Snow covered the Murphy Rotary Club's Christmas tree stand on Friday afternoon. Photo by BEN KATZ
Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer speaks to a crowd of more than 100 during Monday’s church safety presentation at Little Brasstown Baptist Church.
Ann Payne, Murphy’s town manager, will step down after 24 years of service to the town.
Repairs began Thursday by fixing the shingles on the dome of the Cherokee County Courthouse in downtown Murphy.
A Hiwassee Dam home burned Saturday morning when a wood stove sparked. KATHY CARDWELL/Contributing Photographer
Murphy’s Aubrey Clapsaddle (23) drew a foul from Hiwassee Dam’s Katie Gibson (34) on this lay-up attempt Monday night.

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   Marble – After nearly a decade of waiting, the former Coats American plant finally has a suitor, bringing with it hope that a new industry could mean jobs for Cherokee County re

Dylan Gene Edmondson, 20, and Paul Dean Edmondson, 43, both of Murphy

   Murphy – Law enforcement authorities are hoping to get help from local merchants to root out a wave of fake bills that have been found in Cherokee County.

Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer speaks to a crowd of more than 100 during Monday’s church safety presentation at Little Brasstown Baptist Church.

   Brasstown – Organizers of the church safety program with Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer were expecting maybe a few dozen folks to come out Monday night at most, especial

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Murphy’s Aubrey Clapsaddle (23) drew a foul from Hiwassee Dam’s Katie Gibson (34) on this lay-up attempt Monday night.

   Hiwassee Dam – The Hiwassee Dam Eagles put the pedal to the metal Monday night and never looked back.

Murphy senior running back Kadrian McRae had other plans for Mount Airy’s Grayson Corbin on Friday night.

   Mount Airy – It just wasn’t Murphy’s night.
   The Bulldogs traveled to Mount Airy on Friday night, with a state title game bid just one win away.

Hiwassee Dam’s Eden Shaffer cuts around a Fannin County defender on Nov. 18.

   Hiwassee Dam – Tough, rivalry games were on the docket for Hiwassee Dam basketball last week.

Obituaries

    Elmer Williamson Jr., 57, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at his residence.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Sara Parrish Nosti of Hayesville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in a Clay County care facility, just 19 days shy of her 91st birthday on Christmas Eve.

    Warner Mercer, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center.
    Services are planned at a later date.