Area Interest

ETMC sign
A new sign is installed at East Texas Medical Center in Rusk. Kit Hathaway at top, and Matt Harvey, bottom, make final adjustments. The ETMC sign...


Museum visitors
Kevin Stingley, chair of the Heritage Center of Cherokee County, leads a tour for Stephen F. Austin State University students. They are viewing an...


RHSAA seeks new members
The Rusk High School Alumni Association, with more than 400 lifetime members, will soon be awarding several $1,000 scholarships to qualified RHS graduates. In addition,...
The chasse of the 18-wheeler which struck an Alto home is towed away from the scene of the accident. Alto Police Chief Charles Barron said there were no injuries in the accident.  PHOTOS: TARA CROSBY Two 18-wheelers crash Alto's peaceful serenity
Slick roads played a role in two 18-wheeler crashes Wednesday on Hwy 21 near the Larrison Creek bridge. The accidents happened almost 12 hours...


Lifeguard, water safety training scheduled
It is time to consider getting lifeguard training and/or water safety instructor training completed prior to the swimming season. The Smith County Chapter of the American...
Cherokee County Mental Retardation board members accepted the resignation of their president Woody Frazier at a meeting Friday. Board members also received a $50,000 grant from T.L.L.Temple Foundation. Executive Director Elton McCune is shown left. Newly named President Jim Cromwell displays the check and resigning president Woody Frazier holds a plaque of appreciation from his colleagues. Paul Mayberry, former superintendent of Lufkin State School, right, spoke to the group about Mr. Frazier's 29 years of service. After 29 years, Frazier steps down from workshop board
Directors of the Cherokee County Mental Retardation Association, Inc. met Friday, March 9 for a regular meeting and the celebration of progress for...


NEWS
Christian education program slated at Woodville CME Church The Woodville CME church will hold a Christian education program at 3 p.m. March 18, at the church. Bishop...
ROTARY CLUB NEWS
Rusk Rotary Club members, along with special student guests, Rachel Hicks and Brent Jones, and Rusk High School counselor Lisa Cochran were treated to a lunch of...
Jeff Austin III, Austin Bank vice-chairman presents $500 checks to Vickie Lotito, bank employee, for her volunteer work and Cynthia Kline, 2007 chairman of Relay for Life, Ms. Lotito's charity. Austin Bank names Community Involvement Award recipients
During the February board meeting at Austin Bank, Vice-chairman Jeff Austin III announced the 2006 Community Involvement Award recipients. In...


Candidates file for city, school positions
City and school candidates have continued to file for the May 12 elections. Candidates have until March 12 to file for places on the ballots. Deadline to register to vote...
Commissioners approve purchase, sale of equipment
Cherokee County Commissioners met Monday morning in the county courtroom at Rusk to accept bids for the purchase and sale of county equipment. A bid from Dogwood Sales in...
Rusk Junior High's Spelling Bee winners will participate in the Cherokee County spelling bee at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Rusk ISD auditorium. They are Marisol Sepulveda runner up; Paige Penn, runner up; and Jansen Applegate, junior high champion. Junior High speller winners


Heritage Land Bank sets record
Heritage Land Bank, ACA, reported record earnings for year-end 2006 in the amount of $8.5 million, resulting in a return on average stockholder's equity of 15.4 percent....
Joe Parsley, president of the Cherokee Farm Bureau, presents a check to Fran Daniel of HOPE. Proceeds from a recent food check out promotion were divided between HOPE and the Good Samaritan. Funds go to food pantries
For the 2007 food check out week Cherokee County Farm Bureau held a "Farmer's Share Lunch" consisting of a sausage wrap with a tortilla, a bag of...


Students participating in a Black History program at Rusk Junior High School include in front from left, Devonte Cook and Kendrieka Hart; in back, Shaquita Cook, Kanesha Jenkins, Delesa Bradley, Tranesha Hunter, Shawanda Session, Aisha Cheeks and Jasmine Clemons. Daphne Session speaks at Black History program
Daphne Session, the first female African American to open a law practice in Cherokee County, was speaker for a special Black History program Feb....