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Rusk State Hospital governing body meets
The Governing Body of Rusk State Hospital will meet at the hospital at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Quality Management Department, Building 501, Austin Room. The...
Cherokee County cities post a mixed bag of returns during holiday...
While cash registers jingled during the busy Christmas season, most cities in Texas saw an increase in sales tax revenue - a 6.4 average jump....

Cherokee County sales tax rebates lag behind statewide average
Based on sales tax rebates from the State Comptroller's office, the economy in Cherokee County lagged behind the statewide average during the busy,...

When you go to bed Saturday night, be sure to move your clock forward one hour. The Rusk Volunteer Fire Department suggests that you replace...

Friends group struggles without quorum to vote
The uncertainty of the future of the Texas State Railroad has taken its toll on its friends group as there were not enough members present to constitute a quorum for the...
Rusk man recovers after being shot in ankle at Tyler hospital
A tragedy in Tyler Wednesday touched home in Cherokee County as Ronnie Norton, 60 of Alto, was wounded in the ankle during a shooting that occurred at East Texas Medical...
Super spellers participate in spelling bee
Success is spelled "e-u-l-o-g-y" for Paige Penn of Rusk, who won the Dallas Morning News/ESPN County Spelling Bee at the Rusk High School...

Inspection shows RSH is in top tier
An unannounced survey by the Joint Commission reveals that Rusk State Hospital is in the top tier of medical facilities in the nation. Following a three-day inspection in...
PHOTO: LELAND ACKER LORDS OF THE STING
The Alto Yellowjackets proudly show off their state championship rings after receiving them during lunch period on Monday.

Trailer park court date is postponed to April 3
A continuance has been granted in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Judge Dwight Phifer concerning a suit filed by the city of Rusk against W.R. Bowden and his son, Kevin...
Class of '87 slates reunion June 23 at Hogg Park
The Rusk High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 20 year reunion Saturday June 23 at the Jim Hogg Park during the daytime hours and at the Woods, formerly Cherokee...
Skunk hunting seminar slated for single women
A seminar designed for the single woman who is tired of catching skunks is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Entitled...
Alto youth baseball/softball/ t-ball sign-ups slated
Alto youth baseball, softball and t-ball sign-ups and try-outs will be held at 9 a.m. March 3 at the Alto Youth Baseball/ Softball Complex. Cost is $45 per child. Those...
Republican Club meets March 5
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday March 5 at the Hot Biscuit Family Restaurant 1407 E. Rusk, Jacksonville. Judge Bascom Bentley III of the...
JHS will perform Wizard of Oz this weekend
Jacksonville High School seniors will perform "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend. The musical performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. There is a...