Area Interest

"By His Stripes" will be presented Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at First Church on the Hill. The production was written and is directed by Steve Blanchard. Cast members include, Bill Morrow, Carissa Pate, Steve Blanchard, Micah Howell, Megan Blanchard, Gail Stevenson, Rickey Rogers, David Ellis, Aaron Jenkins, Katy McIntyre, Donna Hale, Scott Jenkins, Cheyanne McNair, Breanna McIntyre, Katee Montgomery and Corrissa McIntyre, Not Pictured are Candace Driver, Jan-Michal Pate, Christopher McIntyre, Nicholas McIntyre, Brooke Lowery, Blake Lowery, David Clay McIntyre, Britteny Johnson and Dannon Pate. First Church on Hill presents Easter drama 9:45 a.m. Sunday
First Church on the Hill Drama Department will present "By His Stripes" at 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday. The drama opened March 30-April 1. Written by...


Jody Gray of Gray's Automotive cuts the ribbon during festivities March 22 welcoming the business into the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. On hand to welcome chamber members were Mr. Gray's mother, Rebecca and his wife, Amanda. Holding the ribbon are Chamber President Penny Reynolds and Chamber Executive Director Bob Goldsberry. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY Gray's Automotive welcomed


Relay for Life will be April 27-28 at Jacksonville ISD Mauldin Field
Cherokee County's America Cancer Society Relay For Life will be from 7 p.m. April 27 to 7 a.m. April 28 at Jacksonville High School Mauldin Field. Survivor registration...
Alzheimer's support group meets 1st Thursday of month
The Alzheimer's support group will meet at noon Thursday, April 5, at the Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union. Lunch will be provided and there will be a guest speaker....
Faith Holy Tabernacle will celebrate anniversary Easter Sunday
Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church 525 North Main in downtown Rusk will celebrate its second anniversary at 3 p.m. Easter Sunday. Speaker will be Rev H. C....
Friends and families of staff and residents of Lexington Place Nursing  Rehab attended a hamburger cook-out March 13. Entertainment was provided by the Yester-Years Band. Graduating nurse aides were honored with a ceremony. Appreciation was extended to their mentors and role models and all were presented with certificates, gifts and long stem roses. More than 100 attended. Family night held


Not only is the Cherokee County Sheltered Workshop growing pansies in David's Garden, they are growing in size. A new 3,600-square-foot warehouse is being constructed at the headquarters on Loop 456 in Jacksonville. A recent grant for $50,000 by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation is being used to help pay for the expansion.  PHOTO: ROBERT GONZALEZ Sheltered workshop grows


ETTA releases new vacation guides
East Texas Tourism Association (ETTA), the nation's oldest self-supporting tourism organization, has released the 44th annual edition of the East Texas Vacation Guide with...
Official opening of State Sen. Robert Nichols district office in Jacksonville was held March 23. Jeana Brooks, representing the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, offered congratulations to the senator. He responded with gratitude for achieving this moment in time and urged guests to contact him when his services are needed. The newly opened district office is located on Neches Street. From left center, the senator, wife Donna and daughter Collynn'rae assist chamber officials in cutting the ribbon. District 3 Senator opens local office


Senior Finale
RHS Seniors are ready to tee off at the Bacon Family of Dealerships Golf Tournament benefiting the RHS Senior Finale 2007. The competition is...


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...


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...
NEWS
Church on the Hill plans Easter play The Church on the Hill will present "By His Stripes," written and directed by the drama department, at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31. The...
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...