Tyler Bozeman was reunited with his 5-year-old daughter, who had been missing since shortly after her birth.
Heath and Becky Woodard of Andrews – along with their daughters Breana, Brooklyn and Bailee – are moving to Kenya next year to live and serve as missionaries. Below, Becky spends time with a Kenyan child on their first trip over last year.
John Hill waits for his sentencing hearing to begin Monday afternoon. Photo by Matthew Osborne
Michelle Zaleski of Murphy’s Chophouse gives Dona Adams a plate of hoisin-glazed spare ribs and Asian crunch salad, as Chef James Reaux continues to prepare spare ribs for guests. Guests selected the restaurant as the “Best Food” vendor at this year’s Forks & Corks-Local Savor event at the Hackney Warehouse.
Lisa Proper works with clay during Friday night’s Murphy Art Walk downtown.
Jimmy Flemming figures he crossed Tennessee Street in downtown Murphy at least “a thousand times” to ensure that his perspective was accurate both near and far.

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Tyler Bozeman was reunited with his 5-year-old daughter, who had been missing since shortly after her birth.

    Murphy – A Missouri man received the best Father’s Day present one could ask for when he was reunited with his young daughter, who had been missing for more than five years.

    Andrews – The N.C. Housing Finance Agency has awarded the local community action agency funds to repair homes.

Scot Peterson leaves the Broward County (Fla.) Jail after posting bond Thursday. Peterson, now a Cherokee County resident, has been charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre.

    Miami – The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at a Parkland high school, but refused to go inside to confront the assailant, was arrested June 4 on 11 criminal charges

Heath and Becky Woodard of Andrews – along with their daughters Breana, Brooklyn and Bailee – are moving to Kenya next year to live and serve as missionaries. Below, Becky spends time with a Kenyan child on their first trip over last year.

    Andrews – Heath and Becky Woodard are planning to take their family on the journey of a lifetime.

John Hill waits for his sentencing hearing to begin Monday afternoon. Photo by Matthew Osborne

    Murphy – The District Attorney’s Office will not take another crack at trying John Anthony Hill for murder.

Sports for Subscribers

Andrews High School’s Angelo Scionti (left) and Paige Lindley were named the respective Wildcat and Senior Athlete of the Year award winners at the year-end  ceremony May 21.

    Andrews – One is moving on to the next chapter of her life.
    The other is just hitting his stride.

Participants and assistants who represented Cherokee County at the 2019 N.C. Special Olympics Summer Games in Raleigh were (front row, from left) Laura Hays, Ruby Jones, Georgia Francis and Shakaela Sudderth. Second row (from left) is Cassie Lindley, David Lindley, Isaiah Jacobs, Josh Chatham, Amber Gladson, Dawn Sutton and Wes Totherow. Back row (from left) are Joel Rogers, Susanne Parker, Jacob Cresmen, Michael Adams, Arlie Jones, Billy Barker and Katie Erwin.

    Raleigh – The heat, crowds and every other element possible did little to deter the athletes that gathered at the N.C. Summer Games.

Hiwassee Dam’s Brittany Davis (left) and Jared Dills were named the school’s respective Female and Male Athletes of the Year on May 14. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Hiwassee Dam – Brittany Davis and Jared Dills are two names Eagles fans will discuss fondly for years to come.

David Gurley, ’69, Charlie Butler, ’69, Joe Lashley and Jerry Waller, ’69, won the Tom Forkner, Sr. Alumni  Challenge at Young Harris College’s 2019 Clay Dotson Open golf tournament on May 13.

    Young Harris, Ga. – Young Harris College hosted the 15th annual Clay Dotson Open golf tournament at Brasstown Valley Resort on May 13 to raise money for student scholarships.

Young Harris junior Haylie Shope eyes a pitch from Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Saidi Castillo during the second round of the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in Denver, Co., on Friday. The 2016 Hiwassee Dam graduate had the Mountain Lions’ only run of the game, a solo homer in the top of the seventh. Ed Jacobs Jr./Contributing Photographer

    Denver – They might not have won it all, but the Young Harris Mountain Lions did not go down without a fight.

Obituaries

    Patricia Ann Moody, 80, of Hayesville, formerly of Robbinsville and Andrews, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, in a Gainesville, Ga., hospital.

    Delmont Gerald Light, 86, of Marble, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his residence.
    He was the son of the late Earl Sylvestor Light and Hattie Mae Hartung Light.

    Betty Ruth McCombs, 81, of Murphy, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center.

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.

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