Andrew Jones


Starting in late July 2017, DSCF Original Medium Roast and Decaf Medium Roast will become available on a rolling basis at select locations in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia. If you know of a shop, supermarket, or cafe that is enthusiastic about showcasing incredibly fresh, locally-roasted coffee, please drop us a line!

We’ve traveled the world and tasted lots of great coffee (36 countries to date to be exact). At Deep South Coffee Factory, we believe everyone should have access to the freshest coffee possible. Many supermarket coffees are mass-produced 3 months to 1 year before you even get the chance to take them home. We expect better.  DSCF Coffee is craft roasted locally in Centre, Alabama in small batches and hand-blended with the roast date printed right on the bag. We strive to use superior beans that are fairly-sourced. Deep South Coffee Factory– the New South’s new brew.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Andrew back home to Cherokee County !   

We are so happy you have opened  Deep South Coffee Factory !

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Summer’s Sweets


180 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 706-4463

 We specialize in birthday cakes, wedding cakes,

gourmet cupcakes and cookies!

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to downtown Centre !!

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Orbix Dec 2017 13

Many thanks to Cal & Christy Breed for hosting our December Chamber Breakfast!
The demonstration was amazing !!!   It was so interesting to hear Cal’s story too!
In 1972, Cal Breed was born to an artist and an engineer. This combination of the expressive and the critical laid the framework for a life coursed by grasping to bridge the seemingly dichotomous. After years of studying the beauty of the ocean and its life and almost finishing a degree in Marine Biology at Auburn University, Cal’s heart was burdened with the need to be expressive with his hands. Bowing to that burden, he began to study the arts. Having such a quiet demeanor, he sought for a material that inherently spoke boldly and clearly. In 1994 Cal found glass – first in assembling stained glass windows and finally to glassblowing.


After years of study, Cal opened a private studio and gallery, Orbix Hot Glass, atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Today, Cal leads a team of glassblowers who hand-craft each piece with great attention to form, balance and color. The goal—to make honest, excellent work that someone would invite into their life.


People always ask “Where did you get the name Orbix Hot Glass?” In glassblowing, the gaffer must always keep his pipe turning, or orbiting, otherwise the piece won’t get made the way it was intended. In a similar way, Orbix exists because of Cal’s personal orbits and their intersection with many other personal paths along the way: engineering and artist parents who instilled a great love for how to make things well and beautiful; world-class glass artists who taught skills to make ideas real; and three kids who inspire hard work. Like the name, Orbix strives for distinction in glass.

Glass art is what we were intended to do, and it would not be possible without those of you who appreciate it as well. We are so glad our paths crossed.

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is happy to say Orbix is located in Cherokee County !   It is a wonderful experience anytime of year….but blowing your own Christmas ornament is special !!

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Orbix Hot Glass is located

3869 County Road 275

Fort Payne, Alabama

 (256) 523-3188


Merry Christmas !



Ag Pro

1050 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-2300

Alabama Mattress Outlet & Wall Beds of Alabama

4435 County Road 1

Collinsville, AL 35961

 (256) 523-3622

Antiques of Centre

761 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 557-9965

Art With Heart

1460 West Main Street Suite C

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 557-3019

B.J.’s Gun Shop & Pistol Range

996 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-4867

Bobby Ledbetter Twin City Used Cars

1411 Glenn Blvd

Fort Payne, AL 35967

 (256) 266-1306

Brenda Fay’s Home Accents

151 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (706) 273-6023


1470 West Main Street Unit 1

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 490-1389

Centre Florist

103 Warrior Drive

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5985

Centre Fuel City

125 East ByPass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-3006

Cherokee County Historical Museum

101 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 927-7835

Cherokee Farmers Coop

1020 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-3135

Cherokee Glass Co. Inc

552 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-7020

Chevrolet of Gadsden

413 East Meighan Boulevard

Gadsden, AL 35902-0589

 (256) 546-3391

Coosa Corner

5770 Weiss Lake Blvd

Leesburg, AL 35983

 (256) 526-7800

5360 County Rd 22

Centre, Alabama 35960


Danny’s Builders Supply

1955 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-3635

David’s Appliance Repair & Refrigeration, Inc.

865 Piedmont Hwy

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5810

Dean’s Drugs, Inc.

699 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5569

640 County Road 202

Centre, AL  35960


DeKalb-Cherokee Natural Gas

1111 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5925

Factory Connection

1470 West Main Street Ste J

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-8109

1470 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 490-9524

Foothills Tractor & Equipment

1226 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-4487

Harris Furniture

1001 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-7487

Harton Nursery & Grocery

2205 Alabama Highway 68 East

Cedar Bluff, AL 35959

 (256) 779-6680

Heritage Propane

110 Piedmont Hwy

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5515

Hidden Treasures Antiques and Flea Market

1110 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 300-0458

Hill Top Trophy

83 County Road 334

Collinsville, AL 35961

 (256) 523-1370

Lily Pad Florist

3545 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 706-7382

Maverix Xpress

305 Industrial Blvd.

Leesburg, AL 35983

 (256) 526-7196

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio

1484 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-3213

Model Tees

100 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-7060

Observer Supply, Inc.

224 South 3rd Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

 (256) 547-5481

Orbix Hot Glass, Inc.

3869 County Road 275

Fort Payne, AL 35967

 (256) 523-3188

Patti Ford Photography

309 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-6453

Pic N Save

1470 West Main Street, Suite L

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5661

Piggly Wiggly of Cedar Bluff

3800 Hwy 9

Cedar Bluff, AL 35959

 (256) 779-6284

Premier Buildings of Centre

2850 Gadsden Hwy

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 504-8489

Quick Mart

3845 AL Hwy 9

Cedar Bluff, AL 3559

 (256) 779-8540

Ronnie Watkins Ford

101 George Wallace Drive

Gadsden, AL 35903

 (256) 543-9400

Snead Tractor Co. Inc.

1507 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5454

Spring Garden General Store, Inc.

445 U.S Hwy 278 East

Piedmont, AL 36272

 (256) 447-2593

The Auto Super Center

501 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-5550

The Garage Sale

469 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-6442

The Medicine Shoppe

270 Industrial Boulevard

Leesburg, AL 35983

 (256) 526-6337

The Tractor Place

2105 East Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-7550

The Willow Tree

1131 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-3114

TMC Graphics & Signs

780 County Road 265

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-6967

Tots 2 Teens Consignment Boutique

1470 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

(256) 557-3695

2500 New Calhoun Hwy NE

Rome, GA 30161

(706) 232-7793

Wal Mart

1950 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-9900

Webb Concrete & Building Materials

1414 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

 (256) 927-4778

Weiss Lake Auction

927 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960-1007

 (256) 927-8765

Cherokee Co Public Library

Library Christmas Tree

Library Press Release    12/12/2017

Library Holidays: December 25, Christmas; January 1, New Year’s Day

The first 7 days of each month are fine-free for books returned in good condition!

Visit for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Event

  1. It’s time to Enroll Alabama! Julie Hope, the navigator from Enroll Alabama, will be here at the library for the last session before the Dec. 15th She can assist you with enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act from 12:00—5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12.

To avoid a wait, schedule an appointment with Julie by calling: her at 205-305-6506 or emailing her at   Julie will also schedule individual meetings for those unable to attend the library’s last session.

  1. Art Class last class for this year will be Thursday, December 14. Classes resume Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018
  2. Preschool Storytime takes a break starting Thursday, December 21 and resumes on Tuesday, January 10, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 m. Stories, songs, crafts and fun!
  3. Green Bag Planning in Progress: Calling All Gardeners!

We are in the process of planning next year’s Green Bag Lunch Gardening Program.  If you would like us to offer a program on a particular gardening topic, just let us know.  We’ll keep suggestions in mind when creating next year’s schedule! Green Bag returns on Thursday, January 18 and continues on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

We have seed catalogs available for your use in planning next year’s garden!

  1. Genealogy Class: A new class starts Monday, January 22, 9:00 a.m.—11:00a.m., continuing through March. Call 256-927-5838, email us at, or visit the library to sign up!

Regular Programs and Services

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters will not meet on Thursday, Dec. 21 or Thursday December 28. The group normal meetings are on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  2. Reading Around Book Club will not meet in December; the usual meeting time is the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 P.M.
  3. Car trouble? Get expert help with car repairs and estimates with our link to Follow this path:; choose the “Links” tab; click on ChiltonLibrary.
  4. The library’s Genealogy Room features a large and unique collection of local and family history, plus free access to com Library Edition. Visit soon!



GRAND MARSHAL – Representative Richard Lindsey, wife Johna, grand daughter, Savannah and daughter in law Cassandra





2nd Piggly Wiggly of Cedar Bluff -BUSINESS/MUNICIPALITY


3rd Mars Shaved Ice & Mars Funtime Skating – BUSINESS/MUNICIPALITY



1st Gaylesville Troganettes – SCHOOLS




1st Centre Cub Scouts Pack 247- CIVIC/ NON PROFIT


2nd Friendship Baptist Church – CIVIC/ NON PROFIT


3rd Rotary Club of Centre – So Cool  – CIVIC/ NON PROFIT

Many thanks to WEIS RADIO – Jerry Baker & Joey Weaver emcees for the 2017 Christmas Parade



Youth Leadership Cherokee 2017-18

YLC Rep Lindsey

Youth Leadership Cherokee – Tuesday, December 5, 2017

YLC students started out their day at the Cherokee County Administration Building with Representative Richard Lindsey talking to them about the qualities of  a good leader.

Daniel Steele and Probate Judge Tim Burgess  gave an overview of what all takes place in the Cherokee County Administration Building.    Judge Burgess explained the duties of his office and is pictured  showing them a record book used in the early 1900s .

YLC StClair

Dustin StClair, Cherokee Co Revenue Commissioner explained property taxes and showed YLC students maps.   He gave an overview and tour of his department and staff’s responsibilities.

YLC Courthouse

YLC walked from the Administration Building to the Courthouse where they got to go in the court room and hear from  District Attorney Scott Lloyd, Juvenile Probation Officer Tim Sauls , Court Referral Officer Rod Chandler, and  Circuit Clerk Dwayne Amos .  Judge Wes Mobley said it’s always a pleasure to welcome Youth Leadership Cherokee to the courthouse. Every school in the county was represented within this group. We discussed the many pitfalls of social media and the real dangers of prescription drug abuse. I reminded them that they were leaders within their peer groups and challenged them to share what we discussed. We are blessed to have such a bright group of young adults in our schools and our county.


Turkey & Cheese Paninis & chocolate chip cookies were a big hit with the students !    Thank you F.C. Weiss Pub for an awesome lunch !


After lunch YLC students walked to the First Southern State Bank where Vice President Jed Lockridge  talked to them about the history of the bank, and gave them a tour of vault.

We had  a great visit to  the Cherokee Co Historical Museum!   Director Kathy Marko welcomed them and showed them around the well organized museum !   Visiting in December has an added bonus of The Festival of Trees ! …and we ran into District Attorney Scott Lloyd again.  He visits the museum a couple times per day to get his cup of coffee !

YLC Fire Station

YLC waded through the rain to the Centre Fire Department where they were greeted by Fire Chief Will Gardener and Volunteer Fireman Brandon Thompson.    Students learned about our local fire department and how it operates.  They also got to climb on top of the ladder truck and get a look inside the fire engines !     We are very thankful for our Fire Chief and ALL our  Volunteer Firemen in Cherokee County !!

Youth Leadership Cherokee (YLC) is a program of The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.   It is  designed to prepare and build leadership resources within our entire county.  The select group of participants receive an intense view of civic and governmental leadership through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions that keep Cherokee County solvent and moving forward.

The 2017-18 Youth Leadership Class :

CEDAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL – Madison Allen, Ross Johnson, Ethan Teague, Trey Wilson, and Nick Sawyer

CHEROKEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL – Laney Kate Johnson, Carson Garrett, Chelsea Hill, Tiana Dupree, Will McKinney, Claudia Graves, Mitchell Davis, and Camryn Gossett

GAYLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL- Juli Green, Emily Johnson, Lawson Hurley,

Madelyn Mitchell, and Henry Steele

SAND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL – Isabella Goolsby, Elijah Parker, August Gilliland,

Amanda Pollard, and Alexis Kilgore

SPRING GARDEN HIGH SCHOOL- Wesley Rogers, Danielle Lovett, , Payton McGinnis, Katie Grace Williams, Caycie Trotter, and Kristin Tierce

2017-18 Supporting Sponsors:

 Alabama Teacher’s Credit Union

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

 Cherokee County Commission

 Cherokee County Health & Rehabilitation

 Cherokee County IDA

Cherokee Medical Center 

 Gadsden State Community College

 KTH Leesburg Products

 People’s Bank of Alabama

 Regions Bank

Cherokee Electric Cooperative

 First Southern State Bank

 Fort McClellan Credit Union

The Colbert Firm