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Woman facing charges in chase that started in Georgia, ended in Alabama

Woman facing charges in chase that started in Georgia, ended in Alabama

August 7, 2022–7:33 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS/WEIS RADIO A Rome woman is facing charges following a high-speed chase from Georgia into Cherokee County, Alabama last week. Floyd County Police were pursuing the vehicle driven by 35-year-old Lynsey Beth Foster last Wednesday. Cedar Bluff Officers joined the chase as it entered Alabama.  That vehicle hit…

Oak Ridge Boys to headline Weiss Lake Music Festival on Saturday

Oak Ridge Boys to headline Weiss Lake Music Festival on Saturday

August 4, 2022–3:49 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Oak Ridge Boys will be headlining a free music festival in Centre, Alabama this weekend. The Weiss Lake Music Festival will be held at Estes Field Saturday and the gates open at 4 p.m. The festival will also feature performances from local artists, and other fun, family activities. …

Alabama man facing child molestation charges in Floyd County

Alabama man facing child molestation charges in Floyd County

August 2, 2022–1:11 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Centre, Alabama man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Monday on charges of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. According to the warrants, 56-year-old Dudley Lynn Kerr molested a female between 2013 and 2017 at a residence on Ward Mountain Road while the victim was…

ADOT: Road Closure planned for next week near Centre Walmart

ADOT: Road Closure planned for next week near Centre Walmart

July 30th, 2022 – 8:00 AM via WEIS Radio – The Alabama Department of Transportation is advising all motorists the intersection crossover on U.S. 411 at Walmart in Centre will likely be closed next Tuesday and it’ll remain closed overnight –  re-opening on Wednesday afternoon.   All left turns and crossing from the side streets will…

New transport offers better service for babies, parents

New transport offers better service for babies, parents

July 28, 2022–7:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE More tiny infants who need lifesaving care can now be brought quickly to Floyd Medical Center, thanks to Atrium Health Floyd’snewNeonatal Intensive Care Transport. The specially equipped ambulance is designed for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients. The new vehicle can transport twins or a baby and the mother and additional family…

Chase started in Floyd County ends with arrests in Alabama

Chase started in Floyd County ends with arrests in Alabama

July 24, 2022–11:42 a.m. CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA SHERIFF’S OFFICE According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies conducted traffic safety checkpoints and performed saturated patrols in several communities Friday afternoon and evening. The focus this weekend was on north-end communities, including Boomtown, Berea, Blanche, and McCord’s Crossroads. Four arrests were made as a result of…

Centre Woman Fatally Injured Sunday Evening Crash on County Road 22 

Centre Woman Fatally Injured Sunday Evening Crash on County Road 22 

July 11th, 2022 – 4:20 PM WEIS Radio – (WEIS Radio reports:) A single-vehicle crash occurring around 6:20 Sunday evening (July 10th) has claimed the life of a Cherokee County woman.   Norma D. Richardson, 42 from Centre, was fatally injured when a 2008 Nissan Altima she was driving left the roadway, struck a culvert,…

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

July 3, 2022–9:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE We, no doubt, will be talking about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come. The resulting mental health issues, the toll on clinical caregivers, and the educational delays in young students all have gotten media attention. High school students experienced their own unique pandemic losses such…

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held Thursday for Floyd helipad

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held Thursday for Floyd helipad

June 23, 2022–7:56 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Although it has been in use for several weeks, Atrium Health Floyd, with the help of the Rome-Floyd County Chamber of Commerce officially dedicated the new helipad as the hospital on Thursday. Those in attendance got a tour of the raised helipad, which has direct elevator access to trauma…

Ribbon-cutting for Floyd helipad Thursday

Ribbon-cutting for Floyd helipad Thursday

June 22, 2022–6:34 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The new helipad at Floyd Medical Center will officially be dedicated Thursday afternoon during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The helipad sits at the North Second Avenue entrance to the Emergency Care Center and has direct elevator access to trauma bays. It replaces Atrium Health Floyd’s helipad, which was on Riverside…

Atrium Health Floyd’s Will Byington earns key real estate designation

Atrium Health Floyd’s Will Byington earns key real estate designation

June 22, 2022–10:14 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Will Byington, director of real estate for Atrium Health Floyd, is now a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). CCIMs can help companies minimize risk, get the maximum return on investments, and make wiser business decisions. Candidates are required to complete extensive educational courses and pass a comprehensive exam. They…

Man charged with attempted robbery

Man charged with attempted robbery

June 9, 2022–12:36 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An Alabama man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at the Dollar General in Coosa that occurred back on May 6. According to the arrest warrant, 38-year-old Jason Dewayne Dean walked into the store on Alabama Highway and demanded all the money from the…

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Sonny Rigas retiring after 26 years with Floyd

June 4, 2022–6:38 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Sonny Rigas officially retired from Atrium Health Floyd on Friday, ending 26 years of service with the organization. Rigas served as an internal auditor at Floyd briefly in the 1980s. He then held administrative positions with other healthcare organizations before returning to Floyd in 1996. He was named executive…

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Robot-assisted lung biopsy performed at Floyd Medical Center

June 2, 2022–5:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Medical Center now has a robot-assisted biopsy tool that can help doctors diagnose lung cancer earlier. Atrium Health Floyd’s first procedures using the new Intuitive Ion system were performed Tuesday. The device features an ultra-thin robotic catheter that can move 180 degrees in all directions. Physicians can navigate…

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Arrest made in attempted robbery in Cedar Bluff

June 1, 2022–5:04 p.m. WEIS RADIO According to a press release, Cedar Bluff Police have made an arrest in connection with an attempted robbery at The County Store service station that occurred on May 6th, 2022. Cedar Bluff officers were dispatched to The Country Store in reference to a white male wearing a blue shirt,…

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Floyd EMS will be the designated ambulance service in Chattooga County

May 26, 2022–6:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will become Chattooga County’s official emergency medical service provider beginning in August 2022. County Commissioner Blake Elsberry announced the agreement Thursday, just weeks after Atrium Health Floyd gained approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to build a freestanding emergency department (FSED) in…

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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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