Local missionaries who took the trip to South Africa to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ are (back from left) Rose Anderson, Al Hood, Duronda Hood, Meredith Hensley, Justin Hensley and Jimmy Tanner. Front row are Betsy Garrett and Phyllis Forbes.
 Matthew Mueller, 30, of Liberty and Joseph Bryan Hughes, 30, of Andrews
The Tri-County Community College awards banquet Friday at IOI featured music and fun.
Elijah Hayes of Ranger receives his award for 2016 Crimson Music Awards Youth Artist of the Year at Gospelfest in Dalton, Ga.
There are more than enough kittens at the Valley River Humane Society’s animal shelter in Marble. Photo by BEN KATZ
Jonathan Warren, a member of Piney Grove Chapel in Angier, came out on a working mission trip to Renewed Hope Ministries in Peachtree last week with Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters. Photo by BEN KATZ

News Stories

    Murphy – Cherokee County unanimously passed its 2016-17 budget Monday night, with the total including special revenue funds coming in at $43,591,066.

Local missionaries who took the trip to South Africa to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ are (back from left) Rose Anderson, Al Hood, Duronda Hood, Meredith Hensley, Justin Hensley and Jimmy Tanner. Front row are Betsy Garrett and Phyllis Forbes.

    Eight local people stepped into a different culture to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in South Africa.

 Matthew Mueller, 30, of Liberty and Joseph Bryan Hughes, 30, of Andrews

    Bellview – A Liberty man involved in his second police chase this month and third since December was stopped by nearly a dozen law enforcement officers last week after traversing half of Cherok

Sports

County Commissioner Roy Dickey (left) and Cherokee County Soccer League Director Roddy Alt eye new plans for the soon-to-be soccer facility at Heritage Park on Friday. Photo by SARAH WOODALL

    Andrews – If you build it, they will come.

Hiwassee Dam’s Kameron Forrister batted .607 this season. Photo by SARAH WOODALL

    Hiwassee Dam seniors Kameron Forrister and Haylie Shope received the highest distinction once again, this time at the district level as this year’s player and pitcher of the year in addition to

Photo by David Barnes/University of Georgia Georgia catcher Michael Curry (13) looks to throw the ball during the NCAA baseball game between Georgia and Ole Miss at Foley Field on May 6 in Athens, Ga.

In his mind, rookie catcher Michael Curry has already put himself in the shoes of a senior veteran after just one season with the University of Georgia’s baseball team.

Obituaries

    Bonnie J. Hicks, 71, of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at a local hospital.  

    Sylvia Irene Young, 82, of Murphy, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in a Blairsville, Ga., hospital.
    Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

    Lillian Ada Reagan, 87, of Murphy, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at her residence.