Members of the 16th Color Guard from South Carolina march up the hill during Sunday afternoon’s Confederate Memorial dedication ceremony off U.S. 19/129 in Bellview.
The Jensen family of Murphy suffered a terrible loss when dad and husband Justin was killed in a crash on April 11.
Republican candidates for District 3 school board are Paul Brown, Mark Patterson and Joe Wood.
Republican candidates for school board Keesha Curtis and Tylor Dockery
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
Bass Hyatt Jr. (left), author of Brasstown Valley Myths & History, featured his book during the Andrews 50/50 Art Show with another local author, Wally Avett, on Friday night at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center.

News for Subscribers

   Ranger – Two top officials at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services are on investigative leave in the wake of the state’s recent takeover.

   Marble – Over the last month, some practices at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services have been criticized, as a class-action lawsuit has been filed and the state ha

The Jensen family of Murphy suffered a terrible loss when dad and husband Justin was killed in a crash on April 11.

   Ranger – The community was shocked last week, when a local Marine and father of seven children was tragically killed in a traffic crash on U.S. 64 West.

Sports for Subscribers

Tri-County’s Sydney Bolyard (left) looks to evade the defense of Hayesville’s Megan  Engelskind during a match on April 5.

   Baseball and track events were postponed because of the overnight cold front, which brought on a mixture of rain, sleet and snow for Monday.

Cadince Deisher of Andrews will compete in her third Special Olympics on April 27 at Murphy High School.

   Andrews – Just a few years ago, Cadince Deisher was unable to speak. Numerous seizures had slowed down her development.

   Murphy – When Cameron Brown was tasked with his senior project, the concept was a no-brainer.

Obituaries

    Kenneth Coffey, 83, of Marble, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Erlanger Murphy Medical Center.

    Frankie Lee Chastain Burnette, 80, of Alabama, passed away April 19, 2018, at home.

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

Celebrate Cherokee

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

David Vanderlaan uses his machete to remove invasive species such as privet, honeysuckle and oriental bittersweet along the newest portion of the Murphy River Walk on Saturday. After press time at noon Tuesday, community members held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the latest portion of the River Walk, marking the completion of the original goal to have walking route from the high school to L&N Depot.

52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 14 – Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trails