Re­lay for Life

Cherokee County Herald - - VIEWPOINTS -

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

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