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County’s businesses boom over decade

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    Over the last decade across Cherokee County, the biggest economic change arrived with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ opening Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in 2015.

Ministry working to overcome odds

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    Andrews – A local ministry aimed at helping those who struggle with substance abuse finds itself locked in a battle to overcome the stigma that accompanies addiction.

Fire destroys part of Hillbilly Mall

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Andrews – Sadly, this will likely happen again. A fire ignited inside the former Hillbilly Mall on Dec. 23, destroying at least one building. The blaze also damaged the structural integrity of the main building, which will need a new ...

Cherokee County needs school resource officers

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    A local student recently agreed to fill a classmate’s water bottle. After the classmate drank from it, the young girl joked that she had filled the bottle with water from the toilet.

3 more locals seek office

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    Murphy – Candidate filing for the 2020 election ended at noon Friday, with a few people making almost last-minute decisions to run for office.