Area Interest

Mrs. Jeremy Simpson PHOTO: SARAH SELDEN Simpson-Dewbre vows said at Salem Baptist
Christy Jo Dewbr#233; and Jeremy Craig Simpson were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church with the...


Mayor attends training
Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn attended the newly elected city officials' orientation in Dallas on Aug. 10 - 11. The meeting provided an opportunity for newly elected city...
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Rusk ISD Monday, Sept. 17 Primary, Elementary, Intermediate: Sloppy Joe, fries, pickle spears, orange, milk Junior High, High School Lunch: Same as above Tuesday, Sept....
Church on the Hill sponsors open house
Open house is planned for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, for the children's ministry at First Church on the Hill. The children's ministry rooms have recently been renovated....
Democratic Club slates banquet, silent auction
The Cherokee County Democratic Club will sponsor its fall banquet and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Lon Morris College's Wilson Administration Building,...
Yvette Richardson Richardson receives Star Award
Yvette Richardson, patient care coordinator for Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, displays a plaque designating her as...


MEALS ON WHEELS
Monday: Mushroom beef steak, scalloped potatoes, brussels sprouts, wheat bread, chocolate chip cookie, milk Tuesday: Tuna salad sandwich, carrot raisin salad, macaroni...
Stella Hill sets fall hours
The Stella Hill Memorial Library in Alto began its fall hours Sept. 1. The library is open 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
graphic: Cherokeean Herald Most cities in Cherokee County enjoy retail growth; Jacksonville...
Lackluster sales in Jacksonville continue to dominate the business climate in Cherokee County. Retail sales fell almost 18 percent in June,...


United Fund kicks off its campaign
United Fund of Cherokee County will officially kick off the annual fund raising campaign at noon Monday, Sept. 10, when the major division gets underway. Chairing the...
Michelle Avant of Rusk and Kaylie Arnwine of Troup size up this experiment. They were participants at a science fair last week at the Jim Hogg City Park. PHOTOS: TARA CROSBY Youth attend science fair


Having a ball
As temperatures hover near triple digits, kids are cooling their heels and having a ball at the Rusk City Swimming Pool. The pool is open daily...


KELLIE WILCOX Kellie Wilcox is new credit union CEO
Kellie Wilcox is the new CEO at Cherokee County Teachers Federal Credit Union in Rusk. Mrs. Wilcox was appointed to the position by the credit...


Tax-free shopping tips if you travel out-of-state
Texas is not the only state to offer sales-tax holidays for their residents who shop for school or who buy energy-efficient systems. However, don't plan a vacation to...
1-vehicle accident
Driver fatigue appears to have contributed to an early-morning accident Tuesday on U.S. Highway 69 between Rusk and Jacksonville. Andrea Ford, 23,...