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Washer tourney to honor fallen VFD chief
“Betcha I can toss this here washer into that oil can over yonder.” That’s how the International Association of Washer Players website figures how the time-honored game of...
Photo credit: Rebecca Sanders / TJC
From left: John Hills, TJC trustee; David Hudson, TJC trustee; Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC incoming president; Ann W. Brookshire, TJC trustee; Dr. Mike Metke, TJC chancellor and CEO; and Clint Roxburgh, TJC trustee. TJC holds groundbreaking for Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center
Tyler Junior College officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center. Wise Auditorium, which has...

New Summerfield city council accepts officer resignation
The New Summerfield city council accepted the resignation of Police Officer Shawn Solly at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 11. Solly’s last day on the job in New...
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TubeFab was recognized by the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation as June Employer of the Month. Jacksonville seeks sewer solutions
The Jacksonville city council members, during the June 11 meeting, approved an emergency infrastructure repair work order with Capps-Capco to...

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City secretary Rosalyn Brown swears in Martha Neeley, left, and Francis Long to the District 4 and District 5 city council positions. Neeley and Long were appointed to the city council following the recall of Ken Ferrara and Jan Pate. Rusk City Council swears in two new council members
The Rusk City Council swore in the two new council members appointed to fulfill the terms of the two councilmen recalled in the May 2019 general...

Community news and events for June 12, 2019
Jacksonville’s public swimming pool at Buckner park is now open. The pool, located at 119-123 Newbern St., in Jacksonville, is open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday;...
Registration open for TJC summer, fall semesters
Registration is ongoing for summer and fall semesters at Tyler Junior College. Online registration is available at TJC.edu/register. TJC offers several summer terms to...
Area summer athletic camps continue
Local school districts continue to offer a variety of summer athletic camps. Bullard Basketball A Panthers basketball camp will be hosted Monday-Thursday, June 24-27....
City of Jacksonville Relocating Recycling Dumpster to Royal Oaks...
The City of Jacksonville is removing the recycling dumpster from the Bolton Street location, and relocating to Royal Oaks Landfill at 440 Heath Lane, Jacksonville TX...
Community events and news 6-5
Reklaw’s annual community reunion kicks off at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Community Center, in Reklaw. Anyone who attend Reklaw school, grew up in or reside there...
AED holding health fair, block party
The Alto Economic Development is sponsoring the Alto Fair & Block Party, which will be hosted at the Alto Family Medical Clinic, 123 Busy Bee Street, from 10 a.m. until 2...
Jackson Cinema’s 2019 Kid’s summer movie camp opens
Jackson Cinema, 1710 S. Jackson, Jacksonville presents its annual free children’s summer movie camp. Shows start at 10 a.m. every Wednesday, starting June 12. This year’s...
Local pools, splash pads open for 2019 season
Area public swimming pools, splash pads and water parks are offering the chance to cool off this summer. Jacksonville Jacksonville’s public swimming pool at Buckner Park...
UPDATE: Rusk public pool opening date pushed back
Due to continuing repairs, the Rusk swimming pool’s opening has been postponed until further notice. City. officials said Tuesday, June 4, they...

Photo by Josie Fox
The Universe of Stories summer reading program blasted off at the Rusk Library on Tuesday, June 4. Izaiah Soto, inside space ship, gets ready to take off as Easton Hudson hurries inside the capsule. Jordan Keeney, standing, and Kaitlyn Keeney are standing by to cheer them on. Area summer reading programs kick off
Public libraries across Cherokee County are blasting off for the summer as their annual summer reading programs get under way. This year’s program...