Community

FSA accepting emergency loan applications
Applications for emergency farm loans for damages and losses caused by excessive moisture and flooding occurring September 3, 2018 through January 28, 2019 are being...
Community rallies together to support Alto
The River, a church located at 595 S. Marcos in Alto, has been collecting donations and providing food to the community since the tornadoes tore through the town Saturday,...
Gooden postpones town hall meeting
Due to severe weather and tornadoes affecting Cherokee County and other parts of our community, Congressman Lance Gooden’s office has rescheduled the Town Hall event in...
TJC to host 'Tri My Best Triathlon' on Sunday, April 14
The Tyler Junior College Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program will host a “Tri My Best Triathlon” for special needs children from 1 to 5 p.m....

Rusk City Council forum held
On Monday, April 8, the Cherokeean Herald held a question and answer forum for candidates seeking seats on the Rusk City Council in the upcoming May 4 general election....
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The Talon Point Players, with Rusk High School Theater Arts/English IV teacher and director Catherine Gaertner (front, center) show off their medals and the bi-District award they recently won for their UIL One-Act Play, ‘Terra Nova.’ Talon Point Players bring home honors for ‘Terra Nova’
Oscar Wilde was once quoted as saying “I love acting. It is so much more real than life.” And that is what the Talon Point Players of Rusk High...

TNT camp registration opens
All the world’s a stage – and the Cherokee Civic Theatre is offering local youth and teens a whole new world during this year’s Thespians in Training (TNT) summer...
New business makes downtown Rusk home
You don’t have to go to the next town, to go Underground. UnderGround Vapor Lounge is the newest business to set up shop in downtown Rusk. The...

Alto City Council eyeing changes to city’s junked car ordinance
The current city ordinance pertaining to junked motor vehicles will stand, at least for now, according to the decision by city councilmen at the Alto City Council meeting...
JCC approves contract with city manager, cancels May 4 election
The Jacksonville City Council voted to enter into a two-year contract with City Manager Greg Smith following executive session of the March 12 meeting. Although Smith...
Tomato Bowl pavers still available
The Jacksonville Education Foundation (JEF) invites the public to “leave your ROCKSOLID mark on the new Tomato Bowl Pass.” The first order of engraved brick pavers for the...
Rusk council, community collaborate on new sports fields
Ask and it shall be given.... The Rusk City Council unanimously approved leasing property adjacent to the KOA campground for new sports fields during the council meeting...
2019 local Women’s History Month luncheon honors ‘Unsung Heroes’
Though they come from varied backgrounds, five area residents being recognized in honor of National Women’s History Month all have one thing in...

Rusk council says no to zone change in District 2
The people of the city of Rusk’s District 2 spoke up – and their City Council listened. During a recent council meeting, held Tuesday, Feb. 26, council members held the...
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Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library Director Melanie Brumit, right, congratulates Henderson resident Michelle Best, left (standing) as library board member Cindy Steele, left (kneeling), Best’s family and staff members of the Troup Brookshire’s grocery store after Best won the library’s grocery grab fundraiser held at the store on March 7. Grocery Grab a success
A 10-minute shopping spree was recently raffled as a fund-raiser by the Cameron-J. Jarvis Troup Municipal Library. Michelle Best, of Henderson,...