Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

January 19, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to place your order.Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

January 16, 2022–5:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS While most of the heaviest snow was in Northeast Georgia Sunday, Northwest Georgia did get various amounts. The snow in the video below is from West Rome Sunday afternoon. Areas of Chattooga County got even more snow. Cherokee County, Alabama also received substantial snowfall, especially in the higher elevations.…Continue Reading

Cherokee County Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles in Two Pursuits

Cherokee County Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles in Two Pursuits

January 11th, 2022 – 10:55 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the first chase started just before midnight Thursday – as Deputy Dakota Deberry observed a 2020 Jeep Cherokee traveling at a very high rate of speed on County Road 157 in the Forney community.   The driver of that…Continue Reading

Gordon County Schools to have a two-delayed opening Friday

Gordon County Schools to have a two-delayed opening Friday

January 6, 2022–5:46 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Some school systems in our listening areas have changed their schedules for Friday due to the cold, windy conditions and the threat of icy roads. Gordon County Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening. Friday will be e virtual learning day for students in the Chattooga County Schools. A…Continue Reading

Atrium Health Floyd tightening visitation restrictions

Atrium Health Floyd tightening visitation restrictions

December 29, 2021–5:52 p.m. NEWS RELEASE As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the community, Atrium Health Floyd is further limiting visitation at all locations, including Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center, and Cherokee Medical Center. Most patients will be allowed one designated visitor. Other inpatient and outpatient areas in all three communities will be…Continue Reading

Woman eludes law enforcement

Woman eludes law enforcement

December 28, 2021–10:46 a.m. WEIS RADIO/WZQZ RADIO The Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office says that a woman eluded law enforcement Monday night after officers attempted to stop her just south of Menlo. Reports say that the woman was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger when a deputy attempted to pull her over.  The woman fled, reportedly…Continue Reading

Chicken house fire in Cherokee County, Alabama

Chicken house fire in Cherokee County, Alabama

December 27, 2021–7:47 p.m. WEIS RADIO Firefighters in Cherokee County, Alabama responded to a chicken house fire Monday morning. Firefighters arrived at the farm on County Road 32 to find one of the six chicken houses on the property on fire. The fire appeared to have started near the middle of the structure and firefighters…Continue Reading

America Red Cross needs blood donors

America Red Cross needs blood donors

December 27, 2021–7:40 p.m. NEWS RELEASE As holiday celebrations continue, the concern is rising for the nation’s blood supply, which has now dipped to concerning levels and could force hospitals to hold off on essential blood transfusions for patients. Historically low blood supply levels not seen in more than a decade persist for the American…Continue Reading

Shorter University student-athlete killed in Alabama wreck

Shorter University student-athlete killed in Alabama wreck

December 23, 2021–11:52 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A Shorter University football player was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning in DeKalb County, Alabama. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler collided with a 2004 Chevy Cavalier on DeKalb County Road 85 near DeKalb County Road 602, about four miles east of…Continue Reading