Eagle released back to Weiss Lake

This beautiful Bald Eagle was found near Weiss Lake in July  2017 & was rehabilitated at Auburn University.      Over 200 people gathered at the Causeway Boat Ramp between Centre and Cedar Bluff to witness this magnificent bird’s first flight back over Weiss Lake.
Weiss Lake Eagle

Pictures by :  Billy Pope

Art Director/Staff Photographer

Alabama Department of

Conservation and Natural Resources

Weiss Lake Eagle 3
Weiss Lake Eagle 4

Weiss Lake Eagle 8

Welcome Home !

Advertisements

CHEROKEE CO SPORTS HALL OF FAME

 

CCSHOF.pngCHEROKEE COUNTY SPORTS
HALL OF FAME


Class of 2018


Kaitlyn Griffith Revette
Marc Johnson
Danny Stubbs
Arthur “Tarzan” White

 

Banquet:  Saturday, June 9, 2018

6 pm

Gadsden State Cherokee Arena

801 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, Alabama   35960

 

Tickets $25.00

Available at Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce office

 

“Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps”

MapsFeature

“Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps” exhibit coming to Cherokee County Public Library

Centre, Alabama-History enthusiasts and map lovers, Cherokee County is preparing to host a new traveling exhibit created by The Birmingham Public Library that will whet your appetite. “Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps” is available for viewing at Cherokee County Public Library, from Monday, May 21 2018 through Thursday, July 19, 2018. The library invites the public to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM.

Timed to coincide with Alabama’s upcoming bicentennial, this exhibit tells the history of our state by introducing patrons to maps that depict Alabama’s development from the earliest days of exploration through the present day. Partially funded by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the exhibit explores 450 years of Alabama history. It includes over 50 maps which have been carefully selected from The Birmingham Public Library’s world class cartography collection. The library has been the grateful recipient of several large collections of rare, valuable, and exquisitely drawn maps. These donations were made by Rucker Agee, Dr. Charles Ochs, John C. Henley III, and Joseph H. Woodward II. The entire exhibit is also available online at www.bplonline.org/ALmaps.

Jay Lamar, head of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, called “Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps,” “one of the most exciting, beautiful, and stimulating exhibitions I have ever seen. People will discover things about Alabama that they never knew or imagined by experiencing these lovely, remarkable maps.”

“Birmingham Public Library is incredibly fortunate to have such a large collection of beautiful maps,” said Mary Beth Newbill, head of Birmingham Public Library’s Southern History Department, which houses the map collection and curated this exhibit.  Newbill hopes this traveling exhibit will be exciting to “map lovers, genealogists, and anyone interested in Alabama history.”

For more information, call Cherokee County Public Library at (256) 927-5838 or email ccplincentre@gmail.com.

CONTACT:       Elaine J. Henry ,   Library Director
Cherokee county Public Library
Phone: (256) 927-5838        E-mail: ccplincentre@gmail.com

 

 

Cherokee County Public Library

Cherokee Co Public Library

Library Press Release    5/14/2018

Library Holidays: Monday, May 28, Memorial Day; Wednesday, July 4th Independence Day

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

Visit www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke for library news. Find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. The library will host the Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps exhibit during the months of May and June. Start date to be announced. Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps was created and is provided free-of-charge by the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library. Support for exhibit setup provided by the Alabama Bicentennial Committee.
  2. Chair Yoga: No time to exercise? Join Linda Abernathy for a 15-minute stretch session! Easy, relaxing, fun and free! Call (256-927-5838), email ccplincentre@gmail.com, or visit us to sign up.

2nd and 3rd Fridays each month  11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.    May 18, June 8 &15 …and beyond

  1. Genealogy Class: meets Mondays, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Contact us by phone 256-927-5838,email ccplincentre@gmail.com, or visit the library for more information on the next session.
  2. Summer Reading is almost here! Read books to earn prizes and come to special Friday programs. “Libraries Rock” beginning Friday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. when Digeridoo Down Under presents “G’Day: Listen to the Outback” See the whole schedule and watch our Summer Reading Trailer on our Cherokee County Public Library Facebook page!
  3. Green Bag Gardening Lunch Program Third Thursday of the month through November

             12:00 P.M.  Thursday, May 17: Sensational Succulents with Janice Knight

             12:00 P.M.  Thursday, June21: Miniature Gardens with Linda McDaniel. (One lucky                               gardener attending will take a mini-garden home!) Just bring a lunch; We’ll do drinks and dessert!

  1. Summer Scribbles Drawing Class for ages 10—up. 6 weeks of art fun starts Thursday, June 21 from 1- 2:30 pm! Class size is limited; sign up soon. Supplies needed: 11 x 14 pad, # 2 pencils, erasers.
  2. Coming up in August: AARP’s Safe Driving Course, Friday, August 24 from 9.00—3:30. Brush up on the rules of the road and possibly qualify for a special discount on your car insurance (check with your agent) Fees: Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00; the class can be audited for free. Sign up required.
  3. Summer Storytime Tuesdays through June, starting June 5th . Preschool – early elementary age.

Regular Programs and Services

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet at the library on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  • Reading around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 P.M.
  • Car trouble? Here’s the path to a solution: tinyurl.com/mKofyke; Choose the “Links” tab.
  • Browse our Genealogy Room for free access to com Library Edition and many print resources.

 

MAY SPORTS & RECREATION MONTH

FUN THINGS TO DO

in

Cherokee County Alabama

Cherokee Rock Village JP

Cherokee Rock Village

Lookout Mountain Ridge

Rock climbing, hiking & primitive camping

County Road 70  *  Sand Rock, Alabama  

 

YELLOW CREEK 2.jpg

Yellow Creek Falls

Hwy 273  *  Leesburg, AL

Bluffs Weiss LAke

Weiss Lake

30,200 acres

4 free public access areas & 13 privately run marinas

“Crappie Capital of the World”

Tourism 18

 

Little River Canyon Falls

13601 AL Hwy 35

 

LR Falls & Cornwall Aug 2017 080

Cornwall Furnace

5 1/2 acre park, nature trail & picnic pavilion

Located off Hwy 9 East

Cedar Bluff, Alabama

 

 

Tourism 25 m.jpg

Terrapin Creek

Canoeing, Kayaking & Fly Fishing

Over 50 feet wide with 14 miles of floatable water

Located on Highway 9 South between Centre and Piedmont

 

FUN PLACES TO GO

411 Drive In Theater

Twin Screens/Latest Releases

300 County Road 265

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-2855

Chattokee Lodge, LLC

Hunting Lodge

1877 Alabama Hwy 35

Gaylesville, AL   35973

256-422-3354

Cherokee County Country Club

270 County Road 379

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-5070

Cherokee County Historical  Museum

101 E Main Street

Centre, AL  35960

256-927-7835

Cherokee County Public Library

310 Mary Street

Centre, AL   35960

256-927-5838

Little River Canyon Center

Concerts & Events

4322 Little River Trail NE

Fort Payne, AL  35967

256-845-3548

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Rim Road ( CR 275/176)

Martha’s Falls

Hiking  (Hwy 35)

Mouth Park

Hiking & Swimming  ( CR 275)

256-845-7213

Orbix Hot Glass

Glass Blowing & Gallery

3869 County Road 275

Fort Payne, AL  35967

256-523-3188

Redneck Yacht Club & Kayak Rental

3850 County Road 175

Piedmont, AL  36272

256-505-8690

Rome Braves

755 Braves Blvd

Rome, GA  30161

706-378-5104

Weiss Lake Dam

Public Fishing Pier

2500 County Road 20

Leesburg, AL   35983

256-526-8467

Weiss Water Sports

Jet Ski & Boat Rentals

Greg Leath

256-484-9999

Each municipality in Cherokee County has a lot to do !

Cedar Bluff

Baseball Field

Town Park

     Pavilion, Playground &  Walking Track

Centre

City Park

    Pavilion, Playground, Pool,

    Tennis Courts

City Softball Complex

Baseball, Soccer & Walking Track

J W Hampton Baseball Field

Leesburg

Softball Fields

Town Park & Pavilion

Leesburg Landing

      Lake Access, Walking Track &

       Pavilion

Sand Rock

Baseball & Softball Fields

Town Park

    Pavilion , Playground  Walking Track

Soccer Fields

Tennis Courts

 

Cherokee County Geo-Tour

http://cherokee-chamber.org/visitors/outdoor-amusement

 

Bird Watching

alabamabirdingtrails.com

 

LOGO CCCOC

Cherokee County

Chamber of Commerce

801 Cedar Bluff Road

Centre, Alabama  35960

256-927-8455

http://www.cherokee-chamber.org

 

Happy Mother’s Day Sale

Brenda Fay's Home Accents 032

Brenda Fay’s Home Accents

11 West Main Street  *  Centre, AL

Happy Mother’s Day Sale

20% OFF 3 hours only

Thursday, May 10, 2018

5 pm – 8 pm

Bring a friend and enjoy the evening out in honor of Mother’s Day !

Cake and coffee

DOOR PRIZES !

SHOPS LOCATED IN BRENDA FAY’S

DIXIE BELL CHALK PAINT

BRENDA FAY’S HANDBAGS

BUTTERCUPS

CONNIE’S CREATIONS

DISHES & MORE

FARM FRESH

WINDOW DRESSINGS

MEN’S DEN

ONE BLESSED NEST

SAVED BY THE BELLE

KATHY’S CREATIONS

OLIVE & COMPANY  + SIZES

Brenda Fay's

Gather your friends for an evening out !

Pirate’s Bay Water Park

 

 

 PIRATE’S BAY WATER PARK

                       OPENING SUMMER 2018 !              

                                                                                PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 8 PRESS

               Just a few details on Pirates Bay Water Park.

Admission $20 per person

Whether you are a guest of Chesnut Bay Resort

or visiting Pirates Bay.

The package will include

All-Day Water Park, Putt Putt and Zipline.

There will be a food concession area.

  NO outside food or drinks.
NO Thong swimsuits
NO Speedos
NO Cut Off jeans

 

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 18 PRESS

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 38 PRESS

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 11 PRESSPIRATES BAY WATER PARK  MAY 2018 21 PRESS.jpg

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 7 PRESS

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 032

       ZIPLINE

PIRATES BAY WATER PARK MAY 2018 9 PRESS

Must have tennis shoes or

strapped sandals that will not fall off

Patrons are required to sign a waiver to Zipline.

You must be 9 years of age or older & weigh at least 90lbs.

No swimsuits to Zipline and all clothing has to be dry.

Tee Shirts, shorts, cover-ups.

 

No patrons to the Water Park are allowed onto The Resort.

That area and its amenities are for paying guests that rent homes.

 

CHESNUT BAY RESORT

Chesnut Bay 3

4480 County Rd 44, Leesburg, AL 3598

                   256-526-7778

   Contact this property for rates and availability

 

Stately lakefront homes with swimming beaches,

water slide, mini golf, boat ramp, & play areas.

Outdoor pool

 Chesnut Bay 7

Located in the heart of the NE Alabama mountains,

 Chesnut Bay is a family oriented resort.

During PEAK Season guest can enjoy many

FREE activities All ages

CHESNUT BAY 9

Chesnut Bay 5

 

Let us help you plan your next vacation to

Cherokee County, Alabama 

Home of

Beautiful Weiss Lake

chamber logo 066