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Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…read more

Woman charged in fatal crash on Alabama Highway

Woman charged in fatal crash on Alabama Highway

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:12 a.m. -Staff reports- A Birmingham, Alabama woman has been charged with felony 1st-degree vehicular homicide in a wreck that claimed the lives of two people on Alabama Highway at Halls Valley Road Saturday. According to Floyd County Jail records: 38-year-old Jamie Allison Smith is also charged with DUI, distracted driving, driving…read more

Large fire reported at lumber business in Centre AL

Large fire reported at lumber business in Centre AL

May 31st, 2024 – 3:15 PM WEIS Radio – Via WEIS Radio: Firefighters and other emergency personnel were on the scene of what may have started as a propane or fuel tank fire, which then spread to a structure in Centre, on Friday morning. The first call reporting the issue went out at approximately 7:20…read more

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…read more

Movie filming in Centre, Alabama

Movie filming in Centre, Alabama

Tuesday, May 7, 2024–12:07 p.m. -WEIS Radio- Film crews were in Centre, Alabama Monday and Tuesday, filming a production called “Heist.” The movie is being directed by international rap star T-Pain. According to the movie’s first assistant director, the filming included chase scenes. T-Pain, who was born in neighboring Florida, is a huge admirer of…read more

[AUDIO] Atrium Health Floyd, Harbin leaders discuss future

[AUDIO] Atrium Health Floyd, Harbin leaders discuss future

Monday, April 22, 2024–10:31 a.m. -WRGA Radio- Last week, Atrium Health Floyd and Harbin Clinic, the region’s two longest-serving healthcare providers, finalized along-anticipated strategic combination, creating an integrated healthcare system. Kurt Stuenkel, president of Atrium Health Floyd, and Kenna Stock, chief executive officer at Harbin Clinic, were guests on WRGA’s First News with Tony McIntosh…read more

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…read more

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:…read more

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…read more