Area Interest

Women with Purpose
Planning continues for the Cherokee County Women With Purpose “Women who Give Back” luncheon, set for March 27. Committee members are, from left,...


Wallace-Thompson True Value branch honored
Quitman True Value, a branch of Rusk’s Wallace-Thompson Company, recently received the Large Business of the Year award at the Greater Quitman Area Chamber of Commerce...
Cherokee County Farm Service Agency accepting emergency...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Chris Lynn announced Feb. 9, that Cherokee County is approved to accept...
Canton’s Deen announces election campaign for 5th Congressional...
Canton native Sam Deen spent 10 years away from home after Sept. 11, 2001, to pursue service to the country by becoming a graduate of the United...


Robby Tosh announces run for Pct. 23 chair
My name is Robby Tosh and I have lived in Cherokee County for 52 years. I have been married to my best friend, Bridgett Tosh, for 27 of those years...


News briefs
Candidate Forum The public is invited to the first Candidate forum held on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Booker T. Washington Community Center north of Alto on...
SFA to host Showcase Saturday for Prospective Students
Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Feb. 24, at Stephen F. Austin State...
Jacksonville College Announces 2018 Homecoming King and Queen
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Judson Frazier of Elkhart and Allyson Hinds of Mansfield were crowned Jacksonville College’s 2018 Homecoming King and Queen...


Jacksonville Chamber Adopt-A-School Host 14th Annual Job Shadowing Day
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Adopt-a-School Committee hosted the 14th Annual Job Shadowing and Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 8. This yearly...


SFA School of Theatre hosts UIL One-Act Play Festival
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre hosted the 2018 UIL One-Act Play Festival Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8 and 9, in Griffith...


Jacksonville Rotary hears from Dr. Mike Miller
Rotarian Andrew Hawkes, (left) Chief of Police for JPD, hosted Dr. Mike Miller from Central Baptist Church to speak to the Club. Pastor Mike...


ETMC president Ellis to retire after 50 years
As Elmer G. Ellis, president/CEO of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC), looks toward retirement on Feb. 28, he also...


Rusk Rotary Minute
The Rusk Rotary Interact team that recently took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program spoke to the Rotary Club of Rusk about...


‘The Greatest Showman’ a rousing – not historically accurate – musical
Spud Nut, The Greatest Showman (PG, 105 minutes) is a rousing song and dance musical that is thoroughly entertaining, though not necessarily historically correct. If...
Heritage Center museum needs volunteers
The Heritage Center of Cherokee County is seeking volunteers to host visitors at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers who would like to volunteer at the...