Area Interest

Caddo Mounds SHS announces Star Gazing
Join Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (SHS) for an evening of night sky stories and exploration on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Douglas (Doug) Parsons,...
County residents Named to Dean’s List
A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the...
CCGS announces Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in...
Texas Historical Commission Recognizes State’s Historic...
Last month, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) honored 10 entities during the Real Places 2018 conference for their accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the...
On Sunday, Feb. 11, join family and friends at a reception honoring Carmen Dotson on the occasion of her 99th birthday. The reception will take place in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Rusk from 2 - 4 p.m. No gifts, please. Dotson Celebrates 99th Birthday


Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties updates Jacksonville...
Rotarian Bob Francis (left), Texas National Bank, hosted Roger Pharr from the Crisis Center (CC) to give an update on their outreach and impact in...


County residents Graduate from Le Tourneau University
LeTourneau University held Fall 2017 commencement services recently for around 200 graduates who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Graduates with summa cum laude...
Jacksonville College’s Old Main was constructed in 1899 and razed in 1968 to accommodate modern structures. The Old Main bell was housed in the tower of the building. Homecoming 2018 at Jacksonville College
Homecoming 2018 is fast approaching at Jacksonville College. On Feb. 9-10, alumni and former students will once again gather to reminisce with old...


6th Grade, 2nd Quarter Citizenship Winners. Top Row: Kevlynn Ford, Francisco Martinez and Ray Brummett. Bottom Row: Mariana Morin, Kaitlyn Hardy and Sarah Boudreaux. Rusk Junior High 2nd Quarter Citizenship Winners


Rusk Farmer’s Market
The Market will be every Saturday starting Jan. 20 on the square and have free Vendor Booths. Fresh eggs, canned items, homemade salsa, crocheted items, handmade jewelry,...
SFA History Graduate Student helps Create Index, Map of Local Cemetery
Heaven Umbrell was 10 years old when she helped her grandmother, a gerontologist, conduct research in cemeteries. Years later, Umbrell now brings her children along when...
UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center Celebrates Opening...
A new standard of cancer care is now close to home with the opening of UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center in Tyler. As the newest member of the MD Anderson...
CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic welcomes M. Bentoski
JACKSONVILLE – CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic welcomed new provider Michele Bentoski, FNP-C, to serve the patients of their growing community practice...


Dominy begins reelection campaign for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Republican Brenda Dominy has filed for reelection for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. “It has been an honor and I have been very...


Crystal Bateman was named the Jacksonville Chamber's Outstanding Businesswoman of the year during the Chamber's fall membership meeting, held Nov. 7. Barry Hughes named Jacksonville Citizen of Year; Aragon, Bateman...
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce recognized the men and women taking Jacksonville working together to keep Jacksonville at the forefront of...