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Commissioners approve buying new CCSO vehicles
Commissioners made short work of a short agenda during the regular Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting, held Tuesday, Nov. 13. Court members – without Precinct 2...
RISD adopts policy to arm staffers
It’s not anything the district plans to apply at this time, but with the passage of a new policy the Rusk Independent School District could allow armed faculty inside...
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Trevor Lawson, 18, of Maydelle was laid to rest on Nov. 13 in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. He was shot and killed Nov. 9. Two arrested as shooting victim laid to rest
Cherokee County law enforcement officials were able to make two arrests in the shooting death of Maydelle teen Trevor Kyle Lawson, within two days...

Cherokee County Veterans' Day program to be held Monday
Cherokee County’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Monday Nov. 12, at the veterans’ marker on the north side of the courthouse...

RCC considers loan for water infrastructure projects
During its first meeting since receiving a definitive answer on how many votes it takes to pass an action item, Rusk City Council members on Monday only used the new rule...
RCC lawsuit settled
Cherokee County Second District Judge Chris Day on Friday made his ruling in the lawsuit brought against Rusk city council members by Rusk city council members. Judge Day...
J’ville announces 2018 Business Man, Woman of the Year
Jacksonville business owners, chamber members and volunteers gathered together for the Fall Membership Luncheon at the Norman Activity Center on...

Cherokee County resident Houston White, 105, exercised his option to vote early during the recent 2018 general election. Voters make only one change to county’s election positions in...
Cherokee County’s elected incumbents all retained their seats after ballot counting ended Tuesday night. Polls across the county closed at 7 p.m....

Little Free Library boxes arrive in Rusk
By Josie Fox herald@mediactr.com Albert Einstien said it best, “The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the...

Little Ones’ Literacy Program fosters love of reading at NSISD
Historic Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot once said, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most...

Wells ISD reveals official moniker for cannon mascot
The Wells Pirates’ foes best watch out, lest they RELEASE… THE KRAKEN!!! Wells Independent School District’s students learned the name of the school’s new mascot, a...
District judge deliberates on lawsuit against RCC
Cherokee County 2nd District Court Judge Chris Day opted to take a little time to make a decision in the lawsuit brought against the city of Rusk and three council members...
Ferrara apologizes for inappropriate comments
While no council members resigned Thursday, Oct. 18, at least two concerned citizens called for the resignations of District 4 Councilman Ken Ferrara and District 5...
Scaring up years of good fun: Scare on the Square marks 15th...
Downtown Rusk has been the place for tricks, treats and all kinds of Halloween-y good times for more than a decade now. This year’s Scare on the Square trick or treating...
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Rusk Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer, far right, and Rusk Police Chief Joe Williams swear in RPD’s newest honorary officer Mikey Overstreet, center, as his parents look on, during the regular Rusk City Council meeting held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Rusk Civic Center. The police department also presented the Overstreet family with a battery backup for Mikey’s breathing apparatus. RCC discusses city building codes, plans joint meeting with REDCO
Thursday’s Rusk City Council meeting kicked off on a high note, when Rusk Municipal Judge Forrest Phifer swore in Rusk Police Department’s newest...