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Close-Up: Garrett Wheatley


Associate Director of Technology Support Systems at Murray State University, Garrett Wheatley, is a local with a fierce love for our friendliest small town. We welcome him as our latest close-up, answering our hard-hitting interview questions!

1. How long have you lived in Murray?

I have lived in Murray for 17 years.

2. What is your favorite restaurant in Murray?

My favorite sit-down restaurant in Murray is Sirloin Stockade - they have excellent food and service! But for a quick bite to eat, my go-to is Cook Out.

3. If you had $75 to spend in Murray, how would you spend it?

I would take the family out for some fun - bowl a couple of games at Corvette Lanes, see a movie at Cheri, and (of course) finish it off with with ice cream at Dairy Queen.

4. What is your favorite Murray memory?

I always enjoyed the Friday night Freedom Fest activities downtown, and specifically getting to be a judge in the BBQ contest. It was a great event to spend time with the community.

5. Describe Murray in three words to someone who has never visited.

Flourishing, familiar, friendly