Photos by Kevin Hensley/sports@myandrews journal.com Zack  Sheppard of Andrews attempts to evade  Murphy’s Kadrian McRae after snagging a pass during a 7-on-7 scrimmage in Blairsville, Ga., on  July 13.
Gary Corsair/editor@grahamstar.com Hosanna Baptist Church services were held Sunday morning with pastor Max Turpin despite vandalism that occurred on July 10.
Kevin Hensley/sports@myandrewsjournal.com Kenneth Solesbee shares a lighthearted moment with Kenzie Gunter, Morgan Mashburn and Journey Clark (from left) during a timeout at Nantahala on Jan. 10. The legendary staple of Andrews High School athletics has announced his retirement after 46 years coaching various sports.
Community members dipped into the arts and came home with a better understanding of color and paint application in a class at the Andrews Library on Tuesday evening. Photo by Ben Katz
Andrews Garden Club members welcome new growth in membership. In the bottom row (from left) are Terry Gribble, Judi Faulkner and Maggie Ferreira. In the top row (from left) are Beth Hay, Donna Regan, Pat Cook, Pat Hegstrom and Chris Smith.
Journey Clark delivers a serve on Sept. 1, 2016, against Murphy. Clark recently underwent corrective eye surgery, but is on a mission to suit for the Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team this fall.

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Kevin Hensley/sports@myandrewsjournal.com Kenneth Solesbee shares a lighthearted moment with Kenzie Gunter, Morgan Mashburn and Journey Clark (from left) during a timeout at Nantahala on Jan. 10. The legendary staple of Andrews High School athletics has announced his retirement after 46 years coaching various sports.

    Since 1971, there have been many variables at Andrews High School. The one constant has been Kenneth Solesbee.

   With more than 20,000 visitors expected to flood into Andrews during the total solar eclipse Monday, Aug.

Alderman Gary James was first in line to file for office at noon Friday as he bids for second term. He was the only incumbent to file by press time Wednesday.

   Early indications are voters in this year’s town elections in Andrews will have plenty of choices.

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Journey Clark delivers a serve on Sept. 1, 2016, against Murphy. Clark recently underwent corrective eye surgery, but is on a mission to suit for the Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team this fall.

   Rising Andrews High School junior Journey Clark has struggled with Brown’s syndrome since she was 4.

Rising freshman Kabe Ellis releases a 3-pointer from the corner against Towns County, Ga., on June 28.

   The athletes at Andrews High School never take a night off.
   Even during the summer.

Wildcats head coach James Phillips addresses his players Monday prior to the start of a 7-on-7 scrimmage against Swain. Phillips will be at the helm of the Andrews football squad for his second season when the Cats open the year at Smoky Mountain on Friday, Aug. 18.

   Anyone who wandered onto the campus of Andrews High School on Monday was in for a pleasant surprise.

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.

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