Murphy's Keivon Allen breaks into the Cherokee secondary for a big gain. Photo by BEN KATZ
Bit Ledford and Louis Foster fill up their diesel pickups Monday at Hot Spot in Ranger, as fuel supplies were scarce in Cherokee County over the weekend. Photo by BEN KATZ
Dylan Eckart (fallen fisherman) takes a closer look at the fish he’s trying to catch alongside Alex Bruce, Gabe Stephens, Jonah Dillard, Katie Gipson and Alexas Lane (from left) during a field trip from Ranger Elementary/Middle School on Monday. Photo by BEN KATZ

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Bit Ledford and Louis Foster fill up their diesel pickups Monday at Hot Spot in Ranger, as fuel supplies were scarce in Cherokee County over the weekend. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Gas stations all over Cherokee County were out of fuel Monday morning, just as commuters returned to the work week.

Sports

Murphy's Keivon Allen breaks into the Cherokee secondary for a big gain. Photo by BEN KATZ

It's a big night in the Smoky Mountain Conference, as Murphy looks to finally topple Robbinsville at Big Oaks Stadium.

Murphy – All the talking came to a screeching halt Friday night.

Murphy's KJ Allen looks for running room Friday night. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

   Murphy – The Murphy High School Bulldogs have been proverbially “spreading the wealth” in their backfield this season.

Obituaries

    Greg J. Kinney, 59, of Matoaka, W.Va., and formerly of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at his residence.

Sept. 17, 1937 – Sept. 18, 2016

    Kristy Michelle Nicholson Shields, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Turtletown, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at her home.