Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

Updated: Centre/Cherokee County AL Flood Update

Updated: Centre/Cherokee County AL Flood Update

September 5th, 2022 – 1:30 pm Cherokee County Emergency Management – 4:40 PM update from Cherokee County AL Emergency Management: “AS LAKE LEVELS CONTINUE TO RISE, NOW IS THE TIME TO SECURE YOUR PROPERTY! While we hope flooding around the lake doesn’t cause many issues, there still remains a great deal of uncertainty about where…Continue Reading

Log truck driver dies in Centre, Alabama

Log truck driver dies in Centre, Alabama

August 31, 2022–1:37 p.m. WEIS RADIO The Cherokee County Coroner has released the name of the log truck driver killed in an accident taking place in Centre, Alabama at around 11:30 Tuesday morning.   Coroner Paul McDonald said Marvin David Patterson, age 59, from the Piedmont area was pronounced dead at the scene, after apparently suffering…Continue Reading

Atrium Health recognized as a “Best Employer” in North Carolina, Georgia

Atrium Health recognized as a “Best Employer” in North Carolina, Georgia

August 28, 2022–6:22 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Atrium Health has been recognized on the Forbes list of Best-In-State Employers 2022 for both North Carolina and Georgia. Atrium Health has previously been recognized on the Best-In-State Employers list for North Carolina each year since 2019 and is being recognized for the first time in Georgia. America’s Best-in-State…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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. …Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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,…Continue Reading