Education

Rusk FFA member Jeb Besson received the State Star Greenhand in Agribusiness award. Jeb is the owner and operator of Jeb’s Calls, which involves the production, distribution and marketing of custom duck calls. He received a $1,000 scholarship. Rusk FFA shines at 89th annual State FFA Convention
The Rusk FFA finished another award winning year that culminated at the 89th Texas FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi last week. The Rusk FFA...


The 2016-17 Alto FFA officers are, from left, vice-president Corbin Threadgill, secretary Presley Griffith, reporter Ryan Griffith, president Samantha Morris, 2nd vice-president Annie Cox, sentinel Abby Bernard and Kaylee Chometa. Alto FFA fired up after busy summer in Crockett, Corpus
From June 26 to June 28, four Alto FFA officers attended the “Oh so fine Area IX” leadership camp. The camp was held outside of Crockett, Texas. ...


NSHS FFA ‘pursues their passion’ at state convention
According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary the word relentless means showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength or pace. ...


Lunch & Learn
Come join the Rusk Chamber of Commerce for the first quarterly Lunch & Learn,Thursday, Aug. 17 from noon-1 p.m. at the Rusk Library. Guest speaker will be Bob Goldsberry...
Over $1 Million Awarded to Four New College Credit for Heroes Programs
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $1.03 million to support four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....
Jacksonville Library Director Trina Stidman shows off the Christmas in July kiosk at the Jacksonville Library, which benefits the county’ abused or neglected children. Christmas in July Donation Drive Continues
Only eight shopping days left until Santa visits the Cherokee County Rainbow Room for Christmas in July. The annual Christmas in July donation...


Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18. The...
Jacksonville Chamber Back 2 School Fair for Jacksonville students –...
Time to think about back to School, the Back 2 School Fair’s 12th annual event is set for Thursday, August 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. in the John Alexander Gym, 811 Farnsworth,...
Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...


Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France to participate in the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. During their trip, students also visited the Château De Bellet vineyard. SFA students travel to France for Cannes International Film Festival
Stephen F. Austin State University students from the hospitality administration and filmmaking programs traveled to France in May to participate in...


2017 Region 7 Superintendent of the Year Announced
Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Lufkin ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as the 2017 Regional...
Alto & Rusk Residents named to the Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University for the spring semester: •Alto Kristen Kirkpatrick, Nursing; Christopher...
County Resident named to the Dean’s List
University of Alabama student Kara Michele Kuczkowski of Bullard, was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring...
Jacksonville Resident Graduates College
Jose Barrientos, a native of Jacksonville, received a MA-Music degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2017 semester. The University of Iowa is one...