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A canister of live, wiggling worms survived the fiery crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The canister, which was part of a scientific experiment using microgravity, was recovered in East Texas. REMEMBERING COLUMBIA
Feb. 1 will be a day to pause and reflect - what was - and what was lost. Four years after the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia, the nation...

3 arrested after search warrant is executed
A narcotics search warrant executed by the Cherokee County Sheriff 's Office last week resulted in the arrest of two men and one woman. Sheriff 's deputies served the...
Alzheimer's support group meets 1st Thursday
The Alzheimer's support group local alliance meetings is scheduled for noon Feb. 1 at Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union in Rusk. Lunch will be provided by Lexington...
Republican club will meet Feb. 5 at Hot Biscuit
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Hot Biscuit Family Restaurant, 1407 E. Rusk, in Jacksonville. New officers to be installed...
Alto city administrator Ashley Judd resigns
Alto has a new city administrator as Ashley Judd announced her resignation during Thursday's special meeting of the Alto City Council. Ms. Judd said she has accepted a...
Food Check Out Week scheduled Feb. 4-10
Feb. 4-10 has been designated as Food Check Out Week. According to the agriculture department it takes most Americans approximately five weeks to make enough money to buy...
Class reunion planned
The Rusk High School class of 1987 is currently planning its 20th reunion. Classmates who would like to take part in the planning or would like to leave their contact...
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...
Texas Parks  Wildlife Commissioner John D. Parker takes the podium at a town hall meeting on the Texas State Railroad last Friday in Jacksonville. Seated from left are Marie Whitehead, TSR Operating Authority (TSROA) member, State Rep. Chuck Hopson, State Sen. Robert Nichols and TSROA members Steve Presley, Bob Goldsberry, Charles Hassell and Dan Davis. 150 voice concerns about state railroad
Approximately 150 persons attended a Town Hall meeting at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville Friday night. The event was hosted by State...

Volunteers are sought
Volunteers are needed at East Texas Medical Center Rusk. Persons interested in becoming a volunteer may contact Becky Ford, clinic manager, at (903) 683-3604.
MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk through Jan. 24 were: John Woodruff of Rusk and Amanda Kee of Jacksonville; Jerrick Skinner of Alto and...
State Rep. Chuck Hopson Committee assignments now complete
State Rep. Chuck Hopson (D-Jacksonville) and state Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) plan to set the "D" and the "R" aside during the current...

Relay for Life committee slates run for April 27
Date for the 2007 American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Cherokee County has been set for April 27, 2007 at Mauldin Field, Jacksonville High School. The date was set...
Caddoan Mounds to hold formal tours
Formal museum and trail tours will be held at Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site beginning at 9 a.m. Mar. 3 and April 21. These days will be reserved to devote 3 hours to a...
Texas State Railroad is up and running
The Texas State Railroad will be making runs on Saturdays in January and February. The train will depart from Rusk at 11 a.m. and will return at 3:30 p.m. The train will...