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Community events and news 5-22
A committee has been formed to help disburse funds donated to the Alto Disaster Relief Fund, set up at the Bancorp South Bank in Alto. The committee is now accepting...
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Turney resident Michael Knight returns to the ICGMA awards ceremony in July after being nominated for the Association’s Male Horizon award, Male Vocalist of the Year, Christian Country Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year. Knight hits No. 1 on Christian country music charts, up for ICGMA’s...
He’s number one on the charts and number one in our hearts – local country Gospel artist Michael Knight’s song ‘I Got Saved’ has hit the number one...

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Austin Bank CRA Assistant Craig Scheler presents HOPE Executive Director Ellann Johnson with a donation from the bank recently. Also shown are Shawn Eyre and Debbie Braune. Austin Bank continues partnership with HOPE with donation
Austin Bank recently made a donation to HOPE (Helping Other Pursue Enrichment) Inc. The $60,000 donation is a continuation of Austin Bank’s...

BMA Seminary’s 62nd Commencement set
The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary of Jacksonville will hold its 2019 commencement exercises 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in the Dorman Memorial Chapel on...
Utility lines down in Rusk
An oversized load was attempting to turn off HWY 84 onto Loop 343 in Rusk on Tuesday afternoon when the load snagged utility lines. As of 3:17 p.m....

Community news and events for May 15, 2019
Tickets are on sale for the Jacksonville Rotary Club’s annual raffle. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25 and provide chances to get gift certificates for area businesses...
Dr. Michael Tidwell Jacksonville College’s spring commencement set for May 11
Jacksonville College will hold its Spring 2019 graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 11, at Central Baptist Church, 1909 E. Rusk St., in...

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Texas Basket Company owners Martin and Jackie Swanson get a shot with the historical marker th Cherokee County Historical Commission is in the process of installing at the Jacksonville business. 100 years in the making - Jacksonville celebrates The Texas Basket...
Friends, family and fellow community members helped usher Jacksonville’s Texas Basket Company into a new century last week. “We’re here today to...

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Alto ISD Superintendent Kelly West, far left, accepts a $5,000 donation from Whataburger representatives Jennifer Ruiz, director; Brent Bolder, training manager; and Shelly Lipe, marketing director. Whataburger raises $5,000 for Alto ISD
Representatives of Hablinski Investments-Whataburger were able to present a check in the amount of $5,000 to Alto Independent School District on...

Take the Step toward better job skills
Need help developing job skills? The East Texas Human Needs Network, based in Tyler, is sponsoring a Take the Step job skills event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at...
State Rep. Clardy's Office Available for Assistance in Cherokee County
Nacogdoches --- On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Cherokee County constituents will have two opportunities to meet with State Rep. Travis Clardy’s District Director Jerri Jones on...
Cherokee County Texas Republican Club announces date of next meeting
The next CCTR club meeting will be held on May 7 at the Hong Kong Buffet, located at 1644 S. Jackson, Jacksonville. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet...
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Annual Festival to host community drive
RUSK, Texas (April 30, 2019) – One of the main reasons cited for not giving blood is that many others are doing it and my donation is not needed. This is far from the truth...
SFA offering slate of spring events, concerts
Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches has a full calendar of spring activities coming up. Choir concernt featuring area HS students on Friday The SFA Men’s Choir...
Get your spell on: 25th annual Corporate Spelling Bee set
The local corporate world is all abuzz as organizers have announced spelling teams will compete in the 25th annual Corporate Spelling Bee on Wednesday, May 15. Corporate...