Authorities secure the scene of Friday night’s shooting on Andrews Road, only a half-mile from the Murphy football game, which had to be suspended when the shooter fled. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
Wesley Slucher takes a moment to contemplate the steel from the Twin Towers during the 9/11 Memorial Service at Tri-County Community College. Photos by BEN KATZ
The old Long John Silver’s/A&W on U.S. 64 West in Murphy is being transformed into a Dunkin’ Donuts attached to a Fastop Market.  Photo by BEN KATZ
Pararegal, the neighborhood watch group for Paradise Lane, meets with Murphy Police Chief Justin Jacobs about how to stay vigilant.
Bulldogs senior Slade McTaggart finds some open real estate to score his first of two rushing touchdowns Friday night against the North Georgia Falcons. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY
Sarah Lambert adds a fanciful touch to the Murphy Art Walk with her handmade wings. Photo by KELSEY RICHARDSON

News for Subscribers

    Brasstown – Glenda Beall has loved to write since childhood, but it wasn’t until she moved to Hayesville from Albany, Ga., in 1995 that she began to publish and sell her work.

    Hayesville – Clay County took the battle over funding at Tri-County Community College to another level Thursday night, as the board of commissioners voted to withhold their pro

    Bellview – A lifelong resident of Cherokee County was beaten to death over the weekend by alleged assailants who stole his truck and went joyriding in Georgia.

Sports for Subscribers

Hiwassee Dam’s Jaylan Hamby goes for a kill Sept. 4 at Andrews, while Lady Wildcat Journey Clark looks to block the attempt.

    Hiwassee Dam – Coming out of a four-set win at Andrews on Sept.

Murphy’s Hailey Bowman sends the ball screaming past the Hayesville defense on Aug. 28.

    Murphy – A pair of Smoky Mountain Conference matches and another set of games with 2A competition gave the Murphy Lady Bulldogs little room to breathe last week.

Bulldogs senior Slade McTaggart finds some open real estate to score his first of two rushing touchdowns Friday night against the North Georgia Falcons. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

    Murphy – There is no nicer way to put it: the Murphy Bulldogs dominated the North Georgia Falcons on Friday night.

Obituaries

    Herman C. Ford, 80, of Young Harris, Ga., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Union General Hospital surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness.

    George “Robert” Harrell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many, exchanged his earthly address to his heavenly home Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

    Oliven Thomas Cowan, 95, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
    He was the son of the late Henry Cowan and wife, Lucy Hall Cowan.

Celebrate Cherokee

Lauren Hand and Pamela Shepard pack away trash in one of the coves of Hiwassee Lake during the 20th annual Big Sweep.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 37 – Taking Out the Trash

Ranger students Sydney Payne and Rylee Guess participate in engineering exercises at TEAM Industries last year. In addition to bolstering the local economy, plants like TEAM are involved with youth of the community as well. Photo by BEN KATZ

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 36 – Local Industry

One of the big events for participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cherokee County program every year is the fire muster. Participants gathered at this year’s event at Murphy High School included (from left) Shelby Decker, Kaelyn McBride, Kyla Burrell, Gianna Maynard, Chairman Tom Spencer and Diane Kimbrell.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 35 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

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    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.