Murphy Elementary School Principal Bill Gaither waves his hand in appreciation at halftime of Murphy’s Sept. 23, 2016, varsity football game.
Fastop with Dunkin’ Donuts is coming next month. Photo by Ben Katz
Jim and Rosalie Haizlett of West Virginia take a break from classes to share what they have learned over the week at John C. Campbell Folk School. Photo by Samantha Sinclair
Andrews’ Ethan Neal (top) explores his next option while tangling with Murphy’s Joe Swain on Thursday night. Photo by Darcy Holdorf
Dallas Knox, 22, of Murphy lifts weights at Parc on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Photo by Darcy Holdorf
Sgt. Chris Lockett, a decorated Marine, passed away Jan. 7.

News for Subscribers

    With the partial federal government shutdown entering its fourth week, some non-profit agencies that receive federal money and at least one business in Cherokee County are worried about the con

    Peachtree – Just when it seemed the end was near for the funding impasse at Tri-County Community College, the car stalled inches from the finish line.

PETA claims this opossum – named Millie – had its leg amputated after participating in the Possum Drop on New Year’s Eve in Andrews.

    Andrews – The opossum that was the star of the 25th annual Possum Drop was reportedly in worse shape than organizers originally thought.

Sports for Subscribers

Andrews’ Ethan Neal (top) explores his next option while tangling with Murphy’s Joe Swain on Thursday night. Photo by Darcy Holdorf

    Murphy – The Andrews Wildcats are leaving the past behind them.

Connor Davis jumps above his opponent for a short basket in the Eagles’ 61-35 blowout of Robbinsville. Davis led Hiwassee Dam scorers with 15 points.

    Hiwassee Dam – The Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles (9-7, 3-0) held Robbinsville at-bay on Jan. 8 at “The Nest” for an exciting 60-58 victory.

Andrews’ Xavier Rattler (33) splits the Cherokee defense during the second quarter of Friday night’s road loss. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Cherokee – The Andrews Wildcats entered the Charles George Memorial Arena at Cherokee High School on a high Friday night.
    They left stunned.

Obituaries

    Bobby Joe Graves, 77, of Marble, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

    Verlen Hannah, 78, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in a Murphy hospital.
    Verlen was a native of Bessemer City, where he lived until age 21.

    Irene Martin, 87, of Blairsville, Ga., formerly of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Union County Nursing Home.

Celebrate Cherokee

The Town of Murphy and surrounding area as seen from an aerial view earlier this year. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 52 – Our Mountain Lifestyle

Natalie and Madison King got to Shop With a Cop (in this case Murphy police Officer Samuel Allen, foreground) on Saturday, getting Christmas presents for themselves and their families. Photos by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 51 – Christmas Charities

The United Way donated to 11 county agencies in 2018. From left, first row are Grace Henderson, Cherokee County 4-H; Lynda Christen, Cherokee County Sharing Center; Karen Borchers, United Way executive director; Cecilia Crawford, REACH; Dianne Young, United Way president; Netta McFaddin, Far West Families First. Second row are Roger Holloway, United Way treasurer; Crystal Glenn, HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center; Pat Meeks, Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House homeless shelter; and Joel Franks and Eugene Craig.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 50 – Local Clubs & Organizations 

ScoutBlog

    The Fourth of July Parade in Murphy made a nice comeback Wednesday, led by American Legion Post 96 and Cub Scout Pack 400 and followed by plenty of terrific entries.