Weiss Lake: A Blend of Angling Excellence and Recreational Paradise
Nestled in the heart of Cherokee County, Alabama, Weiss Lake stands as a testament to both recreational excellence and angling prestige. Crowned the 'Crappie Capital of the World,' this 30,200-acre reservoir is more than just an angler's dream; it's a vibrant ecosystem where largemouth bass, catfish, and an array of other species thrive. With fishing guides like Weiss Lake Crappie Guides, even novice fishers can revel in the thrill of a bountiful catch, sometimes reeling in crappies weighing an impressive 2-3 pounds.
Cherokee County Arrest Files for Thursday, November 30th
Arrests are based on probable cause; all subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Currently, there are 98 inmates housed in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Ribbon Cutting Held Thursday for New US Hwy 411 Four-Lane
Governor Kay Ivey cut the ribbon today opening the new four-lane from Slackland to Turkeytown which will give Cherokee County four lane access to an interstate highway. Governor Ivey had these Comments:. Senator Andrew Jones addressed the group on hand for the momentous occasion. He thanked the Governor on her...
Dream becomes reality: U.S. Highway 411 now four lanes between Etowah, Cherokee counties
After more than a half-century, it’s no longer a dream: U.S. Highway 411 is now four lanes all the way from Leesburg in Cherokee County to Gadsden in Etowah County. Gov. Kay Ivey joined local legislators, other elected officials and dignitaries, Alabama Department of Transportation officials and the media Wednesday at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the 5 miles of roadway, from Turkeytown in Etowah County to Cherokee County Road 20, which made the dream a reality. ...
Cherokee Co. man convicted on capital murder charge for 2020 double-homicide
CHEROKEE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - A Cherokee County man was sentenced on Tuesday after being convicted of Capital Murder for a 2020 double homicide. Desmond Brown was convicted for shooting and killing Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell, the two were sisters. Brown’s victims were discovered during a routine bridge inspection...
Record watch: Where Cherokee County's Jacob Cornejo and Fyffe's Logan Anderson sit ahead of semifinals
Two Gadsden area high school football standout running backs are on the cusp of entering the top-10 of the AHSAA record books entering the semifinal round. Cherokee County's Jacob Cornejo sits at 2,712 yards and 38 touchdowns on the year while Fyffe's Logan Anderson sits at 2,303 yards and 40 touchdowns. To enter the top-10 they would need to hit 2,865 yards or 43 touchdowns by season's end. Anderson's brother Payton is currently 10th with the 43 touchdowns.
Dedication Ceremony for New Four-Lane Highway Between Centre and Gadsden Held Wednesday – Ginny Shaver Speaks to WEIS Radio
WEIS Radio Morning Show Host Jerry Baker had a special opportunity on Thursday morning to speak with State Representative Ginny Shaver on the new four-lane highway between Centre and Gadsden, that will have a MAJOR IMPACT on the future of everyone across North Alabama. It’s been many years in coming...
Alabama governor celebrates completion of highway linking Etowah and Cherokee counties
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. — A new highway was celebrated to provide drivers easier access to and from Etowah and Cherokee counties. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and other state and local officials cut the ribbon Nov. 29 on the final four-lane segment of U.S. 411. The Alabama Department of Transportation...
Cedarbluff Celebrates Unity and Patriotism with Its Dazzling Annual Liberty Day
Cedarbluff, a picturesque community nestled in Cherokee County, Alabama, is set to host its beloved annual Liberty Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2023. This time-honored tradition captivates the hearts of residents and visitors alike, providing a day brimming with patriotic festivities. The event will commence at the break of dawn with a spirited 2K and 5K run, marking the beginning of an event that promises to be a tapestry of joy and community spirit.
Gov. Ivey participates in ribbon cutting ceremony in Cherokee County to celebrate new highway
Cherokee County, Ala. (WBRC) - A celebration and ribbon cutting took place Wednesday for the completion of a new six-mile highway in East Alabama. U.S. Highway 411 from Cherokee County to Etowah County is now complete. This is all part of Governor Kay Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Program. This new six-mile highway between Turkeytown and Leesburg will provide Cherokee County with its first four-lane connection to an interstate.
Collision in Entrance/Exit at Centre Wal-Mart on Thursday
Fortunately – it appears no one was hurt during a two-vehicle accident in Cherokee County, just before noon on Thursday. That accident involved two vehicles that made contact, near the entrance and exit to Wal-Mart in Centre at 11:40am. One vehicle did have to be towed afterwards. That wreck...
Driver Escapes Injury in Wednesday Morning Big Rig Wreck in Cherokee County
Fortunately – the driver of a jack-knifed 18 wheeler – managed to escape injury after crashing the big rig here in Cherokee County. That mishap is listed as taking place at approximately 4:50am Wednesday. Emergency crews responded, immediately after the driver lost control of the truck, and crashed on Highway 35, close to County Road 804. Fagan’s Wrecker Service quickly arrived and towed the truck from the scene.
Four Warriors earn AHSAA Football Spotlight recognition
MONTGOMERY – Following a thrilling 28-27 win at West Morgan, four Cherokee County High School football players were recognized for their efforts by the Alabama High School Athletic Association on Wednesday in its weekly Football Spotlight. Jacob Cornejo lined up at quarterback due to an injury to starter Carson...
Brown Gets Life Without Parole
District Attorney Summer Summerford announced today that Desmond Lavonta Brown was convicted by a Cherokee County jury of CAPITAL MURDER for the 2020 deaths of Vanita Richardson and Truvenia Campbell. The case was presided over by Circuit Judge Shaunathan Bell. Jury selection began on Monday, November 6th and a jury was selected and sworn-in on.
Alabama High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Cherokee County Today - November 30
In Cherokee County, Alabama, there are interesting high school basketball matchups on the calendar today. The inside scoop on how to watch them is available here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Cherokee County, Alabama...
Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb & Cherokee: Economic Engines
The county’s largest manufacturing sector is carpet, rugs and flooring, with at least 2,000 employees. The larger companies include Maples Industries in Scottsboro, which makes bath rugs; Engineered Floors in Scottsboro, which makes hardwood flooring; and Mohawk Industries in Bridgeport, which makes carpet backing. Automotive suppliers. Jackson County has...
Cherokee County Arrest Files for Wednesday, November 29th
FTA – CRIMINAL TRESSPASS 3RD. Arrests are based on probable cause; all subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Currently, there are 94 inmates housed in the Cherokee County Detention Center.
Brown Sentenced to Life without Parole
Desmond Lavonta Brown was sentenced to Life without Parole, Monday, for the murder of two Rome, Georgia women back in 2020. A Cherokee County, Alabama, jury found Brown guilty of Capital Murder on November 21st and Monday began the sentencing phase where jurors heard additional testimony before recommending a sentence.