Community

Out With the Old – Making Room for the New
On Highway 69 in Jacksonville where Radio Shack was previously located, a trackhoe can been seen breaking up the remaining concrete of the...


Turning a Nightmare into a Dream
Cherokee County is overrun with unwanted dogs and cats. That cute puppy the kids wanted grows up to be a fun-loving, teeth-cutting, ball of energy and one dark night she...
Cookies and Milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Angelina House located at 211 Phillip Street, Jacksonville is inviting the public to come and have cookies and milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday,...
Fall Harvest Dance
The Arbors and Cherokee Trails are hosting the Fall Harvest Dance from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid Street, Rusk. There will be...
Jacksonville Chamber Host Ladies Night Out ‘17
Ladies enjoyed a fun evening of shopping, eating, photo booth, entertainment and winning door prizes at Ladies Night Out ’17. VIP ticket holders...


Pictured, Britian McKinney, Peggy Renfro, Pam Anderson, Julie Robinson, Tim McRae, Tim Herrick, Dale Jamerson, Janis Adams, Judy Terry and Vance Royon. Bill McRae Ford and Jacksonville Chamber Adopt-A-School Partnered...
Bill McRae Ford, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Adopt-A-School Committee, Jacksonville ISD and members of the local community helped raise funds...


Meals on Wheels Nov. 22 - 28
Wednesday: Turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, seasoned green beans, yams, pecan pie, milk Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving Monday:...
Children’s Christmas Tree Kicked off the 2017 Program in Jacksonville
Children’s Christmas Tree (CCT)will kicked off the 2017 Program by placing names of children in the community that need the public’s help on trees in the Jacksonville area...
Rusk Rotary Minute
The Rotary Club of Rusk heard from the Rusk FFA’s public speaking group Nov. 8. The group presented a program about feral hogs to the Rotary Club....


PHotos: Josh Hubbard

Josh Hubbard’s daughter, Kendalynn, gets excited as the Texas State Railroad’s Polar Express ride approaches the North Pole. The Hubbard family – Josh, wife Cassie and children Kobyn, Kendalynn and Jet – took a ride on the event train Nov. 9, giving the experience rave reviews. Santa, elves and Josh: Just Joshin’ Ya at the Polar Express
On Thursday, November 9, I was privileged to take a ride on the Polar Express presented by the Texas State Railroad. I had never been, but my...


Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Plans are underway for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade and everyone is invited. This year’s holiday event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, on...
Second Glance Resale Store
The Crisis Center of Anderson & Cherokee Counties operates the Second Glance Resale Store in Jacksonville at 700 E. Cherokee Street – across the railroad tracks from the...
BBB: Time to Gear up for Small Business Saturday
The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s, and since then, it has commenced the start of the Christmas shopping season. Larger retailers will typically open their...
Beekeepers announce Meeting
There will be a Jacksonville Beekeepers meeting at the Jacksonville public library from 1:30 till 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. The meeting is open to anyone that would like...
Thomas Brewer of Jacksonville, son of Brett and Shauna Brewer was  recognized in a Court of Honor Ceremony Sunday, Nov. 12 at Fellowship Bible Church in Jacksonville. A member of Jacksonville’s Troop 403, Brewer is one of only approximately five percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Eagle Scout Rank Awarded to Local Youth
Thomas Brewer, 16, of Jacksonville has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) highest advancement award, the Eagle Scout Award. Brewer was...