L.B. Solesbee could be heard singing in Andrews for decades, most recently performing regularly during karaoke nights at MaKaly’s on Main downtown. Solesbee passed away Sunday at age 86, but left a colorful legacy.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the moon crossing in front of its view of the sun on Jan. 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in 171 and 304 angstrom light. The two wavelengths are blended together. Image courtesy of NASA
The Andrews Wastewater Treatment Plant is undergoing more then $3.1 million worth of upgrades after a large number of violations. Photo by Ben Katz
A falling tree branch damaged power lines and crushed a FedEx truck on July 25..
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.

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L.B. Solesbee could be heard singing in Andrews for decades, most recently performing regularly during karaoke nights at MaKaly’s on Main downtown. Solesbee passed away Sunday at age 86, but left a colorful legacy.

   Whether people will remember him for his award-winning smile, signature flashy coats or charismatic performances of George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” L.B.

   The filing period has ended, leaving 11 potential candidates for Andrews Board of Aldermen and two for mayor.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of the moon crossing in front of its view of the sun on Jan. 30, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in 171 and 304 angstrom light. The two wavelengths are blended together. Image courtesy of NASA

   With the best seat in the house for the total solar eclipse Andrews embraces the title of “Totality Town.”

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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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