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July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Looking for answers in Fairview, Reklaw

Citizens of Reklaw’s Fairview community meet with 391 Commission over water issues

The Fairview community is still searching for answers regarding why their portion of Reklaw still has no running water. More...

New West Side campus close to completion

“Back to school” days aren’t the only thing approaching for Jacksonville ISD. More...

CLARIFICATION

The Cherokeean Herald printed truncated end-of-course test numbers for New Summerfield High School in last week’s edition of the Cherokeean. New Summerfield High School scored 80 percent on the Biology end-ofcourse exam. More...

Special Sections

News

New state goal: 60 percent of adults with degree by 2030

With an eye on keeping up with demographic changes and competing with other states and countries, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board adopted a new overarching goal Thursday: Get 60 percent of Texans between 25 and 34 a postsecondary degree More...

Keeping the peace: Campbell honored with state award

Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell has spent his career keeping the peace in East Texas. Recently, Sheriff Campbell was recognized for doing just that. More...

Circle of 10, Inc. to hold Grant Writing training sessions in Carthage

A Circle of Ten Inc. presents three half-day training sessions on the grant writing process sponsored by Panola College. All seminars will be held at 1109 W. Panola in Carthage. Internet Nonprofit Grant Research Aug. 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

Viewpoints

Dodd-Frank Act doing more harm than good for customers

The Dodd– Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed on July 21, 2010, with the intent to prevent another financial crisis like the one we encountered in 2008, thus protecting the millions of consumers hurt by the recession. More...

Sports

Teams

The Rusk Crush, a 10U softball team, is coached by Jereme Hubbard. More...

Rusk alum Cheyanne Phillips signs with KC softball

After a life spent on the diamond, Rusk alum Cheyanne Phillips decided to take a little time off from softball. After a year, Phillips decided that she had unfinished business left on the diamond. More...

2 Dixie teams to nationals; baseball succeeds at state

Cherokee County proved over the weekend why it can be considered a “county of champions” in the summer baseball and softball diamonds. More...

Schools

School supplies needed for the annual Back to School Fair

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Back to School Fair on Aug. 6, from 3-6 p.m. at the Norman Activity Center. More...

Life doesn’t wait – and neither should recent grads

As I stand before you this evening, I would like to begin with a quote by one of my greatest inspirations, Connor Franta. “Are you happy with where you are and what you’re doing? More...

Opportunities abound for job seekers

J’ville WSET, Etech host job fairs as entities look to fill positions

With unemployment rates rising across the area, several area entities hope to assist those who are looking for jobs – as well as those who may be searching for something new. More...

Area unemployment rates rise as state, national rates fall

Unemployment rates have mirrored the weather patterns in Cherokee County and surrounding areas – a slight bump in May and another increase in June. More...

County commissioners decline child safety fee at Monday meeting

An impassioned discussion over a proposed $1 fee for child safety dominated the monthly meeting of the Cherokee County Commissioners Court. More...

Cherokee County Public Health Dept. offers immunization event

Cherokee County Public Health (CCPHD) reminds parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible before the back-to-school rush. More...

Community

July yard of the month

The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Becky Blankinship for its July yard of the month. Ms. More...

Jacksonville Rotary

Guest speaker at the July 15 Rotary meeting was Susan Brock who discussed her book, “The Promised Land.” Ms. More...

Meals on Wheels July 29 - Aug. 4

Wednesday: Braised beef tips with rice, Capri blend veggies, beets, soft bread stick, banana pudding with wafers, milk Thursday: Breaded pork chop with gravy, cream peas, yams, dinner roll, strawberries and peaches, milk More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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IMAGES| speak

Banding together to preserve county cemeteries

Serendipity is defined as an occurrence and development of events by chance – in a happy or beneficial way. That’s a perfect description of what’s been going on in Cherokee County in terms of local cemeteries. More...

TAXING| thoughts

Know the tax rules for summer travel

Are you traveling for business this summer? If you’re planning to take a tax deduction for your expenses, the rules may be more complicated than you think. Here’s a refresher. More...

Obituaries

Evelyn Wallace Obituary

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Nancy Blackmon Obituary

Graveside services for Nancy “Nan” Blackmon age 30, of Palestine will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Denson Cemetery with Rev. Barney Walker officiating. More...

ALICE ANN WALLA

Graveside services for Alice Ann Walla, age 73, of Rusk were held Friday, July 24, in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Bro. Don Copeland officiating under the direction of Wallace- Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk. Ms. More...

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