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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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Four people transported for injuries after Cherokee AL wreck

July 1st, 2020 – 3:45 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Four people were transported for treatment following a near head-on collision taking place at the intersection of Highways 9 and 35 Wednesday morning. Alabama State Troopers, members of the Cedar Bluff and Gaylesville Fire Departments, the Cherokee County Rescue Squad and Floyd EMS…

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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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Centre Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Rollover Wednesday Evening

June 25th, 2020 – 11:45 AM WEIS Radio –  (WEIS Radio) A Cherokee County man was fatally injured in a single-vehicle rollover on County Road 45 near County Road 202 Wednesday evening. Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton stated 45 year old Michael Eugene Stokes, a resident of Centre, was ejected from his vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler…

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One Person Airlifted For Treatment Following Two Car Crash In Centre

June 18th, 2020 – 11:30 AM WEIS Radio – (WEIS Radio) One person was airlifted for treatment following a two vehicle collision on Northwood Drive at the intersection with Commerce Street in front of American Apparel on Wednesday afternoon. Centre Police, Centre Fire, Rescue Squad personnel, Floyd Cherokee EMS Major Andy Fairel, Piedmont Rescue Medics…

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Summerville Woman Arrested For Arson After Burning Mobile Home

June 18th, 2020 – 10:00 AM WZQZ Radio –  (WZQZ Radio) A Summerville woman was arrested over the weekend on charges of first-degree arson after she admitted to burning down the mobile home she lived in with her adult daughter. According to a report from the Summerville Police Department, police responded to a residential structure…

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Centre Woman Charged With Multiple Drug Crimes

June 17th, 2020 – 12:45 PM WEIS Radio – (WEIS Radio) A Centre woman has been arrested for multiple drug crimes. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 34 year old Christian Pauline Boals on charges of possession with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of marijuana and two counts of unlawful…

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Rome woman arrested in Alabama for sex trafficking

June 17, 2020–10:06 a.m. AL.COM A Rome woman is facing human trafficking charges in Jefferson County, Alabama. According to al.com, 26-year old Marlette Lychelle Smith was arrested over the weekend after authorities located two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, at a hotel in Homewood, Alabama. The two teens were rescued and referred to a local…

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Georgia Gas Prices Increase Again

June 16th, 2020 – 11:30 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.90 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 11 cents more than a week ago, 24 cents more than last month, and 58 cents less than this…

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Floyd generates $841.2 million for local, state economies

June 15, 2020–10:23 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The total economic impact of the Floyd health system on local and state economies is more than $841.2 million. That figure is based on a report from the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) and data supplied by Cherokee Medical Center and the Alabama Hospital Association (ALAHA). Floyd also provides approximately…

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Another Drowning at Little River Canyon National Preserve

June 12th, 2020 – 12:30 PM Little River Canyon National Preserve –  The following statement was released on Friday afternoon from the Little River Canyon National Preserve: On the afternoon of Thursday, June 11, 2020, around 5:20 PM, an 18-year-old male from Jefferson County was floating on the river above Little River Falls with friends. The…

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Local businesswoman killed in car crash

May 26, 2020–6:22 p.m. WEIS RADIO/STAFF REPORTS A Cherokee County, Alabama woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday. According to Alabama State Troopers, 52 year old Mimi Jan Luna of Gaylesville was killed when the 1997 Jeep Wrangler she was driving left the roadway on County Road 83 and overturned. Luna,…

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Rome man injured in motorcycle accident in Alabama

May 25, 2020–3:48 p.m. WEIS RADIO A Rome, Georgia resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident involving a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle on Sunday afternoon in Cherokee County. That crash occurred on Alabama Highway 9 at 4:10pm with Alabama State Troopers among others responding to the scene. No information was available regarding the extent of the…

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Man drowns at Martha’s Falls

May 25, 2020–3:40 p.m. WEIS RADIO According to information from Public Information Officer Matt Switzer – a 23 year old male from out of state was swimming at the Hippie Hole (also known as Martha’s Falls) at around 2:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon when he went under and did not resurface. First Responders including the National…

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Floyd to now allow one visitor per patient

May 22, 2020–6:37 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is easing its visitation policy but will continue to limit visitors as COVID-19 continues to be present in the community. Effective at 8 a.m. Friday, May 22, one visitor may accompany a patient who is receiving care at most Floyd locations, including hospitals, Floyd Primary Care and Floyd…

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19 year old Drowning Victim Recovered from Little River Canyon National Preserve

May 21st, 2020 – 2:00 PM WEIS Radio – (Via a WEIS Radio News Report – Interview Photo from WEIS Radio) The Body of 19 Year Georgia Drowning Victim was Recovered from Little River Canyon National Preserve on Thursday morning.  According to Park Public Information Officer Pat Switzer of Little River Canyon National Preserve, Tuesday…

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Pandemic will suppress Memorial Day travel

May 20, 2020–7:50 a.m. NEWS RELEASE For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, as the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast has been undermined by COVID-19. The annual forecast – which estimates the number of people traveling over the holiday weekend –…

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Centre Man Arrested And Charged For Attempting To Elude Police

May 19th, 2020 – 4:00 PM WEIS Radio – (WEIS Radio) A Centre man is behind bars after attempting to elude officers late Monday afternoon. Cedar Bluff K-9 Officer Chris Vaughn attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle on Highway 68 East at Broad Street when the driver of the bike refused to stop and…

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