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News for Subscribers

Clay County Schools Supt. Mark Leek informed the school board in special session Thursday evening his last day of employment will be Feb. 28.

Pigeon Forge is calling all foodies, cowboy aficionados and anyone looking to indulge in a time-honored culinary experience to the annual Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff on Saturday, March 3.

Sports for Subscribers

Progress photo by Travis Dockery

After a disappointing performance in the Battle of the States tournament, the Lady Jackets returned to their Smoky Mountain Conference schedule for a three-game home stand.

While Old Man winter has a stranglehold on our area, things are heating up in the battle for the Smoky Mountain Conference regular season championship.

Football fans rang in the new year in a big way with the two NCAA playoff games.


Derek Martin, 46, of Hayesville, passed away Wednesday Jan. 3, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.
Derek was born in Towns County to Aaron and Luchretia Martin.

Sergeant Major Grady Mayford Hughs, US Army Retired, 76, of Hayesville, peacefully went to be with the Lord Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 at Mission Hospital surrounded by his family.

Thomas Watson Smith Jr., 88, passed away peacefully at home in the Savannah, Ga. area on Saturday, Dec. 23, surrounded by his family. Tom was a native of Savannah.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997