Maria De Los Angeles Brickman enters the Cherokee County Courthouse with her brother, Otto Coppen, last week during her trial. She was acquitted on all charges. Photo by BEN KATZ
Barry Wade Allen, 42; Kathy Carlene Leitner, 48
Squarl Davis and his dog, Amos, take advantager of a sunny day to ride the Piney Knob trails in Murphy on Thursday afternoon. Photo by BEN KATZ
Lauren Crowe listens to instructions from her attorney during her 2006 murder trial.
Cherokee County DSS will be seeking a new director, as well as a child welfare supervisor and a quality control officer.

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       Raleigh – Taylor Brook Simonds, a graduating senior at James Madison School, served as a page in the North Carolina Senate on May 29-31.

Kayla Alayne Sprinkles, 26, of Hayesville

    Andrews – A former Cherokee County teacher fled to Charlotte and turned herself in Thursday after being indicted by a grand jury on five counts of sexual activity with a studen

    Peachtree – The standoff over funding at Tri-County Community College is not looking like it will be over any time soon.

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Georgia’s Michael Curry takes a cut during the Bulldogs’ NCAA tournament game against Troy at Foley Field in Athens, Ga., on June 3.  STEFFENIE BURNS/UGA Athletics

    Athens, Ga. – Michael Curry is about to embark on the biggest journey of his life.

De’Andre Jackson (second from left) signed a track and field scholarship with Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday. Seated with De’Andre is (from left) mother Selma Jackson, sister Veleda Jackson and brother Joel Jackson. Standing in back (from left) are niece Trinity Jackson, nephew Jovan Jackson-Cruz, sister Vanessa Jackson and Murphy High School boys’ track coach Davis Bryant.

    Murphy – De’Andre Jackson knew he wanted to pursue a college athletic career long before he put his name on the dotted line Friday.

Hiwassee Dam’s Brittany Davis (13) gets in position for a set against Murphy on Aug. 24, as teammates Kaylee Cornelius (23) and Erika Sena (25) make room.

    From conference championships to individual achievements, Hiwassee Dam enjoyed a successful varsity sports season during the 2017-18 campaign.

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Destination Cherokee County:  Spring Events Calendar 

Andrews Spring Fling + 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

Obituaries

    Ernest Wilcox, 90, of the Hiwassee Dam community, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at The Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice.

    Winona Arrowood McClure, 80, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in a Hall County, Ga., hospital.

    James “Shorty” Whitaker, 86, of Andrews, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his residence.

Celebrate Cherokee

Squarl Davis and his dog, Amos, take advantager of a sunny day to ride the Piney Knob trails in Murphy on Thursday afternoon. Photo by BEN KATZ

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 24 – Piney Knob Trails

Cherokee County became recognized as part of an  American Viticultural Area in 2014.

   52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 23 – Local Alcohol Industry

Larry Reid of the American Veterans Post 2015 gives a clover to Donna Adams, whose family counts Eddie Adams, Jordan West, Ron Conley and Buster Conley as veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    52 Things to Celebrate About Cherokee County: No. 22 – Veterans Services

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