Centre, AL

No One Hurt in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Alabama Highway 9 Saturday

According to Alabama State Trooper reports, there was a two-vehicle accident taking place just prior to noon Saturday on Alabama Highway 9. That wreck involved a 2019 Chevy truck driven by a male resident of Piedmont and a 2004 GMC truck being driven by a male resident of Cedar Bluff.
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Disc Golf Comes To Fyffe

By Bonita Wilborn Located at Fyffe UFO Park, 398 Grave St, Fyffe, AL 35971, is the Town's newest sporting course […]. By Bonita Wilborn Located at Fyffe UFO Park, 398 Grave St, Fyffe, AL 35971, is the Town's newest sporting course called Disc Golf. It's the first of its kind for DeKalb County. Jake Harris, a Fyffe resident, and some friends began playing Disc Golf casually for several years, however, when…

Jacksonville police chief graduates FBI National Academy

Jacksonville police Chief Marcus Wood recently added “FBI National Academy graduate” to his resume. The 36-year-old took a 10-week hiatus from the department and flew to Quantico, Va., to complete training. He said he was able to juggle being a police chief, having a family, and still managing to focus on the course work because he has a “great command staff” in Jacksonville: Assistant Chief Jason Oden and Lieutenant Jason Campbell.

“So-Cool” to Present Special Patriotic Program Monday, June 27th

The “So-Cool Summer Camp” will be having a special Patriotic Program on Monday in the Centre Elementary School Gym (That’s June 27th) That program will include special guest speakers and activities along with lunch; the event gets underway at 12:00 noon. “So-Cool” is a FREE summer program...

Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty

Two Lindale residents were jailed over the weekend on felony warrants charging with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrants, 23-year-old Bridgette Leann Warren and 32-year-old Kurt Lee Branton failed to provide two dogs with adequate food, water, sanitary conditions, or ventilation. They also left the dogs at a...

Glencoe K9 assists officer in drug investigation, arrest

ETOWAH Co., Ala. (WBRC) - A Georgia woman faces drug charges in Etowah County following an arrest and investigation, according to Sheriff Jonathan Horton. Horton said Natasha Deanna Scott, 45, of Atlanta, is charged with Drug Trafficking (Methamphetamine) and Carrying Pistol Without a Permit. On June 23, 2022 Officer Joseph...

Man arrested in machete attack in Gadsden

ETOWAH CO., Ala. (WBRC) - The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says a man has been arrested after being charged with robbery and assault. Authorities say on June 22, deputies responded to Highway 411 outside of the Gadsden City Limits to find a man covered in blood in the roadway. The victim said he was attacked by a man with a machete. The man was taken to UAB hospital by Survival Flight, and after surgery is in stable condition.

Gadsden man charged with assault involving a machete

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. — A Gadsden man is suspected of assaulting another man with a machete, officials said. Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton said Junior Pitts, 40, has been charged with robbery, assault and unlawful possession of controlled substances. According to the police report, deputies responded to U.S. Highway...

Columbiana man charged with murdering grandmother

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Columbiana man with the murder of his grandmother. According to SCSO, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Highway 97 in the Summerhill community on reports of a suspicious person. Shortly thereafter, deputies were called to a residence in the 100 block […]

Alabama man accused in machete attack

An Alabama man is accused of attacking another man with a machete Wednesday, authorities said. Junior Lorenza Pitts, 40, of Gadsden, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton. The sheriff said deputies were called to a...

Lane closure still in effect on I-59 SB near Gadsden

GADSDEN Ala. (WBRC) - A portion of I-59 SB is closed after an accident involving a commercial vehicle early this morning. It happened around 3:15 a.m. near mile marker 185. One lane of traffic is closed as a result. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division...