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Rock Solid: JEF offering bricks to honor former, current Indians at...
Jacksonville alumni, both present and past, have the opportunity to get their Fightin’ Indian spirit etched in stone. The Jacksonville Education...


Photo by Josie Fox
Pictured from left to right are Rusk City Hall employees Donna Perry, Beverly Lacy-Brister, Angela Rios, Brittany Stith, Pam Tyer and Rosalyn Brown. Rosalyn Brown approved as Rusk City Secretary
A couple of new faces are manning the windows at Rusk City Hall as two seasoned staffers move into new positions. Longtime customer service clerk...


Volunteers with the Texas Mission Builders work on getting the frame up for Memorial Missionary Baptist Church's new building.
Photo by Cristin Parker Building on the Rock -- Local church gets help building new facility
Memorial Missionary Baptist Church wasn’t planning to rely on the kindness of strangers – but they got it. The church, located on Crockett Street...


Cherokee County Marriage License Applicants
These couples applied for marriage licenses at the Cherokee County Clerk’s Office between July 23 and Aug. 27: James Allen Reschke and Shelby Lane Golightly, both of...
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Shake, Rattle & Roll members (pictured in no particular order) are Tavie Spivey of Gilmer; Brenda Spencer of Henderson; LeAnn Bemis of Longview; and Sissy Perry of Corsicana, bring the golden age of rock ‘n roll back to the Cherokee Civic Theatre stage, Saturday, Sept. 8 in Rusk. Tickets are on sale now.  Visit www.cherokeetheatre.net to reserve tickets. Shake, Rattle & Roll down to CCT for “Raise the Roof” concert event
Cherokee Civic Theatre's giving you a chance to rekindle your love affair with 'America's Sweethearts.' Tickets are on sale now for a performance...


At the movies...The Spy Who Dumped Me brings home 3 potatoes and...
Spud Nut, The Spy Who dumped Me (R, 115 minutes) gives you a good time at the movie, and what else can you want for the ticket price. Mila Kunis and Kate...
VFW Post 3406 offers scholarship programs
The Rusk VFW Post 3406’s annual Patriot’s Pen scholarship program is open to students in grades six through eight enrolled in public, private or home school. This is an...
Entities closing for Labor Day
Numerous federal, state and local offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 to observe the national Labor Day holiday. The U.S Postal Service will be closed to observe the...
Services set for Carlene Clayton
Longtime Rusk Independent School District alum Carlene Clayton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21. She had been battling pancreatic cancer. Services for...


Photo by Josie Fox
Pictured is an example of a remote control vehicle that will be available for rental at the proposed R/C race track in  Rusk. The Redcat Racing Blackout model is a one tenth scale, off road model with stock motors and six cell batteries. This model will run at an approximate speed of 20 mph out of the box and will be featured in a separate class at the track. R/C track proposed in Rusk
Rusk resident Chris Baker wants Rusk to get its race on – remote control style. Baker, a recent transplant from California, presented a proposal...


USPS statement regarding recent delivery and processing interruptions
The Postal Service is committed to providing exceptional customer service. Additionally, the safety and security of employees, customers, and the mailstream is our top...
Burn ban set for Cherokee County
During an emergency Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 a burn ban was set for Cherokee County by unanimous decision. In light of the...
Cherokee County employees present to receive their years of service award during the July 9 Commissioner’s Court meeting were, in no particular order, Jennifer Crowley, Judia Husband, Kelly Ray, Marceia Hamilton, Jonathan Hughes, Pam White, Peggy  Cornelius and Chris Davis. Also pictured are county commissioners Kelly Traylor, Pct. 1;  Steven Norton, Pct. 2; Pactrick Reagan, Pct. 3 and Byron Underwood, Pct. 4. Service awards presented during July 9 Commissioner’s Court...
Years of service awards were presented to county employees during the July 9 Commissioner’s Court meeting. Those receiving an award for five...


Public hearings held for new homes, new sign in Rusk
Rusk city council members held two public hearings concerning various zoning issues within the city limits during the regular June council meeting. Two zoning matters were...
Alto City Councilman Jerry Flowers resigns
City Councilman Jerry Flowers resigned his seat on the Alto City Council at the regular meeting Monday. Councilman Flowers told the council his work schedule would not...