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Greg Smith hired as new Jacksonville city manager
The City of Jacksonville has welcomed a new city manager into the fold. Greg Smith, who previously served as city administrator in Shenandoah and city manager in...
Welcome home: Miles Pike, Michael Card performing in Tyler Saturday
Miles Pike has traveled the world spreading the gospel through his music, but as the old saying goes, “There’s no place like home.” The Jacksonville native and gospel...
Stella Hill Library board requests funding for roof
Two members of the Stella Hill Library Advisory Board, Kyle Griffith and Andy Grammar, made a request to the Alto City Council Monday for funds to put a new roof on the...
JPD captures D. Hunter March 16
The Jacksonville Police Department recently captured a man wanted on warrants from several organizations. Drashaydrian “Stinky Butt” Hunter, 26, ...


News briefs
Alto Elementary Pre-K roundup and shot clinic March 27 Please come by the school on the date below to begin your child’s application for the 2018-2019 school year. Date:...
In appreciation
The Good Samaritan of Rusk presented an appreciation plaque to Gene Brown, store director of Brookshire Bros. in Rusk, in appreciation for the many...


Little blessings: Cox creates Lola’s Little Blessing Box
At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished, it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s...


Still growing: Calvary Baptist celebrates 50 years
Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville celebrated its 50th anniversary March 4. More than 125 current and past members attended the worship...


Pct. 4, Republican Party chair run-off elections set for May 22
A few Cherokee County candidates will need to do a bit more campaigning before taking their office. Two county races will need to hold run-off elections May 22. Elections...
Child/family service board meets with commissioners
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting the court heard from two of the members from the Cherokee County Child and Family Service Board...
Drashaydrian Hunter Tips requested for location of man wanted by Jacksonville Police Dept.
The Jacksonville Police Department and Cherokee County Crimestoppers are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of a Jacksonville man...


CCSO arrests man March 6 on active warrants for theft, evading arrest
After a foot chase, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rusk man March 6 for several active warrants, including failure to appear on charges of theft of...
‘Charmed’ show: Cherokee Charmers win in Galveston
The Cherokee Charmers proved over the weekend that hard work pays off – to the tune of 23 awards at Drill Team competition in Galveston. The squad...


Clardy, C. Davis, among county winners in primaries
County and state politicians kicked off the road to the November general election Tuesday night with the Republican and Democratic primaries, and a number of contested...
RISD sets date for career, tech building open house
Rusk ISD is one step closer to opening the brand new career and technology building – and other area schools are taking notice. Superintendent Dr. Scott Davis told the...