Cherokee County, Alabama

Alabama man sentenced to death for triple-homicide

Alabama man sentenced to death for triple-homicide

December 1, 2021–10:34 a.m. WEIS RADIO A Centre, Alabama man has been sentenced to death for a triple homicide that occurred six years ago. Donnie Lee Abernathy was found guilty in October of the shooting deaths of three women and wounding a man back in November of 2015 at a residence in the Round Mountain…

Floyd ATC saved athlete’s life

Floyd ATC saved athlete’s life

November 24, 2021–9:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Each year, Atrium Health Floyd provides more than 37,000 hours of athletic training to more than 3,000 student-athletes in our community, at no cost to the schools, the students, or their families. One of those athletic trainers is Hope Horne, a licensed Athletic Trainer serving at Pepperell High School.…

Fatal wreck in Cherokee County, Alabama Sunday

Fatal wreck in Cherokee County, Alabama Sunday

November 22, 2021–10:24 a.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a single-vehicle wreck between Cave Spring and Centre, Alabama Sunday afternoon. The wreck occurred at around 1:48 p.m. on Highway 411 in Cherokee County. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 24-year old Jeffrey William Langford of Panama City,…

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

November 15, 2021–8:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS President Joe Biden has nominated Ryan K. Buchanan for the job of US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Buchanan is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the office, where he has served since 2013. Mr. Buchanan has served as the Deputy Chief of the Violent Crime…

Floyd now allowing two visitors per patient

Floyd now allowing two visitors per patient

November 9, 2021–4:38 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Most patients at Atrium Health Floyd will be able to have two visitors, effective Wednesday, Nov.10. Some visitation restrictions remain because of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of patients, staff members, and visitors. No visitors younger than 18 will be permitted for hospitalized patients. Requests for additional visitors due…

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COVID vaccine recommended for children 5-11

November 3, 2021–7:39 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin…

Braves are World Champions!

Braves are World Champions!

November 3, 2021–12L00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS It’s been a long wait, but the Atlanta Braves are World Series Champions. The Braves defeated the Astros 7-0 in Houston Tuesday night to win the series 4 games to 2. Max Fried pitched six scoreless innings and the bullpen did the rest. Jorge Soler was named series MVP.…

Compassionate advocate becomes a lifeline for patient’s spouse

Compassionate advocate becomes a lifeline for patient’s spouse

October 31, 2021–5:05 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Katie Wathen trained to be a nurse. She understands that visitation policies in place for COVID-19 patients are critical to public health, but when the patient is your loved one, there is an equally compelling need to be present and informed, regardless of risk or how busy caregivers are.…

Floyd is now Atrium Health Floyd

Floyd is now Atrium Health Floyd

October 28, 2021–8:05 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is now officially Atrium Health Floyd. Today marks the introduction of a new brand resulting from the strategic combination of the Floyd health system and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health. The new Atrium Health Floyd brand reflects and acknowledges the importance of each organization’s legacy and strength, as…

Two Rome Men Jailed In Cherokee County For 2020 Double Murder

Two Rome Men Jailed In Cherokee County For 2020 Double Murder

October 11th, 2021 – 12:10 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Two Rome men are in the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of Capital Murder in connection to the 2020 double murder of two half-sisters, a third suspect, Desmond Brown also faces the same charges in the case but has not yet been…

Woman in stolen animal control truck leads police on chase

Woman in stolen animal control truck leads police on chase

October 10, 2021–5:56 p.m. WEIS RADIO A Leesburg, Alabama woman was recently arrested after leading authorities on a chase while driving a stolen animal control truck. According to Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a deputy responded to a location on County Road 82 in reference to a woman acting suspiciously. The deputy called for…

Security guard bridges communication gap for deaf Patient

Security guard bridges communication gap for deaf Patient

September 29, 2021–7:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Juan was lonely. He had been a patient in the Floyd health system several times over the course of 2020 for evaluations. His family knew something was wrong and desperately wanted help for him, but Juan’s situation was a complicated one. Juan is deaf. He communicates only through American…

Centre man killed in tractor-trailer accident

Centre man killed in tractor-trailer accident

September 24th, 2021 – 10:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A two-vehicle crash at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, has claimed the life of a Centre man. James Darold Lindsey, 62, was fatally injured when the 2014 Volvo tractor-trailer he was driving was struck by a 2013 Mack tractor-trailer that crossed the…

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

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…

[VIDEO] Charges filed in fatal wreck

[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,…

Floyd returning to restricted visitation

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…

Spike strips at the Little River Falls parking area.

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.…

Four rescued from Little River Canyon Mouth Park

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…

More details released regarding Alabama shooting

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…

Deadly shooting in Cherokee County, Alabama

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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