Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:03 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is working with various conservation groups and the State of Georgia to expand the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to protect forests for conservation, forestry, and recreational use. The bi-partisan effort would add new land across watersheds that provide drinking water to millions…Continue Reading

SBA loans available for those impacted by September flooding

SBA loans available for those impacted by September flooding

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023–9:23 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia businesses and residents affected by flooding back in September are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. In Chattooga County, homeowners with physical damage can get up to $200,000, renters can get up to $40,000, and businesses can get…Continue Reading

One dead in head-on collision near Gaylesville, Alabama

One dead in head-on collision near Gaylesville, Alabama

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023–1:12 p.m. -WEIS Radio- First responders were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Highways 9 and 35 shortly after 10:00 am Wednesday. The wreck was reportedly head-on leading to one person being entrapped inside the vehicle. Emergency personnel closed down the roadway from the scene of the accident to…Continue Reading

Alabama Man arrested, charged With Rape, aggravated Child Molestation

Alabama Man arrested, charged With Rape, aggravated Child Molestation

December 29th, 2022 – 3:00 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –  On December 13, the Gordon Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into allegations of rape, aggravated child molestation, and other offenses involving a child under the age of ten years. The investigation was in response to a DFCS referral to law enforcement. Detectives conducted interviews…Continue Reading

Centre Man receives multiple Charges from Police Chase earlier this year

Centre Man receives multiple Charges from Police Chase earlier this year

October 27th, 2022 – 3:40 PM Floyd County Jail Records – A 52-year-old Centre man received multiple charges on Tuesday at the Floyd County Jail after he allegedly fled a traffic stop on Primrose Road earlier this year in July. According to Floyd Jail Records, James Dale Amos of a County Road 22 address aggressively…Continue Reading

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