Author: Trena Howell

Centre Shows Support of Law Enforcement With Parade

A procession of hundreds of vehicles made its way down Main Street in Centre in a Back the Blue Parade on Friday evening to show support for local law enforcement. Events similar to these have been held in cities all across the United States.

In troubling times for law enforcement which has led to calls for defunding police departments and attacks on officers in other cities and states, Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship said that it is assuring to know Cherokee County has some great officers and a backing from the local community –Friday’s event was organized by Paige Blankenship, who is the wife of Chief Blankenship. She along with Centre resident Alyssa Sipsy, whose husband is a former City of Centre officer and a current Alabama State Trooper, came up with the idea after engaging interest through a Facebook post –The parade featured vehicles, motorcycles and ATV’s bedecked with Back the Blue flags, banners and signs, and passed by the Centre Police Department Headquarters and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Officers from Cedar Bluff and Leesburg joined officers at the Centre Police Department as the procession made its way by.

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23 Year Old Man Jailed for Beating Girlfriend In The Face

Branton Kaden Hughes, 23 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he kicked the door to his girlfriends home down and proceeded to hit her in the face.

Reports added that Hughes broke the victim’s glasses and left injury marks to her face.

Hughes committed $400 in damages to the home.

He is charged with two counts criminal trespass, battery, parole violation.

Rome Man Kicks Door In, beats Woman in Face

Man Beats Woman In Head With a Rock; Arrested

Allen Dwayne Boatner, 39 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he grabbed a rock and proceeded to beat a 24 year-old woman over the back of the head.

The incident occurred at his home on Russell Street.

The incident occurred in front of a 6 year-old child.

Boatner is charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children.

Rome Man Beats Woman over Head with Rock

CHS Class of 2020 Graduation This Evening, July 10

Chattooga High School’s Class of 2020 will finally have a graduation exercise this evening at the Little Bighorn Stadium.  The event will take place at 8 PM.  Graduates have each been issued four tickets each for tonight’s graduation ceremony and a ticket will be required to attend the event.  Chattooga County School Supt. Jared Hosmer says that families will be seated together with proper social distancing maintained.  Both sides of the stadium will be used to seat the families. Gates will open at 6:30 PM and ushers will take families to their seats.  No one will be allowed on the field for pictures after the graduation exercises.  Groups will be dismissed in stages to maintain social distancing.  Hosmer said that everyone is to exit the stadium after the event.  Masks are not required, but are recommended.

Moore Arrested in Rome – Drug Charges

A Chattooga County man was arrested this week in Rome on drug charges.

According to Floyd County Police, forty-three-year-old James Timothy Moore of Summerville was at a residence on Donley Drive in Rome when he was arrested.

Police say that Moore had multiple bags that contained meth residue when he was arrested.

Moore was booked into the Floyd County Jail on possessions of methamphetamine.


Registration Dates for Trion Rec Sports

The Trion Recreation Center began registration for football, cheerleading, soccer and girls volleyball, on July 9th and will continue through Saturday, August 15th.

There will be a $25 participation fee for county residents and no cost for those that reside in the Trion City limits.

(There is also a $50 equipment deposit for football.)


Football – Age Control Date is September 1, 2020 – Ages 5-12

Cheerleading – Age Control Date is September 1, 2020 – Ages 5-12

Soccer – Age Control Date is January 1 – Ages 4-13

Girls Volleyball – Age Control Date is September 1, 2020 – Ages 9-14

For more information contact the Trion Recreation Center at 706-734-2011

Two Arrested / Drug Charges

A Cedar Bluff man was taken into custody on Wednesday morning and placed under arrest on drug charges – 42 year old Corey Shane Cagle of Cedar Bluff was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and with a Probation Violation.

Meanwhile, a Rome, Georgia man has been indicted by a Cherokee County (Alabama) Grand Jury on a charge of Trafficking Methamphetamines.

Faron Antwone Burke, age 27, will have a court date set soon.

Both men remain in the Cherokee County Detention Center with bond for Cagle being set at $1,800 and bond for Burke having been set at $50,000.

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