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Indians pick up win, defeat Colts 6-5

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By James Bradshaw

The Murray County Indians baseball team lost 10-0 in five innings last Thursday against Haralson County at North Murray’s field. Hayden Busie started on the mound for the Indians going just 2 2/3 innings and giving up 10 runs before Brendan Owenby came on in relief in the third and finished out the game on the mound not giving up a run in the last two frames. Preston Vanmeter had the lone hit for Murray County.
The Indians traveled to Dalton Friday to take on Coahulla Creek, outlasting the Colts 6-5 and picking up their fourth win of the season. The struggling Indians scored three in the top of the seventh to bring home the victory. Cole Sparks and Kyle Dotson shared pitching duties for Murray County (4-10, 1-2) with Dotson picking up the win. Josh Cain, Brevin Duke, Dotson and Vanmeter all had RBI’s for the Indians. Murray County hit the road last night to face off against Calhoun but stats and scores were not available at press time. The Indians will have another road game Wednesday against Bremen and then Thursday at Adairsville.
The North Murray Mountaineers are riding a five game win streak after three wins in as many days last week. First, they defeated Adairsville 3-2 and then Friday they topped Bremen 9-5. Brady Harper got things rollings for the Mountaineers when he doubled in the bottom of the first and then scored on a Nik Malchesky single. North Murray struck again in the bottom of the third on a two-out two-run single from Preston Poag, Jr, making it 4-1. Catcher Blake Davis swatted a solo homer in the fourth inning and then hit a crucial two-run single in the fifth to put North Murray back ahead after the Blue Devils rallied to tie the game 5-5. Waylyn James got the start on the mound for the Mountaineers, striking out four and giving up three earned runs over four innings. Ethan Payne came in and threw the last three innings, giving up two runs while striking out three and walking one. Davis finished with three RBI’s for North Murray while Poag, Jr. added two. Bond, James, Malchesky and Payne all chipped in an RBI a piece. Saturday the Mountaineers trounced LFO 11-1 but stats weren’t reported. North Murray faced off against Ringgold on the road last night but stats and scores were not available at press time. North Murray hosts Coahulla Creek Thursday beginning at 5:55pm.


Groundbreaking for stage in Chatsworth City Park on Friday

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The City of Chatsworth and Murray Arts Council invite the public to attend the groundbreaking for a new stage to be built in Chatsworth City Park on 2nd Ave.  The groundbreaking ceremony will be Friday, March 24 at 3 pm in the City Park located on 2nd Avenue behind Chatsworth City Hall.


Two rabid animals found in Murray

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Two skunks picked up in Murray County tested positive for rabies. One skunk was picked up Jan. 19 on Tibbs Bridge Road, the other on March 16 on Brushtown Road. The second skunk was chasing dogs.
Lisa Green, Murray County Animal Control Director and Rabies Control Officer, said the spread of the findings of the disease recently is a major concern.

Flood Safety Awareness Week

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Murray County Emergency Management Director Dewayne Bain wants residents to be aware of flooding dangers during Flood Safety Awareness Week.
“There are areas in Murray that are prone to flooding,” Bain said. “Many times people disregard safety procedures or are not aware of them and get caught in a potentially dangerous situation.”


Stolen vehicle leads to trafficking charges

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Murray County Sheriff Deputy McEntire was traveling southbound on Highway 411 North Saturday evening when he passed a black Toyota 4 Runner believed to have been reported stolen in Tennessee. McEntire initiated a traffic stop just north of Fairy Valley Church.