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Stray animals still problem across county

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Murphy – Stray animals continue to plague Cherokee County, to the point where law enforcement officials believe there is a need for a dedicated full-time animal control officer. 

How to beat the heat

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With temperatures continuing to slowly climb, and the call of the outdoors becoming stronger, the risk for heat-related illnesses is a serious threat to outdoors adventurers.

COVID-19 money pays salaries

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    A lion’s share of the coronavirus relief funds Cherokee County received from the state most likely will be used for payroll expenses. 

Former Graham sheriff joins town police

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    Andrews – The former Graham County sheriff, who resigned last month in the middle of his first term, has been hired as an officer with the Andrews Police Department.

Murphy eyeing tourism authority

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    Murphy – Town lawmakers want to establish a tourism development authority that will solely focus on Murphy and use additional tax dollars to increase the number of amenities av