Charles Forrister (right), a Korean War veteran and former principal of Ranger Elementary/Middle School, salutes during the pledge of allegiance. Photo by SAMANTHA SINCLAIR

The November 9 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... Veterans honored, Fugitive escapes, Mayor's last meeting and more

   The weeklong celebration of Veterans Day in Cherokee County Schools opened Monday morning at Ranger Elementary/Middle School, which hosted its annual breakfast and musical program. The school honored 38 veterans who attended the traditional event.

   “I love this event,” Principal Kelley McDonald said. “This is one of my favorite events of the year.”

   Eighth-grade students Lauren Brooks, Rylee Guess, Payton Parmer, Rylie Payne and Sydney Payne welcomed the veterans, worked as servers during the breakfast and provided them with gift baskets during the program.

   “This is the least we can do for what they did for us,” Brooks said.

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   Other headlines in this week's Cherokee Scout:

   * Murphy's town election results

   * Stiles challenges county board's initiatives

   * Fugitive caught, then quickly released

   * WITH VIDEO: Longtime Mayor Hughes celebrated with singing, cookies

   * VETERANS DAY: Murphy native was on front lines at Cuban Missile Crisis

   * Murphy Bulldogs rock Cherokee, enter 1AA playoffs

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