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A local contingent of Rusk leaders joined Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy Thursday morning to speak to leaders with the state Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to advocate for funding for new construction at Rusk State Hospital. From left are Bobby Garmon of Citizens 1st Bank, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn, Department of State Health Services Deputy Commissioner Mike Maples, Sen. Nichols, University of Texas System Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice-Chancellor Dr. David Lakey, Citizens 1st Bank-Rusk president Charles Hassell, Rep. Clardy and HHSC Deputy Commissioner Stephenie Muth. Local contingent advocates for Rusk State Hospital
Thursday morning, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Representative Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) spoke to Health and Human Services...


A man was arrested after a motorcycle chase that started in Smith County and ended in Rusk Tuesday. His name was not released as of press time. Man arrested in Rusk after 2-county motorcycle chase Tuesday morning
A man is in custody after a high-speed motorcycle chase Tuesday morning that covered two counties and involved several law enforcement...


From left, Cherokee County Child & Family Service Board President Nancy Washburn, board member Shirley Reese and drive organizers Diki and Jerry Parker get a peek at some of the many donated items collected during last month’s Christmas in July donation drive, to help stock the county’s Rainbow Room. Donations were delivered to the Rainbow Room on Aug. 9. Also pictured is Reese’s husband, Jim, who documented the delivery for the Rainbow Room. A very merry Christmas (in July): annual drive a success
Santa's little helpers across Cherokee County went the extra mile to make this year's Christmas in July donation drive for the county's Rainbow...


Savannah Applewhite received her Lone Star Chapter degree, which is the highest degree awarded to members in the state for commitment and service to the FFA organization. She is pictured with outgoing Texas FFA officer and Alto native Creager Davis. Wells FFA makes history at 89th State FFA Convention


Tyler Junior College vocational nursing coordinator/professor Felicia Mayo presents the TJC-Rusk vocational nursing class of 2017 during their pinning ceremony, held Aug. 9 at the Rusk High School auditorium. Graduates were Alyssa Ballew, Alice Beaver, Rebecca Branham, Paula Chaney, Bailee Clark, Ashley Cooper, Jared Cravens, Sarah Davenport, Cheyenne Dyess, Amanda Gardner, Eric Heise, Shuntrevia Horn, Amber Lambert, Terra Loden, Kim Singleton, Chelsie Stewart and Brittney Pearl Trowbridge. Pride and devotion: TJC-Rusk celebrates 2017 nursing grads
Before God and those assembled here, I solemnly pledge: To adhere to the code of ethics of the nursing profession: To cooperate faithfully with...


Jacksonville Mayor Dick Stone (middle) and Cherokee County Court-at-Law Judge Janice Stone (right) were recognized as Influential Indians during the annial Jacksonville Education Foundation “Evening With Our Stars” event Aug. 10. They are pictured with daughter Julie Harvey. Jacksonville ISD honors its stars, Influential Indians, Aug. 10
The Jacksonville Education Foundation hosted the 6th annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on August 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. JEF...


Photo: Quinten Boyd
Rusk linebacker B.J. Johnson separates a receiver from the ball during practice Monday afternoon. The Eagles opened fall camp with approximately 70 players as two-a-days kicked off for most UIL schools Monday. Two-a-days for volleyball, cross-country and TAPPS schools started Aug. 1. Breaking the huddle: county 2-a-days begin
It’s still summer in Texas – but the weather over the course of the week has been more like early fall. That means one thing: football time in...


The Cherokeean Herald recently held a Facebook contest for a one-year subscription to the newspaper and a $50 Chili’s gift card. The contest drew more than 1,000 entries. The winner of the one-year subscription to the Cherokeean and a $50 gift card to Chili’s is Liz Anleu George. Lucky winner


JISD Evening With Our Stars Thursday evening
The Jacksonville Education Foundation will host the sixth annual “Evening With Our Stars” event on Aug. 10, 2017 at the Legacy in Jacksonville. ...


It’s about ‘US:’ new organization hoping to shape county’s future
The best thing about the past is it shows you what not to bring to the future. A person’s past doesn’t have to define them. People are unable to...


2 injured after plane crashes north of Mount Selman
Two men were transported to ETMC-Tyler Tuesday afternoon after a single-engine Cessna 150 crashed just north of Mount Selman. One of the two men...


An invasion: hay producers should be on lookout for armyworms
Hay producers should be on the lookout for armyworms in your pasture and hay fields. Armyworm caterpillars can be identified by examining the front...


Golfing for a cause: Collin Carroll Memorial Tournament held July 18
Golfers came out for a good cause July 18 for the annual Collin Carroll Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was named after Collin Carroll,...


The Rusk Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome newest member Aly Bee’s Florist. Aly Bee’s, owned by Alyssa Isaacs, is located at 24455 Highway 69 S, Suite B, in Rusk next to Isaacs Wrecker. The shop offers fresh and silk arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries, funerals and weddings and also sells candles, wax melts, school spirit items and custom baby items. For more information, call (903) 683-BEES (2337). Growing and going in Rusk


The new Exxon truck stop at the intersection of Highway 84 and Loop 343 in Rusk should be open for business by the end of August, said owner Yash Asarsa. “The truck stop will have three bays for trucks with high speed diesel pumps, showers and a restaurant,” Mr. Asarsa said. Under construction