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Design report director says town suggestions were not meant to be inflamatory.

By Harrison Keely EDITOR Residents were upset. The facts were distorted. The suggestions were controversial, but Jay Tomlinson knew they were only suggestions, after all. The assistant dean for extension and engagement at the College of Design at N.C. State University presented his students' plan for the town of Hayesville with a sense of caution, steering away from any idea that might hinder his relationship with the town. "We weren't saying that you had to use our exact design..." Tomlinson said.

Design Report d See video and browse through all of the designs and sketches online at www. "One of the purposes of the charrette was to throw up a bunch of ideas. Some of the ideas thrown up are controversial... Don't focus in so much on the ideas you didn't like as much and say the whole thing is bad because of one rotten apple." The "Design Charette" report was open to community discussion May 30 in the basement of Truett Memorial Bap-

tist Church. The study, meant to present opinions and ideas that would encourage prosperity in Hayesville, was facilitated by students and professors from the university, and was the result of 48 hours of observation and many more hours of sketching and discussing. The ideas presented were simply recommendations, Tomlinson cautioned about ten times. "I can't stand up here today and say I know what's best for you to do," he said. Robert Tiger, the director of the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association, said it cost around $6,500 for SEE CHARRETTE, PAGE 3A

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Shively, Crisp named athletes of the year Staton picks up most awards at HHS ceremony By Harrison Keely EDITOR

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&(//61$&. Clay County Manager Paul Leek enjoys lunch with his wife and son inside the new jail Saturday.


$4.3 million county detention center opens with public tour By Harrison Keely EDITOR Clay County inmates got out of jail Monday but only long enough to move to a more secure new home. Before criminals settled in, however, the public got to tour the new $4.3 million Clay County Detention Center during an open house on Saturday, May 31. "The restrictions in this facility are going to be far greater than what they were going to be in the old one," Corrections 2IĂ€FHU-LP2UUVDLG+HVDLGWKDWWKHODVW facility was designed to house inmates for around three months, though criminals have been restrained in the cells for up to 17 months at a time. The new detention center provides

room for 48 inmates, four times as many as the old facility, with separate space for male and female inmates on opposite sides of the facility. Clay County Sheriff Joe Shook said that, due to space restrictions, inmates KDGEHHQVOHHSLQJRQWKHà RRURIWKHMDLO before the move. He said that by utilizing space provided by three holding cells, the new jail could easily accommodate up to 60 inmates if necessary, if not more. The new jail includes magistrate ofÀFHV LQWHUYLHZ URRPV D ERRNLQJ URRP and a central jail operation center. Shook said that no contact with inmates is permitted and that visitors would communicate with inmates through comSEE DETENTION, PAGE 8A

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Student athletes Jonathan Shively and Paige Crisp were named the 2008 Athletes of the Year at Hayesville High School Tuesday, May 28. The Athlete of the Year awards are voted on by Hayesville’s head coaches, said HHS Principal Matt Rogers at the school’s athletic awards ceremony. Senior Trevor Staton received the most* sports awards, honored as the varsity football team’s offensive receiver award winner, the men’s basketball team lead rebounder award winner and collecting the Quarterback Club’s award for highest grade point average. Like last year’s program, the 2008 ceremony lasted three hours. “[It's] a fantastic thing that we have this many wonderful people to celebrate,â€? Rogers said. Following a welcome from the 6KLYHO\ principal, Fellowship of Christian Football Athletes member Chase Phillips Basketball gave the invocation for the ceremony prior to opening remarks from Clay County Schools Superintendent Scott Penland. Penland thanked parents for being a part of HHS athletics and commended student athletes for their performance. ‡6FKRODU$WKOHWH$ZDUGV “All of you know how hard WKHVHDWKOHWHVZRUNRQWKHĂ€HOGEXW they work just as hard in the class- &ULVS room,â€? Rogers said. Basketball Five teams achieved the distinc-







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CA LEN D A R THIS WEEK Elf School Reunion All classmates and friends please join us for the Elf School Reunion June 7th at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Hayesville. Please bring a covered dish to share and lots of memories. For more information call: Larry Coleman 828-389-8053.

Camelot Auditions The Licklog Players’ has set audition dates for Saturday, June 7, starting at 2pm, Monday, June 9, from 7pm until 9pm, and Tuesday, June 10, form 7pm – 9pm for the summer musical, Camelot. Nancy Davis, who directed last summer’s very successful musical, The Sound of Music, is set to direct this epic tale of King Arthur and his beloved kingdom of Camelot. The show opens July 24th and runs through August 10th. Many characters are needed to round out this particular production with men and women of varying ages required. For more information,

SELF-HELP Assault Support Rape and sexual assault have physical and emotional effects, both short-term and lasting. REACH of Clay County is holding a sexual assault support group for women in Hayesville. Call (828) 389-0797.

Stroke Support A stroke support group meets every third Thursday of each month. The meetings are in the large conference room at Murphy Medical Center. Medical advisor is Dr. Ken Cassell. Contact Carol Dorman or Dawn Colbert in the discharge planning department at (828) 835-7589.

please call the Playhouse during office hours which are 9am – 1pm, Monday through Friday. 828 389 8632 or 877 691 9906.

Summer Reading Discover the amazing world of insects with us in the meeting room at Moss Memorial Library every Tuesday as we enjoy stories, games, music, art projects, and more. The Summer Reading Program in Hayesville begins on June 17th and runs through August 12th. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult. In addition to the programs each Tuesday, children are encouraged to complete a reading log to turn in for special treats. The program for ages 3-6 is 9:30-10:00 a.m. The program for K-1st grade is 10:00-10:30 a.m. The program for 2nd-3rd grade is 10:30-11:15 a.m. Registration is Tuesday, June 10th at 11:00 a.m. If you are unable to register at that time, simply come to the programs. For more information, contact Daphne Childres, Youth Services Librarian, at 837-2025.

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"Recovery" Ministry The First Freewill Baptist Church of Hayesville and Pastor Chris Rumfelt welcomes you to "Celebrate Recovery!," a Christ-centered recovery ministry for alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction and any other hurt, habit or hang-up from 7-9 p.m., Thursdays. For more information, call Rumfelt at (828) 361-4090.

Alzheimer's Support The Towns/Union Alzheimer's support meets at Brasstown Manor in Hiawassee, Ga. The group now meets the first and third Friday of each month from 3–4:30 p.m. Call (706) 896-4285

Body Sculpting Class Body Sculpting/Cardiovascular Exercise classes are being offered at Towns County Recreational Center in Hiawassee, Ga. Class is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $4 per class or $48 per month. Contact the recreation center at (706) 896-2600 or Susan Rogers at (706) 896-6842.

Clay County Communities Revitalization Association’s Car-B-Que is Saturday, June 14 from noon to 3:00 pm on the Hayesville Square. Live music, trivia games with prizes awarded, and delicious barbeque

Weight Watchers Weight Watchers meets at the Clay County Senior Center Mondays at 5 p.m. Weigh-in and registration begin 30 minutes prior to meeting.

ACTIVITIES Soaking Prayer A healing prayer team holds prayer sessions each Tuesday evening at 7:00 at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Sponsored by the River of Healing chapter of the Int'l Order of St. Luke. More information (828)389-3397.

Square Dance Classes Enchanted Valley Squares is having Basic Mainstream Classess on Tuesday Nights at the Towns Co Middle School Cafeteria from 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information: GA-Al Supplee (706) 379-2191 or NC-Bob or Loretta Hughes (828) 837-2561.

Moose Lodge We are now forming a Moose Lodge and invite you to join us. Our meetings are held at Homers Corner Cafe located at Hwy 19/129 in Murphy, NC inside Fosters Flea Market. Come early and join us for a Dutch Treat lunch. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1 p.m. For further information please call Art or Donna Harris at (828) 389-6342.

Brasstown Suppers

plates make a great afternoon outing. Free admission to the public! Classic car registration is 10:00 to 12:00 with a $15.00 entry fee. For more information, please contact Sandy Nicolette at 389-3045.

Senior Dances Dances are always on the first and third Friday of the month. Donation of $5 per person: cold drinks, plenty of finger food, door prizes, live entertainment and a large dance floor. Call Mary Lou at (828) 389-3581 or Jeanne at (828) 389-3003.

Democratic Women

Progressive Dinner

The TriCounty Democratic Women of North Carolina will meet Wednesday evening June 18 at the Hayesville Family Restaurant, just off the new circle in Hayesville. Dinner begins at 6:30PM with the meeting from 7:00-8:00PM.

Claudia Bannon, General Chairman of the 2008 Clay County Progressive Dinner, has announced this year’s festivities will be held on July 18, 19 and 20. As the term implies, the gala event, a major fundraiser to benefit

Membership Chairman Rondle Ford at (828) 389-9530 or Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Russell Hughes at (828) 389-3890.

Valley Kennel Club

British Empire

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Brother’s Restaurant on Hwy 64 in Murphy, NC. We invite all those interested in pure bred dogs and canine activities to attend. Call President Kit Miracle @ 706 492 5253 or Peggy Moorman @ 828 835 1082 for details.

Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) is hoping to establish a local chapter in the North Georgia/Western North Carolina mountains area and would like to contact eligible women. The DBE is a charitable,nonprofit, nonpolitical American organization and membership is extended to women of British or British Commonwealth birth or ancestry and to women married to men of British or British Commonwealth birth. Membership is organized on a chapter basis and meetings are held monthly usually followed by an informal social time over a cup of tea or coffee and British goodies. For more information about joining the chapter please contact: Maureen at 404 583 3958 or email at maureendbe@hotmail .com

Mountain Hikers Mountain High Hikers schedule two hikes each Tuesday, occasionally specialty hikes, and regular trail maintaining trips- all in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Check the web site: for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.


Blue Ridge MOAA

Clay Lions to Meet

North Georgia Tri-State A.R.C. (Amateur Radio Club) meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Branan Lodge in Blairsville. All of our meetings are open to the public. For more information about joining the Club or becoming a HAM, call Don Deyton at 706-781-6665.

Clay County Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Scout Hut. Call

Intermediate Bridge is being played at the Senior Center in Hiawassee on Mondays and Fridays, starting at 12:45 p.m. All players welcome. For more information please call (828) 389-8065.

Quilting Ministry Truett Memorial First Baptist Quilting Ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m., downstairs in the church office building. All are welcome to join in fellowship as we make lap, fidget and infant quilts for those in need. For information contact Linda Davis at (828) 389-4233 or

Helping Hands meet The ladies group at Sweetwater United Methodist Church meets from 10 a.m. to noon every first and third Tuesday. They make quilts and bed pans for Clay and Cherokee counties' sick and needy. Helpers are welcome.

Fellowship Weekly

Livestock Deadline

June 16th, Rhododendron Pavilion at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Social begins at 4:00, Catered Meal at 5:00, Cost $14.00 Come casual, bring your lawn games, cameras, and have a good time! Reservations NLT June 12th North Carolina: Jim Ferrell 828-835-9203, Georgia: John Quinlan 706-896-2430.

HAMs meetings

Intermediate Bridge

All Democratic and Independant women in Cherokee, Clay, Graham and surrounding counties are encouraged to attend. For more information call Pat Hardin 828-321-5210 or Nancy Helms 828-837-3638.

The Livestock Compensation Program deadline has been set to end on July 18, 2008. All livestock producers interested will need to come to the Farm Service Agency to sign up. The eligible animals include cattle, sheep, goats, equine, swine, and poultry owned in 2005, 2006 and 2007 due to the drought. This program pays on a per head basis. For more information call The Farm Service Agency at 828-837-2721 ext 2.

June is Picnic Time

Recurring Events

Want to learn to cook the old fashioned way with a healthy twist? Clyde McCoy with the Expanded Food and Nutritional Education Program can custom make a program just for your group or you!! There is no charge, it is all free! Call Clyde at (828) 389-6305 for more information.

Cancer support group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the community room, United Community Bank, Hayesville, corner of Hwy 64 and Hwy 69. Any questions can be directed to Janet Curns, evenings at 828-389-0295.

Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings are as follows: ‡)RU ZRPHQ RQO\$W 12 noon on Mondays at Young Harris Library in Young Harris, Ga. Call Linda at (706) 781-3158. ‡$WSP7KXUVGD\VDW0RXQWDLQ Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, Ga. Call Rocky, (706) 897-2885.

Car-B-Que June 14

"Cookin'" Lessons

Al-Anon, meets on Sunday night at 8 p.m. at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawasse; Tuesday at noon and the Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris; Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. at the Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville; and on Thursday at noon at the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in Hayesville. Al-Anon is open to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. For more information call Renee at 706-835-5827 or Ivey at 706-897-0628 in Georgia or in North Carolina contact Pat at 828-389-8981.


The Board of Directors of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition will meet at the Young Harris College Restaurant on Thursday, June 12th at 7:00pm. Agendas and meeting summaries are available on our web site: The HRWC office is located at 1853 NC Hwy 141 in the Peachtree Community of Murphy, NC and is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Friday 8:30-12:30. Call HRWC at (828) 837-5414, toll-free (877) 863-7388 or email for more information.

Meetings are 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Memorial Church in Young Harris, Ga. Call Jim at (828) 361-7565 (cell) or (828) 389-1975 or Sandy at (828) 361-5278.

Cancer support group

Free weekly WRAP classes are being offered every Tuesday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in Clay County at the Hayesville office of Murphy Counseling (the old Smoky Mountain Center). Wellness Recovery Action Planning, i.e. WRAP, is a 10-week course that teaches you an approach for managing mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms that are interfering with your life. Classes are free and you can begin at any time. There is HOPE for a better life! For more information, call the Marble Center, 837-7466, ext. 2311, and talk to one of our facilitators about this wonderful program.

Coalition Meeting

Food Addicts

Al-Anon Meetings

Free WRAP classes


month with a pot luck supper. Grocery game night, 7 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Please bring snack foods.

An Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Clay County Senior Center in Hayesville.

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"Divorce Care," a divorce recovery seminar and support group, meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hiawassee United Methodist Church. For more information, call Mary at (706) 896-9004.

Alzheimer's Group

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The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, retired and reserve military and public health ser-

the Clay County Food Pantry, will take place on three different evenings, at three different Clay County churches, during which guests will enjoy a delicious three-course meal, consisting of hors d’oeuvres, dinner and desserts. The cost of tickets for all three evenings is $50.00. Seating for the dinner is limited to 100. Those wishing to do so may purchase separate tickets for the reception on Friday or dessert on Sunday at $15.00 each. For ticket sales and further information, contact Claudia Shannon at 828-389-1715, Helen Naismith 828-389-8165 or Peggy Chirwood 828-389-4906.

Go online to smokymountain for access to a new visual calendar of events! vice officers, and warrant officers are invited to attend. For information please contact one of the following individuals, in North Carolina: Jim Ferrell at 828-835-9203 and in Georgia: Jim Reynolds at 706-379-6601.

Veteran Consultant The veterans' consultant, Mike Casey, will be at the Job Link Office on the second Tuesday and the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call (828) 837-7407 of the Social Service Office in Hayesville at 389-6301.

Granny's Attic Granny's Attic, Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Home Health Care and Hospice, is open Wed. - Sat., 9 am - 4 pm. We are now stocked for Spring and Summer. To make donations or volunteer contact Linda at 828-389-4233.

Library Book Store Record Albums (33 1/3) are back and we've got dozens of new arrivals. Also books on tape and VCR movies. Don't forget us when you need that special book! Monday to Sat. 10 a.m. -4 p.m across from the moss library in Hayesville.

Blairsville Scottish Festival and

Highland Games June 14-15, 2008




Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at Daniels in Hiawassee, Ga. Call (828) 389-0140.

Brasstown Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of each

PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Project Review

The Clay County Schools Title I Project for the school of 2008-09 is available for review through June 13, 2008. The Title I project is open to the public for review and comments. Please see Tonia Walsh at

Hayesville Elementary School.

Clan Tents * Highland Games Competition * Pipe Bands Scottish Music * Highland Dancing * Border Collie Sheep Herding Vendors - Scottish Food & Merchandise Kirkin ‘o’ the Tartans-Church Service (Sunday Only)

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NEWS $WKOHWLFVStudents honored for persistence in sports ‡&RQWLQXHGIURP$


tion of being a scholar-athletic team. To reach that, teammates have to have an average of 3.1 or higher. ‡6HQLRU$ZDUGV Trevor Staton FOOTBALL To kick off the presentation of letAll Conference: Honorable Mention: WHUV FHUWLĂ€FDWHV DQG DZDUGV 5RJHUV Jonathan Shively Justin Miller provided all 46 senior athletes with Ian McLamb All Conference: plaques commemorating their contriMVP: Jordan Jones butions to school athletics. Of those Chase Phillips D.J. Anderson senior athletes, 82 percent received Brett Moody scholarship aid the week before at the TRACK Tim Coker academic awards night. All Conference: Trevor Staton “I really appreciate‌ the work you Trevor Staton Jonathan Shively have given to Hayesville High School,â€? All Region: CROSS COUNTRY Tyler Breedlove Rogers said. “We will miss you.â€? ‡)RRWEDOO Rachel Bush Honorable Mention: Football coach Neil Setzer took the Maggie Dills Savannah Wallace Brittney Chastain Sean Henrikson stage to present awards to the varsity and junior varsity teams. Jordan Jones Alison Rivenbark “[Clay County Schools] knows what Derek Patton All Conference: Heather Richbourg Heather Richbourg athletics mean to people‌ They know the balance,â€? Setzer said. The varsity Sam Rusty All Region: football team recognized 15 scholar Courtney Sheldon Heather Richbourg athletes. Trevor Staton D.J. Anderson won the defensive All State: SOFTBALL line award, Shively won the outstandSean Henrikson Honorable Mention: ing offensive award, Tyler Denson won Josh Holloway Paige Crisp the offensive lineman award, Trevor Jordan Jones Jessica Gonyea Staton won the offensive receiver Derek Patton Courtney Sheldon award and Tim Coker won the OutTrevor Staton All Conference: standing Special Teams award. Claire James The Delt Award, which goes to the SWIMMING hardest worker in the off season, was All State: VOLLEYBALL given to Donaven Byers. Finally the Maggie Mills All Conference: Kayla Shaheen Laura Kathryn Kelley Golden Helmet Award, which is voted Meredith Butler on by teammates, went to Shively. The JV football team saw a poor Sarah Butler SOCCER showing at the ceremony with only All Conference: four of the team’s 29 players in attenGOLF Shaun Tant dance when recognized. All Conference: Ian McLamb Staton was awarded the Quarterback Parker Lewis Club’s academic award for the highest WOMEN’S GPA on the team. BASEBALL BASKETBALL ‡&URVV&RXQWU\ All Conference: Honorable Mention: The cross country awards were preTyler Vaughn Kelli O’Conner sented by teacher Van Rivenbark, who Chase Phillips honored the team’s coach, Buck CarMEN’S ney, who died in the spring. *SMC awards are BASKETBALL voted on by other “Coach Carney gave everything he Honorable Mention: coaches. had,â€? Rivenbark said. “He was a posiTyler Long WLYH LQĂ XHQFH RQ WKLV \HDU¡V WHDP IRU this we're very grateful... We're thankful for Coach Carney who made all of a7HDP*3$5DQNLQJV this happen.â€? Those in the audience rose applaud5th: Volleyball ing, honoring their fallen coach, beloved friend and co-worker, until every 3.122 one in the room had stood. 4th: Soccer Looking back to the cross country 3.379 teams, Rivenbark said, “they did a god 3rd: Men’s Basketball MREXQGHUGLIĂ€FXOWFLUFXPVWDQFHV7KH\ 3.552 came through.â€? 2nd: Cheerleading Rivenbark said that the men’s team 3.587 surprised their coach by the end of the 1st: Swimming VHDVRQ E\ Ă€QLVKLQJ VHFRQG LQ WKH UH3.618 gion and seventh in the state. Rivenbark honored three scholar athletes and


´285)281'$7,21¾Senior cheerleader Cassidy Newell takes the time to honor her coach,

6DQGUD+ROOLĂ€HOGDWWKH+D\HVYLOOH+LJK6FKRRODWKOHWLFDZDUGVSURJUDP1HZHOOVDLG+ROOLĂ€HOG will be retiring at the end of the school year. awarded the “Mud and Gutsâ€? award to Tyler Marcoux. Sean Henrikson was named the team’s “Most Valuable Runner.â€? The women’s team went undefeated in the conference meet, Rivenbark said, DQGUDQNHGĂ€UVWLQWKHVWDWHIRUPRVWRI the season. He named seven scholar athletes. The “Mud and Gutsâ€? award was presented to two seniors who “showed tremendous leadership to help their team JHWWKURXJKGLIĂ€FXOWWLPHVÂľ5LYHQEDUN said before honoring Ginger Buchanan and Alison Rivenbark. Heather RichERXUJ ZKR Ă€QLVKHG WK LQ WKH VWDWH was named “Runner of the Year.â€? ‡6RIWEDOO Softball Coach Becky Stewart said WKDW KHU YDUVLW\ WHDP Ă€QLVKHG Ă€IWK LQ the Smoky Mountain Conference and that she was looking forward to “bigger and better thingsâ€? next year. Teammates Jessica Gonyea and Tiffany Wood tied for the Senior Award. The Most Improved award was given to Kayla Sprinkles and the Hustle Award went to Claire James. Gonyea also won the Coach’s Award. ‡9ROOH\EDOO Stewart also presented awards to the varsity volleyball team she coaches.

She recognized four of her players as scholar athletes. She presented Crisp with the Defense Award and gave the Coach’s Award to Sarah Butler. The JV volleyball team placed second in the SMC, Stewart said. ‡6RFFHU Coach Andy Ward honored seven teammates as scholar athletes. ‡&KHHUOHDGLQJ &RDFK 6DQGUD +ROOLĂ€HOG QDPHG twelve of her cheerleaders as scholar athletes. Kelsey Danto, who was not present, won the Most Improved award. The Best All Around award went to Kortne Walsh. Cassidy Newell then took the microphone to honor the team’s coach. “Our foundation is Mrs. Sandra +ROOLĂ€HOGÂľ VKH VDLG SUHVHQWLQJ KHU with a gift. “We'd like to thank her for her dedication.â€?  1HZHOO VDLG WKDW +ROOLĂ€HOG would be retiring at the end of the school year. ‡:RPHQ¡V%DVNHWEDOO &RDFK.HLWK7KRPSVRQKRQRUHGĂ€YH of the women’s varsity basketball players as scholar athletes. “We knew this would be a year with a lot of rebuilding and a lot of mistakes,â€? he told the crowd. “Hope-

fully we learned from our mistakes.â€? Thompson commended teammates Kayla Shaheen, Kayla Mitchell and Sarah Keling for their leadership throughout the season. The Coach’s Award was given to Kelli O’Conner and the David and Goliath award went to Mitchell. Thompson presented the team’s legendary faculty award to Keith Nuckolls. Chad McClure presided over the JV women’s basketball team awards. ‡0HQ¡V%DVNHWEDOO “This year’s team was very exciting for me to coach,â€? men’s varsity basketball coach Michael Cottrell told those in attendance. The team was crowned the 2007 SMC champion with a 11-1 season in the SMC and 22-6 overall. “The reason this team was so exciting was that we changed styles,â€? Cottrell said. “It was worth it because it was very successful for us. [Our players] wanted to be champions, and it paid off for them.â€? Chase Phillips won the award for the most outstanding offense. Shively won the defense award. Trevor Staton was named the lead rebounder and the coach’s award went to Derek Patton. The Jacket Award went to Ian

McLamb. Rivenbark presented the JV awards as coach Mark Cox was unable to attend. He said they had an outstanding season. ‡7UDFN “You kept your focus and for that I’m very proud of you,â€? track coach Jim Saltz told his team on stage. In fact, four members of his team set the new school record for the 1600 meter relay. The new time is 3:30.96. ‡6ZLPPLQJ Swim team coach Bill Pave lauded his team for being the number one student athletes in the school. Pave said that his team set a goal to qualify for all three relays at the state championship and carried through. He said that in doing so, the team achieved a goal never attained by Hayesville High School in history. “These ladies accomplished a lot both in the academic arena and the athletic arena,â€? he said. “I'm very proud of them.â€? The most improved swimmer award went to Maggie Mills and the most outstanding swimmer award went to Sarah Butler. ‡*ROI Coach Dee Walsh reported that his golf team lost the SMC by only two strokes but that golfer Parker Lewis TXDOLĂ€HG IRU VWDWH +H DZDUGHG /HZLV the HHS Golfer of the Year award. ‡:UHVWOLQJ Wrestling coach Neil Setzer said that KLVWHDPĂ€QLVKHGRQHPDWFKDZD\IURP being conference champions. Setzer QDPHGĂ€YHVFKRODUDWKOHWHVDQGVDLGKH KDGWKUHHVWDWHTXDOLĂ€HUV Setzer named Justin Guffy the most outstanding wrestler. Kevin McCreary won “Most Valuable Wrestler.â€? ‡%DVHEDOO Baseball coach Jeff Vardo lauded his team. “Speaking of priceless, what a season,â€? he said. “I can't remember a team in 31 years of coaching that never quit, never complained all season‌ We got a lot of bad luck along the way, but this team never quit.... No coach could ever ask his athletes for more than you gave this year.â€? Vardo said all of the awards were selected by the players. He gave the Principle Award to Tyler Vaughn and the Coach’s Award to Chase Phillips. “I can't remember a time when a student athlete was honored in such away by his teammates,â€? Vardo said, presenting the Hustler Award to Tim Coker. Vardo recognized Coker’s family as well. * The award count excluded senior awards and participation awards and athlete of the year recipients.

&KDUUHWWHDowntown development would revitalize community ‡&RQWLQXHGIURP$ the college's service and that local businesses helped out. "We felt like it was a good time to do something would bring a catalyst to get people thinking about issues of downtown," Tiger said. "It's a good time to start thinking about...presenting a downtown that looks like a true downtown." Tiger also warned that many of the suggestions were not to be taken literally. He said that while he would listen to constructive criticism all day long, he thought it a better choice to use that same energy to volunteer. He said that the town contributed $2,000 to an entryway sign and that plans were set to add signs at the Myers Chapel town entrance and at the entryway near the courthouse. Of the approximately 75 people who DWWHQGHG WKH ÀUVW PHHWLQJ 7RPOLQVRQ said 58 generated responses on a survey. ‡+HULWDJH9LOODJH After the concepts for the Nelson Heritage Village were shown to the owners of the adjacent land, an agreement was made to donate .98 acres of needed land to extend the property of the historical attraction. In addition, it was reported that two old houses on the extended property may be demolished and a trail forged to connect to the school campus. ‡/LEUDU\DQG3RVW2IÀFH An addition to the library would likely add a lower level to the building, creating another degree of functionality, Tomlinson said. He suggested adding a cafe and broad windows that would showcase a view of the mountains. Tomlinson

also suggested a children's reading garden that would double as an outdoor classroom. "They really seem to be something that everybody is starting to develop," he said, justifying the proposal. Tomlinson also suggested that once the post RIÀFHPRYHGWKHYDFDQWORFDWLRQFRXOG be reused as a bookstore or cafe next to the library. ‡7KHDWHU While the Peacock Playhouse itself is preparing for the future with expansion plans which include a black box theater, Tomlinson displayed a slide that showed a design for the new addition that echoed the intricate design of a woven Indian basket. ‡$ZQLQJV The usual cause for controversy in most small towns was the suggestion of cloth awnings at businesses, Tomlinson said. "I think the students got a little scared in the controversy that was going on in some ways," he said. "After the charrette they said they were scared to make much of a proposal because they didn't know how it would go." In addition to replacing the shingled awnings currently wrapping around buildings on the Square, Tomlinson said it was necessary to link the library to the center of town, even if only by a passageway through a building. "[The students] didn't understand at the time that there were brand new renovations going on," he said, referring to the sketch that showed a perfect axis of pedestrian green space where a building currently stands. ‡ 2OG&RXUWKRXVHDQG0HPRULDO There is a serious problem

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9,//$*( Three different design options are considered for +D\HVYLOOH¡V+HULWDJH9LOODJH with the courthouse that needs to be addressed, Tomlinson said, pointing out the lack of a pedestrian environment. "I realize this courthouse is the most precious thing in the whole world to this community," he said. "Can we really treat that courthouse with a little bit more respect than what it's getting...?" After the report suggested moving the Clay County war memorial, Tomlinson laughed, saying, "That was a student's idea... That was just an idea. I hear it KDV LQà DPHG VRPH SHRSOH$JDLQ WKLV ZDV QRW LQWHQGHG WR EH DQ LQà DPDWRU\ thing... It was to toss up some ideas about what could happen." ‡3DUNLQJ Introducing the concept of shared space, Tomlinson suggested turning the parking lane directly behind the old

courthouse be transformed into a pedestrian lane. He said that the town could manage the times of day it would restrict parking on the new sidewalk. "You could have some cake and eat it too in terms of the overall design," he said. Having taken notice of the drainage SUREOHP FDXVLQJ ZDWHU WR Ă RZ RII WKH street into the back door of the courthouse, Tomlinson said tearing up that lane would provide an opportunity to reroute rainwater into the town's drainage system. "I was scared to present the idea of closing the street....and turning it into a pedestrian mall," he said. Several members of the community weighed in on the statement, saying that the street was dangerous as it was and discussing the

possibility of a four-way stop sign. Tomlinson said closing the street would be a complex ordeal, requiring conversation with downtown shop owners. He said that it would also place more strain on a new connector planned behind the library. "The town is going to need to acquire some more parking lots as it goes," he said. "I'd hate to see you tear down any buildings to turn them into a parking lot. You need all the buildings you got, in fact you need new commercial buildings in the town square area." The rock wall that wraps contains the Square could be done away with Tomlinson said, adding that it would be prudent to reuse the rocks in another manner. When resident Brenda Kay Ledford spoke up in concern of the elderly having to walk further because of closed parking spots, Tomlinson reminded her that he "didn't really suggest closing the street." ,WFDPHXSLQWKHGLVFXVVLRQ, PQRW the one suggesting closing the street," he said. "Please, the media, please don't put it in the paper that we suggested closing the street because we're going to get run out on a rail enough as it is." ‡7RZQ)XQGDPHQWDOV Hayesville needs density, Tomlinson said. He said the town needed new economic businesses and citizens living downtown. "I'm not really totally suggesting that you go tear down all of your one story buildings and turn them into two story buildings. I'm not saying that," he said. Tomlinson suggested putting up twostory buildings when the time comes for new construction. He also recommended reducing the number of signs, calling it a cacophony

of clutter. Sylva, NC was an excellent example of a small town that successfully underwent a downtown redevelopment project, Tomlinson said before noting that Highlands didn't equate to Hayesville because of the town's wealth. He said that it was crucial that the county and town work together on redevelopment, especially on issues concerning billboards and town limits. "I know there's been problems with the county and the town working together in the past and I hate to tell you, I run into this in every county and town I run into," he said. Tomlinson said he felt that Hayesville needed to extend the town limits to encompass and control the corridor. "The corridor has more to do with the town, in terms of economics, than it does with the county... Does the county care about the character of the bypass?" He said the bypass was where the focal point of the town was shifting. "Your town is moving to the bypass. And I don't think you want to see that happen," he said. " don't think you want your town to be known as the town along 64. I think you want to be known as this town up on the hill with the courthouse." With the county currently in control of the sewer and water lines, Tomlinson VXJJHVWHGLWPLJKWEHGLIĂ€FXOWWRUHJDLQ ownership. "If your sewer system is a leaky mess that has a humongous maintenance bill that's going very badly, then the county may be willing to give it back to you," he said. "But if it's making revenue and it's not costing them too much money, then I'll doubt you'll ever get it back."

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Promoting product flaws and watching the sales grow Apple users have often been accused of drinking the Kool-Aid and clamoring after the computer companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest products despite the usual expense or shortcomings attached. Critics have long pondered what it is that spurs such loyal devotion among fans and users. Although numerous answers have surfaced, they usually focus on the cult of Mac or the superior technology or the leader and CEO Steve Jobs. But who would have guessed that Apple succeeds by taking advantage of their own disadvantages? Corporations across the world inspect yetto-be-announced products and decide what Ă DZV QHHG WR EH VZHSW XQGHU WKH UXJ ZKHQ the press arrives. Taking a page straight from a character development book, Apple instead looks at the weakness of any given product and takes the road less traveled at a threeprong fork in the road: ,WFDQFRYHUXSWKHĂ DZGHFLGLQJQRWWR draw attention and instead promote another feature.

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,WFDQDGPLWWKHĂ DZDVDGUDZEDFN and a weakness. Or, as Apple has creatively and cleverly deduced, 3. It can highlight the shortcoming and build it into a strength. It may sound absurd for any company to grab a microphone and shout â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is what is wrong with our newest product but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love that because...â&#x20AC;? But in a sense, that is precisely what Apple is doing. Take for example the iPod shufĂ H ZKLFK ZDV UHOHDVHG LQ  (YHQ by that time many small MP3 players featured tiny screens to navigate through music collections. Apple, however, made the lack of a screen the iPod VKXIĂ H¡VVSRWOLJKW8VHUVFRXOGFDUU\DQ iPod light enough not to notice while never having to worry about which tune would play next. By declaring the new addition to the L3RG IDPLO\ WKH ´VKXIĂ HÂľ WKH QDPH itself was subject to explanation. Remarkably, the device was a success.

After only three months Apple had capWXUHGPRUHWKDQKDOIRIWKHĂ DVKEDVHG MP3 player market, a place it had no presence before. When Apple released the iPod touch on September 5, 2007, its traditional clickwheel iPod line only gained a storage upgrade. But by releasing totally redesigned iPods while holding onto the original, Apple faced the a dilemma. Users would undoubtedly refer to the touches as â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? iPods while the original would become the â&#x20AC;&#x153;oldâ&#x20AC;? model, despite the fact that it had been updated. To solve this problem, Apple cleverly renamed the original line the â&#x20AC;&#x153;iPod classic,â&#x20AC;? thereby eliminating the stigma that would follow an outdated product design. Some may call it blatant manipulation, but purists, unknowingly placing a positive spin on their own condition, prefer the more upbeat term â&#x20AC;&#x153;reality distortion.â&#x20AC;? Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative PR team declines to rest, however, and raised the

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inbox Thank you for prom coverage Dear Editor: Hayesville High School appreciates your coverage of Prom 2008- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Always Have Parisâ&#x20AC;?. The pictures of students dancing and having a great time were wonderful. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses that helped make our prom a success: 6FKRRO 5HVRXUFH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHUV 7RQ\ (OOLV DQG 6WDFH\ 3RVH\ &OD\ &RXQW\ Sheriff Joe Shook, State Troopers Jeremiah Brinkley and Clint Rogers ( and RIĂ&#x20AC;FHUV RQ SDWURO RQ SURP QLJKW  'DZQ :LOGH RI 7KH &OD\ &RXQW\ 6DIH and Drug Free Coalition, Principal Matt Rogers, Assistant Principal Steve Cottrell, Gail Nichols, Harris Crisp, Linda and Darryl Barrett, Emily West, Geneeta Davenport, Gina Chacon, Donna Canup, Ann Ferguson, Scott Stambaugh, and Steve Gilgen. Fun World Family Entertainment Center (Hiawassee, GA), Wes Weaver of Southwestern Health Systems, Cindy Curtis of The Black and Gold Teen Center, Dennis Barber of The Copper Door Restaurant, Skin Deep Day Spa, D. Remy and Company, Phillips and Lloyds Booksellers, SADD, The Downtown Ballroom ( Murphy) and Linda and Tommy McGuire of Millrace Farm. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d better not forget the following students who made up the Prom Committee that raised money for, planned, decorated and or cleaned up the event. Chasady Williams, Gabby Chacon, Whitney McClure, Parker Lewis, Stacy Woody, Kayla Sprinkles, Jacob Gilgen, Heather Richbough, Daniel Kephart, Christelle Vereb, Danielle Gless, Kerry Lund, Shaun Tant, Josh Penland, and Brian Davenport. Most of all, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to thank the community for raising and supporting such wonderful kids! Hayesville High School Students are THE Best!!! Sincerely, Patty Stambaugh and Elissa Gilgen HHS Faculty Sponsors

Dumbfounded at the landfill Dear Editor: ,ZHQWWRWKHODQGĂ&#x20AC;OOWRGLVSRVHRIVRPH trash when I noticed some good looking chairs that were in very good shape. I inquired about them and learned something YHU\ VXUSULVLQJ 7KH ODQGĂ&#x20AC;OO IRONV FDQQRW sell nor give away any items!!! They can only haul it off as trash. After hearing that I looked about and saw a matched washer and dryer set that someone dumped because they were moving to another state and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to pay to move the appliances. :H KHDU WKDW WKH ODQGĂ&#x20AC;OO SURFHVV LV ORVing money. We hear that our earth is being Ă&#x20AC;OOHG XS ZLWK MXQN KHUH PD\ EH D SDUWLDO solutionâ&#x20AC;? SELL the items!!! Or even GIVE them away! There are folks who could repair these items( providing work.) There are folks who cannot afford a refrigerator or a washHU DQG GU\HU 3HUKDSV WKH ODQGĂ&#x20AC;OO IRONV could provide one day a week ( or every two weeks) to sell these items at a cheap price. That would help the buyers and it ZRXOGGHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\KHOSRXUHDUWK Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see if something can be done!

stakes of their own game this January with the release of the Mac Book Air. Consumers call the laptop, which Mr. Jobs claims is the thinnest in existence, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airâ&#x20AC;? because of how light (three pounds) and small it is next to the measuring tape. However, one of the Airâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawbacks is its lack of a traditional ethernet port, forcing users to rely on wireless Internet received through the laptopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airâ&#x20AC;?port antenna for the Web. Another feature wirelessly takes advantage of nearby computersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CD drives to read information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gathering data through the â&#x20AC;&#x153;air,â&#x20AC;? since the new laptop was created without its own optical drive. Not all of Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempts WR ´GLVWRUWÂľ KDYH ZRUNHG Ă DZOHVVO\ however. When users argued that the iPhoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locked operating software should be opened up for development, Apple resisted, stating that the iPhone used a closed system for security reasons. Developers who desired to uti-

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lize Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portable platform for new programs were not pleased with the response and eventually cracked the system to develop for it on their own. In October of last year Apple announced it would, contrary to its original stance, support third-party applications on the iPhone and iPod touch software. The software developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kit is due March 6. According to rumor sites Apple has already been collaborating with developers to announce software at the release. Programs will most likely be sold and downloaded through Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iTunes store. In general, however, Apple has proved successful at positive spin. Microsoft, often accused of imitating its competitors products, might learn a lesson from Apple. But then again could LWHYHUPDUNHW:LQGRZV9LVWDDĂ DZLQ LWVHOIDVDEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WLQVWHDGRIDEOXQGHU" E-mail Harrison at

Deed transactions for 05/28/08 John Boggs sold 2.00 acres, Lot 15 in Sweetwater Township to Cynthia Oliver for $122,000 on May 27, 2008. Deborah Turner Collins sold 1.32 acres, Tract 2 in Hayesville Township to James M.& April Turner for $ 55,500 on May 27, 2008. Southern Granite Co., Inc. sold 0.95 acres, Lot 5 Tusquittee Colony in Tusquittee Township to J. Larry & Deborah J. Champion for $ 285,000 on May 27, 2008. Albert L. Brodie, Jr. sold 3.467 acres in Shooting Creek Township to Mark P. Medlock for $ 42,000 on May 29, 2008. Jack & Willa Kay Shook sold property in Shooting Creek Township to North Carolina Dept of Transortation for $12,000 on May 29, 2008. Bruce M. & Jennifer L. Huntley sold Lot 15 Shooting Creek Trails in Shooting Creek Township to Kathy B.Tyson for $ 139,000 on May 29, 2008. Frank Rose, Jr. & Opal R. Rose sold property in Brasstown Township to Crystal J. Ware for $ 112,000 on May 30, 2008. Rodrigo & Gracela DE Olivera and Nanthala Bank & Trust Co. sold Lot 7 Chatuge Cove Greens in Hayesville Township to Deborah L. Nichols TR for $145,500 on May 30, 2008. Waslaw LLC Tr sold 1.02 acres in Hayesville Township to First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. for $ 208,500 on May 30, 2008. William A. Harvey-TR sold 2.00 Hiawassee Township to Thomas Brown for $180,000 on May 30, 2008.

Crime Stoppers with Sheriff Joe Shook

By Sheriff Joe Shook COLUMNIST Over the last few months the SherLII¡V 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH KDV QRWLFHG DQ LQFUHDVHG number of Graduated Driver License YLRODWLRQV%HORZ\RXZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QGLQIRUmation regarding how to obtain your provisional licenses, however, what you may not know is to get your Level III license you MUST go back to the DMV and have your restrictions removed from your license. This means after six months of driving on Level II you are eligible (providLQJ \RX PHHW WKH TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQV  \RX have to make sure the restrictions are

removed. This is not done automatically. We have encountered many situations where this scenario has come up and it is a costly scenario for you. If you have any questions contact the Department of Motor VeKLFOHVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH The Provisional Licensee: Drivers under age 18 are provisional licensees. Because these drivers have a much higher crash rate, special laws apply to them. If you are a driver under age 18: Â&#x2021; <RX PXVW SUHVHQW D FHUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH showing you have passed an approved driver education course that meets North Carolina requirements

before you can take the test for a Learner Permit or License. Â&#x2021; 7KH '09 UHYLHZV \RXU GULYLQJ record more closely and may contact you if you have certain types of trafĂ&#x20AC;FYLRODWLRQVRUFUDVKHV Â&#x2021;  ,W LV XQODZIXO IRU D SURYLVLRQDO licensee to drive a motor vehicle after or while consuming alcohol or drugs - a conviction of such a violation will result in a one-year license revocation. A parent or legal guardian must sign for a minor. Limited Learner Permit: If you are at least 15 years of age and have completed an approved driver education course that meets North Carolina requirements and can present a Driving Eligibility CerWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWH LVVXHG E\ WKH SXEOLF VFKRRO system), a high school diploma or its equivalent, you may apply for a Level One Limited Learner Permit to operate vehicles requiring a Class C License. You must also present proof of residency and your card. If you are not eligible for a Social Security card, you must provide documentation issued by the United States Gov-

ernment indicating legal presence. Level Two Limited Provisional License: Â&#x2021;'ULYHUVPXVWEHDWOHDVW\HDUV old, but less than 18. Â&#x2021;$OOSDVVHQJHUVPXVWEHUHVWUDLQHG by seat belt or child safety seat. Â&#x2021;6XSHUYLVLQJGULYHUPXVWEHVHDWHG beside the driver. Â&#x2021; <RX PD\ GULYH ZLWKRXW VXSHUYLsion from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. and at any time when driving directly to RU IURP ZRUN RU DQ\ YROXQWHHU Ă&#x20AC;UH rescue or EMS (emergency medical service), if you are a member. Â&#x2021;:KHQ WKH OLFHQVH KROGHU LV GULYing the vehicle and is not accompanied by the supervising driver, there may be no more than one passenger under 21 years of age in the vehicle. This limit does not apply to passengers who are members of the license holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediate family or whose primary residence is the same household as the license holder. However, if a family member or member of the same household as the license holder who is younger than 21 years of age is a passenger in the vehicle, no other passengers under 21 years of age who

are not member of the license holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediate family or members of the license holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s household, may be in the vehicle. Â&#x2021; <RX DUH QRW SHUPLWWHG WR XVH D mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle on a public street or highway or public vehicular area. {Exception} - You can use it to call the following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response operator; a hospital, physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofĂ&#x20AC;FHRUDKHDOWKFOLQLFDSXEOLFRUSULvately owned ambulance company or VHUYLFH D Ă&#x20AC;UH GHSDUWPHQW D ODZ HQforcement agency; your parent, legal guardian or spouse. Note: Before graduating to Level Two, you must keep this permit for at least 12 months and have no convictions of moving violations or seat belt/mobile telephone infractions within the preceding six months. SUPERVISING DRIVER: A supervising driver must be a parent, grandparent, guardian of the permit/ license holder, or a responsible person approved by the parent or guard-

ian. A supervising driver must hold a valid driver license and must have EHHQOLFHQVHGIRUDWOHDVWĂ&#x20AC;YH\HDUV Level Three Full Provisional License: Â&#x2021; 8SRQ FRPSOHWLRQ RI VL[ PRQWKV of driving with no convictions of moving violations or seat belt infractions, you are eligible to receive a Level Three License. Â&#x2021;7KHUHVWULFWLRQVRQOHYHORQHDQG level two concerning time of driving, supervision and passenger limitations do not apply to a full provisional license. Â&#x2021; <RX DUH QRW SHUPLWWHG WR XVH D mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle on a public street or highway or public vehicular area. {Exception} - You can use it to call the following regarding an emergency situation: an emergency response operator; a hospital, physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofĂ&#x20AC;FH RU D KHDOWK FOLQLF D SXEOLF RU privately owned ambulance company RUVHUYLFHDĂ&#x20AC;UHGHSDUWPHQWRUDODZ enforcement agency; your parent, legal guardian or spouse.

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TRIBUTE Wilda Moore

Wilda Moore, 95, of Hayesville died Friday (May 30, 2008) at her residence. A native of Haywood County, NC she had lived in Clay County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Della Trantham Fincher and the wife of the late Wayne Moore, who died in 1995. She was a homemaker, quilter, gardener, seamstress, and a member of the Hayesville First United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Judy Box, and Jane Hindsman and her husband, Steve, all of Hayesville; two sons, Tommy Moore and his wife, Linda of Hayesville, and Dan Moore and his wife, Della of Waynesville, NC; a niece, Carolynne Bobbitt and her husband, Lee of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Freda Jaynes of Waynesville; a brother, Frosty Fincher and wife, Burr of Candler, NC; nine beloved grandchildren and nine beloved great grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday (June 1) in the Hayesville First United Methodist Church with Revs. Kirk Hatherly DQG 7XUQHU *XLGU\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ ,QWHUment in the Oak View Baptist Church

Cemetery. Pallbearers: Scott and Terry Moore, John Hindsman, Alex and Adam Box, and Jason Brown. The family will receive friends from 6-8 Saturday evening at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church. In OLHX RI Ă RZHUV WKH IDPLO\ UHTXHVWV memorials be made in memory of Wilda Moore to the Oak View Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Dorothy Ledford, 3541 Downings Creek Rd., Hayesville, NC 28904 or to the Hayesville First United Methodist Church, PO Box 85, Hayesville, NC 28904. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

Virginia Lee Hudson

&ROGZHOO%DQNHU5HDO(VWDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHLQ Cocoa Beach, FL for several years. She moved to Murphy with her late husband, Ralph W. Hudson in 1998. Virginia loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Ralph W. Hudson II and his wife Gabrielle of Murphy, NC and two grandson, Bill Hudson who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and Dan Hudson of Murphy, NC. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. ,QOLHXRIĂ RZHUVWKHIDPLO\UHquests memorials be made In Memory of Virginia Lee Hudson to the St. William Catholic Church, P. O. Box 546, Murphy, NC 28906. You may send tributes to the Hudson family at or view other obits at Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Harrison Sanford â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandyâ&#x20AC;? Jackson

Virginia Lee Hudson, age 77 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home in Murphy, NC. A native of Morgan County, Illinois; she was the daughter of the late Hurshel Glenn and Helen Patterson Davis. She lived most of her life in Illinois and moved to Merritt Island, FL in 1971. She owned and operated

Lillie Hogsed Ledford

Harrison Sanford â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandyâ&#x20AC;? Jackson, 88, of Hayesville died Friday (May 30, 2008.) He was a native of Ipswich, MA. He lived and worked in Weston, CT before moving to Clay County in 1977. He was the son of the late Winthrop A. and Eleanor Sanford Jackson and was the husband of the late Jean Jones Jackson. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in the European Theatre. He was a steward of the land. Because of his love of nature, he entrusted his property to the Little Tennessee Land Trust.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Busch; a grandson, Tra`Vell Brown; two nieces, Joanna White of Sutton, NH and Harriette King of Galloway, OH; two nephews, R. Davis White of Sutton and H. Sanford White of Redding, CA; and many extended family members and an untold number of friends. A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM Sunday (June 1) at Albone Branch Road â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holeâ&#x20AC;? for family and friends.  ,Q OLHX RI Ă RZHUV WKH IDPLO\ UHquests memorials be made in memory of Harrison Sanford â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandyâ&#x20AC;? Jackson to the Little Tennessee Land Trust, 88 East Main Street, PO Box 1148, Franklin, NC 28744-1148. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

James Howard Sellers James Howard Sellers, 69, of League City, TX, formerly of Hayesville, died Tuesday (May 27, 2008) at his residence. He was a native of Clay County where he had lived until moving to Texas in 1988. He was the son of the late Wyley F. and Jessie McNabb Sellers. He had served in the United States Air Force. James was a retired cabinet maker and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Morrison Sellers; a daughter, Julie Hewitt of New Braunfels, TX; a son, David Sellers of Lenoir, NC; a stepdaughter, Jayme Tighe of Chicago, IL; a step-son, Mark Wise of Webster, TX; two sisters, Peggy Anderson of Hayesville and Juanita Pannell of Arden, NC; a brother, Johnny Sellers of Dillsburg, PA; and two grandchildren. Graveside services followed immediately after the visitation in the Ledfords Chapel United Methodist Church

Chatuge Shores scores WEEK OF: May 26th Ladies Golf Association: Gross Scores Net Scores 1st Patti Tucker 1st Nancy Jenson 2nd Ellen Moore 2nd Betty Long 3rd Susan Palmich 3rd Madeline Seiferman 4th Mary Reece 4th Sally Mirocke 5th Anne Rakestraw 5th Nancy Belk Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Monday Group Member Tees 1st Place John Sandell, Dale Rentz, John Smith and Al Sanford 2nd Place

Charles Reeves, Bill Haldeman, Bill Fowler and Ron Ivey 3rd Place Ed Andrews, Roy Smith, Dave Anderson and Alan Medford Closest to the pin on #7 Charles Reeves and on # 16 Doug Shively Senior Tees 1st Place Bill Kiser, Vern Kinard, Bill Lobeck and Mac McPherson 2nd Place Richard Sherwood, Bentley Jenson, Charlie Odom and Phil Page 3rd Place George Cody, Pat Mahon, Joe Johnson and Jim Goodson Closest to the pin on #3 was Bill Kiser and on # 13 was Jim Smith

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Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Ashe ofĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ DQG PLOLWDU\ JUDYHVLGH ULWHV conducted by the American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73, VFW Post 10222, VFW Post 6812 (AllisonBristol), and American Legion Post 532. Pallbearers were Johnny Sellers, David Anderson, Richard Pannell, Michael and William Morrison, and Kevin Tighe. The family received friends from 2-3 Friday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.  ,Q OLHX RI Ă RZHUV WKH IDPLO\ UHquests memorials be made in memory of James Howard Sellers to the American Cancer Society, Hayesville Chapter, PO Box 1193, Hayesville, NC 28904. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements.

Jason Brent Hughes, 28, of Murphy, NC and Lorin Danielle Jones, 18, of Hayesville, NC were united in marriage on May 23, 2008.


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   Lillie Hogsed Ledford, age 96, of Qualla Road, Hayesville, NC went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 31, 2008. A native and lifelong resident of Clay County, NC; she was the daughter of the late Fred and Dora Lee Kitchens Hogsed. Lillie loved gardening and enjoyed people. She loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren very much. She loved to tell stories about her life and how she grew up. She was an amazing woman. She was a member of the Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church and loved the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ledford; three sons Roel, Jerry and Ralph Ledford; three daughters, Nellie Rhinehardt, Maedean Mills and Nova Lee Nix; two granddaughters, Caroline Russell and Kimalee Lockaby and two grandsons, Barry and Gary Turner. She is survived by one son, Harold Ledord and wife Abigail of Hayesville, NC; two daughters, Pauline Turner and Barbara McCutcheon both of Hayesville, NC; one sister, Lucille Trull of Longview, Washington; twenty-one grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several greatgreat-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Townson-Rose, Frank Rose Sr. Memorial Chapel in Hayesville, NC with Rev. Bill Dyer and Rev. Curtis LedIRUG RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ 0XVLF ZDV SURYLGHG by Olene and Lewis Dyer and Summer Caulder. Interment was held in the Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Hayesville, NC. Pallbearers were Michael Turner, Joshua Cothren, David Ledford, Rodney Russell, Dean Garrett, Wesley Jones, Mitchell Martin and Logan Taylor. ,QOLHXRIĂ RZHUVPHPRULDOVPD\EH made In Memory of Lillie Hogsed Ledford to the Old Shooting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 951 Old Hwy 64 E, Hayesville, NC 28904. You may send tributes to the Ledford family at and view other obituaries at Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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Downings Creek Baptist Join Downings Creek Baptist Church for an Outrigger Adventure. We are kicking off our VBS on Saturday, June 7th 4:00 at the Clay Co. Recreation Campground. Come join us for food, games, and lots of fun. VBS starts Sunday June 8 - 12. Come experience Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unshakeable Truth!!!

All Saints Lutheran All Saints Lutheran Church has two opportunities for you and your family to worship with us during the summer. We have two worship services to accommodate the increase of visitors during the summer season through the end of October. The worship services will be held at 8:00 a.m.

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and 10:30 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. we will follow the Order of Worship in the Lutheran Service Book and the 10:30 a.m. service we will use a variety of spoken and sung liturgies. Holy Communion will be celebrated the first and third Sundays each month at both services. Join us also for Sunday School and Bible Class (from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.) as a way to stay connected with members and visitors. All Saints Lutheran Church is located on Highway 515 4 ½ miles east of the Blairsville Post Office. Call the church office at 706 745-7777 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for more information or driving directions.

First United Methodist Hayesville First United Methodist Church invites children Pre-K through Rising 6th Grade to join us each Wednesday from 3-5pm in the Lower Gathering Place for Wacky Wonderful Wednesday Worship (WWW. Worship). This Christ-centered experience will begin on Wednesday, June 18th and run each Wednesday through August 13th. Children will enjoy WWW. Worship as a single date or may attend every Wednesday throughout the summer. Each afternoon will be filled with music, games and activities to teach children how to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live Inside Outâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An Experience To Live Faith 24/7. Hayesville FUMC, located off the square on Business Hwy 64 (across from Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) is a Safe Sanctuaries Church offering a safe environment for all of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. For more information, contact the church office at 389-8413.

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Good Shepherd Hospice and Townson-Rose Funeral Home sponsored a hospice teleconference at Murphy Medical Center on April 16, 2008. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program focused on children and adolescents dealing with grief. The program was highly recommended for counselors, social workers, clergy, health care providers and other professionals who work with children. A reference book, Living With Grief Children and Adolescents, was presented to each Cherokee and Clay County school as a gift from Good Shepherd Home Health and Hospice Agency, Murphy Medical Center, and Townson Rose Funeral Homes.

HELP WANTED, PART TIME, newspaper delivery, early morning hours. DL & reliable CAR required. Approx. 2 nights a week. 706-896-2866. CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEEDED FOR Cherokee and Clay County. Please call Helen @ (828) 835-8147 PROVIDE A FAMILY HOME for individual with developmental disabilities including activities of daily living transporting to school dayhab and medical appointments Must meet standards for criminal and drivers check. Training classes provided. High school diploma or GED required call 1-877-299-1720 ext.254 THIS IS SAMUEL JOSEPH Global Textiles & Artâ&#x20AC;ŚAs part of my expansion as an Art Gallery and seed beads my company is looking for part time/full time work from home account managers and sales representatives, it pays $2000 a month plus benefits and takes only little of your time. Please contact us for more details. Requirements Should be computer Literate, 35 hous access to the internet weekly. Must be over 18 yrs of age. Must be efficient and dedicated. If you are interested and need more information, please send e-mail to: beads.textiles

Dr. and Mrs. Terrence Doan of Young Harris, GA are pleased to announce WKHHQJDJHPHQWRIWKHLUGDXJKWHU&DWKHULQH&DOGZHOO'RDQWR$GULDQ-D\ Gordon, son of Ms. RoAnne Gordon of Robbinsville, NC and Mr. David Gordon of Lenior, NC. Callie is a 2007 graduate of Western Carolina UniverVLW\DQGLVD5HJLVWHUHG1XUVHDW1RUWKVLGH+RVSLWDOLQ$WODQWD*$$-LVD 2005 graduate of North Carolina State Highway Patrol School and is a North Carolina State Highway Patrolman. An October wedding is planned.

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Murphy Medical Center is looking for new volunteers to join their current active auxiliary and help with a new and exciting building project. The hospital auxiliary is supporting the construction of a new gift shop to be located just off the main lobby of the hospital. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for later this year. Auxiliary vice president elect Debbie Foster has written a letter to several of her personal friends asking them to join the auxiliary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all so lucky to live in such a beautiful place,â&#x20AC;? states Debbie in her letter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I found myself amazed at the growth of the area and in particular the growth of our local hospital, Murphy Medical Center. One way that I have found to give back to our community is through volunteering with the Murphy Medical Center Auxiliary.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our new gift shop will be operated by the auxiliary, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;continues Foster, On Wednesday, May 28th, The ´DQGLWVSURĂ&#x20AC;WVZLOOGLUHFWO\EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKH Ridges LGA played a Red White and hospital. This is a large undertaking Blue Lone Star Shamble. All ladies by a not-so-large group of men and dressed in Red White and Blue in women. We are now in the process honor of Memorial Day. The low net of looking to our friends for help to winning foursome with a score of 64 make this a successful new fund raisincluded Nancy Luck, Pat Mosteller, ing project for MMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auxiliary. This Nancy Belk and Nancy Steck. Special project should be fun and by giving a UHFRJQLWLRQ ZHQW WR WKRVH Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ few hours a month, together we could with the Red White and Blue golf ball; make a difference in the support and Dee Ramsey, Carolyn Story, Claudia growth of our hospital and our com0DKDIĂ&#x20AC;H-XG\'HFULVFL$QGUHD3DJH munity.â&#x20AC;? The auxiliary will have its quarterly and Elena Mooreland. CongratulaPHHWLQJ RQ7KXUVGD\ -XQH  DW WKH tions ladies. Ladies interested in playing golf PARC (Peachtree Athletic Rehabilitawith The Ridges LGA on Wednesdays tion Center) on Highway 64 east close and have an established handicap of to MMC from 10:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Noon. Regis40 or better should call the Ridges Pro WHUHGQXUVHDQGFHUWLĂ&#x20AC;HG\RJDLQVWUXFtor Barbara Hayden will speak to the Shop at 828-389-4111. YROXQWHHUVUHJDUGLQJKRZWRVWD\Ă H[ible and mobile in our golden years. All those interested in joining the volunteer program are invited to attend. For more information about volunWHHULQJSOHDVHMRLQXVDWWKH-XQHWK meeting or call Murphy Medical Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Volunteer Director Mary Carol Campbell at 835-3667. A volunteer application can be downloaded at the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website

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Arrest report for 06/04/08 George Edgar Mullin, 59, Hayesville, NC was arrested for failure to appear on May 27, 2008 and released on May 27, 2008. -RVKXD 6FRWW 6DOHUQR  +D\HVville, NC was arrested for assault, simple misdemeanor on May 28, 2008 and released on May 28, 2008. -DVRQ 6FRWW %UDGOH\  +D\HVville, NC was arrested for assault on a female on May 29, 2008 and released May 29, 2008.

Eric Michael Stephens, 18, Hayesville, NC was arrested for driving by persons less than 21 years old after consuming alchohol or drugs on May 29, 2008 and released on May 29, 2008. Shaun Patrick Sorrells, 34, Hayesville, NC was arrested for driving while impaired on May 31, 2008 and released on May 31, 2008.


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Friday, June 6, 2008

Hayesville High School

Class of 2008

A new beginning A special section of the

Sentinel moky mountain

Graduating Class of 2008

Sarah Elizabeth Adams Donald Jackie Bruce Anderson John Daniel Anderson John Richard Beni Nichole Marie Brown Ginger Elise Buchanan Matthew Edmund Butler Carliann Caliendo Nichole Lyn Carson Timothy Robert Coker Daniel Joseph Cothren Alex Steven Cox Michael Eugene Crenshaw, Jr. Alysha Darbutas Thomas Emmett Dixon Kristin Irene Engleskind Anna Ja'Nell Fulton Jordan Frank David Garner Ethan Blake Garrett Kenneth James Gauthier Adelle Geraldi

Jessica Jordan Gonyea Mathew Grant Justin Ray Guffey Anatocia Lyndei Hadas Sean Gary Owen Henrikson Elizabeth Ann Hohmann Joshua Dale Holloway Meredith Elise Hughes Tyler Heath Allen Hyatt Nicholas Ryan Jones Sarah Anne Keling Nancy Ruth Kelly John Steven Kindy Billy Douglas LaGrange Isabel Bennett Wessel Lattimer Adam Burch Ledford Danielle Nicole Ledford Kasey Marie Lents Tiffani Leigh Lyvers Travis Stephen Maney Sarah Elizabeth McAuliffe

Andrew David McClure Tyler Chance McClure Kevin Taylor McCreary Sara Rose McEwen Courtney Nicole McKenzie Ian Jagger McLamb Justin Lewis Miller Kayla Mercedez Mitchell Alexander Thomas Morgan Jada Cheyenne Moss John Gabriel Moss Cassidy Lynn Newell Emma Ann Parker Derek Adam Patton Andrews Chase Phillips Michael Jacob Pressey Joshua Brad Ray Ashley Nicole Richardson Alison Marie Rivenbark Rebecca Lynn Robinson Corey James Rogers

William Robert Rogers Santino Edward Scolaro Kayla Ann Shaheen Jonathan Douglas Shively Terry Scott Smith Karl Daniel Snow James William Lee Spain Trevor William Staton Benjamin Jared Struchko Tiffany Jeanette Talbert Emily Marie Vandewerker Casandra Marisol Victoria Jose Villarreall Kortne Brez Walsh Alexander Robert Walters Bryan Robert Walters Walter Earl Whitlock, Jr. Jonathan Daniel Whitlow Colton Scott Williams Tiffany Melissa Wood Branson Andrew Worley

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C L A S S OF 2008 Dear seniors, Congratulations on reaching this important milestone in your life. High school graduation is just the beginning of many challenges that you will face during your lifetime. You have worked hard over the past 13 years and deserve worthy recognition for finishing this first of many educational opportunities that you will have in your lifetime. As you enter the world of adulthood, I encourage you to work to your fullest capacity. When you do, you will control your own destiny. If you do not, you will have the future thrust upon you by others. I am very proud of your accomplishments at Hayesville High School and know that you have a bright and productive future ahead. Again, congratulations. D. Scott Penland, Superintendent, Clay County Schools

Dear seniors, It has certainly been a pleasure getting a chance to work with you this Spring. I have enjoyed being at the High School since Dr. Criss retired. She had the ship headed in the right direction, and it was exciting to get on board. This group of seniors has been a big part of making the transition smooth. I wish for you the very best as you leave Hayesville High School and begin a new chapter in your life. You have been given a great foundation here at HHS and have the tools necessary for success. Whether you are going to further your education in college or joining the workforce, use the many talents you possess to make your community a better place. My best to you always, Matt Rogers, Principal Hayesville High School

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C L A S S OF 2008 Sarah ELIZABETH Adams

Nichole Marie Brown Nichole is the daughter of Charles Brown Jr. and Chiim Brown. Her grandparents are Caron and Charles Brown Sr. Clubs and activities: All Region- All State Women's Cross Country, All region Track and President of the Teachers of Tomorrow. Future Plans: Uncertain, it makes life worth living. Parting last words: "Let it Be".

Sarah is the daughter of Dennis Ray Adams and Mary Lucy (Toby) Adams. Her grandparents are Phil and Jeanne Giannuzzi. Clubs and activities: Enviothon, Quiz Bowl, Chess Club, Beta Club, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, Recycling Committee and Tri-M Music Society. Future Plans: To attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and become an aerospace engineer. Parting last words: "Live Long and Prosper".

Donald Jackie Bruce Anderson

Nikki is the daughter of Sandy Carson. Future plans: To go to work. Parting last words: "Save a Tree".

Ginger Elise Buchanan

Matthew Edmund Butler Matthew is the son of Steven and Margaret Butler. Clubs and activities: BETA, a Baseball announcer, National Honors Society, President, Honor Publications, All-Star, Superintendent Scholar, 5 years. Future Plan: To attend Chapel Hill, become a lawyer and meet John Stamos. Parting last words: "Never let Mrs. Barrett convince you that Kate Chopin has any value. Follow my lead, stick to Thoreau."


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Timothy Robert Coker

Ginger is the daughter of Marcellus and Rhonda Buchanan. Her grandparents are Ronald and Myrna Sorrell. Clubs and activities:3 years Cross Country State Championships, Citizenship Award - 2 years, Track & Softball, Beta Club, Wendy's Heisman Nominee, Best Buy Finalist, Published Author and photographer. Future Plans: To attend UNCAsheville for teaching. Parting last words: "Learn form yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow."

DJ is the son of Clinton Dale Brendle and Donna Arleen Carroll. His grandparents are Kenneth and Karen Brendle and Donald and Kathleen Anderson. Clubs and activities:Football, Wrestling, Track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Monogram, Foreign Language Club, Teachers of Tomorrow( TOT), Students Against Destructive Decisions ( SADD). Future Plans: To attend a 4 year college, major in mathematics education at a secondary level, and walk-on with football. Parting last words: "It is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."

John Daniel Anderson

Nichole Lyn Carson

Tim is the son of Vic and Karen Coker. Clubs and activities: All SMC TE 2007. Future plans: To become an architectural engineer and start his own company. Parting last words: "W.E.T.S.U."

Daniel Joseph Cothren Daniel is the son of Rex and Mary Cothren. His grandparents are Raynard and Virginia Hohmann and Gordon and Ruby Cothren. Clubs and activities: Letter in Swimming and Track. Future Plans: To become a game warden. Parting Last Words: "Live life to the fullest, PEACE OUT!!"

Carliann Caliendo Carliann is the daughter of Philip Caliendo and Patricia Williamson. Her grandparents are Philip and Nancy Caiendo and Keith and Connie Thomas. Clubs and activities:Varsity Cheerleading at A.I. Dupont High School- 2 years. Future plans: To become a professional tattoo artist, obtain a business degree and open her own shop.

Alex Steven Cox Alex is the son of Steve and Tammy Cox. Grandparents: Tim and Betty Cox of Hayesville and Junior and Genoa Carter of Murphy. Clubs and activities: Eagle Scout Award, National Technical Honors Society Award. Future Plans: To attend the University of Alabama and pursue a doctorate in optometry. Parting Last words: "Stay focused from the go, and don't lose sight of your goals and dreams, although sometimes you've got to ÀJKWMXVWWRNHHSWKHPDOLYH

77 percent of HHS seniors know which career field they plan to pursue.

Cherish This Moment CLASS OF 2008 When you reflect back on your graduation, you’ll treasure the great friends and wonderful memories you’ve made along the way. We congratulate you and all your fellow graduates on a job well done!


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C L A S S OF 2008 Michael Eugene Crenshaw Jr.

Anna Ja'Nell Fulton

M E '08 C Alysha Darbutas

Thomas Emmett Dixon

Jordan Frank David Garner

Kristin is the daughter of Wayne and Linda Engleskind. Grandparents: Betty and Fred Dickerson. Clubs and activities: Swimming. Future plans: College, get it over with and have fun in my life. Parting last words: "Live everyday like it's your last."

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Ethan is the son of Debra Cody Foster. Grandparents: Ray and Elizabeth Cody. Clubs and activities: NJHSAutomotive Tech Future Plans: Attend Nascar Technical Institute in Moorseville, NC, pursuing a career in Nascar. Parting last words: "If you're gonna be a bear, be a Grizzle."

Kenneth James Gauthier Kenneth is the son of Raymond A, Gauthier, Jr. Future plans: To be good at what I do in life.

Congratulations Josh & the Class of 2008!

Jessica Jordan Gonyea Jessica is the daughter of Steve and Kelli Gonyea. Grandparents: Jim and Pat Gonyea and Diane and Roger Cotton. Clubs and activities: Softball, honorable mention. SMC Conference player. Future plans: Attend college and become a psychologist for children.

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T E '08 D Kristin Irene Engleskind

Adelle is the daughter of Dr. Michael Geraldi and Mrs. Camille Geraldi. Clubs and activities: Beta Club, Recycling Club, and CCTAG. Future plans: Volunteer at the hospital. Parting last words: "Live every day like it was your last."

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Alysha is the daughter of John Henderson and Lori Mullen. Grandparents are Donna and Dennis White, and Mike and Janice Kaluska. Future plans: Work, college and then childcare or veterinarian work. Parting last words: "Never give up! When the going gets tough, never give up!"

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CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES to the hardworking young men and women of our 2008 graduating class.

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Justin is the son of Mike and Teresa Guffey. Grandparents: Randal and Linda Guffey. Future plans: To become a State Trooper. Parting last words: "You only live once."

Anatocia Lyndei Hadas Anatocia is the daughter of James and Linda Hadas. Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Vandiver, of Young Harris, Ga. and Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hadas, of Bonifay, Fl. Clubs and activities: Sports: Track & Field, Football Manager, Wrestling Manager, Marching Band, CC-TAG, SADD, Tri-M, National Beta Club. Future Plans: Attend Berry College, receive a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Parting last words: "Life is tough, but you've got to roll with punches and keep your head up. Everything will work out."

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C L A S S OF 2008 Sean Gary Owen Henrikson

Joshua Dale Holloway

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Elizabeth Ann Hohmann Elizabeth is the daughter of Ray and Vickie Hohmann. Grandparents: Ray Hohmann and the late Virginia Hohmann, the late Bill Vanhecke and Geri Vanhecke. Clubs and activities: Volleyball, Basketball, SADD, Foreign Language, and FCA. Future Plans: Attend UNC Greensboro.

Nicholas is the son of Jeffrey and Mary Jones. Grandparents: Mary Allison and Ann Jones. Clubs and activities: Footballs, Wrestling and Track & Field, FCA, Monogram Club, Teachers of Tomorrow and SADD. Future Plans: Go to college and get a degree in forestry.

Josh is the son of Dale and Brenda Holloway. Grandparents: Herbert and Diane Holloway Clubs and activities: Football, Track, Beta Club, FCA, Teachers of Tomorrow. Future Plans: Attend Young Harris College and earn a Bachelor's Degree in biology, as well as run track.

Meredith Elise Hughes Meredith is the daughter of Russell and Lisa Hughes. Grandparents: Jim and Ramona Hendrix, and Charlie and Mildred Hughes. Clubs and activities: Teachers of Tomorrow, MU Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, and Beta Club. Future Plans: Attend Clemson University and major in preprofessional health studies. Parting last words: "Never test the depth of the water with both feet."


Nicholas Ryan Jones

Sarah Anne Keling Sarah is the daughter of Alan and Julie Keling. Grandparents: John and Pat Tomlinson and Vivian and Robert Keling. Clubs and activities: Basketball, Tri-M, and Enviothon. Future Plans: To attended Southern Catholic College. Parting last words: "I would like to thank my family and friends for helping me get this far, and sticking with me through thick and thin. Words cannot express my gratitude."

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Nancy Ruth Kelly Nancy is the daughter of Lance and Bonnie Kelley. Grandparents: Thomas and Sarah Kelly, and Connie Turner. Clubs and activities: Cross Country, Track & Field, SADD, and FCA. Future Plans: Finish college and become a teacher . Parting last words: "John 14:6I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me."

58 percent of the Class of 2008 played sports at Hayesville High School.



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CL A S S OF 2008 John Steven Kindy John is the son of Kal and Teresa Kindy. Grandparents: Willis and Dorothy Moore. Clubs and activities: Citizenship Award, Beta Club, National Honor Society, MU Alpha Theta, Tri-M, Student Council, and HOSA. Future Plans: To become a pharmacist and someday return to the mountains. Parting last words: "The sky is the limit."

Adam Burch Ledford

Tiffani is the daughter of Thomas and Doris Lyvers. Grandparents: Bufford Williams, Sir, Carl Lyvers, Betty Chalker, and Roberta Whebley. Clubs and activities: Varsity Track, Art Club, Chess Club, SADD, National of High School Scholars, Who's Who's Among High School Students, and Recycling Club. Future Plans: To be a worldknown artist. Parting last words: "Live, Eat, Rock Out!"

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Billy Douglas LaGrange

Danielle Nicole Ledford

Kasey Marie Lents Kasey is the daughter of Roger and Rhonda Lents. Grandparents: Berlie and Billie Drawdy. Clubs and activities: Awards for cheerleading, Beta Club and Tri-M Society. Future Plans: Attend Young Harris College and become a child psychologist. Parting last words: "With experience comes maturity."

Isabel is the daughter of Mark Bennett Lattimer and the late Karin Wessel Holm Lattimer. Grandparents: Nancy and the late Don Lattimer and Valberg Pederson. Clubs and activities: Cheerleading,Who's Who Athletes Athletes & Foreign Languages, SADD, Yearbook, Foreign Language Club, and Skills USA. Future Plans: To become an interior designer. Parting last words: " Rock On!"

Travis Stephen Maney

Danielle is the daughter of Terry and Renee Ledford. Grandparents: Irene and Franc Murphy and Pauline Ledford. Future Plans: Attend TriCounty and hopefully open a clothing boutique, raise my son and have a beautiful family. Parting last words: "Live your life one day at a time and make everyday a good day."

Billy is the son of Nathan and Lynn Allen. Grandparents: Billy and Ruby Dean Worley. Future Plans: To attend Haywood Community College and pursue further education in forestry management. Parting last words: "Good Luck Guys!"

Isabel Bennett Wessel Lattimer

Tiffani Leigh Lyvers

Travis is the son of Rickey and Rhonda Maney. Grandparents: Clifford and Charlotte Maney, and Pat and Joy Fox. Future Plans: Haywood Community College. Parting last words: "Live Fast, Die Hard!"

Sarah Elizabeth McAuliffe Sarah is the daughter of Paul and Donna McAuliffe, and Jack and Cathleen Quillian-Carr. Grandparents: Sue Quillian, Ruth Littleton, Mamaw and Papaw Carr. Clubs and activities: Algebra 1A, Honors English II, Spanish 1 Class Award, 2007 Adeline Idol Winner, National Honors Society, Beta Club, 2007 Local Poetry Contest Winner, National Honor Roll, Recycling Club, FCA, and Publications. Future Plans: To attend Converse College for vocal performance. Receive a doctorate in music and pursue a career in opera. Parting last words: "Carpe Diem."

56 percent of 2007-08 HHS club presidents were seniors. See full-color senior portraits online at Photo galleries from graduation and the after party will be available online June 7.

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C L A S S OF 2008 Andrew David McClure Andrew is the son of David and Maureen McClure. Grandparents: Martin and Wanda Hoffman, Howard and Marie McClure. Clubs and activities: Spanish III, Highest Average Award, U.S. History Highest Average Award, DAR Citizenship Award. Future Plans: Attend Tri-County Community College, transfer either to Western Carolina or UNCAsheville to major in science. Parting last words: "Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me over the years."

Sara Rose McEwen

Kayla is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Stewart. Grandparents: Debbie and Ted Lance. Clubs and activities: Basketball, Cross Country, FCA, SADD, Monogram, Tri-M. Member of State Champion Cross Country Team, 3 years. Future plans: Attend college majoring in elementary education. Parting last words: "Don't take life too seriously."

Sara is the daughter of Mike McEwen and Karen Volk. Grandparents: Harold and Diana Wackler. Clubs and Activities: Homecoming Runner-up, 2005 Cross Country State Championship, 2005 All-Region, Varsity Soccer. Future Plans: To attend UNC Wilmington.

Tyler Chance McClure

Courtney Nicole McKenzie

Tyler is the son of Dwight McClure and Tracye Waldroup. Future Plans: Attend TriCounty Community College to get an associates degree, WKHQRIIWRĂ&#x20AC;OPVFKRRO

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Alexander Thomas Morgan Alex is the son of Steve and Debbie Morgan. Grandparents: John and Francis Phifer, and Betty Morgan. Clubs and activities: Soccer, Basketball, Track, voted Ideal Senior, student body president, FCA, SADD, Monogram, Foreign Language Club, Quiz Bowl, Principal's Advisory. Future Plans: Attending University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in anthropology. Parting last words: "Carpe Diem."

Courtney is the daughter of Tom Eaton and Rose Mashburn. Grandparents: Roy and Virginia Mashburn, and Loretta Patterson. Clubs and activities: Marching Band, SADD, Drama Club. Future Plans: College and get a job on a cruise line. Parting last words: "Live life to the fullest, never let anyone bring you down."

Ian Jagger McLamb Ian is the son of Dorman McLamb and Lisbeth McLamb. Grandparents: Charlotte Dacey and Mildred McLamb. Clubs and activities: Varsity Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, and Track, MU Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Beta, Monogram, FCA, Academic Standout. Future Plans: Attend NC State University and pursue a degree in textile engineering.


Kayla Mercedez Mitchell

Jada Cheyenne Moss Cheyenne is the daughter of Carroll and Barbara Moss. Grandparents: Reva Mae Patterson and Earl Patterson. Clubs and activities: SADD Future Plans: Go to college to become an X-ray technician. Parting last words: "Hold your head up high when times get rough, and don't look back. Always move forward!"

Justin Lewis Miller

John Gabriel Moss John is the son of John and Teeta L. Moss. Clubs and activities: Golf All- Conference, Honorable Mention, Honors Publications All Stars. Future Plans: Attend Appalachian State University and enjoy the greatest years of my life. Parting last words: "Do what you please and please what you do."

Justin is the son of Danny and Tammy Miller. Grandparents: AnnaBell Lee and Mildred Nicholes. Clubs and Activities: Varsity Football Future plans: Attend TriCounty Community College for pre-nursing, then Southwestern for radiology. Parting last words: "Have no regrets, do everything the best you can."

Kevin is the son of James and Penny McCreary. Grandparents are Rick and Janice Carter. Future Plans: Missionary

64 percent of HHS seniors participated in clubs and activities. Class of 2008 Make your dreams hold the key to success! Wishing you the best of everything on graduation!

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C L A S S OF 2008 Cassidy Lynn Newell

Joshua Brad Ray

Cassidy is the daughter of Gregg and Teresa Newell. Clubs and activities: Cheerleading, SADD, National Technical Honor Society, Student Council Secretary. HOSA, Beta Club, FCA, Monogram. Future Plans: Attend college at Kennesaw State University and pursue a career in the medical ÂżHOG Parting last words: "Don't cheat yourself out of making genuine friends simply because you aren't being yourself."

Emma Ann Parker Emma is the daughter of Charles and Tracy Parker. Grandparents: Jackie Parker and the late Monroe Parker and Carolyn Parker and the late Tommy Parker. Clubs and activities: BETA, National Honor Society, SADD, FCA, Monogram, Varsity Cheerleading, Who's Who Among American High School Students, HOSA, Foreign Language Club. Future Plans: Attending TriCounty Community College for nursing.

Ashley Nicole Richardson

Andrew is the son of Rick and Connie Phillips. Grandparents: Joann and Billy Ellis, and Alene Phillips. Clubs and activities: Baseball. Basketball. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SADD, Student Council, Monograms, Environmental Club, Teachers of Tomorrow. Future Plans: Attend a 4-year college, major in Physical Education while also playing basketball. Parting last words: "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."

William Robert Rogers William is the son of David and Edwina Rogers. Grandparents: Bill and Jean Rogers, and James and Martha Carroll. Future Plans: Attend TriCounty Community College and get a Contractors' License.

Alison Marie Rivenbark

Santino Edward Scolaro

Alison is the daughter of Van Riverbark and Tina Garrett. Grandparents: Francis and Dobbin Garrett and Ann Turner. Clubs and activities: Algebra II Award, HOSA, FCA, SADD, Foreign Language Club, Monogram, Cross Country and Track. Future Plans: To attend East Tennessee State University and pursue a career in pharmacy.

Derek is the son of Betty and Tony Patton. Grandparents: Jimmy and Ruth Rogers and Jack and Susie Patton. Clubs and activities: MU Alpha, Theta, Beta Club, Monogram, Chess Club, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field. Future Plans: Go to college and earn big bucks.

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Corey is the son of Kenny and Jenny Rogers. Grandparents: Irma and Carrol McClure and Ken and Pat Rogers. Clubs and activities: Baseball, SADD, FCA, and Monogram. Future Plans: Attend Young Harris College to study Forestry and Agriculture. Parting last words: "Don't hold anything back because in the end you'll wish you wouldn't have."

Joshua is the son of Jackie and Vicki Ray. Grandparent: Phyllis Mosteller. Future Plans: To pimp out cars. Parting last words: "Never look back, and keep your eye on the prize."

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Corey James Rogers

Rebecca Lynn Robinson Rebecca is the daughter of Michael Robinson and Molly Seaver. Grandparents: Betty Sellers and Mary Lou Robinson. Clubs and activities: Swimming, Track & Field, Quiz Bowl, Art Club and HOSA. Future plans: Attend Young Harris College. Parting Last words: "Hasta la vista baby!"

Tino is the son of Alex and Tracey Scolaro. Grandparents: Ed and Suzy Clark and Joe Scolaro. Clubs and activities: Football, Honorable Mention, Chess-President, MonogramSecretary. Future Plans: "Go to college then who knows.

Kayla Ann Shaheen Kayla is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Shaheen. Grandparents: Mary and Jerry Shaheen and Patty Stowe. Clubs and activities: JV and Varsity Volleyball & Basketball, Student Council, Envirothon, FCA, SADD, Foreign Language, Tri-M, Skills USA, Black & Gold, Monogram. Future Plans: Attend Toccoa Falls College, hopefully get a job traveling, then settle down and start a family. Parting last words: "Always remember to laugh way too much, take too many pictures & don't limit your friends! God Bless!"

50 percent of HHS seniors received scholarship funds for education. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, graduate. Your commitment to a quality education has made us proud. We know you have what it takes to succeed. Please accept our sincere congratulations and best wishes for a bright and happy future.

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C L A S S OF 2008 Jonathan Douglas Shively

James William Lee Spain

Trevor William Staton Trevor is the son of Kerry and Leanna Staton. Grandparents: Walt and Pat Ledford, Bill Fosty, the late Alice and Peggy Fosty. Clubsand activities:Football, Basketball,Track,HOSA, FCA, SADD, Monogram, Student Council, NTHS, All Conference Track and Football. Future plans: Attend Appalachian State University and pursue a career in Dentistry.


'08 S Karl Daniel Snow Karl is the son of Jim and Sally Snow. Clubs and activities: SADD, TOTT, CCTAG, "Tough on Trash" Scholarship. Future Plans: College for teaching, then the Peace Corps. Parting last words: "People will love you, if you love WKHPÀUVW

Tiffany is the daughter of Tim and Audrey Talbert. Grandparents: Audrey and Richard Redmond, Pauline and John Talbert. Clubs and activities: Marching Band, Chess Club, CCTAG, Tri-M, SADD. Future Plans: Attend North Georgia Technical College and enroll in the massage therapy program. Parting last words: "Be yourself no matter what the cost."

James is the son of Randy Spain and Debbie Watkins. Grandparents: Becky and Earl Land. Clubs and activities: Baseball. Future plans: Learn how to weld and make a lot of money. Parting last words: "Hang on, Don't give up."

Jonathan is the son of Chip and Janet Shively. Grandparents: Doug and Patsy Shively, and Harry and Francis Johnson. Clubs and activities: Beta, Monogram, DASS, FCA, Foreign Language Award, Basketball, Football, 07-08 All Conference, Track-07, Baseball-05 Rookie of the Year. Future Plans: Attend Appalachian State University, play football,and pursue a career in business and a minor in communications. Parting words: "It takes years to make a reputation and a minute to ruin it."

Terry Scott Smith

Tiffany Jeanette Talbert

Devin Michael Tant

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Benjamin Jared Struchko Emily Marie Vandewerker B.J. is the son of Rich and Karen Struchko. Grandparent: Charlote Webber Clubs and activities: Wrestling. Future Plans: Navy and then attend Appalachian State University. Parting last words: "Freshmen do your homework."

Emily is the daughter of Thomas and Darlene Vandewerker. Grandparents: Zell Phillips, Sue and Warren Robert Vandewerker. Clubs and activities: SADD, CCTAG, Environmental Club, Art Club, FCA, JV Basketball 10th grade. Future Plans: Attend college and open a salon. Parting last words: "Live life at the best of your ability, but make it fun."

15 percent of HHS seniors want to pursue a career in the medical field. hayesville graduates will always be part of the mountains, no matter where they go in life. Get your graduate an online subscription to the Smoky Mountain Sentinel.

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CL A S S OF 2008 Casandra Marisol Victoria

Bryan Robert Walters Bryan is the son of Roberta and Paula Walters. Grandparents: Donna Botma. Future plans: Stay in Clay County and pursue a career in electronics. Parting last word: "FOCUS!"

Casandra is the daughter of Jose and Angela Victoria. Grandparents: Susan and Dennis Atkinson. Future Plans: Moving to Charlotte, NC. Parting last words: "Always dance to the beat of your heart."

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C S W '08

Walter Earl Whitlock, Jr.

Kortne is the daughter of Dee and Tonia Walsh. Grandparents: Jo and Bill Smith, the late Modeal and Irene Walsh. Clubs and activities: Cheerleading Future plans: Attend W.C.U. and obtain a degree in nursing.

Tiffany Melissa Wood Tiffany is the daughter of Sissie Wood. Clubs and activities: Volleyball, Softball, Beta Club and Yearbook. Future plans: Graduate from college and then go to law school.

W E W '08

Alexander Robert Walters Jonathan Daniel Whitlow Alex is the son of Dr. Mark and Linda Walters. Clubs and activities: Student Council Vice President, School Newspaper Editor, "Most Likely to be Famous." Future Plans: Attend UNC Chapel Hill and pursue a career in medicine. Parting last words: "That's what she said."

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J D W '08

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HHS Field Day a blast for students before summer

THREE-LEG RACE: Fit to be tied... together. Two students lag behind the winners. ORANGE RELAY: Two Hayesville High School students use a foam ball to complete the traditional orange relay before another team catches up.

SPRINTING HOME: All energy directed in one momentous move, a student dives back toward his team.

HEFTY DRINK: The heat of the day kept water a must-have.

GOOD SHOT: Two students check out some pictures from their day before going back to class.

SACK RACE: A student competes against others on her way to WKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKOLQHDWWKH++6IRRWEDOOĂ&#x20AC;HOG)LHOG'D\LVVHWXSDQQXally by the student council at Hayesville High School. AT EASE: Getting a tan is more comfortable on cement.

WHEELBARROWS: Hayesville High School English teachers Linda Barrett and Marianne Leek compete in a wheelbarrow race with Student Council President and Vice President Alexander "Thor" Morgan and Alex Walters, respectively.

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