Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, Jan. 20

Things to do in Cherokee County Friday, Jan. 20

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

Celebrate Recovery, Centre, meets every Friday at 5 p.m. at the ROC. The following support groups are available: Loved Ones of the Chemically Dependent, Divorce Issues. Meal at 5 p.m., Large Group at 6:15 p.m., Small Groups at 7:30 p.m. and Grief, Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Men’s Issues, Chemical Dependency, and Emotional. Childcare is provided. For more information call (256) 393-2861 or (256) 927-5427.

In high school basketball action, Cedar Bluff plays at Sand Rock beginning at 6 p.m.

Visit the beautiful Rock Village, home of some of the best hiking and rock climbing throughout the world. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery. Go to the intersection of U.S. Highway, to the intersection of County Road 36 and County Road 70, turn left and follow 411 and Highway 68 in Leesburg, turn right, turn left on Cherokee County 36 the signs.

Visit the historical Cornwall Furnace on Cherokee County Road 92 in Cedar Bluff.

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Cedar Bluff boys enter top 10 ASWA basketball rankings

Cedar Bluff boys enter top 10 ASWA basketball rankings

The Cedar Bluff Tigers cracked the top 10 in the latest Alabama Sports Writers Association basketball rankings, released late Wednesday evening.

The Tigers (10-9), winners of four of their last five contests, come in at No. 7 in the Class 1A boys poll. They’ll put their new ranking on the line on Friday at Sand Rock.

Staying in Class 1A boys, the Spring Garden Panthers (9-7) dropped two spots to No. 9 this week. The Panthers host Sand Rock on Thursday.

The Cherokee County Warriors (13-5) moved up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s Class 4A boys poll. The Warriors host Etowah on Thursday.

One other boys team received consideration for this week’s rankings: Class 2A Collinsville (14-6). The Panthers play Geraldine in the DeKalb County Tournament on Thursday.

In the girls rankings, Spring Garden (12-6) fell one spot to No. 3 in the 1A poll and will host Class 2A, No. 9 Sand Rock (13-6) on Thursday. Sand Rock moved up one spot in this week’s Class 2A poll.

Staying in Class 2A, the Collinsville Lady Panthers (14-5) hold steady at No. 8. The Lady Panthers take on No. 10 Fyffe (13-4) on Friday.

One other area Girls team maintained its ranking in this week’s poll: Class 4A Cherokee County (12-5). The Lady Warriors host Etowah on Thursday.

This week’s complete rankings are listed below, beginning with the girls.

GIRLS

CLASS 7A

1. Sparkman (21-3)

2. Hoover (19-6)

3. McGill-Toolen (19-5)

4. Central-Phenix City (17-3)

5. Gadsden City (17-4)

6. Spain Park (14-8)

7. Tuscaloosa County (19-4)

8. Auburn (15-6)

9. Lee-Montgomery (12-12)

10. Hewitt-Trussville (12-10)

Others nominated: Murphy (12-8), Oak Mountain (12-6), Thompson (14-9).

CLASS 6A

1. Hazel Green (26-1)

2. Ramsay (15-4)

3. Homewood (19-2)

4. LeFlore (22-2)

5. Athens (23-2)

6. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (16-2)

7. Clay-Chalkville (18-5)

8. Northview (18-3)

9. Southside-Gadsden (16-2)

10. Brewer (19-2)

Others nominated: Blount (15-2), Center Point (15-9), Daphne (17-4), Hartselle (12-7), Opelika (14-5), Selma (18-1).

CLASS 5A

1. Faith Academy (20-2)

2. Wenonah (16-3)

3. Charles Henderson (19-4)

4. Brewbaker Tech (15-5)

5. Central-Tuscaloosa (16-5)

6. Sylacauga (16-3)

7. Mae Jemison (17-6)

8. Eufaula (17-2)

9. Talladega (14-5)

10. Fairview (18-6)

Others nominated: Carroll (16-3), Crossville (12-5), Pleasant Grove (18-6), West Point (18-4).

CLASS 4A

1. Deshler (20-0)

2. Madison Academy (20-1)

3. St. James (16-3)

4. Cherokee County (12-5)

5. Hokes Bluff (16-4)

6. Madison County (14-6)

7. Sipsey Valley (15-5)

8. Anniston (13-4)

9. Danville (14-5)

10. Montgomery Catholic (16-3)

Others nominated: Priceville (11-10), Winfield (15-5).

CLASS 3A

1. Lauderdale County (21-3)

2. Locust Fork (21-1)

3. Plainview (21-0)

4. Montgomery Academy (17-3)

5. Midfield (17-8)

6. Pisgah (16-5)

7. Lexington (16-6)

8. Hillcrest-Evergreen (12-1)

9. Colbert County (12-5)

10. Montevallo (12-5)

Others nominated: Carbon Hill (17-4), Clarke County (14-5), Daleville (13-6), Geneva (16-3), J.B. Pennington (14-6).

CLASS 2A

1. Samson (21-1)

2. Geneva County (19-1)

3. Red Bay (16-6)

4. Tanner (17-1)

5. Cold Springs (20-1)

6. Section (14-3)

7. Abbeville (14-5)

8. Collinsville (14-5)

9. Sand Rock (13-6)

10. Fyffe (13-4)

Others nominated: Goshen (9-4), Ider (9-6), Lanett (9-2), Mars Hill (12-8).

CLASS 1A

1. Loachapoka (16-2)

2. Decatur Heritage (12-3)

3. Spring Garden (12-6)

4. J.F. Shields (10-3)

5. Linden (13-2)

6. Pleasant Home (15-4)

7. Skyline (14-5)

8. Addison (15-3)

9. Georgiana (12-5)

10. Brantley (14-5)

Others nominated: Hackleburg (10-5), Holy Spirit (14-1), Isabella (14-3), R.A. Hubbard (10-5), Vina (17-5).

AISA

1. Glenwood (22-0)

2. Lee-Scott (20-1)

3. Springwood (17-4)

4. Wilcox Academy (17-0)

5. Tuscaloosa Academy (15-2)

6. Fort Dale Academy (15-3)

7. Lakeside (11-9)

8. Lowndes Academy (12-4)

9. Sparta Academy (13-5)

10. Eastwood Academy (14-3)

Others nominated: Northside Methodist (11-8), Pike Liberal Arts (10-6).

BOYS

CLASS 7A

1. Lee-Montgomery (21-1)

2. Hoover (20-4)

3. Mountain Brook (20-3)

4. Auburn (16-6)

5. Huffman (16-5)

6. Smiths Station (17-4)

7. McGill-Toolen (17-6)

8. Central-Phenix City (13-4)

9. Murphy (16-8)

10. Spain Park (9-11)

Others nominated: Grissom (14-10), Jeff Davis (16-7), Sparkman (11-10).

CLASS 6A

1. Pelham (14-8)

2. Helena (20-5)

3. Austin (22-2)

4. Daphne (21-2)

5. Spanish Fort (16-6)

6. Clay-Chalkville (18-3)

7. LeFlore (21-3)

8. Carver-Montgomery (12-6)

9. Ramsay (13-9)

10. Hazel Green (14-8)

Others nominated: Chelsea (15-8), Florence (17-3), Fort Payne (15-6), Muscle Shoals (11-7).

CLASS 5A

1. Jemison-Huntsville (21-4)

2. Sumter Central (16-3)

3. Wilcox Central (17-4)

4. Lee-Huntsville (13-10)

5. Guntersville (19-3)

6. Faith-Mobile (14-7)

7. Eufaula (18-5)

8. Dallas Co. (12-4)

9. Douglas (13-6)

10. Alexandria (14-7)

Others nominated: Calera (14-7), Hayden (14-3), Headland (15-6), Russellville (12-4).

CLASS 4A

1. Madison Academy (14-5)

2. Cordova (15-4)

3. Cherokee Co. (13-5)

4. Hale Co. (16-4)

5. West Limestone (15-5)

6. Andalusia (17-3)

7. Anniston (12-7)

8. Winfield (14-6)

9. UMS-Wright (15-4)

10. White Plains (16-5)

Others nominated: Ashford (14-6), Catholic-Montgomery (12-8), Escambia Co. (11-5), Saks (11-6), Trinity (13-2).

CLASS 3A

1. Midfield (16-5)

2. Holly Pond (22-1)

3. Montevallo (13-4)

4. Plainview (19-2)

5. Prattville Christian (17-3)

6. Daleville (11-4)

7. American Christian (15-6)

8. Geraldine (15-5)

9. New Hope (15-6)

10. East Lawrence (17-5)

Others nominated: Clarke Co. (14-6), Mobile Christian (13-8).

CLASS 2A

1. R.C. Hatch (13-1)

2. Abbeville (16-6)

3. Lanett (8-5)

4. Tanner (12-5)

5. Asbury (16-4)

6. Barbour Co. (13-5)

7. Elba (8-2)

8. Central-Hayneville (11-3)

9. Westbrook Christian (16-6)

10. Chickasaw (13-3)

Others nominated: Cleveland (12-7), Collinsville (14-6), Goshen (12-5), Samson (13-7), Sheffield (11-7), St. Luke’s (14-6), Vincent (15-8).

CLASS 1A

1. Sacred Heart (17-7)

2. Georgiana (15-2)

3. Coosa Christian (13-2)

4. Skyline (15-3)

5. Ellwood (9-5)

6. Pleasant Home (13-7)

7. Cedar Bluff (10-9)

8. Linden (11-8)

9. Spring Garden (9-7)

10. South Lamar (14-3)

Others nominated: Belgreen (10-4), Holy Spirit (10-7).

AISA

1. Macon-East (26-0)

2. Glenwood (18-2)

3. Autauga Academy (17-2)

4. Escambia Academy (14-1)

5. Lee-Scott (16-5)

6. East Memorial (17-3)

7. Russell Christian (Miss.) (19-3)

8. Tuscaloosa Academy (14-3)

9. Pickens Academy (12-1)

10. Evangel Christian (11-8)

Others nominated: Lakeside (12-9), Northside Methodist (9-5).

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Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, Jan. 19

Things to do in Cherokee County Thursday, Jan. 19

The Green Bag Lunch program at the Cherokee County Public Library is back! Join Master Gardener Tillie Morgan for “Garden Tips and Tools” to get the most out of this year’s garden. Regular programs continue on the third Thursday of the month from noon until 1 p.m. with an all-new lineup of informational gardening presentations. The library has drinks and dessert covered; just bring your lunch.

In high school basketball action, Etowah plays at Cherokee County beginning at 6 p.m. and Sand Rock plays at Spring Garden beginning at 6 p.m.

The Family Care Center in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center in Centre includes a Thrift Store open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Family Care Center helps others by giving clothing, food and possibly hope to families in their time of need. The Center asks for your help by supporting its thrift stores. There are currently three locations, the one in Centre, another at 5511 Main St. in Hokes Bluff and another in Cedar Bluff. The Center is currently helping more than 100 families per week and thanks the community for its continued support. Director is Cindy McGinnis.

The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Visit the beautiful Rock Village, home of some of the best hiking and rock climbing throughout the world. Enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery. Go to the intersection of U.S. Highway, to the intersection of County Road 36 and County Road 70, turn left and follow 411 and Highway 68 in Leesburg, turn right, turn left on Cherokee County 36 the signs.

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Second-half surge lifts Cedar Bluff boys past Gaylesville

Second-half surge lifts Cedar Bluff boys past Gaylesville

CEDAR BLUFF – The Cedar Bluff Tigers broke open a 3-point game at halftime with a 25-9 run in the third quarter to capture a 69-53 victory at home over Class 1A, Area 14 rival Gaylesville on Tuesday.

Michael Croft and Isaiha Jones both posted double-doubles for the Tigers (10-9, 3-2). Croft led the way with 20 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot. Jones contributed 18 points, 10 boards, seven steals, seven assists and a pair of blocked shots.

Rashawn Woods added seven points and five rebounds. Davion Fife and Keaton Kilgro also tossed in seven points apiece. Ivory Starr finished with five points and six boards.

But before the Tigers got rolling, Gaylesville (5-12, 2-6) battled them tough. The game was tied at 16 at the end of the first quarter and Cedar Bluff held a 29-26 advantage at halftime before going its 25-9 run in the third to take a 54-35 lead.

Austin Slayton led the Trojans with 18 points. Landon Lawson added 12 points. Brayden and Austin Stordahl finished with eight and seven points respectively.

In girls action, Alexis Smith netted a game-high 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had two steals and a blocked shot in leading the Lady Tigers to a 53-30 victory.

Kyla O’Neal contributed nine points for Cedar Bluff (7-13, 2-3). Kallie Kilgro tossed in eight points. Julianne Wilson and Ollina McClellan both finished with five points. Wilson and McClellan also pulled down seven and four boards respectively.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 21-10 first-quarter lead and held a 35-15 advantage at halftime. Cedar Bluff led 53-17 after three quarters.

Savannah Coker led the Lady Trojans (3-14, 0-8) with 11 points. Julie Green tallied 10 points and Adriana Valencia finished with nine points.

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MRS. SARA DEVELL KERR

MRS. SARA DEVELL KERR

Mrs. Sara Devell Kerr, 76 of Centre passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Kerr was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Naomi V. Tolbert Hester and member of Old Nazareth Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday January 19, 2017 at Old Nazareth Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Robinson and Rev. Alton “Jay” Chambers officiating, burial will follow in Old Nazareth Cemetery. The body will lie-in-state one hour before the service. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net

Survivors include son, Roy Lee (Kathy) Kerr; daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Chambers and Sherry A. (Chuck) Mosley; brother, Wilburn (Shirley) Hester; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Kerr.

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MR. JOHNNY “J L” ROBERTS

MR. JOHNNY “J L” ROBERTS

Mr. Johnny “J L” Roberts 74 of Centre passed away Monday January 16, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was a native of Cherokee County and the son the late Virgil L. and Ida Bell Brunson Roberts and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sanford Deberry and Rev. Don Cason officiating, burial will follow in Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net

Survivors include wife, Peggy Gunter Roberts of Centre; daughters, Donna Roberts Cahalan of Lithia Springs, Ga and Sheron Roberts Kendrick of Acworth, Ga.; sisters, Mittie Knight of Rome, Ga., Louise Shaw of Cloudland, Ga. and Glenda Battles of Gaylesville; 4 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter “Fireball” Roberts.

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