Some of the Lovingood family in 1942 in front of White Church School. Back row from left: Wade Lovingood, Lofton Lovingood, a Lovingood relative, Paul Lovingood, another unknown relative, Edna Lovingood, Leon McDonald, Ruby Davis, an unknown Lovingood, Mamie Lovingood and an unknown relative; front row from left: Macie Elliott (wife of Hanging Dog Baptist Church pastor Willie Lovingood, Susie Kent, Genetta Amos, Alice Lovingood Chastain, Charles Lovingood, Edith Lovingood, Alley Palmer and Jimmy Palmer.
Murphy’s Caleb Irwin became the third Bulldog to throw a no-hitter this season on April 18 at Hayesville.
The EKG quartet harkens back to the old days of barbershop. Video screenshot by DAVID BROWN
Upper Peachtree Baptist Church was one of several churches in Cherokee County to hold a sunrise service on Easter Sunday. MountainView Community Church held at service in the parking lot of Brother’s Restaurant in Murphy.
Chief Patrick Lambert talks with tribal members at Tuesday's Grand Council. Photo by TONY FORTIER-BENSEN

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The Lovingood Family Bible can be viewed at the Cherokee County Historical Museum in Murphy.

    Hanging Dog – On the first Sunday of every October, when fall colors are beginning to show themselves among the hardwood trees, members of an extended pioneer family converge o

    Blairsville, Ga. – A part-time Cherokee County resident was killed in a automobile crash Friday night while following his neighbors to a dinner party.

    Out of the 123,962 children with investigated reports of abuse from July 2015 to June 2016 in North Carolina, 568 were from Cherokee County.

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Murphy’s Caleb Irwin became the third Bulldog to throw a no-hitter this season on April 18 at Hayesville.

    Hayesville – There is no slowing down the Murphy Bulldogs baseball squad.

Tri-County's Avery Taylor, shown dribbling past the defense of Murphy's Kailey Graves on April 17, had four goals in the Lady Jaguars' 5-1 win over Cherokee on April 18.

    Hayesville – Two conference games; two conference wins.

Murphy’s Cami McClure (13) battles for possession with Cherokee’s Kylee Tramper on Monday night.

    Murphy – Three more conference wins last week have put the Murphy Lady Bulldogs soccer team at a 9-1 (5-1 in conference play) mark for the season.


    Wayne Wilson, 85, of Buford, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.

    William Edward “Bill” Haynes, 90, of Monticello, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

    Sharon Rose Neubauer, 54, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at her home.