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Jacksonville Rotary
On Wednesday, March 8, Dr. Charles Creed (right) invited Dr. Mike Miller the Pastor from Central Baptist Church to be the guest speaker for the...


Family History Fair presents awards to students who competed in the...
At the annual Family History Fair Saturday, March 11, East Texas Genealogical Society presented awards to students who competed in the essay and...


Cherokee County 4H Clay Crushers
CRUSHIN’ IT! Cherokee County 4H Clay Crushers have been busy pulverizing sporting clays all over Texas this year. They had a great showing in San...


Week in Review: end of February marks busy time for Representatives
The last weeks of February were eventful for the Texas House of Representatives. Our committees are now organized, and important bills are making their way through the...
Nichols' 5 cents: convention of states; no Daylight Savings?
Almost two months into the legislative session, the Legislature is approaching the first of many deadlines, including the last day to file most bills. As of this writing,...
Master Gardeners spring conference this weekend
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring conference Saturday, March 11 at First Christian Church, 222 Beaumont St. in Jacksonville. Registration...
Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist welcomes pastor
Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church would like to welcome new pastor Carroll Grigsby and his wife, Dee, to their church family. The Grigsby family is originally from...
Army Pvt. Dyson deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve
Army Pvt. Dustin Dyson has recently deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve. Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective...
Cherokee County Genealogical Society announces meeting
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be at 5 p.m., Monday, March 13, in the community meeting room of the Singletary Memorial Library...
Several TxDOT and Cherokee County dignitaries move the first dirt on the U.S. Highway 69 widening project through Wells during a ceremony Monday morning. The project has been approximately 30 years in the making and will widen the existing roadway to a four-lane divided curb and gutter section. From left are Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce chair Andy Calcote, Precinct 1 Commissioner Kelly Traylor, TxDOT Tyler Area Engineer Shane Cunningham, East Texas Council of Governments Executive Director David Cleveland, Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis, Wells Mayor C.W. Williams, Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III, USDA Rural Development Area Director Yolanda Collins, TxDOT Tyler Deputy District Engineer Vernon Webb, Jacksonville Chamber Economic Development Chair Nathan Jones, Precinct 2 Commissioner Steven Norton and Precinct 4 Commissioner Byron Underwood. On the road: U.S. Highway 69 project officially breaks ground
After 30 years in the making with starts and stops that at times resembled gridlock traffic, a project specifically designed to alleviate that...


Jacksonville Rotary hears about RYLA Camp
Jacksonville’s Rotary program chair for March 1, was Dr. Edwin Crank. He presented a very interesting a tribute to Rotary and previous members. The...


Jacksonville Rotary learns about service dogs
Rotarian Michael Brown ( right) invited Nikki Brown to be the guest speaker for the Feb. 15 Rotary meeting. Nikki provided information about...


Rube Sessions Memorial Library in Wells hosting GED Classes
GED classes began on Sept. 12 at Rube Sessions Memorial Library in Wells. The classes are from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Classes are being offered through Angelina College in Lufkin...
The Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Do-Re-Mi choir, under the direction of T.J. Johnson, performed during a Black History program at the Singletary Memorial Library in Rusk Feb. 23. Do-Re-Mi singing is a traditional style of singing in churches that requires no instruments; rather, it involves a capella singing and keeping time with tapping feet. Corinth Do-Re-Mi Choir performs
The Do-Re-Mi choir of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Bullard, performed at the Singletary Memorial Library in honor of Black History Month Feb....


Commissioners approve several CCSO agenda items
Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting had several guests present for the session. The visitors were the members of the Rusk Leadership Institute...