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Rusk Police Department starts Selfie Challenge
The Rusk Police Department started a Selfie Challenge on Monday, Sept. 11. They are challenging the public to meet the officers and take selfies. Post the selfies to...
8th Annual Scarecrow Trail
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association is hosting the 2017 Scarecrow Trail to benefit H.O.P.E. Oct. 14 - 26. The H.O.P.E. organization is a non-profit that...
The Great Golf Ball Drop
Birmingham Forest Golf Course is hosting The Great Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. The winner does not have to...
Jacksonville Rotary learns about Israel’s Forests
At the Sept. 13 meeting Jacksonville Rotarian Taylor Wilson, Consulting Forester with Farmers National Company, delivered a presentation on the...


“Elf, The Musical Jr.” Auditions
Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk is looking for approximately 25 male and female actors, ages 5-18, for this year’s Christmas production, “Elf, The Musical Jr.” Auditions...
Designer Purse Bingo
Please consider donating a new ‘Designer’ handbag to the 1st Harvest of Hope Designer Purse Bingo to be held at the Rusk Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 28. Vera Bradley,...
Crimestoppers offers Reward
On the weekend of Sept. 9-10, vandals knocked over the water fountain at Plyler Memorial Park located on the square in Rusk. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to...
Images Speak: Rusk Library Study Club’s 115th anniversary –...
In 1902, fifteen young, single women established a literary group called the Bachelor Girls’ Library Club. The club was originally housed in...


Jacksonville Rotary Discusses Bull Bash
Rotarian Duane Weatherford, Republic Services Operations Supervisor (center), hosted Jeff Harris (left) and Haley Beasley attended the Sept. 6...


Caddo Mounds announces Foraging Program
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. There will be two sessions to choose from on Saturday,...
American Cancer Society: Bark For Life - A Canine Event to Fight...
The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Cherokee County will have a fundraising event “Bark For Life” from 2 - 4 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Nichols Green Park...
Prayer Conference
Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church, 485 N. Main St., Rusk announces a Prayer Conference on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker: Evangelist Martha Heggins...
85th Birthday Celebration
Everyone is cordially invited to a come-and-go 85th birthday celebration for Helen Cornelius from 2 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Rusk KOA, located on Highway...
Rusk Church announces “Yard Free” event
Calvary Baptist Church of Rusk is hosting a “Yard Free” on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. - noon in the church parking lot. Instead of a yard sale, all items are free. No...
NSDAR Announces Meeting
The next meeting of the Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will be a Dutch Treat Luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday,...