Relay for Life
Local survivors, loved ones and numerous supporters gathered at the Cherokee County High School Stadium recently for the 2016 Relay For Life Event.
It was a time of celebration, reflection and remembrance of those survivors and those who have passed on.
Charlotte Grimes, chairperson, said this year’s event raised $46,622, just a few thousand shy of their $50,000 goal. But they are not discouraged, as the fundraising deadline has been extended.
Grimes and the Relay For Life Committee remind citizens that a good portion of the funds collected help residents of Cherokee County by providing a means to offset travel expenses going to chemotherapy and other treatments.
Known as the “Crappie Capital of Alabama,” Weiss Lake, in Leesburg this past June and Centre, Ala. showcased itself as perhaps one of the true hidden bass fishing gems in the state when the Alabama Bass Trail wrapped up its 2016 Northern Division schedule Saturday.
The sprawling, 30,200 surface acre Coosa River impoundment produced impressive stringers for anglers seeking to crest the leaderboard, qualify for the 2016 ABT Championship, win the division’s AOY Title or qualify for the Bassmaster Team Championship.
The team that found its way to the pinnacle of the day, was the Weiss Lake local team of Brian Shook and Randy Tolbert Jr., who cross the border from Georgia to compete in the Alabama Bass Trail, and consider Weiss Lake their home waters. The pair produced an impressive 23.25- pound stringer to take the victory.
The Cherokee County Board of Education, during its Thursday, June 30 meeting, accepted the resignation of Board Member Mark Green.
Green explained that he resigned because he and his wife have moved out of the county and no longer officially have a residence in Cherokee County.
“Madame Chhir, Mr. Superintendent and fellow board members,” said Green in a statement made during the meeting.
“This announcement hat I have to make is very difficult but one that is necessary.”
“This will be my last meeting as a member of the Cherokee County Board of Education,” said Green. “My wife, Laura, and I will be moving out of the Cherokee County District, therefore, I am no longer eligible to serve on the board of education as of July 1, 2016. I regret having to resign from my seat on the board but I do not want to do anything illegal or unethical”
“I want to say that it has been indeed a pleasure