Murphy Medical Center will soon be part of the Erlanger Health System. Photo by BEN KATZ
Cherokee County residents came together Monday morning in prayer at the Texana Community Center for the 26th consecutive year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Photo by BEN KATZ
The Pregnancy & Parenting Center has two locations – 128 Tennessee St. in Murphy, and 154 Main St. in Andrews. Photo by BEN KATZ
President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order and a memorandum on rural broadband access at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on Jan. 8 in Nashville, Tenn.  Associated Press photo
Murphy's Jessica Beckner (right) goes for a block against Hiwassee Dam's Eden Shaffer during Friday's game. Photo by BEN KATZ
Joyce Clair demonstrates the delicate art of plastic-wrap dabbing during the alcohol ink painting class on Jan. 10 at the Murphy Art Center.

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   Murphy – After almost three years of dealing with an arrest that caused his family heartache, financial troubles and misery, a Cherokee County man was found not guilty of all ch

Christopher Ware, 34, of Detroit

   Murphy – Town police Officer Morgan Morse responded to a panic alarm set off Thursday at the Big D Convenience Store on Hill Street.

Cherokee County residents came together Monday morning in prayer at the Texana Community Center for the 26th consecutive year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Texana – The 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Texana Community Center on Monday could be summed up with one word – unity.

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Murphy's Jessica Beckner (right) goes for a block against Hiwassee Dam's Eden Shaffer during Friday's game. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Murphy – A wild thriller to conclude an exciting night of basketball.
   Only, the conclusion came three days after it was scheduled.

Sarah Jump competes in the 200-yard medley relay.

January 9 at Hiwassee Pool and Wellness Center

C.J. Anderson (left) and Collin Davis scramble for a loose ball Jan. 2 at Andrews, as Wildcat Landon White moves in to stake his claim. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

   Andrews – There is no denying it: the Hiwassee Dam Eagles are playing some great basketball right now.

Obituaries

    Karl Hogeback, 82, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a Murphy care facility.

    Phyllis Roberts Emanuel, 67, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in a Chattanooga, Tenn., care facility.

    Gladys Hogan Webb, 84, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in an Asheville care facility.

Celebrate Cherokee

The Pregnancy & Parenting Center has two locations – 128 Tennessee St. in Murphy, and 154 Main St. in Andrews. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 3 – The Pregnancy & Parenting Center

Michelle Lloyd, Savanna Gladden and Amber Gilreath (from left) pose for a graduation selfie during Tri-County Community College’s graduation ceremony in spring 2017.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 2 – Tri-County Community College

An era ended Sunday night, as the 24th Possum Drop in Brasstown turned out to be the last one. Photo by BEN KATZ

52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 1 – The Possum Drop