Park resumes full operations

  With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Great Smoky Mountains National Park resumed regular operations on Saturday, Jan. 26. Many basic services were accessible to visitors on weekends and holiday periods throughout the shutdown period using a...
Working group formed to evaluate housing merger

Working group formed to evaluate housing merger

  The leadership within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has been evaluating the potential benefits of merging the Qualla Housing Authority within the EBCI Housing Division.  EBCI Resolution #380 (2018) authorized the Housing Division to move forward...
COMMENTARY: It’s a new year…same as the old year

COMMENTARY: It’s a new year…same as the old year

  Observations and random thoughts Vol 19.1   By WILLIAM LEDFORD   It’s a new year! 2019! And nothing has changed in Washington. No, I retract that. The Democrats now hold the House of Representatives and record numbers of female legislators now hold...
Annie Oocumma – obituary

Annie Oocumma – obituary

  Annie Oocumma, 69, of the Wolftown Community in Cherokee, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Annie was the most fun loving, warm-hearted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, coach,...
Annie Oocumma – obituary

Sylvester “Sonny” Hill – obituary

  Sylvester “Sonny” Hill, 63, of the Big Cove Community, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Jesse and Yonnie Watty Hill and husband of the late Barbara Sequoyah Hill. He was preceded in death by his...