One of the things I have always appreciated about working with newspapers is that our business model is partly based on the honesty of the human race.
I’ve been dreading this week for 365 days. That’s because on Feb.
It’s often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting a different result.
The old saying, “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone,” definitely applies to the lantern that once sat proudly atop the Cherokee County Courthouse in downtown Murphy.
Over my lifetime, I’ve made a lot of Rocky references, both due to my love for those movies and their place in the pantheon of the soul that makes up the fighting city of Philadelphia.
Murphy Medical Center will soon change hands over to Erlanger Health System of Chattanooga, Tenn., a major boost for this community.
In the spring of 1992, I was interviewing for a job as night city editor for the Morning Star, a daily newspaper in Wilmington.
If I was king of America, anytime the federal government was shut down by politicians who can’t properly talk with each other, I immediately would call for congressional elections.
I am pretty conspicuous in town, whether it’s at Walmart, a county meeting or just walking around.
For 26 years, the Texana Community Development Club has held a prayer breakfast to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as America’s foremost civil rights leader on his birthday.
Around the Cherokee Scout’s newsroom in 2½ minutes:
On many occasions, Cherokee County’s administration has been in position to utter the phrase made famous in the movie Pulp Fiction – “My name’s Paul, and this is between y’all.”
For the last several years, your local newspaper has been engaged in an ongoing campaign to Celebrate Cherokee County.
You can forget whatever you were thinking after reading the above headline, but I did witness a Christmas miracle this year even Jimmy Stewart would have stopped to applaud.
Things have been tough in America this year, from sexual harassment allegations against too many people in power to political fights, rising health-care costs and beyond.