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Cedar Bluff Pre-K Currently Registering for 2015/2016 School Year

Cedar Bluff Pre-K is currently registering for the 2015/2016 School Year. Call (256) 779-6398.
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Blood Assurance Bloodmobile Coming to Cherokee County Health & Rehab on Friday

The Blood Assurance Bloodmobile will be at Cherokee County Health & Rehab Friday February 20th from 10:30am – 3:00pm. Donors will receive a FREE Blood Assurance Water Bottle during this drive.
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“Tomato Talk” at the Cherokee County Public Library / Thursday, February 19th

The Cherokee County Public Library will be presenting Tomato Talk with Master Gardener Tilly Morgan on Thursday, February 19th from noon until 1:00. This is part of the “Brown Bag” series at the library – simply bring a brown bag lunch and drinks and dessert will be provided. For information on all the programs offered by the Cherokee County Public Library – simply call (256) 927-5838.
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Cherokee County Historical Society Meeting / Tuesday, February 17th

The Cherokee County Historical Society Meeting Place and Time: Tuesday, February 17th at 6:00. Meeting Site: Cherokee County Historical Museum Presenter: Mr. Charles Moody and Mrs. Linda Starr Meetings of the Cherokee County Historical Society are free and the public is encouraged to attend. Program: The 4-H Clubs and Homemaker’s Clubs were founded in 1914. This year they begin their second century of existence Mr. Charles Moody and Mrs. Linda Starr will present a program on their work with these organizations, as well as enlightening the audience with other facets of their service to the community. Mr. Moody and Mrs. Starr have both had distinguished careers with the Auburn Extension Service/System. Mr. Moody won a number of prestigious awards during the 1970s. He won the Distinguished Service Award and was the first from Alabama to win the Achievement Award. He is most proud of the Hall of Fame Award he was presented with in 2011 in Kansas. Mr. Moody became the County...
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EC Waste Addresses Billing Errors

For residential customers of EC Waste: The newly installed billing system may have generated invoices which are inconsistent with past billing. EC Waste is working diligently to correct the problem and provide accurate billing information – and restore confidence to all their valued customers. Customer Service Representatives will be available between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm to answer all of your questions. Call (256) 447-2438, or you can email your questions to Please be aware that your service will in no way be interrupted due to this error. EC Waste apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused and continually strives to earn your business. Again, that number to call is (256) 447-2438.
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American Cancer Society Relay for Life Meeting Set for Thursday at 6:00pm

An American Cancer Society Relay for Life meeting will take place on Thursday (February 5th), in the Classroom at Cherokee Medical Center, starting at 6:00pm. This will be a “Kick-Off & Planning Session” meeting. To find out more, contact Melissa Culpepper at (256) 630-7470.
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Gadsden State Celebrates Black History Month

Gadsden State Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a number of events this February. Gadsden State Cherokee will provide a mixed media display showcasing the contributions of influential African American authors, musicians, political figures, civil rights activists, females in healthcare, and inventors. A movie viewing of the PBS documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson will be held February 10 in Room 142 at 11 a.m. with free popcorn for moviegoers. The movie details the life of Johnson, the first African-American boxer to claim the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World. February 16-20 will feature the iconic story of Gee’s Bend, highlighting the ferry service and Freedom Quilting Bee. The Bee and ferry service in Gee’s Bend, located in Wilcox County, Alabama, became an important part of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. The ferry service was eliminated by local authorities to prevent residents from traveling to...
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Annual “Gala at 1920 East Main Street” Event Set for Saturday, February 7th

WEIS Radio welcomed Lee Bailey and Julie Graves of Centre Middle School to the studios on Thursday morning, where the topic of conversation was the second annual “Gala at 1920 East Main Street” event – coming up Saturday, February 7th. Julie Graves elaborated on the need for a new field, which includes attracting visitors from around the area to Cherokee County for sporting events held at the site: This year’s gathering will once again feature a silent auction starting at 5:00pm to be followed by supper at 6:00 and a live auction set for 7:00. This year, the items up for bid include popular favorites with something for everyone: And that’s just the start. WEIS Radio will also be offering another “on-air radio experience” – consisting of a day here at WEIS Radio with the winner fulfilling roles ranging from DJ to News Reporter. Last year’s winner was eleven year old MaKenzie Green, who quickly captured the heart of the listening audience with her sense of humor,...
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Sam Dixon Lodge #218 Hosting Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast – February 14th

The Sam Dixon Lodge #218 will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 14th, from 6 am to 10am. A donation of $5 is being requested per plate. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call Merle Grimes at 256-927-8134.
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Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cedar Bluff High School Thursday (January 22nd)

The Cedar Bluff Family Career Community Leader’s of America organization – will be hosting a Blood Assurance Blood Drive this Thursday (January 22nd) at Cedar Bluff High School between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. All school’s hosting a blood drive at their location each year will allow seniors an opportunity to be eligible for a scholarship from Blood Assurance.
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VEX Robotics Competition Set for Saturday, January 31st at Gadsden State Cherokee

The 2nd Annual VEX Robotics Competition, which is sponsored by the Electronics Department at the Career & Technology Center, will take place on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee, in Centre – on Saturday, January 31st starting at 9:00am. There will be more than a dozen middle school robots and some 30 high school robots competing in this year’s event with the middle school challenge being referred to as “HIGHRISE” while the high school challenge is being called “SKYRISE”. For additional information contact Keith Tolbert at the Cherokee County Career & Tech Center – by calling (256) 927-5351.
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Children’s Fair at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre / Saturday, January 24th

The 2015 Children’s Fair is set for Saturday January 24th from 9:00am to noon on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre. That event will feature door prizes, bounce houses, fun and games for all, refreshments and much more – all children up to the age of eight are invited to attend. For more information contact Sarah Richardson at (256) 927-8526.
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Affordable Health Care Act Workshops to be Held at Cherokee County Public Library

The Cherokee County Public Library now has new hours – 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday / 8:00am – 12:00 noon Wednesday / Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Workshops on signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act will be held January 26th, February 2nd & February 9th at the library from 10:00am – 1:00pm each day, with Navigator Julie Hope. For additional information on all the programs offered by the library call (256) 927-5838.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative Health Fair / Monday, January 19th

The 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative Health Fair – will take place Monday January 19th on the campus of Gadsden State Community College. The event will take place in the auditorium of the East Broad Campus Administration Building – from 8:00am – 12:00 noon, with approximately 20 vendors and health agencies taking part. For additional information call (256) 549-8674.
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Contact the Cherokee County EMA For Cold Weather Assistance

Cherokee County residents that do not have adequate heat during the extreme cold weather – and are in need of a place to stay, can contact the local EMA Office for assistance at (256) 927-3367.
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Cherokee County Board of Education to Meet Tuesday, January 6th at 6:00pm

The Cherokee County Board of Education will be meeting Tuesday evening (January 6th) at the Central Board Office in Centre. Items on the agenda include: Review Accounts Payable for December; Personnel; A Review of Job Posting and any other business which may come before the board. That meeting is set for 6:00pm and is open to the public.
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Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cherokee Medical Center / Monday, January 5th

Everyone is encouraged to roll up their sleeves and do their part to help Blood Assurance in their efforts to supply more than 70 health care facilities with a safe and adequate supply of blood for every patient in need – and your opportunity to help save lives is coming up next Monday (January 5th) at Cherokee Medical Center. That’s Felicia Atterton with Blood Assurance. Monday’s blood drive will take place between 12:45 and 5:00pm with all donors receiving a FREE Blood Assurance long-sleeve t-shirt. This is an especially important time of year to donate blood, as donations traditionally tend to drop off a bit, during the hustle and bustle of the holidays – and, that’s very unfortunate – due to the fact that the need for blood always rises around this time. Once again that’s 12:45 – 5:00pm Monday, January 5th at Cherokee Medical Center located on Northwood Drive in Centre.
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Piedmont Rescue Squad to Host Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 7th

The Piedmont Rescue Squad will be conducting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 7th, from 10:30am – 3:00pm in the Squad Room at 121 West Ladiga in Piedmont. That blood drive is open to the public.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive / Tuesday, December 16th

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the American Red Cross on Tuesday (December 16th) to host a blood drive. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the drive will take place from 11:00am – 4:00pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the Sheriff’s Office, located at 827 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden. Everyone is encouraged to donate.
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