Longtime circuit clerk Carolyn Smith retired after 40 years of service to the county. Friends and colleagues gathered for a fond farewell in her honor.
Dwayne Amos began his duties as circuit clerk; Jeff Shaver took office as sheriff; Melvyn Salter became commission chairman and probate judge and incumbent Don Rogers began another term as Cherokee County coroner.
As usual, the rumor and tall tales mill was alive and well during 2007 and it wasn't just about politics. In January, a story surfaced of a monster alligator making its way through the waters of Weiss Lake with a picture to back up the claim. The photo turned out to be a fake and so did the story, but it made the rounds on the Internet and around town.
The Centre Police Department agreed to move its headquarters to another location on Main Street in January. Sheriff Shaver announced plans to locate his drug task force in the floor of the Cherokee County Detention Center, which was formerly occupied by the Centre Police Department.
A county institution, the Cherokee County Nursing Home, started the year by changing its name to Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center, and it wrapped up the year with updates to its equipment and facilities.
TDS Telecom announced plans to close its walk-in office to Centre customers.
John Wayne Roebuck, 52, of Gaylesville, was sentenced to three life sentences in connection to the March 30, 2005, kidnapping of a bondswoman and the attempted murder of four law enforcement officers.
Paige Anderson, a junior at Spring Garden School, set a new basketball record. The junior guard needed 22 points to reach 2,500 career points and she did it during the Lady Panthers 63-37 victory over Pleasant Valley Jan. 23.
In early February, the community pulled together to assist Centre Church of God, which suffered a devastating fire. No injuries were reported. Fire officials determined that the fire resulted from electrical problems