Area Interest

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,...
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.
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...
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,...


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....
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


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...
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...


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,...


Rusk Eagle football players (from left) Mickey Lloyd, Dustin Crosby and William Edwards check out the sports shirts at Knox Ray Mens Wear in Rusk just prior to the sales tax holiday. Ready ... Set... SHOP!
If you're motivated by bargains, then the annual sales tax holiday is like Christmas in August. Many parents of schoolage children have held off...


Back-to-school bells toll for students
Back-to-school bells will begin tolling this month as schools prepare for the new school year with pre-registrations. Aug. 27 is the opening day of school. Rusk and Alto...
Rain has city manager wishing for green, feeling blue
The recent summer rains have the Rusk city manager wishing for greenbacks, and feeling a little blue. With the 12.97 inches of rainfall during...


Huntington woman dies in 1-vehicle rollover
A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Huntington woman at approximately 1:45 a.m. last Thursday. DPS trooper Jimmy Dunklin said that Kellie Renee Blain, 26, died at...