Area Interest

Photo by Josie Fox October is national Fire Prevention Month: Alto, Wells VFDs...
Editor’s note: Cherokee County is home to 11 fire and volunteer fire departments. This is the first in an ongoing series spotlighting local fire...

RISD’s See You at the Pole event wins local radio contest
Ask and it shall be given… Tyler Christian radio station 89.5 KVNE/91.3 KGLY challenged area school districts last week to see who could get the...

JPD investigates alleged bomb threat Tuesday
Jacksonville police rallied to a local business Tuesday morning after an alleged bomb threat was reported. According to officials, JPD officers responded to the call at...
Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour Stopping in Waco: 4-H...
Waco, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) — Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Heart O’...

Jacksonville Rotary Beat
Randy Gorham was the Program Chair for the September 19th Jacksonville Rotary meeting. His guest speaker was Rachel Gucker with Preachers End...

Get a "Sneak Preview" of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Conservation Alliance invites everyone for a “Sneak Preview” of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge this coming Saturday, September 29, 9:00 am to noon, as part...
Business Lab Ground Breaking
L to R: Tony Welty, Kamala Scammahorn, Ashley Scammahorn, Caroline Welty, Rod Fletcher, Brady Washburn, Stephen Dement, Michelle Rozell, Kelly King, Laurie Humphries Book Hill breaks ground on new business lab
The Brook Hill School recently broke ground on a new business lab that will allow its students to gain real-life business experience. The school is...

Upcoming community events
The Keep Rusk Beautiful committee is now accepting entries for the annual Rusk Christmas parade, set for Tuesday, Dec. 4. Businesses, churches, civic organizations,...
RCC appoints a city attorney, approves budget
In the shortest – and calmest -- meeting held since May, the Rusk City Council was able to get quite a bit done on Thursday, Sept. 20. Council members unanimously...
NNO events scheduled for Oct. 2
As National Night Out celebrates 35 years of annual celebrations, lets take a trip down memory lane to the beginning, back to 1981. This was the year the Nation Association...
Thompson family expresses appreciation following loss of home due...
A message from the Thompson Family; Cody, Shelby, Carson, Carly and Adalyn: "The Thompson family would like to express our appreciation for everyone's prayers, love,...
Commissioners Court holds public hearing on tax rates
The Cherokee County Commissioner's Court held a public hearing in connection with the proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. This hearing...
Jacksonville Roatary Club update
Jacksonville Rotary Club welcomed members of the Jacksonville FFA Club during last week’s Rotary meeting. FFA members (pictured with Rotary...

Courtesy Photo Rusk Rotary Minute
The Rotary Club of Rusk recently inducted its newest member, Carolyn Ford, center. Rotary Club President Kim Beathard welcomed Mrs. Ford to the...

Photo courtesy Fred Douglass Elementary Facebook page Jacksonville's Woodmen Life Chapter 303 donates backpacks to Fred...
Staffers at Fred Douglass Elementary School in Jacksonville show off some of the backpacks – each stocked with a full set of school supplies --...