When burning, one important article to obtain and hold is a burn permit, like Ben Pierce did before setting this controlled fire. Photo by Ben Katz
Rob Wedgewood, Kristen Smith, Taylor Needy, Cody Wood, Lance Luke, Will Luke, Kyle Smyth, Kay Smyth, George Barlow, Chad Hilton, Eli Fowler and Tyler Holmes (in no particular order) spent the warm winter weekend competing in the disc golf tournament at Heritage Park and Andrews Brewing Co.  Photo by Kelsey Richardson
Nantahala's Young Guns celebrate their win at the Alumni game against Andrews. Photo by Kevin Hensley
Andrews' Kenzie Gunter puts up a floater during the win over Hayesville. Photo by Ben Katz
Andrews’ Taylor Parker drives to the hoop against Hayesville’s Nathan Barolet during Tuesday’s game. Photo by Ben Katz
The Andrews High School Marching Wildcats were part of a large contingent of school bands playing at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 2. Photo by Chanda Bias/Contributing Photographer

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When burning, one important article to obtain and hold is a burn permit, like Ben Pierce did before setting this controlled fire. Photo by Ben Katz

   While controlled fires may seem like the easiest way to dispose of trash, improper open burning could land someone up to a $10,000 fine.

Local kids stayed up from 7p.m. to 7a.m., indulging in high-energy games and copious amounts of sugar during the Andrews Public Library’s lock-in.

    As the rest of Andrews settled in for the night Friday, 38 kids fueled by high-energy activities, video games and copious amounts of candy gained steam at the Andrews Public Library.

Rob Wedgewood, Kristen Smith, Taylor Needy, Cody Wood, Lance Luke, Will Luke, Kyle Smyth, Kay Smyth, George Barlow, Chad Hilton, Eli Fowler and Tyler Holmes (in no particular order) spent the warm winter weekend competing in the disc golf tournament at Heritage Park and Andrews Brewing Co.  Photo by Kelsey Richardson

   After competing in four tournaments, Eli Fowler won his first Andrews Brewing Co. disc golf match alongside teammate Tyler Holmes on Saturday.

Sports

Nantahala's Young Guns celebrate their win at the Alumni game against Andrews. Photo by Kevin Hensley

   They play it for fun, but they also play it for keeps.

Andrews' Kenzie Gunter puts up a floater during the win over Hayesville. Photo by Ben Katz

    At the end of three ugly quarters, the Lady Wildcats’ season looked like it was slipping out of control Tuesday night.

Andrews’ Taylor Parker drives to the hoop against Hayesville’s Nathan Barolet during Tuesday’s game. Photo by Ben Katz

    The song played between games at Andrews High School on Tuesday night was “Magic Carpet Ride.” Nothing could describe the night better.

Obituaries

    Jennie Smedlund, 74, of Marble, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, in a Murphy hospital.

    Mr. Roy Arlen McClure, 73, of Andrews, died Friday, July 29, 2016, at his residence.

   Betty Ann Grant, 81, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Thursday, July 28, 2016, at her residence.