U.S. Marine Harley Hensley presents a wreath to Ora Lee Hayes, mother of fellow Marine and friend Saburant Parker, who was killed in action in Iraq. Photo by Ben Katz
Chaplain Thomas Frew leads the Marine Corps League and Pacesetters volunteers in prayer over newly laid bricks at the veterans memorial at Konehete Park in Murphy. Photo by Samantha Sinclair
Joan Posey, Scarlette Guyette and Haven Phillips earned medals for walking in the 5K in support of foster families and children. Photo by Penny Ray
The Murphy Lady Bulldogs have repeated as 1A state champions, clinching the title Saturday in Greensboro. From left are Grace Nelson, Calista Adams, Madison Worley, Grace Hill, Faith Ann Revis, Lauren Pendley, Brianna Moore, Dakota Hogeback, Georjah Allen, Ashlyn Stroupe, Sarah Pullium, Leah Moses, Kelia Oliver, Trinity Garrett and head coach Penny Johnson. Photo by Kevin Hensley
Pamela Glass has done plenty in her life, from loving mom to cooking aficionado, and she has kept a smile despite her recent battle with cancer. Photo by Ben Katz

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Documents from the tag office were seized by state officers on May 14. Photo by Ben Katz

    Murphy – State officials have shut down the Murphy License Plate Agency for alleged contract infractions and possible violation of state law.

From left, Lillith Johnson, Brianna McNabb, Brayden Lewis and Jaden Shorette practice their tunes in Hiwassee Dam’s band class in 2016. Photo by Ben Katz

    Murphy – Many people in the community took to social media over the weekend to express varying levels of outrage after Cherokee County Schools announced May 15 that 14 teachers

U.S. Marine Harley Hensley presents a wreath to Ora Lee Hayes, mother of fellow Marine and friend Saburant Parker, who was killed in action in Iraq. Photo by Ben Katz

    Andrews – On the eve of another military buildup in the Mideast, Memorial Day stares the hawks down, if only for a moment, for this day remembers the price that is paid for the

    Cherokee County’s proud veterans groups and thousands of citizens who served in the military will be remembering Memorial Day in a variety of ways this weekend.

Chaplain Thomas Frew leads the Marine Corps League and Pacesetters volunteers in prayer over newly laid bricks at the veterans memorial at Konehete Park in Murphy. Photo by Samantha Sinclair

    Murphy – Just in time for Memorial Day, Marine Corps League Detachment 1011 added 22 more bricks for the veterans memorial at Konehete Park.

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Young Harris College's softball team is playing in the Division II championship in Denver starting Thursday.

    Denver – For the first time in school history, Young Harris College won the Southeast Super Regional.
    Now, the Mountain Lions are right where they want to be.

Andrews’ Tucker Holloway gets some serious hang time Saturday in Greensboro en route to capturing the 1A long jump state title. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Greensboro – Some might call it a family tradition, but that would be incorrect.

The Murphy Lady Bulldogs have repeated as 1A state champions, clinching the title Saturday in Greensboro. From left are Grace Nelson, Calista Adams, Madison Worley, Grace Hill, Faith Ann Revis, Lauren Pendley, Brianna Moore, Dakota Hogeback, Georjah Allen, Ashlyn Stroupe, Sarah Pullium, Leah Moses, Kelia Oliver, Trinity Garrett and head coach Penny Johnson. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Greensboro – Haven’t we seen this one before?

    Murphy – Squandered opportunities and late adjustments.

Murphy’s Trevor Shaw holds his hole-in-one ball after dropping the tee shot on Hole No. 13 at Pinehurst No. 6 on May 14 during the second day of the 1A state golf  tournament. Joseph Watson/Contributing Photographer

    Pinehurst – It’s an accomplishment that golfers spend a lifetime attempting, but few succeed: a hole-in-one.

Obituaries

    Carl Porter Meroney of Columbus, passed away Friday evening, May 17, 2019, at his home.

    Shirley Yonce, 80, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her residence.

    Mr. Jimmy ‘Puddin’ Dean Hardin age 60 of State Highway 325 Blairsville, Ga.

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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 

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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.

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