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Centre Police Recover Stolen Rental Vehicle, Two Arrested

June 3rd, 2021 – 11:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) Two people were arrested following what was supposed to be a simple traffic stop by Centre Police. Officer Brandon Hayes stopped a black Nissan Versa between Centre and Cedar Bluff for a headlight violation. After running the vehicle’s Florida license plates, it was…

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Child injuries in Alabama jet-ski accident

May 31, 2021–7:18 p.m. WEIS RADIO A child was injured in a jet-ski accident near Spring Creek Bridge in Cherokee County, Alabama Sunday. The child was transported by EMS for treatment of injuries after the jet-ski struck a pier. The child’s father, who was also on the jet-ski, was taken to hospital by family members.…

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Alabama governor signs medical marijuana bill

May 18, 2021–10:20 p.m. WEIS RADIO On Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey officially signed Senate Bill 46 into law, making Alabama the 37th state to legalize medical marijuana. “Signing SB 46 is an important first step. I would like to again thank Sen. Tim Melson and Rep. Mike Ball for their hard work over the last…

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Centre man receives life sentence For attempted murder

April 23rd, 2021 – 7:25 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) On Monday, April 19, 2021, Michael Anthony Gilreath entered a guilty plea to the charge of attempted murder for the 2019 shooting of Nathan Biddy.  As part of an agreement with the District Attorney’s office, Gilreath was sentenced to life in prison by…

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Centre Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charge

April 20th, 2021 – 6:20 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A Cherokee County man was arrested on Drug Trafficking charges over the weekend, in neighboring Etowah County. According to information contained in a news release issued by Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Randall Johnson – on Sunday, Officer Zachary Allen of the…

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Authorities ID man killed in Alabama wreck last Thursday

March 30, 2021–6:15 p.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a wreck on Highway 9 just north of Cedar Bluff, Alabama during the severe storms last Thursday. A 2014 Chevrolet collided with an 18-wheeler at around 7:15 p.m. that night near County Road 51 in the Farill community. 66–year…

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Schools closings and delays for Friday

March 25, 2021–9:23 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to flooding, closed roads, and potential storm damage, Floyd County Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday for all staff and students. Please note that all after-school activities are canceled for tomorrow as well. Out of an abundance of caution, Rome City Schools is canceling classes for all faculty,…

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Floyd easing visitation restrictions as COVID-19 cases decline

March 19, 2021–5:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is expanding visitation beginning 8 a.m. Monday, March 22. Some restrictions remain in place because of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of patients, staff members and visitors. Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.…

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Delayed openings for Thursday

March 17, 2021–6:23 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Rome City Schools is observing a system-wide two-hour delay to class start times on Thursday. This decision comes because of impending inclement weather that is in the forecast. The two-hour change to class start time includes faculty and staff. Please continue to check the RCS system social media pages…

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Centre Man Arrested In Connection To Shooting Incident

March 9th, 2021 – 12:50 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, a Centre man is behind bars following a shooting incident occurring on Jackson Street in Centre. The incident stemmed from a prior physical altercation. 24 year old Jordan Devontae Covington discharged a gun a vehicle which…

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High speed chase ends with arrest across state line

March 6th, 2021 WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A high-speed chase starting in Cherokee County on Thursday night, wound up in northwest Georgia with the suspect being taken into custody by Rome Police Officers. Chief Deputy Josh Summerford stated that deputies had responded to a domestic violence call on County Road 16 and when…

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Updated: One Dead in County Road 632 House Fire

March 2nd, 2021 – 5:05 PM WEIS Radio –   (Via WEIS Radio) One person has died in a house fire occurring early Tuesday morning on County Road 632. Around 4:30, units of the Gaylesville, Broomtown, Cedar Bluff and Centre Fire Departments responded to reports of a structure fire at the location; the Cherokee County…

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Man injured in fall at Cherokee Rock Village

February 21, 2021–9:55 p.m. WEIS RADIO One person was airlifted after falling an estimated 20 feet while rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village in Alabama on Sunday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the park after a 911 call reporting a 52 year old male had fallen. A medical helicopter was called to the helipad…

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Closings and delays for Tuesday

February 15, 2021–7:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to the frigid temperatures and threat of black ice, Floyd County Schools will be closed Tuesday for all staff and students. Please note that all after-school activities are canceled for Tuesday as well. Rome City Schools is scheduled for a flexible learning day on Tuesday.  In addition to students, RCS administrators, educators and…

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Florida man arrested after chase that began in Alabama

February 15, 2021–10:55 a.m. WEIS RADIO/FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A chase reaching speeds of more than 100 mph on Saturday night, started in Cherokee County, Alabama, and ended just inside the Georgia state line after the suspect crashed, bailed out, and fled on foot. According to Cherokee County Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, a deputy had…

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One dead, four injured in Alabama wreck

February 14, 2021–3:33 p.m. WEIS RADIO One person is dead, four others injured following a single-vehicle crash in Gaylesville, Alabama Saturday night. The wreck occurred just before 10:00 p.m. on County Road 91 at the County Road 635. At least one person had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and rescue personnel and…

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Fatal Accident on US Highway 278 in Cherokee County AL

February 11th, 2021 – 11:25 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A single-vehicle accident occurring on Tuesday evening in Cherokee County Alabama claimed the life of a Piedmont man. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency accident report the wreck took place at around 6:20pm on U.S. Highway 278 near mile marker 163. Danny…

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Suspect identified in Alabama church fire

January 24, 2021–3:06 p.m. WEIS RADIO Authorities have identified a suspect in a church fire in Cherokee County, Alabama. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person on County Road 183 near Arrington’s Chapel. Deputies arrived and discovered the church was burning. The suspect, 33-year old Joshua…

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Cedar Bluff Man Dies After Suffering Medical Episode

January 20th, 2021 – 11:00 AM WEIS Radio –  This story contains graphic content that some readers might find disturbing. Discretion is advised (Via WEIS Radio) A Cedar Bluff man died after suffering a medical episode and falling into a heater unit inside his home on Ridge Street in Cedar Bluff on Tuesday morning. Cherokee…

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Floyd Medical Center set to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to employees

December 17, 2020–6:46 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd Medical Center has received its first allotment of the COVID-19 vaccines and will begin to administer it to employees today. The first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine began arriving in Georgia earlier this week after the US Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization for it. Because…

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