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Craft Turney WSC receives report on TCEQ investigation
Craft Turney Water Supply Corporation (CTWSC) last week received a preliminary report on Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s recent investigation into contaminates...
Changes in the wind for local Relay for Life event
To help keep participation up and interest strong, organizers are making a few changes to Cherokee County’s 2019 Relay for Life event. This year...

CRASE class held in Rusk: Citizens Response to Active Shooter Events
The Agrilife Extension and Texas Extension Education Agency recently sponsored a Citizens Response to Active Shooter Event, directed by DPS...

Rusk man dies in collision with Brook Hill charter bus
Two people, one from Rusk, were killed in a head-on collision with a charter bus carrying Bullard private school students. Tyler law enforcement...

Grand jury indicts Rusk man on capital murder
Cherokee County Grand Jury handed down 28 indictments on Jan. 28, including an indictment for capital murder for Cody Ray Roberts, 18, of Rusk. Roberts was arrested in...
Photo by Megan Dover
Chief Joe Williams, center, poses with members of the first Rusk Citizens Police Academy following their graduation ceremony on 
Tuesday, Feb. 26. 
After receiving their diplomas, the class presented the chief with a plaque of 
appreciation and commendation bar for ‘outstanding community 
service’. Inaugural Rusk Citizens Police Academy celebrates graduation
It was with much pomp and circumstance the 21 members of the Rusk Police Department’s inaugural Citizens Police Academy graduated, during a...

Photo by Michelle Dillon
Citizens check out Harry’s Building Materials new Jacksonville location last weekend. Two J’ville businesses growing like weeds
Two Jacksonville businesses are flourishing in today’s economic landscape. Harry’s Building Material’s new retail store opened over the weekend...

RCC discusses water tank rehab projects
The Rusk City Council returned to discussing a potential loan from the Texas Water Development Board to rehab the city’s elevated water towers during a workshop held...
Joshua Gasaway Arrest made in assault on Alto couple
Local law enforcement officials have made an arrest in connection with the beatings of Alto couple, Jean and Judy Williams. Tuesday, March 4,...

Longtime Rusk resident Jeanie Swink Rusk Public Library celebrates biggest supporter
One Rusk resident has gone above and beyond to show the Rusk Public Library and the rest of her community some love and affection. Rusk resident...

Only you can prevent forest fires: Wildfire season approaches
It may not seem like it now, with all the recent rain, but state and local fire officials want to remind citizens wildfire season isn’t that far away. Earlier this month,...
Local elections heating up
Filing for local municipal and school board elections ended Tuesday, Feb. 19. General elections for cities and school boards across Cherokee County will be held Saturday,...
Utility poles were the only casualties of the accident in which traveling industrial equipment pulled down utility wires along U.S. Highway 69. Too close for comfort: Truck makes a mess of utility lines on Hwy....
Rusk Police Department and other officials spent a cold and rainy day Thursday, Feb, 21, making sure motorists were able to navigate U.S. Highway...

Rewards offered for info on two crimes
Cherokee County law enforcement officials continue to investigate two separate incidents that occurred last week at opposite ends of the county – one led to the death of a...
U.S. 69 bypass project petitions available
A committee of Jacksonville citizens, concerned with the ramifications of a proposed reroute of U.S. Highway 69 around the city, are looking for a...