Greg McElroy welcomed
An enthusiastic crowd, in May, welcomed Former Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback Greg McElroy as the speaker for the recent Cherokee County Chapter “Alumni and Friends” of the University of Alabama Alumni Association Banquet held in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce meeting room.
McElroy, as many may remember, was a member of the 2009 Tide Championship Team.
The Cherokee County Commission recently honored the Spring Garden School Girls’s Basketball Team and Coach Ricky “Rat” Austin for an outstanding season.
The commission presented resolutions to the team and to Coach Austin during the Monday, May 23 regular meeting of the commission.
“Our first presentation will be the Spring Garden Girls’ Basketball Resolution,” said Cherokee County Commission Chairman/Probate Judge Kirk Day. “We had to wait a little bit before we did this because a lot of you were participating on other teams including the softball teams.”
As stated in the resolution, the Spring Garden Girls Basketball Team, under the leadership of Coach Austin, finished this past year’s season with an impressive 31 wins and four losses.
The Spring Garden Girls Basketball Team was this season’s Cherokee County Tournament champions and the Lady Panthers were this year’s area champions, the resolution stated.
The Spring Garden Girls Basketball Team, according to the resolution, was also this years’s sub regional champions and this year’s Northeast Regional Champions.
“Thee Spring Garden Girls Basketball Team defeated the Lyndon High School Patriots by a score of 64-38 to win the 2016 Class 1A State Championships,” the resolution stated.
The P25 Radio System got another boost recently with $23,500 in grant funds secured through local legislative representatives and the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council.
The funds were secured through a cooperative effort of the Coosa Valley Resource, Conservation and Development Council, Senator Phil Williams, Senator Gerald Dial and State Representative Richard Lindsey.