Cherokee Co Public Library


Library Press Release    1/9/2018

Library Holidays: Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day;

Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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News and Special Events

  1. What the Tech? Learn how to get the most out of that new tech toy, make your computer behave, or own your space on social media with our two-hour workshops! Call or email the library to sign up. 256-927-5838,

Android Phone Friday, Jan. 12, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Facebook          Friday, Jan. 12, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Computer Troubleshooting, Tuesday, February 6, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

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!

  1. Art Class Classes resume Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018
  2. Preschool Storytime resumes on Tuesday, January 10, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 m. Stories, songs, crafts and fun!
  3. Green Bag is Back!

Thursday, January 18 from 12:00 PM -1:00 PM: the Centre Beautification Committee, a joint project of the Cherokee County Master Gardeners and the Centre City Council.

Thursday, February 15: Peanut Crop with Nick McMichen

Programs continue on the 3rd Thursday of each month through November. Just bring a lunch; We’ll do drinks and dessert!

Regular Programs and Services

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters are at the library on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  2. Reading around Book Club meets 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 Chilton Library.
  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!




Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Sponsors  2017-18


Bobby Ledbetter Twin City Used Cars

1411 Glenn Blvd

Fort Payne, AL 35967

Cherokee Co. Commission

206 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority

 801 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL 35960

DC Gas

1111 West Main Street

Centre, AL: 35960

Cherokee Electric Coop

1550 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 35960

Cherokee Medical Center

400 Northwood Drive

Centre, AL 35960

City of Centre

401 East Main Street

Centre, AL 35960


First Southern State Bank

201 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

Regions Bank

110 West Main Street

Centre, AL 335960

The Southern Bank Company

390 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960

Weiss Lake Shoreline Mgmt & Dam

Alabama Power

1014 West Main Street

Centre, AL 35960 


Gadsden State Community College

801 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, AL   35960

Town of Cedar Bluff

3420 Spring Street

PO Box 38

Cedar Bluff, AL 35959

Town of Leesburg

215 Industrial Blvd

PO Box 1 Leesburg, AL 35983

Peoples Bank of Alabama

1285 Chesnut Bypass

Centre, AL 3599960


      Town of Gaylesville

      4740 Main Street

      P O Box 156

      Gaylesville, AL   35973


Town of Sand Rock

1925 Sand Rock, Ave.

Sand Rock, AL 35983

Advertising Dynamics

104 East Sixth Avenue

Rome, GA

Alabama Publishing Group

3049 Steel Station Road

Rainbow City, AL 35906



State Farm Insurance

300 West Main Street

Centre, AL   35960 

Model Tees

100 East Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

O K Tire

1530 Chesnut ByPass

Centre, AL   35960





Wrestling 1

Coosa River Clash

Gadsden State Cherokee Arena

801 Cedar Bluff Road  *  Centre, Alabama

Thursday & Friday, December 21 & 22, 2017


Some of Alabama’s better wrestling teams in the northern half of the state will be in Centre  starting  for the debut of the Coosa River Clash.  The tournament is open to the public. 

While coaches and teams have been adjusting lineups for dual and tri-matches this week, Southside’s Kyle Routon has been busy working out the logistics for hosting a 25 team tournament.

Southside is the host school for the event, but all of the matches will be held in Gadsden State Cherokee Arena

The tournament will begin with pool matches Thursday afternoon at 12:30 pm .  Then the weight classes will be broken down into two brackets — silver and gold — all of which will count toward team points.

The team with the top three team points will be awarded fish.

That’s right, fish.

“I went a different direction in terms of team trophies for this,” Routon explained. “The first-place trophy is a mounted catfish that’s about 35 inches wide. Second place will be a mounted crappie and third will be a mounted brim.”

Teams expected to wrestle include Class 7A schools Gadsden City, Bob Jones and Sparkman. The 6A schools participating will be Southside, Athens, Clay-Chalkville, Oxford, Pell City, Fort Payne, Muscle Shoals, Columbia, Chelsea and Rome (Georgia).





LRC Falls

Congratulations! Little River Canyon National Preserve

has been nominated in our latest 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Our expert panel selected Little River Canyon National Preserve as a contender for Best Alabama Attraction, which just launched. Our contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

 We of course all know who is the best but we are currently in 15th place so  get out the vote message with the old adage

“Vote early – vote often”  


Steve Black, Superintendent  Little River Canyon National Preserve

Voting ends Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 11:59am EST and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 12:00pm EST, then later on USA TODAY. You can read the official rules here. Please note that the rules do not allow offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public in exchange for votes during the voting period.




Cherokee Medical Center

Cherokee Medical Centre scores 4 Star rating from Medicare. for patient satisfaction

Local hospital receives high marks from Medicare

Centre, Al 12/18/2017 – Cherokee Medical Center has received a 4 Star rating from Medicare. – good news for the people who live and work in  Cherokee  and the surrounding counties.

Cherokee Medical Center – High marks were received from the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) through Hospital Compare Star rating reports. . A score of 4 Stars out of 5 Stars was received.  CMS rates more than 3000 hospitals throughout the US. The average score is 3 Stars.  Cherokee Medical Center is one (1) of only two (2) facilities with in a 100 mile radius that received the 4 star rating.  [CMS reviews up to 57 quality indicators to assess each hospital in the area of safety, quality of care and patient satisfaction. These and other areas of hospital performance are reported to CMS as part of a national effort to enhance transparency in hospital data and demonstrate quality.

“ We are very excited to receive this honor, for a small facility like Cherokee we have to work much harder than large facilities to obtain this high score. Our volume is low, so one bad score on these indicators can have a very large effect on our star rating. I am very proud of our physicians and staff at Cherokee. We may be small but we do what we do well. “ said Terry Long, CEO of the facility.

“We’re pleased that Cherokee Medical Center ranks in the top hospitals locally, as well as on the national front,” says Long. “We know that patients have more choices than ever before for their health care needs, and we’re pleased that Cherokee Medical Center continues to be the hometown hospital of choice.”

. The site enables patients to make objective, apples-to-apples comparisons of health care providers and choose the doctor or hospital best matches their needs.

“This data is also helpful to our hospital because it shows us how we compare against other hospitals in the state, region and nation,” says Long. “High quality, accessible, and targeted health care services for the Centre and Cherokee County area – that’s what it’s all about.”