Murphy's Peyton Wood (right) gets her crown from former queen Emma Stroup on Friday night. Photo by BEN KATZ
Members of Cub Scout Pack 400 stand at attention with a lone Girl Scout during the Veterans Day program at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church on Nov. 11, 2015.
Kadrian McRae (34) scoots past Hayesville’s Payton Krieger on Friday night. McRae had three rushing touchdowns in Murphy’s 56-21 win over the Yellow Jackets.
Hailey Thompson, Jessica Beckner, Abby Carder, Te'Lor Allen, Sydni Addison and Caitlynn Irwin (from left) gather for a celebration at the net, following the conclusion of Murphy's three-set sweep over Swain on Tuesday night. The win clinched the Lady Bulldogs' first-ever undefeated season. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
Chuck Clark, Ken Campbell, Richard Crosley, Murl Tackett, Greg Coffone, Luther Hyatt, Gerald McMillen, and Bill Stodghill represented the color guard during the ceremony on Saturday at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall. Photo by BEN KATZ
The Brasstown Morris Dancers perform at the Festival Barn during John C. Campbell Folk School’s 43rd annual Fall Festival over the weekend.

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The Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center in Murphy is entering its costliest season as temperatures drop. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Murphy – Cherokee County commissioners are negotiating a possible lease of the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center, Commissioner Cal Stiles revealed Monday night.

Peyton Wood was crowned Murphy High School’s 2017 Homecoming Queen on Friday night.

   Murphy – There’s no other feeling in the world that even comes close.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 400 stand at attention with a lone Girl Scout during the Veterans Day program at Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church on Nov. 11, 2015.

   Murphy – It’s been a trying year for the Boy Scouts of America, who predictably voted earlier this month to allow girls to join Cub Scouts in 2018, with Boy Scouts to follow in

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Kadrian McRae (34) scoots past Hayesville’s Payton Krieger on Friday night. McRae had three rushing touchdowns in Murphy’s 56-21 win over the Yellow Jackets.

   Murphy – For the first half of Friday night’s homecoming showdown against Hayesville, the Murphy Bulldogs looked vulnerable.

Hiwassee Dam's Hannah Rhodes (left) and Madison Crisp were recognized as the two Lady Eagles volleyball seniors, prior to Thursday night's game against Robbinsville.

  UPDATE: The Lady Eagles received a bye in the first round of the state playoffs and will play Pine Lake Prep at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at home.

Obituaries

    Frances Sue Rowland, 81, of Marble passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Cherokee Indian Hospital.  
    Frances was the daughter of the late John Beaver and

    Sharon Ann Warford Whitin died peacefully among family on Aug. 27, 2017, in Easton, Conn., at the age of 67.

    Dennis Rose, 66, of Turtletown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 6, 2017.