Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–10:51 a.m. -Floyd County EMA- Thunderstorms will bring widespread rainfall to the region between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. There is a slight risk (level 2 of 5) of severe weather, with damaging wind gusts and/or a brief tornado being the main hazards. Flash flooding and/or river flooding may also become a…Continue Reading

Atrium Health Floyd EMS named Georgia’s Service of the Year

Atrium Health Floyd EMS named Georgia’s Service of the Year

Thursday, March 28, 2024–10:30 a.m. -News Release- Atrium Health Floyd EMS was named the Georgia EMS Service of The Year during the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association (GEMSA) awards held Tuesday night in Buford. It marked the fourth time Atrium Health Floyd has earned statewide the award. Individual honorees for Atrium Health Floyd EMS include:…Continue Reading

Alabama shooting suspect in custody

Alabama shooting suspect in custody

Tuesday, March 19, 2024–11:44 a.m. -WEIS Radio- The man wanted in connection with a shooting incident Saturday night in Cherokee County, Alabama is now in custody. The shooting erupted in front of a residence on county road 40 near the Peeks Crossroads Community during a dispute between 34-year-old Joseph Hunter of Centre and the victim who…Continue Reading

Alabama jury finds man not guilty in murder of two Rome sisters

Alabama jury finds man not guilty in murder of two Rome sisters

Tuesday, March 19, 2024–8:00 a.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com. An Alabama jury acquitted a Rome man on a capital murder charge stemming from the killing of two Rome sisters in May 2020. Devin Lashawn Watts was…Continue Reading

Flood Watch lifted for Floyd County

Flood Watch lifted for Floyd County

Saturday, March 9, 2024–6:14 a.m. -National Weather Service- Most of the rain has moved off to the south of Floyd County, meaning a Flood Watch that was in effect has been lifted. Just under an inch of rain has been recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the last 24 hours. There is…Continue Reading

Man shot Saturday in Cherokee County, Alabama

Man shot Saturday in Cherokee County, Alabama

Tuesday, February 13, 2024–10:50 a.m. -WEIS Radio- The Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a weekend shooting that sent one man to the hospital. According to the incident report: Two men entered a home on County Road 71 in the Woods Bend community at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. An altercation ensued…Continue Reading

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2014–3:13 p.m. -Staff reports- Floyd County Schools will implement a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 17. School will begin at 10 a.m. All FCS employees should report by 9 a.m. Please note, that this will be a two-hour delay with a two-hour shift in the normal schedule. If you normally drop your…Continue Reading

Multiple School Closings Announced in Northwest Georgia

Multiple School Closings Announced in Northwest Georgia

January 15th, 2024 – 4:20 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Due to the anticipation of severe weather, all campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. All classes, activities, and events are canceled. Unity Christian, Darlington, Georgia Highlands College, and Bartow County Schools have also announced closures. Rome City Schools issued…Continue Reading

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Sunday, January 14, 2023–6:53 p.m. -AAA South- With the season’s most frigid temperatures on the way, AAA reminds homeowners and renters that preparing for inclement weather is essential to avoiding wintertime repairs. Prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a home’s heating system, plumbing, and exterior features. “Maintaining your property is essential to…Continue Reading