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Cherokee County Highway Department Will Close North Spring Creek Bridge For Repairs

The Cherokee County Highway Department would like to notify the public that the bridge over North Spring Creek on County Road #114 will be closing at 8:00 a.m. on Monday September 8, 2014 for bridge deck repairs. This bridge is located between County Road #41 and the Alabama State Highway 35. These repairs will involve the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck and guardrail. It is anticipated that this bridge will be closed for approximately six weeks depending on the weather conditions. The Highway Department would like to apologize in advance for this inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact the Cherokee County Highway Department at (256) 927-5573
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Cherokee County Board of Education Meeting Set for Tuesday / August 19th

The next meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Education is set for this Tuesday (August 19th) at 5:00pm. Items on the agenda include approval of out-of-state travel and personnel action as well as any other business which may come before the board. That meeting will take place in the Central Board Office on East Main Street in Centre and is open to the public.
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Cherokee County Historical Society Meeting / August 19th

The Cherokee County Historical Society Meeting Place and Time: Tuesday, August 19th at 6:00. Meeting Site: Cherokee County Historical Museum Presenter: Mr. John L. Ellis Program: You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see a collection of currency from the 1830s to the turn of the 20th century that is of historical significance to our area. Participants will be able to examine some rare notes from places like Centre, Round Mountain, Coloma, and Cedar Springs, to name a few. Mr. Ellis says, “I’ll do everything possible to make it an enlightening, informative and fun presentation.” Mr. John Ellis is a native of Cherokee County, and is a graduate of Cherokee County High School and the University of Alabama where he majored in History and Political Science. Mr. Ellis says, “it was my love of history that led me to coin collecting and beginning in the late 1990s into currency collecting,” His collection focuses on Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Confederate notes....
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Team Cedar Bluff Selling Chicken Salad Plates for Relay for LIfe

Team Cedar Bluff with “Cherokee County Relay for Life” – is raising money through the sale of Chicken Salad Plates. Each plate consists of Chicken Salad, crackers, a variety of fruit & fruit dip, in addition to dessert – all for just $7.00. Orders will be taken through Monday, August 18th. Place your order now by contacting Melissa Culpepper at (256) 6307470, or Team Leader Mattie Williams at (256) 473-1557. Plates will be delivered on Wednesday, August 20th. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
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“Batting For Bain” Softball Tournament Set for September 6th

The “Batting for Bain” Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, September 6th – taking place at the Centre Softball Sports Complex. That tournament will serve as a fundraiser, to help off-set on-going medical expenses for six year old Bain Hammett. Sign-ups are going on now. Registration deadline is September 3rd.
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Cherokee County Alzheimer’s Support Group Fundraising Events Begin August 9th

Each year the Cherokee County Alzheimer’s Support Group stages a number of events in order to help raise awareness of – and money for – research in the on-going battle against Alzheimer’s. Margaret Eubanks and Jan Carr stopped by the WEIS Radio studios on Friday morning to share a little bit about what their organization does to assist those caring for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia – and to share some information on upcoming fundraisers: Other upcoming events include a Silent Auction on September 19th, and the 5k Fun Trail Walk/ Run at Cherokee Rock Village on September 27th. For additional information on the Cherokee County Alzheimer’s Support Group – simply contact Margaret Eubanks at (256) 927-4307 or attend one of their meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm – at the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center’s Activity/Education Building in Centre. If you missed the live broadcast of Friday’s interview simply CLICK BELOW to hear...
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Applications Still Being Taken For Cherokee County Head Start Program

Applications are still being accepted for the Head Start program in Cherokee County; classrooms are in Centre, Cedar Bluff and Sand Rock. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (256) 303-6335.
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Cherokee County Public Library Programs

Library Press Release     1. Story Time Programs Summer Story Time 9:30-10:30, Tuesdays in June and July. After a break during the month of August, regular sessions will resume on   2. New Genealogy Classes start September 8th! Track down your family tree with Jessie Whittaker and Louise Wright in the library Genealogy Room. Sign-up and materials fee required; call or visit the library to sign up. A computer class follows after a lunch break: anyone is welcome to bring a laptop and attend from 1:00-2:00.   3. Sew Joyful Quilting Circle Thursdays from 10:00—12:00.   Cloud Farrow teaches Art Class Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring 2 #2 pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook.   5. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00—1:00   6. Low Vision group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00. August 19: Hobby Day! September 16: Tabath Royal, State Rehab Worker October 21:          Fall Trip   Alabama Cherokee County...
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Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives

  The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer BIRMINGHAM, Ala (July 15, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so...
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Cherokee County Public Library Programs / July

Summer Reading : “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is in full swing at the library!Read books and receive a prize for every five books read up to 25! Programs will be presented on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 through July 18. This week: (Friday, July 11) Some Boomin’ Biology with the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Kevin Jenné and animal friends! Next week: (Friday, July 18) Magician Archie Wade with a dazzling magical wrap up to our Summer Reading lineup! Reading folders must be turned in by this date to compete for Top Reader in your age group! Saturday Genealogy Classes led by Louise Wright begin July 12 from 9:30-10:30.    Sign up and materials fee required for this 6-week course.   3. Story Time Programs   Summer Story Time 9:30-10:30, Tuesdays in June and July. Special guest reader for the July 8 Story Time session is Centre Elementary School’s new librarian, Amie Davis!   4. Sew Joyful Quilting Circle Thursdays from 10:00—12:00. Cloud Farrow teaches Art Class Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to...
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Motorists Urged to Exercise Caution in Work Areas

The Cherokee County Highway Department will be completing a number of resurfacing projects throughout the spring. Due to the nature of the projects the public may experience loose gravel – and some slight travel delays – in those construction areas, which will include: County Road 15 from County Road 259 to the Alabama/Georgia state line; County Road 29 from County Road 12 north to U.S. 411; County Road 147 from County Road 44 to State Road 273; County Road 69 from County Road 118 to County Road 487; And County Road 31 from U.S. 411 to County Road 16. Motorists are urged to slow down and exercise caution in areas where work is being done.
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“Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” T-Shirts Now Available

5th grade Centre Middle School student MaKenzie Green is selling Relay for Life t-shirts to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Eleven year old MaKenzie is a seven-year survivor of a Stage IV Wilms Tumor and both she and her family know just how important cancer research is when it comes to saving lives. A portion of the money raised will go to Camp Smile-A-Mile. For additional information call (256) 557-5207.
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“Casual Friday for Kids” T-Shirts Now in at the Children’s Advocacy Center

“Casual Friday for Kids” t-shirts are now in and are available for pick up at the Cherokee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Additional shirts are also available for purchase. To find out more call (256) 927-2111.
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Cherokee County High School Green House Now Open

The Cherokee County High School Green House is now open weekdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm. There’s a variety of things to choose from, including tomato plants, pepper plants, budding plants and hanging ferns. To find out more call (256) 484-7474.
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Civitan Vidalia Onion Sale

The Cherokee County Civitan Club, is now taking pre-paid orders, as part of their annual Vidalia Onion Sale (10 pound bag for $10.00). Onions will be delivered in May. To place your order simply speak with any Civitan Club Member, or call Ken Blair at (770) 633-1359.  
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O Negative Blood Supplies Are At “Critical” Levels

Blood Assurance, whose donors are the sole providers of blood for more than 70 hospitals and healthcare facilities, including Cherokee Medical Center, is issuing an appeal for all blood types. Blood inventory levels are nearing critical stages. Current levels of O negative donations are below a two-day supply. O negative blood is known as the universal blood type because it can be given to patients in an emergency situation when their own blood type is unknown. If you can help by donating blood, call 1-800-962-0628 to schedule appointments at any Blood Assurance donation center including the one in Rome.  
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Family In Need Of Assistance Following House Fire

The family of Regina Cox – two adults and two children – lost everything in a house fire January 4th in Cedar Bluff. Fortunately, no one was hurt, however they lost absolutely everything in the blaze and the family had no insurance. They are desperately in need of assistance, especially in the form of cash donations. If you can offer a helping hand in any way, please call (256) 630-6873.  
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Geneology Class At Cherokee County Library

The Cherokee County Public Library will be presenting a new class entitled Chasing Your Roots – Tips through the Traps in African-American Genealogy, starting Monday, September 23rd. Classes will be conducted by Jo Ann Thompson each Monday at 1:00pm. There will be Beginners and Advanced classes from 10:00am – 12:00 noon each Monday. The Cherokee County Public Library is located at 310 Mary Street in Centre. For additional information on what the library has to offer call (256) 927-5838.  
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Donate Old Cell Phones For Relay For Life

Turn your old cell phone into a valuable donation in the fight against cancer. Cherokee County Relay for Life is now taking donations of cell phones at the Alabama Teachers Credit Union – the American Cancer Society, receives a monetary donation, for every cell phone collected.  
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