J.D. Queen was the reader of the week for the Andrews Journal in the 1990's.
Bud Johnson dedicates the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima ceremony to Jack Rhodes before introducing the area survivors Monday.
Jenni Irwin presents results from the 2018 PRIDE survey to school board members Thursday during the monthly meeting at the home office in Murphy. Photo by Ben Katz
Murphy’s Abram Abling (11) denies Hiwassee Dam’s  Connor Davis a basket on Feb. 12. Photo by Kevin Hensley
Former Hiwassee Dam teammates Haylie Shope (left) and Jessica Beckner (22) have reunited on the court at nearby Young Harris (Ga.) College, with both wrapping up their first year of college basketball. Photos courtesy of Young Harris College

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    Violet – A senior citizen was killed Feb. 11 when his car went off a bank on the Unicoi Turnpike and he fell from the car, suffering fatal injuries.

Carol Chastain and Ethne Tallant share a hug after Tallant brought valentines to residents at Valley View Care & Rehabilitation Center in Andrews on Feb. 13. Photo by Ben Katz

    Andrews – Ethne and Electa Tallant, representatives from the Andrews United Methodist Church kids group, brought valentines for all of the residents of Valley View Care & R

Jason Johnson is the special education teacher at Andrews Elementary School and assistant head coach for the Wildcats’ varsity football team.

    Andrews – Jason Johnson generally thinks of himself as an Andrews guy now, but he will never completely renounce his Murphy roots.

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Murphy’s Abram Abling (11) denies Hiwassee Dam’s  Connor Davis a basket on Feb. 12. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Robbinsville – Two days removed from ending the regular season on a sour note, the Murphy Bulldogs rebounded in the Smoky Mountain Conference basketball tournament.

Surrounded by teammates Reagan Ennis (14) and Sarah Pullium (25), Murphy’s Torin Rogers (11) leaps over the outstretched hand of Hiwassee Dam’s Katie Gibson for a rebound Feb. 12. Photo by Kevin Hensley

    Murphy – Wins over Hiwassee Dam in the season finale Feb.

Murphy’s Kelia Oliver (seated, center) signed a dual cheerleading and track scholarship with Brevard College on Feb. 12. Sitting with Kelia are sisters Jordan (left) and Morgan. Standing in back are parents Jamie (left) and Kristie Oliver.

    Murphy – Brevard College just expanded the depth and talent of its athletic department.


    Marcia Campbell, 72, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at her residence.

    Lorraine McDonnell DeRosa, 96, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in a Murphy hospital.
    She was a native of Nutley, N.J., but lived in Cherokee County since 2001.

    Sylvia Mae Williamson Whitfield, of Aiken, S.C., lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease and passed into paradise Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

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The Town of Murphy and surrounding area as seen from an aerial view earlier this year. Photo by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 52 – Our Mountain Lifestyle

Natalie and Madison King got to Shop With a Cop (in this case Murphy police Officer Samuel Allen, foreground) on Saturday, getting Christmas presents for themselves and their families. Photos by BEN KATZ

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 51 – Christmas Charities

The United Way donated to 11 county agencies in 2018. From left, first row are Grace Henderson, Cherokee County 4-H; Lynda Christen, Cherokee County Sharing Center; Karen Borchers, United Way executive director; Cecilia Crawford, REACH; Dianne Young, United Way president; Netta McFaddin, Far West Families First. Second row are Roger Holloway, United Way treasurer; Crystal Glenn, HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center; Pat Meeks, Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House homeless shelter; and Joel Franks and Eugene Craig.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 50 – Local Clubs & Organizations 


    The Fourth of July Parade in Murphy made a nice comeback Wednesday, led by American Legion Post 96 and Cub Scout Pack 400 and followed by plenty of terrific entries.

The Cherokee Scout

Mailing Address:
89 Sycamore St. 

Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5122
Fax: 828-837-5832