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Army Pvt. Hugh Ghormley has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and...
Clogging lessons slated
For those who can't seem to stay with an exercise program clogging may be the answer. "Clogging is an excellent form of exercise and lots of fun," said Peggy Hugghins,...
Birmingham Golf Course announces Super Bowl scramble
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the thirteenth annual Superbowl Scramble Saturday Feb. Tee time is 10 a.m. Cash prizes of $600, $400, $200 and $100 will be paid out...
Rusk Mayor Suzann McCarty administers the oath of office to Councilman Kris Morgan. Mr. Morgan was appointed Thursday evening to a vacancy on the Rusk council created by the Dec. 12, 2006, death of District 1 Councilmember Ruth Ross. Morgan appointed to Rusk city council
Kris Morgan is the new District 1 Rusk City Councilmember. He was appointed Thursday evening by the city council to fill the position formerly held...

Construction nears $1 million in 2006
Rusk building permits for 2006 totaled $978,465, compared to $1,165,000 in 2005. Of the 2005 permits issued, values of home construction totaled $948,000, almost as much...
'Dirty Work at the Crossroads' auditions slated
Anyone who would like to be a member of a cast of bumbling characters and enjoys hootin' and hollerin' is invited to the Cherokee Civic Theatre, 116 West 5th Street, just...
Barbara Draper receives Special Olympics award
Special Olympics Texas has selected Barbara Draper as the 2006 Trainer of the Year. Ms. Draper has been involved in Special Olympics for more that 15 years and has...
Alzheimer's support group will not meet in January
There will be no Alzheimer's meetings in January. They will resume Feb. 1 at Lexington Place (formerly Oak Park Care Center) in Rusk. For more information call Liz at (903)...
Curtis Hanson dazzles a group of children attending Lauren Gonzalez' third birthday party in 1988. Mr. Hanson is the state's newest multi-millionaire  after winning a scratchoff lottery game last week. Texas' newest multi-millionaire
A Gallatin man who is accustomed to making things disappear in magic acts found himself with a winning lotto ticket that will make money magically...

Land donated to refuge by California couple
A California couple donated one acre of land to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, thus finalizing the establishment of the Neches River Wildlife Refuge, said...
Frosty weather lingers
Old man winter blew through East Texas Sunday night and left a palette of ice crystals dangling from trees. The storm was not as severe as...

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...
CHRIS DAVIS Citizen of the year highlights chamber banquet
County Judge Chris Davis will be the master of ceremonies for the 66th annual Rusk Chamber of Commerce banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the junior...

Cast announced for "On Golden Pond"
Cherokee Civic Theatre Director Don Parsons and Producer Camille Jones have put a cast together to tell the story of the Thayers, in their 44th year of going to their...