County

Jacksonville Council approves ordinance changes
The Jacksonville City Council made a few branding decisions during their monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening. Prior to the branding decisions, the council approved...
Jacksonville College is pleased to present the 2017 Homecoming Court. Pictured on the front row, from left are Homecoming Queen candidates Sidney Heyman, Abby Lykens, Brianna Perry, Katy Arbuckle and Olivia Day. On the top row, from left are Homecoming King candidates John Paul Allen, Nylan Yancy, Marcale Lotts, Felippe Decker and Diego Garcia. JC Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 18. Jacksonville College Homecoming 2017 activities announced
Jacksonville College will celebrate Homecoming 2017 on Feb. 17-18 on the JC campus and at various locations around Jacksonville. Alumni and...


Battle of the Banks
All financial institutions in Cherokee County have been challenged to participate in Battle of the Banks the entire month of February. Money raised will benefit the...
Student earns GED
The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Miss Katlyn Goodman of Dialville, upon earning her GED in February 2017 through the study program...


County residents make OU Dean’s Honor Roll
Students from 49 states, and Washington, D.C., are listed on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus honor roll for the fall 2016 semester. In most colleges, student must...
County resident named to University of Alabama Dean’s List
Kara Michele Kuczkowsi of Bullard, was named to The University of Alabama’s Dean’s List. A total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester of UA were named...
Meals on Wheels Feb. 15 - 21
Wednesday: Sante Fe chicken, Mexicorn grits, pinto beans, wheat roll, vanilla pudding, milk Thursday: Lemon pepper pollock, rotini pasta blend, rosy pears, wheat...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Gentle Yoga and Foraging
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site will present a Gentle Yoga and Foraging program on Saturday, March 4 with Yoga starting at 10 a.m. and the Foraging begins at 11:15....
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the Cherokee County Master Gardener’s Association as its newest member. The program is an educational, volunteer program offered by the AgriLIFE Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System.  The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. For more information, contact Kim Benton at (903) 683-5416 or visit them at 165 E. 6th St., #104. Growing with the Chamber


The Rotary Club of Rusk recently sent four Rusk High School juniors to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp – Laney Birdwell, Bryanna Beam, Kylee Keith and Chase Seabourn. The group discussed their experience with the club. The four students are pictured with Rotary president Jaleea Hudnall. Rusk's youth leaders


High Points from El Camino Real #1016
As I sat down on Sunday night to write this column, I realized that this will be the 20th Super Bowl Sunday that I have spent this way. I guess I figure it is more...
The vehicle on the right in this photo is believed to be the Alto Civitan Club’s rescue truck. In 1962, the truck was purchased and equipped as well as in the process of being painted. The truck would have been kept at the Alto Volunteer Fire Department, but no other information could be found on either the truck or the Civitan Club. Hark! the Herald: Alto's Civitan Club
Ever since I have been writing this column, I have kept remarking about how I could follow what happened to people and organizations throughout...


CCT to present Sip & See event 'Adam & Eve' Feb. 11
We have all heard how Adam and Eve met (over ribs as it were) but what happened next? Mark Twain, the noted American humorist and novelist, pondered that question and the...
Heartspring Methodist Foundation and the Texas Conference...
Heartspring Methodist Foundation and the Texas Conference are again co-sponsoring seminars for clergy and church staff or laity participating in the financial management of...
Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison addresses attendees at the public opening of The Rusk Family Letters, a new collection at Stephen F. Austin State University that comprises documents written by noteworthy Republic of Texas historical figures Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David Rusk. The Rusk Family Letters Collection at SFA opens to public during...
Dignitaries and special guests, including former U.S. Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison, members of Stephen F. Austin State University’s Board of...