ax to smash her way into a residence on Fosters Mill Road in Cave Spring. According to the arrest warrant, 72-year old Glenda Faye Godfrey had to cross a fence and locked gate to go onto the property. She…

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Report: Man drove his vehicle into a tree while fleeing police

March 30, 2022–5:25 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Centre, Alabama man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Tuesday on a felony warrant charging him with serious injury by vehicle. According to the warrant, 26-year old Alexander Preston Brown drove his vehicle into a tree while fleeing from police in the 700 block of…

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Latest on the severe weather threat

March 22, 2022–6:27 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Severe thunderstorms developing over parts of Mississippi and western Alabama this afternoon and early evening, are expected to weaken as they approach Georgia later this evening and overnight.  Despite this overall weakening trend, parts of northwest and west-central Georgia could still see a few strong to severe storms overnight,…

Inmate death in Cherokee County, Alabama

Inmate death in Cherokee County, Alabama

March 20, 2022–6:58 p.m. WEIS RADIO An inmate at the Cherokee County, Alabama Detention Center was pronounced dead on Saturday. Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford said that the inmate was rushed from the detention center to Floyd/Cherokee Medical Center where he died. No additional details about the incident are being released. The death appears…

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Centre Police arrest man on charges of Murder & Manslaughter

March 12th, 2022 – 1:45 pm WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) According to Chief Kirk Blankenship, CPD Investigators arrested a Glencoe man on Friday on Murder and Manslaughter charges. 39-year-old Jessc Berome Cohee is currently being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center on a Grand Jury Indictment (Murder and Manslaughter), and also has…

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