(Becky Long • Clay County Progress) Clay County Sheriff Bobby Deese hands out reports to the commission board including Chairman Rob Peck during a Feb. 6 meeting. Deese provided a statistical update of his first year in office.

Patrol behind solid crime stats

Clay County Sheriff Bobby Deese reported that the amount of property crimes were cut in half during 2019. He attributed this in large part to high visibility patrol. “That’s a huge reduction in crime,” he said. “That’s 90 percent patrol. You have…

Peacock costumes provide just the right touch


Costumers at the Peacock Performing Arts Center have their work cut out for them as they put together attire for the comedy, “Out of Order.” Volunteers Diana Lappin, Landi Marrella and Patty Callah

Alcohol sales shelved again

Robbinsville – For the second straight month, the town had the decision whether to vote on allowing constituents to decide if Graham County would sell alcohol once again or not. For the second straight month, the aldermen elected to table the issue. This time, until April. The Feb. 5 meeting...

Art teaches black history

    Murphy – The arts will be used to teach history this month as a local artist’s exhibit returns to the Murphy Art Center.     “When All God’s Children Get Together: A Celebration of the Lives and Music of African-American People in Far Western North...

Lady Jackets shock Cherokee


Thanks to a pair of wins to end the regular season, the varsity Lady Yellow Jackets are riding a wave of momentum into the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament.

Back-to-back champs


After clinching at least a share of a Smoky Mountain Conference championship, the Hayesville Yellow Jackets hit the road Monday, Feb. 10 on a mission to ensure the title belonged solely to them.

Rosemary Naff Stevens


Rosemary Naff Stevens, 91, formerly of Boones Mill, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Atlanta and Burlington passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at North East Georgia Medical Center. 

Leeola Robinson McClure


Leeola Robinson McClure, 82, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 following an extended illness. She was a native and lifetime resident of Clay County.

Howard Matheson


Howard Matheson, 88, of Hayesville, was called home by the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.