Dayana Sutton could be deported and separated from her husband and four children, pending a court hearing in August.
Cindy Hull, Mollie Hull, Chasity Brown and Lily Brown (from left) pack bags with food for patrons to take home from The Sharing Center food pantry at Murphy First United Methodist Church. Mollie and Lily are both homeschooled, and their families use Fridays as days of service to instill caring and kindness in each young lady’s character.
Local residents Ron and Myrna Rosen, who have been married for 66 years, hop off their cruise ship to explore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Harry, Mike, Debbie, Mindy, Carolyn, Gretchen (front from left), Jeremy, Melanie and Greg (back from left) stand proudly by the two raised beds they planted vegetables in with the help of Cherokee County Master Gardeners at Meridian Behavioral Health Services in Marble.
Royce Peterson (2) and Jeremiah Clark (25) are pumped up after Peterson’s two-run homer in Game 1 of the state 1A championship series in Burlington on June 2.
Mike Bessette (left), treasurer for Warriors Veteran Outreach, shakes hands with Roy Lane, who will be keeping the grounds at Western Carolina Pacesetters Adventure Center after towing Lane’s RV to the campus.

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    Robbinsville – C.B.

    Hanging Dog – Kevin Carter is so sure he can lower his neighbors’ homeowners insurance that he guaranteed it

    Ranger – The Cherokee County Department of Social Services accepted Cindy Palmer’s resignation as director on June 11, but immediately found her a new job.

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Royce Peterson (2) and Jeremiah Clark (25) are pumped up after Peterson’s two-run homer in Game 1 of the state 1A championship series in Burlington on June 2.

    Murphy – Three state titles.
    Seven Smoky Mountain Conference titles.

Georgia’s Michael Curry takes a cut during the Bulldogs’ NCAA tournament game against Troy at Foley Field in Athens, Ga., on June 3.  STEFFENIE BURNS/UGA Athletics

    Athens, Ga. – Michael Curry is about to embark on the biggest journey of his life.

De’Andre Jackson (second from left) signed a track and field scholarship with Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday. Seated with De’Andre is (from left) mother Selma Jackson, sister Veleda Jackson and brother Joel Jackson. Standing in back (from left) are niece Trinity Jackson, nephew Jovan Jackson-Cruz, sister Vanessa Jackson and Murphy High School boys’ track coach Davis Bryant.

    Murphy – De’Andre Jackson knew he wanted to pursue a college athletic career long before he put his name on the dotted line Friday.

Obituaries

    Mary Elizabeth Bradburn Stewart, 97 of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

    Ernest Wilcox, 90, of the Hiwassee Dam community, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at The Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice.

    Winona Arrowood McClure, 80, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in a Hall County, Ga., hospital.

Celebrate Cherokee

Cindy Hull, Mollie Hull, Chasity Brown and Lily Brown (from left) pack bags with food for patrons to take home from The Sharing Center food pantry at Murphy First United Methodist Church. Mollie and Lily are both homeschooled, and their families use Fridays as days of service to instill caring and kindness in each young lady’s character.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 25 – Food Banks

Squarl Davis and his dog, Amos, take advantager of a sunny day to ride the Piney Knob trails in Murphy on Thursday afternoon. Photo by BEN KATZ

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 24 – Piney Knob Trails

Cherokee County became recognized as part of an  American Viticultural Area in 2014.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 23 – Local Alcohol Industry

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