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October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council fails to pass hotel/motel budget

What appeared to be a routine Jacksonville City Council meeting last Thursday turned into one that raised eyebrows when councilmen declined to approve the chamber of commerce’s budget. More...

Relay for Life’s Cindy Kline finds hope

After cancer diagnosis, psychologist channels anger into ‘smashing plan of hope’

In a cruel irony, the woman who has helped raise more than $2.1 million for Relay for Life in Cherokee County over the last 10 years received a diagnosis of cancer last week. More...

ELECTION 2014

Cherokee County

Important dates to remember for the Nov. 4 general elections: Early voting: Now through Oct. 31 at the following locations: ALTO: 1st Baptist Church, 235 E. San Antonio (936) 858-4826 RUSK: Cherokee County Election Office, 138 W. 5th (903) 683-8409 More...

Special Sections

News

Community Organizations in Cherokee County Need Assistance

Cherokee County Public Health Department is working with area nonprofit organizations including HOPE andACCESS to get input on the availability, need and use of resources within the community. More...

Wingard, Emprimo receive high 4-H honors at banquet

David Wingard of Jacksonville, a senior with Lookout 4-H Club, and Wendy Emprimo, an adult leader in the 4-H program, were honored with recognitions recently in Nacogdoches. The District Five 4-H Gold Star Awards Banquet was held at Stephen F. More...

Cherokee County cities post improvements with sales tax rebates for recent period

After several months of weak sales, cash registers in Cherokee County are ringing again. All but one city in Cherokee County posted higher sales tax numbers in October when compared to the same period in 2013. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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IMAGES| speak

The Cedar Hill Cemetery preservation committee

In a previous column dated May 15, 2013, I shared my story of the More...

TAXING| thoughts

How to get the best from part-time employees

Part-time employees can play a valuable role in a small business. They can help you deal with variations in workload without having to hire a full-time employee. More...

Obituaries

Obit: Geneva McAdams

Funeral for Geneva McAdams, 88, of Wells will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31,  in the O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Young officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Wells. More...

ORVAL B. (TOBY) SARTAIN

Former Cherokee County Commissioner Orval B. (Toby) Sartain, 89, of Alto died Friday in Nacogdoches. Mr. Sartain served as commissioner for Precinct 2 for three terms from Jan. 1, 1975-Dec. 31, 1986. Funeral for Mr. Sartain was at 2 p.m. More...

RICK LARGENT

A memorial service for Rick Largent, 70, former Rusk High School head football coach and athletic director, was at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 25 at the First United Methodist Church in Farmersville with Tom Waitschies officiating. Coach Largent died Oct. More...

Area Interest

Nacogdoches appearance-Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers

NACOGDOCHES – Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers as well as sibling JD Scott of Great American Country TV’s All-American Amusement Parks will be making a special appearance in Nacogdoches this December.  More...

Lumberton Karate Instructor Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

BEAUMONT, Texas - A 60-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More...

Van Zandt County Convicted Felon Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

TYLER, Texas - A 27-year-old Grand Saline, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. More...

Dallas says Columbia is ‘recommended strategy’

The proposed Lake Columbia recently escalated from being an idea on the drawing board for the Dallas City Council to becoming a “recommended strategy.” More...

Hay Show

Hay show competition raises money for college scholarships. See pgs. 2A, 6-7B for more information. More...

Tuesday is election day

Voter turnout relatively light for Nov. 4 General Election

A total of 2,089 persons had cast ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election by early Monday morning. Early voting began on Oct. 20 and will end Friday. Total of ballots cast through Sunday included 952 at the Cherokee Election Office, 138 W. Fifth St. More...

Nichols, Clardy participate in conversation

With two weeks to go before Election Day and with both slated to return to their respective offices, state Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and state Rep. More...

Daylight savings time ends this weekend

Whether you like it or hate it, time marches forward this weekend with the end of daylight savings time. When you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to move your clock backwards by one hour. You can enjoy an extra hour of sleep. More...

Community

Hand carved eagle

Soon after Dr. Jim and Jeanie Swink moved to Rusk in 2007, Mrs. Swink discovered this hand-carved eagle at the Treasure Cove in Jacksonville. More...

Jacksonville College dedicates new residential dorm Oct. 29

A new residential hall will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Jacksonville College because of the school’s growth to 564 students. The dedication service of the SBTC (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) Dorm will be at Buckner Chapel. More...

Rusk Junior High students collect 20 pounds of food for HOPE

Rusk Junior High students toured the Cherokee County Master Gardner’s Scarecrow Trail in Jacksonville Oct. 14 to see their finished “Mini Me’s” along the trail. More...

Viewpoints

Annual hay show and sale raises more than $16,000

The Annual Cherokee County Hay Show and Sale was held on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Cherokee County Exposition Center in Jacksonville. A total of 25 hay samples were auctioned to raise funds for scholarships for the youth in Cherokee County. More...

Sports

McCown felled by knee injury; Whitehouse downs Indians, 56-14

JACKSONVILLE – Whitehouse quarterback Nate Brooks ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns and threw another as the Whitehouse Wildcats built on a 7-point halftime lead with 35 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 56-14 win Friday a More...

1st half surge pushes Fairfield past Rusk, 69-27

FAIRFIELD – Friday night, the Rusk Eagles proved they could stand toe-to-toe in a shootout against the defending state finalist Fairfield Eagles. Unfortunately, the shootout came too little, too late. More...

Alto overcomes Cayuga’s size, rolls to 41-13 win over ‘Cats

ALTO – The undefeated Alto Yellowjackets sent Cayuga home with a loss Friday night, walloping the Wildcats 41-13. With a combined total of 460 yards of offense and six touchdowns, the Mean Sting hammered the ‘Cats throughout the contest. More...

Schools

Alto, Rusk ISD superintendents pleased with start of year

JACKET| buzz

A successful – and busy – start to the year at Alto ISD Things are off to a smooth and successful start for Alto ISD. It is hard to believe that the first six weeks is in the books. More...

EDUCATION| matters

The power of legacy at Rusk ISD

Questions drive us – some focus on the groundlevel, present details of daily life (what’s for breakfast; where are my keys; did I leave the stove turned on; who is that person sitting over there, etc.) Increasing years change the nature a More...

Dollars for Downs

From left, Rusk Junior High’a Casey Guidry and Naomi Jennings, seventh grader Loren Cearly and principal John Burkhalter publicize their recent “Dollars for Downs” event. More...

Statewide

Justice Department Protects Eastern District of Texas Election Process

BEAUMONT, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Texas have been appointed as District Election Officers (DEOs) for the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 general election. More...

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