Front Page

Valentine dinner slated
The Gallatin Volunteer Fire Department will host a Valentine dinner for two event at the Olde Store from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Cost is $20 per couple or $10 per...
Drug raid conducted Feb. 1 at Beal Street residence
A joint drug raid was conducted at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 1 in the 200 block of Beal Street by the Rusk Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff Department, the Drug...
Cookie bouquets available to benefit Relay for Life
For those who want to support their local Relay For Life and show someone they care at the same time can send a Valentine cookie bouquet. The $15 bouquets contain two...
Tickets go on sale for 'On Golden Pond'
Tickets for the Cherokee Civic Theatre production of "On Golden Pond" go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 for patrons and 9 a.m. Monday Feb. 19 for the general public....
Dr. Ross will speak for event
East Texas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Tyler Public Library in the Taylor Auditorium to hear Dr. John Ross speak in conjunction with...
Rusk State Hospital resale shop is open 1st, 2nd Fridays
The Resale Shop operated by the Volunteer Council for the Rusk State Hospital, Inc. is open 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at 545 Castner St, in Rusk on the first and second Friday of...
Corry Lankford earns academic honors
Corry Lankford, son of Lindy and Tony Simms of Alto and Billy Lankford of Rusk, was recognized for outstanding academic accomplishments by being named to the president's...
Writers plan meeting for Feb. 8
The regular monthly meeting of the Inspirational Writers Alive will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8th in the Activity Building, First Church of the Nazarene, corner...
Meeting scheduled for 11th grade students
Terri Daniel, Rusk High School counselor, will conduct an information meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 for 11th grades students and their parents. She will discuss...
BIRTH
Donny and Tandi Dickey of Rusk announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Thomas, at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 26 at East Texas Medical Center in Jacksonville. Nathan weighed six...
GOOD SAMARITAN
Board members met Jan. 9 for the regular bi-monthly meeting and election of new officers. After committee reports were made Kay Epperson was elected new president. Jo...
Walter Cronkite Texas, the State of Springs to air Feb. 15
In parts of Texas, springs have ceased flowing. Aquifers are increasingly scrutinized by regulators and irrigators who nervously watch well pumps...


Rusk summer ball registration planned
Rusk Baseball and Softball Association will conduct registration for summer ball from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at the high school gym and on March 3 and 10 from...
Joe Teague, Rusk native now of Jacksonville, stops by the Rusk Post office to purchase Ella Fitzgerald Black Heritage postage stamps. Toni Guinn, post office employee, sells the stamps to Mr. Teague. 'First Lady of Song' featured during Black Heritage month
Long-time jazz musician and retired band director Joe Teague couldn't let the month of February pass without adding his stamp of approval to a new...


5th travel trailer added to Main Street property
The saga of the Main Street recreational vehicle park continues with the addition of a fifth travel trailer to the four already situated on the lot. The property is owned...