Students Matthew Scott (masked) and Isaac Stafford practice welding and grinding pipes at Tri-County Community College in Peachtree.
Mike Lalone works on pottery for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which benefits local food pantries.
From left, Colton Russell Harkins of Blairsville, Ga., Daniel Chase Evans, 24, of Waynesville, and Jessica Michelle Roberts, 31, of Canton
Harold Howard’s grandson, Case Patterson, wanted to be a musician like his grandfather so badly that he outbid everyone else at the auction for the elder’s guitar.
The Murphy High Lady Bulldogs track team received their state championship rings Friday during a ceremony at Murphy First United Methodist Church downtown. Members are (front row, from left) Kelia Oliver, Avery Taylor, Kelsey Fulgham, Katelyn Jones, Peyton Wood and Natalie Graves. Second row (from left) are Carly Hopkins, Grace Nelson, Brianna Moore, Grace Hill, Cameron Rice and head coach Penny Johnson. Back row (from left) are Sarah Pullium, Leah Moses and Lauren Pendley. Not pictured is Carlie Whidden.
Dual threat Micah Nelson begins an eventual punt return for a touchdown Sept. 7 against the North Georgia Falcons. Murphy just had an unplanned bye week and kicks off the conference slate at Robbinsville on Friday. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

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Students Matthew Scott (masked) and Isaac Stafford practice welding and grinding pipes at Tri-County Community College in Peachtree.

    Peachtree – Tri-County Community College is on full alert after the Clay Count’s resolution to pull local funding for this fiscal year.

From left, Colton Russell Harkins of Blairsville, Ga., Daniel Chase Evans, 24, of Waynesville, and Jessica Michelle Roberts, 31, of Canton

    A felony charge is waiting for a second suspect in the death of Jerry Dalrymple in Bellview last week, while two people being detained in the shooting death of Andrews native Eric Shane William

    Murphy – At 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.

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Murphy’s Torin Rogers (12) sends the ball past the outstretched hands of Hiwassee Dam’s Kaylee Cornelius (23) on Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs swept the match against the Lady Eagles in three sets.

    Hiwassee Dam – Entering Thursday’s in-county showdown, both Murphy and Hiwassee Dam boasted nine wins on the year.

The Murphy High Lady Bulldogs track team received their state championship rings Friday during a ceremony at Murphy First United Methodist Church downtown. Members are (front row, from left) Kelia Oliver, Avery Taylor, Kelsey Fulgham, Katelyn Jones, Peyton Wood and Natalie Graves. Second row (from left) are Carly Hopkins, Grace Nelson, Brianna Moore, Grace Hill, Cameron Rice and head coach Penny Johnson. Back row (from left) are Sarah Pullium, Leah Moses and Lauren Pendley. Not pictured is Carlie Whidden.

    Murphy – After the cancellation of Friday night’s football game, the Murphy girls track and baseball teams had to improvise.
    But that’s nothing new.

Dual threat Micah Nelson begins an eventual punt return for a touchdown Sept. 7 against the North Georgia Falcons. Murphy just had an unplanned bye week and kicks off the conference slate at Robbinsville on Friday. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

    Murphy – With Hurricane Florence scheduled to make an impact across the Carolinas last week, the Murphy Bulldogs football team felt confident that the show would go on.

Obituaries

    Joyce Crisp Ward, 64, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at her home.

    Lloyd C. Mashburn, 78, of Mulkey Gap Road, Blairsville, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Sept.

    Brian Lee Brown, 52, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    He was predeceased by his mother, Anna Brown.

Celebrate Cherokee

Mike Lalone works on pottery for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which benefits local food pantries.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 38 – Arts & Crafts

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

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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.