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Murphy AD, girls basketball coach Ray Gutierrez resigns after consolidation setback

Murphy athletic director and girls basketball coach Ray Gutierrez announced his resignation Wednesday, citing the recent denial of grant money for Cherokee County's high school consolidation plan, which he views as an indication that moving out of the area would be best for his school-aged children. A plan to consolidate three of Cherokee County's high schools — Murphy, Hiwassee Dam and Andrews — received approval from the county's board of education and board of commissioners in the past two...
MURPHY, NC
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Suspect being held with no bond in Cherokee County murder investigation

CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Cherokee County man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found over the weekend. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, 2022, Cherokee County Emergency Communications received a call indicating an individual at a Marble, North Carolina, residence was deceased.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC
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Suspect arrested for weekend homicide in western North Carolina

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – North Carolina officials have charged a suspect with a weekend murder in Marble. Erick Lowe’s body was found in his home early Saturday on High Falls Road. Investigators identified Hayden Drake Norris from Andrews as a suspect later in the day. Sheriff Derrick...
MARBLE, NC
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Program helps students take Steps to College

The University of North Georgia's (UNG) College of Education hosted 116 students this June for Steps to College, a four-week enrichment for-credit program. Steps to College helps area high school students who are also English learners stay on track to graduate by earning course credits over the summer. Steps to...
DAHLONEGA, GA
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Copper mining caused Tennessee’s “Badlands”

The Ducktown Basin used to be known as “Tennessee’s Badlands.” But unlike the Badlands of South Dakota, Tennessee’s version was man-made. After the Civil War, companies began mining copper in Polk County. Since copper doesn’t come out of the ground ready to be used, they heated the ore (a process known as smelting).
POLK COUNTY, TN

UNG names new Hall of Fame inductees

The University of North Georgia names five new members for its Athletic Hall of Fame: they’ll be inducted in a ceremony in September. Courtney Pool played softball at UNG, Anders Oster was on the baseball team. Golfer Matt Elliot and women’s basketball player Jaymee Carnes Acton will be inducted, as will Vaughn Grizzle, a longtime staffer in the Athletic Department at the University of North Georgia.
DAHLONEGA, GA
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Mr. Herman C. Warbington, Age 93 Dahlonega

Mr. Herman C. Warbington, age 93, of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, atSeasons Hospice in Cumming following a period of declining health. Mr. Warbington was a true John Deere man, having retired from the company’s printing department following a career as a field representative. He loved anything that was “John Deere.”
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James Edward “Jim” Gant, Sr., Age 72

James Edward “Jim” Gant, Sr. passed away at home June 28, 2022 following a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 51 years, Norma Ray Pennington Gant. He is survived by Jim (Angie) Gant Jr., Heather Gant, Michael (Mechelle) Gant, Bryan (Helen) Gant, and David (Katherine) Gant; sixteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; mother Leta Harris, brother Bruce Gant, Jr., sister Claire Householder, and several nieces and nephews.
CLEVELAND, GA
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Float Down The Chattahoochee River At This Thrilling Adventure Park In Helen

Shoot the ‘hooch at this incredibly relaxing river tubing experience in Helen. Grab a tube and let the Chattahoochee drift you through all the natural beauty on offer around this gorgeous part of Georgia. However, it doesn’t have to be all R&R, as this awesome experience is just a small part of the beloved adventure park, Cool River Adventures.
HELEN, GA
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Jack J. Davis, Age 92 Cleveland

Jack J. Davis, age 92, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mr. Davis was born on June 4, 1930, in Upson County, Georgia, to the late John and Sindia Davis. He was a poultry grower and a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Jack drove a school bus for over 24 years and was also employed by Talon for several years. He enjoyed the time he spent performing with his wife and late daughter in The Davis Trio. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Davis; brothers, Herman Davis, Robert Davis, Joe Davis, and J.W. Davis; sisters, Florence Carter, Eunice Edge, Lena Hicks, and Nora Barrett.
CLEVELAND, GA
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The Dogwood

OWNER AND RESTAURANTEUR Brandon Lofton of Black Sheep, one of the most beloved restaurants in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has opened a new venture just two doors down from his original estab lishment. Situated in the historic McKinney house, The Dogwood expands upon his original concept to function as a restaurant, a music venue and a gathering space for tourists and locals alike to enjoy.
BLUE RIDGE, GA
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Jack J. Davis

Jack J. Davis, age 92, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mr. Davis was born on June 4, 1930, in Upson County, Georgia, to the late John and Sindia Davis. He was a poultry grower and a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Jack drove a school bus for over 24 years and was also employed by Talon for several years. He enjoyed the time he spent performing with his wife and late daughter in The Davis Trio. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Davis; brothers, Herman Davis, Robert Davis, Joe Davis, and J.W. Davis; sisters, Florence Carter, Eunice Edge, Lena Hicks, and Nora Barrett.
UPSON COUNTY, GA
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Summer Scholars helps develop science teaching

The University of North Georgia's (UNG) Summer Scholars STEM Institute held throughout the month of June helped pre-service teachers in UNG's College of Education gain experience in preparing lesson plans in science and engineering while focusing on English language learners. A nearly $300,000 National Science Foundation grant, which runs through 2024, helped fund the academy for 60 students rising into fourth grade through eighth grade at local area schools.
DAHLONEGA, GA
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STARTALK academy offers students variety

Sixteen high school students attended a free Chinese language and astronomy academy June 5-18 on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Dahlonega Campus. The campers included students from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Illinois. A $327,000 STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) funded...
DAHLONEGA, GA
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