Bob Raver and Scott Stiles (left) share “the word of God” with inmates Patrick Murphy, Paul Lovingood, Jeff Johnson, Scott Cable and Richard Felder (from left) at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Photo by BEN KATZ
Aaron Warren, Rebecca Stiles and Andrew Klees met at St. Andrew Lutheran Church following a Pokémon “lure.” Photo by BEN KATZ
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest fully protected wild ginseng reserve in the country, acclaimed for supporting growth for the highest quality ginseng.
Landyn Adams celebrates her 11th birthday by donating all of her birthday money to purchase $700 worth of supplies for the Valley River Humane Society.
Emma Flinn gives Josie Dorsey a high five after improving her breathing technique during a lap. Photo by SAMANTHA SINCLAIR
Andrews' Willie Parker (left) and Murphy's Ozzy Corrales are working a new chapter together as prospects at Emory & Henry College.

News Stories

Bob Raver and Scott Stiles (left) share “the word of God” with inmates Patrick Murphy, Paul Lovingood, Jeff Johnson, Scott Cable and Richard Felder (from left) at the Cherokee County Detention Center. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – Life behind bars can be a lonely, depressing experience, but spiritual hope is provided to inmates at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Jennifer Dale Farmer, 42, of Beaver Dam

    Beaver Dam – A woman was indicted by a grand jury last week and accused of burning her boyfriend and trying to burn down a home they shared.

Aaron Warren, Rebecca Stiles and Andrew Klees met at St. Andrew Lutheran Church following a Pokémon “lure.” Photo by BEN KATZ

    From being utilized for armed robberies to helping someone discover a dead body, the overnight sensation Pokémon Go continues to cause quite a stir.

Sports

Emma Flinn gives Josie Dorsey a high five after improving her breathing technique during a lap. Photo by SAMANTHA SINCLAIR

    Murphy – Shahadah Lloyd wanted her daughters to learn how to swim.
    But when she learned how much lessons cost, she was disappointed.

Andrews' Willie Parker (left) and Murphy's Ozzy Corrales are working a new chapter together as prospects at Emory & Henry College.

    Andrews – Ozzy Corrales and Willie Parker have been on opposite sides of each other on the football field since they can remember.

    It appears that the Georgia-to-North Carolina connection will continue in the local sports print media.

Obituaries

    Oma Stiles Taylor, 86, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Aug. 6, 1941-July 16, 2016
    Judy Ellison, 74, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Murphy, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, following a brave battle against pancreatic cancer.  

    Roy W. Langner Jr., 63, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Buncombe County.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.