Murphy's Jessica Beckner looks to thwart a potential basket from Hiwassee Dam's Alysha Floyd, during action between Murphy and the Lady Eagles Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 13-0 with a 66-47 win over Hiwassee Dam.
Charlie Spence digs out coal beds still burning in Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant on the day of the fire Jan. 3. Photo by BEN KATZ
Snow falls in front of the Cherokee County Courthouse in Murphy on Friday night. Some areas got as much as 6 inches of snow. Photo by BEN KATZ
Lily Knight liked the bunnies that students in the 4-H club presented for judging at last year’s Cherokee County Fair.
Businesses along U.S. 64 West do not want to see a median go in the middle of the road. Photo by BEN KATZ

News Stories

Texana – The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday morning was filled with music and wisdom, including this duet by Farah Hall Eller and Kylah Eller.

    Searching for college scholarships is a daunting task for high school juniors and seniors.

Charlie Spence digs out coal beds still burning in Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant on the day of the fire Jan. 3. Photo by BEN KATZ

    Murphy – After the shocking fire at Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant last week, residents have come together to try and help those affected in hopes the community icon will rebuild.

Sports

Murphy's Jessica Beckner looks to thwart a potential basket from Hiwassee Dam's Alysha Floyd, during action between Murphy and the Lady Eagles Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 13-0 with a 66-47 win over Hiwassee Dam.

Hiwassee Dam – Behind a 27-point performance from senior Emma Stroup, the Murphy Lady Bulldogs pushed their unblemished record to 13-0, with a 66-47 victory over the Hiwassee Dam L

Hiwassee Dam’s Grant Nichols gets creative on a layup attempt Thursday night at Murphy.

    Murphy – For the Bulldog faithful in attendance at the Murphy High School gymnasium Thursday night, the nightcap of a four-game affair against in-county rival Hiwassee Dam looked to be a forego

Murphy’s Jessica Beckner (15) prepares to thwart a potential basket by Zoey Jacobsen (22) of Hiwassee Dam during a hotly contested game Thursday night on the Lady Bulldogs’ home floor. The Lady Eagles will host the next one. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

    Murphy – After months of speculation and buildup, the game finally happened.

Obituaries

    Roland Jackson Garrett of Marble passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home.

    Mark M. Cole, 75, of Murphy, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
    He was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County.

    Bobby Joe Clayton, 58, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Murphy Medical Center.