Officers from several departments responded to Wednesday's high-speed chase that ened on Texana Road. Photo by BEN KATZ
Bill Buck and 2-year-old  German shepherd Sierra share a moment in downtown Andrews.
Jerry Pezzella works the stationary bike while Nicole Mallard (left) and Sarah Payne discuss cardio/pulminary rehab logistics at the newly renamed Erlanger Murphy Medical Center.
Murphy resident Meredith Hensley finished the Boston Marathon on April 16, despite unfavorable weather.
Murphy’s Luke Garrett achieved perfection against Hiwassee Dam on April 18, striking out eight Eagles in the Bulldogs’ 17-0 win.
As Lady Eagle Dezeray Adams (center) looks on, Hiwassee Dam’s Hannah Rhodes (left) reaches to apply the tag to Murphy’s Cassie Coker (6) on Thursday. The Lady Eagles went on to defeat the Lady Bulldogs 6-2.

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Officers from several departments responded to Wednesday's high-speed chase that ened on Texana Road. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Texana – The outbreak of high-speed chases in Cherokee County over recent weeks came to a head again Wednesday afternoon, when a wanted man from Tennessee led officers all over

    Murphy – With a Thursday deadline looming on principal Thomas Graham’s suspension from Murphy High School, interim principal Jason Forrister was approved last week for a two-ye

     Murphy – The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved three positions at the Department of Social Services on Monday night, as renovation of the office by state officia

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    Murphy – After a lengthy period of planning, the Far West Special OIympics have finally arrived.

Murphy resident Meredith Hensley finished the Boston Marathon on April 16, despite unfavorable weather.

    Murphy – Despite running in 30-degree weather, sleet and soaking wet clothes, local resident Meredith Hensley finished the Boston Marathon.

Murphy’s Luke Garrett achieved perfection against Hiwassee Dam on April 18, striking out eight Eagles in the Bulldogs’ 17-0 win.

    Murphy – The Bulldogs’ offense posted 17 runs in a two-inning span.
    Luke Garrett took care of the rest.

Obituaries

    Ernest Lloyd Stiles, 85, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in a Murphy care facility.
    He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County.

    Maudine Gaynell Martin, 87, of Murphy, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Valley View Care & Rehab Center in Andrews.

    James Robert Sneed, 77, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., departed this life Friday morning, April 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Celebrate Cherokee

Jerry Pezzella works the stationary bike while Nicole Mallard (left) and Sarah Payne discuss cardio/pulminary rehab logistics at the newly renamed Erlanger Murphy Medical Center.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 17 – Erlanger Murphy Medical Center

Cindy Pressley (right) buys vegetables from Fremont Edwards at the Murphy Farmers Market at the L&N Depot. Pressley thinks “very highly about this market. I’m here every Saturday ... early!” Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 16 – Local Agriculture

Anne Baldwin, licensed professional counselor, conducts child forensic interviews at HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center in Peachtree. As a specially trained professional, Baldwin makes sure that children are safe and comfortable in order to be as candid and honest as possible. What Baldwin wants is “to make sure that since it is your [the child’s] story, I get it right.”

  52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 15 – HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center