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Still growing: Calvary Baptist celebrates 50 years
Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville celebrated its 50th anniversary March 4. More than 125 current and past members attended the worship...


Pct. 4, Republican Party chair run-off elections set for May 22
A few Cherokee County candidates will need to do a bit more campaigning before taking their office. Two county races will need to hold run-off elections May 22. Elections...
Child/family service board meets with commissioners
During Monday morning’s Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting the court heard from two of the members from the Cherokee County Child and Family Service Board...
Drashaydrian Hunter Tips requested for location of man wanted by Jacksonville Police Dept.
The Jacksonville Police Department and Cherokee County Crimestoppers are seeking any information regarding the whereabouts of a Jacksonville man...


CCSO arrests man March 6 on active warrants for theft, evading arrest
After a foot chase, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rusk man March 6 for several active warrants, including failure to appear on charges of theft of...
‘Charmed’ show: Cherokee Charmers win in Galveston
The Cherokee Charmers proved over the weekend that hard work pays off – to the tune of 23 awards at Drill Team competition in Galveston. The squad...


Clardy, C. Davis, among county winners in primaries
County and state politicians kicked off the road to the November general election Tuesday night with the Republican and Democratic primaries, and a number of contested...
RISD sets date for career, tech building open house
Rusk ISD is one step closer to opening the brand new career and technology building – and other area schools are taking notice. Superintendent Dr. Scott Davis told the...
Blue Goose Customs leases building at Norman Industrial Park
The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) is pleased to announce Blue Goose Customs and Fabrication, LLC has executed a 36-month lease for a 5,000...
Nichols named Legislator of the Year by Texas State Rifle Association
On Saturday, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) presented State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) with the Doc Brown Legislator of the Year Award. In the 85th...
Casey Roby of Silsbee is searching for a Hutchinson bottle from New Birmingham’s bottling plant. Anyone with information may call (409) 658-4539. An open (bottle) case: Silsbee man searching for New Birmingham bottle
Casey Roby, Silsbee resident and owner of the Historical Bottling Works Museum, recently visited Cherokee County with a nice bottle on his mind....


Rusk’s star: actress Kay Epperson dies
You don’t have to put “missed” on my tombstone – I haven’t missed a damn thing. I’d rather say, “Wow, what a ride.” – Kay “Baby” Epperson Rusk...


The cast of “Good Help is So Hard to Murder” includes, in no particular order, Sheilah O’Heaney, Jessica House, Claire Bradshaw, Emilee Caldwell, Audrey Steele, Amy McCalister, Kathy Stephenson and Caty Steele. Final weekend of ‘Good Help is So Hard to Murder’ is March 3-4
Good help is hard to find – and it’s even harder to get rid of! The final weekend of the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s production of Good Help is So...


Alto Family Medical Clinic, located at 123 Busy Bee St., is now open and accepting patients. The clinic is open from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. For more information, call (936) 858-2327. City of Alto welcomes newly-opened Family Medical Clinic
People in southern Cherokee County looking for medical care now have clinic close to home. Alto Family Medical Clinic is now open and accepting...


Commissioners ease through 5-minute meeting
The Monday mornings Cherokee County Commissioners Court meeting was about five minutes long – and one of those minutes was taken up by the invocation. Approval was given...