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Jacksonville Council approves ordinance changes
The Jacksonville City Council made a few branding decisions during their monthly meeting, held Tuesday evening. Prior to the branding decisions, the council approved...
TFWC Wednesday Study Club holds January meeting
The TFWC Wednesday Study Club of Jacksonville met Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 in the home of Barbara Murray. President Deborah Burkett called the meeting to order and...
Jacksonville College is pleased to present the 2017 Homecoming Court. Pictured on the front row, from left are Homecoming Queen candidates Sidney Heyman, Abby Lykens, Brianna Perry, Katy Arbuckle and Olivia Day. On the top row, from left are Homecoming King candidates John Paul Allen, Nylan Yancy, Marcale Lotts, Felippe Decker and Diego Garcia. JC Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 18. Jacksonville College Homecoming 2017 activities announced
Jacksonville College will celebrate Homecoming 2017 on Feb. 17-18 on the JC campus and at various locations around Jacksonville. Alumni and...


East Texas Communities Foundation appoints board members
East Texas Communities Foundation announced the election of Doug Bolles to serve as Chairman for 2017 and welcomed four new board members: Peter Boyd, Marilyn Abegg-Glass,...
Battle of the Banks
All financial institutions in Cherokee County have been challenged to participate in Battle of the Banks the entire month of February. Money raised will benefit the...
Wells FFA Queens Fun Day
Come and enjoy a family friendly even at the Wells FFA Queens Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cherokee County Show Barn in Jacksonville. All proceeds benefit Cherokee...
Neches River Refuge Field Day
Friends of the Neches River Refuge and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite the public to a free Field Day at the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge from 1 - 4...
High school and college students invited to participate in UT...
Area high school and college students who are interested in learning more about medicine and scientific research are invited to apply for a month-long biomedical science...
Student earns GED
The Jacksonville Literacy Council congratulates Miss Katlyn Goodman of Dialville, upon earning her GED in February 2017 through the study program...


Cherokee Cloggers offering free clogging lessons
The Cherokee Cloggers are offering free beginner clogging lessons starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Classes began on Jan. 12 at the Rusk Civic Center. This class offers...
County residents make OU Dean’s Honor Roll
Students from 49 states, and Washington, D.C., are listed on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus honor roll for the fall 2016 semester. In most colleges, student must...
Jacksonville Rotary
Rotarian Kim Felt (left) invited Julianne Sanford, RN, BSN, to be the guest speaker for Jacksonville’s Rotary meeting Feb. 1. Julianne works as the...


Sweetheart Dance
Texas Helping Hands will be sponsoring a Sweetheart Dance from 7 - 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 for Heart Awareness Month featuring David Allen and The Drifting Outlaws....
Local author demonstrates canning and dehydrating on Channel 56
Local author, Lurlene Bowden will be appearing on Channel 56 KETK from 11 a.m. - noon, Friday, March 3, with the Manager of Longview Natural Grocers. They will be...
County resident named to University of Alabama Dean’s List
Kara Michele Kuczkowsi of Bullard, was named to The University of Alabama’s Dean’s List. A total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester of UA were named...