New Eagle Scouts (from left) Jarrod El-Khouri, Drew Pyle, Kylan Thompson and Derek Bateman share moment together while footage from their younger scouting years is being shown at the end of the ceremony on Sunday at Andrews United Methodist Church. Photo by Ryan Revock
    After a combined 40 years combined experience, four friends reached the pinnacle of the scouting world on Sunday by becoming Eagle Scouts.     Derek Bateman, 18, Jarrod El-Khouri, 18, Drew Pyle, 17, and Kylan Thompson, 16, are more than Scout... more
This dog reportedly bit a young child in Andrews last week. It is now quarantined for 10 days to ensure it is not rabid.
    Andrews police located the dog which bit a 15-year-old student as he walked along Third Street after school Friday.     A three-day search for the dog ended Monday when Andrews patrolman Jeff Brown located the animal and owner, who was ordered... more
Planning board members Jack Faulkner, Bob Ferreira and Art Pulscamp met informally Monday to discuss goals. Photo by James Budd
    Several members of the new Andrews Planning Board say they want to preserve the “community’s values” through long-range planning, but they also intend to show respect for individual property rights.     At an informal meeting Monday at the... more
Andrew Rodgers and daughter Alena Rodgers are introduced to a Chromebook, which students at Andrews Middle School were allowed to take home Monday. Andrew Rodgers said he believes grade point averages will go up dramatically as a result of the computers. Photo by Dwight Otwell
   The future of education in Cherokee County was downloaded Monday evening at Andrews Middle School.     It was the rollout of the first Chromebooks, which all Cherokee County middle and high school students will receive in the coming weeks. The... more
Nantahala’s Tristan Howard drives to the hoop against Blue Ridge’s Hunter Stewart during Tuesday night’s game. Howard scored 29 points to lead the Hawks. Photo by Sarah Woodall
    Nantahala boys assistant coach Andrew Burton may have told his guys inside the huddle during Tuesday night’s game that he was tired of being the “Heart Attack Hawks.” But that nickname may stick moving forward after their 79-66 overtime triumph... more
Andrews’ Emily Roper will compete in the 1A West Regional meet this weekend. Photo by Sarah Woodall
    Andrews’ Emily Roper recorded two victories and Olivia Brown added a pair of top-three finishes to lead the Lady Wildcats to third place in Saturday’s conference meet at the Hiwassee Valley Pool & Wellness Center.     Roper, who will be... more
New Eagle Scouts (from left) Jarrod El-Khouri, Drew Pyle, Kylan Thompson and Derek Bateman share moment together while footage from their younger scouting years is being shown at the end of the ceremony on Sunday at Andrews United Methodist Church. Photo by Ryan Revock
This dog reportedly bit a young child in Andrews last week. It is now quarantined for 10 days to ensure it is not rabid.
Planning board members Jack Faulkner, Bob Ferreira and Art Pulscamp met informally Monday to discuss goals. Photo by James Budd
Andrew Rodgers and daughter Alena Rodgers are introduced to a Chromebook, which students at Andrews Middle School were allowed to take home Monday. Andrew Rodgers said he believes grade point averages will go up dramatically as a result of the computers. Photo by Dwight Otwell
Nantahala’s Tristan Howard drives to the hoop against Blue Ridge’s Hunter Stewart during Tuesday night’s game. Howard scored 29 points to lead the Hawks. Photo by Sarah Woodall
Andrews’ Emily Roper will compete in the 1A West Regional meet this weekend. Photo by Sarah Woodall

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New Eagle Scouts (from left) Jarrod El-Khouri, Drew Pyle, Kylan Thompson and Derek Bateman share moment together while footage from their younger scouting years is being shown at the end of the ceremony on Sunday at Andrews United Methodist Church. Photo by Ryan Revock

    After a combined 40 years combined experience, four friends reached the pinnacle of the scouting world on Sunday by becoming Eagle Scouts.

This dog reportedly bit a young child in Andrews last week. It is now quarantined for 10 days to ensure it is not rabid.

    Andrews police located the dog which bit a 15-year-old student as he walked along Third Street after school Friday.

Planning board members Jack Faulkner, Bob Ferreira and Art Pulscamp met informally Monday to discuss goals. Photo by James Budd

    Several members of the new Andrews Planning Board say they want to preserve the “community’s values” through long-range planning, but they also intend to show respect for individual property ri

Sports

Nantahala’s Tristan Howard drives to the hoop against Blue Ridge’s Hunter Stewart during Tuesday night’s game. Howard scored 29 points to lead the Hawks. Photo by Sarah Woodall

    Nantahala boys assistant coach Andrew Burton may have told his guys inside the huddle during Tuesday night’s game that he was tired of being the “Heart Attack Hawks.” But that nickname may stic

    If the Andrews Lady Wildcats play their cards right in the final four games, they could be in contention to secure their first home playoff game in years.

Andrews' Taylor Parker drives against Robbinsville's Colton Millsaps during their game Jan. 29. Photo by Sarah Woodall

    The Andrews boys basketball team was minutes away from one of their biggest wins in conference play this season, but the Robbinsville Black Knights had just enough gas in the tank to stump the

Obituaries

Edward Carroll, age 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. He was from Andrews. No services are planned at this time. Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tom Wallace, age 83, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

Phyllis West Rayburn, 68, of the Robinson Road community of Andrews, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at her residence. She was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Clarence