District 1 county commission challenger Tim West of Andrews (right) gives Commissioner C.B. McKinnon an idea of the slim margin by which he was defeated Tuesday. Photo by Ben Katz
Jessie Donald Miller, 28, and Sandra Jean Hutcheson, 28
Andrews Chamber of Commerce President Gayle Horton (middle) presents Frank (left) and Jeff Colontonio with the 2017 Business of the Year award for Granieri’s Italian Restaurant on Main Street downtown.
Sheriff Derrick Palmer (left) and Commissioner Dan Eichenbaum bow their heads at last week’s National Day of Prayer gathering at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Photo by BEN KATZ
Isaiah Jacobs sprints toward the finish during the Special Olympics on May 3 at Murphy High School.
Dianne Gardner created these and other fairy tale-inspired handcrafted dolls, which were on display at the Andrews Public Library.

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District 1 county commission challenger Tim West of Andrews (right) gives Commissioner C.B. McKinnon an idea of the slim margin by which he was defeated Tuesday. Photo by Ben Katz

    After taking on what seemed like all comers, Cal Stiles was exhausted.

Jessie Donald Miller, 28, and Sandra Jean Hutcheson, 28

    Horror unfolded on May 2, when Andrews Police Chief Tony Pritchett arrived at a home on Connaheta Avenue only to find one of the worst animal neglect cases he had ever witnessed.

Andrews Chamber of Commerce President Gayle Horton (middle) presents Frank (left) and Jeff Colontonio with the 2017 Business of the Year award for Granieri’s Italian Restaurant on Main Street downtown.

    Since opening nearly a year ago, Granieri’s Italian Restaurant already seems to have become an irreplaceable staple of Andrews.

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Sixth graders Macie Postal and Callie Silvers walk around the Andrews High School track during Laps for Leukemia. Photo by Kelsey Richardson

    Andrews middle and high schoolers walked from 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday to raise money and bring awareness toward the blood cancer leukemia.

Andrews’ Jack Newton takes a cut at Hiwassee Dam on April 27. The Wildcats clinched a playoff berth after  finishing the regular season 12-7.

    It took a one-game playoff to derail the Andrews Wildcats’ baseball team.

    The Andrews varsity softball program is finishing its season on an upward swing.

Obituaries

   Mary Jane Bridges Winfrey, 74, of Andrews, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Murphy Medical Center in Peachtree.

   Garry Uranus Deyton, 63, of Topton, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, in Erlanger Medical Center.

   Shylon Sophia White, 56, of Andrews, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018, at her home.

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