Spending quality family time together are (first row, from left) Brett Gibson, Lily Gibson, Addie Waldroup, Reba Gibson, Virgil Gibson; (second row, from left) Nicole Gibson, Lincoln Gibson, Mitch Waldroup, Melinda Waldroup, Emily Waldroup, Jackson Waldroup and Trevor Waldroup.
Master smoker Dave Gatti tests out the new equipment at Andrews Station BBQ & Pub.
Randy Jones is a Decatur, Ga., native who fell in love with the Valley.
Chanteah Rattler (under the diving board) competes in the Littlest Splash contest at the Andrews Town Pool on the Fourth of July. The pool is hosting day camps on behalf of Cherokee County Schools.
Andrews’ Landon White wraps up a Fannin County  receiver during the scrimmage on July 12.
Local resident Aiden Bryant gets some air while enjoying the Andrews Pool’s cooling waters, but he “loves the fireworks” even more.

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Spending quality family time together are (first row, from left) Brett Gibson, Lily Gibson, Addie Waldroup, Reba Gibson, Virgil Gibson; (second row, from left) Nicole Gibson, Lincoln Gibson, Mitch Waldroup, Melinda Waldroup, Emily Waldroup, Jackson Waldroup and Trevor Waldroup.

    Locals mourned for the loss of Virgil Gibson, whose kind spirit and generosity left a lasting impression on the Andrews Valley.

Master smoker Dave Gatti tests out the new equipment at Andrews Station BBQ & Pub.

    Andrews has added more options to the menu by gradually welcoming more restaurants to town.

Randy Jones is a Decatur, Ga., native who fell in love with the Valley.

    An explosion of color will soon envelop an empty storefront in downtown Andrews, since artist Randy Jones of Decatur, Ga., has set his sights on the Valley.

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Chanteah Rattler (under the diving board) competes in the Littlest Splash contest at the Andrews Town Pool on the Fourth of July. The pool is hosting day camps on behalf of Cherokee County Schools.

    The Andrews Town Pool will see double the usual number of children this week because Murphy day camps have decided to settle in the Valley.

Andrews’ Landon White wraps up a Fannin County  receiver during the scrimmage on July 12.

    These Wildcats are playing for keeps.

Andrews’ Joy Postell-Gee was placed on administrative leave by the University of Tennessee last week.

    Tennessee spirit coordinator Joy Postell-Gee is on paid administrative leave as the school reviews complaints she engaged in “inappropriate conduct and unsatisfactory work-related behavior.”

Obituaries

    James Donald Taylor Sr., 69, of Andrews, known to friends and family as Donny, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018, at his home after an extended illness.

    Ray Robert Griggs, 83, of Marble, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2018.    

    Virgil G. Gibson, 75, of Andrews, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at his local residence.

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