Murphy plays for its first trip to the state finals since 2013 tonight.
Murphy Girl Scouts participating in the Christmas parade included Taylor Hardin, Lanie Hinton, Volunteer Jenny Hardin, Myah Sams, Kaitlyn Chastain, Daisy Leader Shirley Hinton, Kaitlyn Stiles, Emerson Gibby, Alexis Sams, Brownie Leader Shannon Godfrey, Taylor Ivester, Madison Stiles, Isabel Parker, Camryn McMillan, Junior Leader Charlene Davidson. Photo by BEN KATZ
This is the area in Martins Creek where a mobile home exploded Monday, injuring two people. Photo by REBECCA WILSON
Commissioner Roy Dickey is sworn in for his first full term Monday by Clerk of Court Roger Gibson with help from his daughter, Amber Dickey, holding the Bible.
The Smokie Mountain Melodies came up from Blairsville, Ga., to share in the Murphy Christmas tree lighting and Santa fun Friday evening. Photo by BEN KATZ
Murphy’s Slade McTaggart (32) and Micah Nelson (2) look to bring down Mountain Island Charter’s Terrell Hager during Friday night’s game. Photo by BEN KATZ

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Murphy Girl Scouts participating in the Christmas parade included Taylor Hardin, Lanie Hinton, Volunteer Jenny Hardin, Myah Sams, Kaitlyn Chastain, Daisy Leader Shirley Hinton, Kaitlyn Stiles, Emerson Gibby, Alexis Sams, Brownie Leader Shannon Godfrey, Taylor Ivester, Madison Stiles, Isabel Parker, Camryn McMillan, Junior Leader Charlene Davidson. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – Dazzling lights illuminated the streets with holiday cheer as people flocked to downtown during the annual Hometown Christmas Celebration on Friday.

This is the area in Martins Creek where a mobile home exploded Monday, injuring two people. Photo by REBECCA WILSON

    Martins Creek – Residents were awakened with a start Monday morning, when a fire and series of explosions in a mobile home sent two to the hospital and had the entire neighborhood feeling the b

Commissioner Roy Dickey is sworn in for his first full term Monday by Clerk of Court Roger Gibson with help from his daughter, Amber Dickey, holding the Bible.

   Murphy – It’s a new era for the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, as Dr. Dan Eichenbaum took over Monday night as the board’s chairman.

Sports

Murphy plays for its first trip to the state finals since 2013 tonight.

It's not the frozen tundra of Green Bay, but it might as well be tonight as Mitchell travels to Murphy for the 1A West final.

Murphy’s Slade McTaggart (32) and Micah Nelson (2) look to bring down Mountain Island Charter’s Terrell Hager during Friday night’s game. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Murphy – Nobody saw it coming.
    After all, the Murphy Bulldogs had not trailed in a game since their only loss of the season, which came against Franklin on Aug. 26.

Murphy’s Chase Roberts scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter of Friday’s win over Mountain Island Charter. He also had a key red zone interception in the first half to help preserve a 35-34 win for the Bulldogs. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – A lot has changed since 2008, especially for the Murphy Bulldogs.

Obituaries

    Patsy Jones Hendrix, 78, of Murphy, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

    Denis Jean Louis Bonduel, born Jan. 23, 1936 in Hanoi, passed away peacefully at home in Murphy.
    He was a citizen of both the United States and France.

    Clinton Oliver Cummins, 91, of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at his home.