Murphy Mayor Rick Ramsey is sworn in by Clerk of Court Roger Gibson as his Ramsey's wife Janet holds the Bible at Monday's town meeting. Photo by BEN KATZ

The December 6 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... New leadership in Murphy, Woman accused of hurting baby, Tri-County Community College faces challenges and more

    Murphy – Bill Hughes did not hang around for Monday’s town meeting. He just wanted to hold the Bible while his wife, Barbara, was sworn in as a new town council member.
   When it was over, the couple shared a brief kiss, and the former mayor got a look from new Mayor Rick Ramsey that seemed to say, “What, no kiss for me?”
   “I’ll shake your hand, how’s that?” Hughes said with his familiar smile, and with that the transition was complete.
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   Other headlines in the Cherokee Scout this week:
   * Downtown lights up for Christmas
   * Tri-County Community College fears enrollment plunge
   * Teenager accused of hurting infant child
   * Murphy Bulldogs’ run ends in football playoffs

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