Bit Ledford and Louis Foster fill up their diesel pickups Monday at Hot Spot in Ranger, as fuel supplies were scarce in Cherokee County over the weekend. Photo by BEN KATZ
Dylan Eckart (fallen fisherman) takes a closer look at the fish he’s trying to catch alongside Alex Bruce, Gabe Stephens, Jonah Dillard, Katie Gipson and Alexas Lane (from left) during a field trip from Ranger Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Photo by BEN KATZ
New Murphy High School Principal Tom Graham used to teach history for the Bulldogs. Photo by BEN KATZ

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Bit Ledford and Louis Foster fill up their diesel pickups Monday at Hot Spot in Ranger, as fuel supplies were scarce in Cherokee County over the weekend. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Gas stations all over Cherokee County were out of fuel Monday morning, just as commuters returned to the work week.

Sports

Murphy – All the talking came to a screeching halt Friday night.

Murphy's KJ Allen looks for running room Friday night. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

   Murphy – The Murphy High School Bulldogs have been proverbially “spreading the wealth” in their backfield this season.

Murphy’s Luke Newton wraps up Gilmer County running back Griffin Cagle on Friday night. The Bulldogs went on a 20-0 run during the second half en route to a 27-6 victory in their final non-conference game of the year. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

   Ellijay, Ga. – When you take an early bite out of the competition, the missing chunk causes a shift in momentum.

Obituaries

    Kristy Michelle Nicholson Shields, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Turtletown, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her home.

    Clara Lane Hargis, 75, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Frances Parker, 91, of Leesburg, Va., and formerly of Marble, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in a Leesburg care facility.