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  • Writer's pictureNewell M Collins

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and Welcome 2020

Hope this finds everyone looking forward to the New Year and all the possibilities it holds for each of us. As for me, 2019 was a great year! Business is great and on a personal level, my wife and I are building a new home in an awesome neighborhood.

I want to share with you some of the big things happening in our town of Murphy! Whether you’re planning to retire in Murphy or the surrounding areas or just looking for a second home, health care and access to great health care is vitally important. You will be pleased to know that Erlanger out of Chattanooga has purchased Murphy Medical and are ramping up the facility and bringing in a slew of new doctors. Already five new providers have been welcomed into our community with another four under contract and scheduled to arrive between the New Year and August! Check out the local website: ( )

Hayesville has also befitted from Erlanger arriving to the area by acquiring an urgent care location and more family practice physicians. This is much like the facility Murphy enjoys on the four lane and Ledford Street. Murphy Medical

Part of the deal when Erlanger took over was the selling of the long term care facility to Century Care! This is a family owned company currently building a brand new facility adjacent to the hospital while operating the facility at the hospital. They will move into the new building in July. This is an exciting improvement in the area of rehab and long term care! This company has a stellar reputation will be an additional gem in the Murphy community. The facility will have a cinema, tavern, two large living areas with porches and courtyards. Also a Physical Therapy dept. with an 1800 sq. ft. gym, outdoor recreation area, memory care unit and 44 private rooms and 90 semi private rooms! In all, its 68000 square feet of great care! It also means you would not have to leave the beautiful mountains to get superior care! Check out their website: Murphy Rehab and Nursing ( )


Some other newer places and thing to do in the area include a new bowling alley at the casino and (Harrahs Valley River Casino ) and the Appalachian Driving Experience . Both look like a lot of fun! Check them both out soon.

Several new restaurants are up and running and all the old favorites. Burger Boy, So’s Good Kitchen, Perrones and many others! There are lots of places to try and enjoy. Oh and Haney’s in Peachtree just changed hands!

So many things to do in the mountains even in the winter! Hiking is excellent in the cooler weather and the views are awesome with the naked trees exposing views you may not have enjoyed before!

Check out my website at Your Mountain Dreams!

Many of my previous newsletters are posted there for your reference.

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