Local News

Rusk Police Department starts Selfie Challenge
The Rusk Police Department started a Selfie Challenge on Monday, Sept. 11. They are challenging the public to meet the officers and take selfies. Post the selfies to...
8th Annual Scarecrow Trail
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association is hosting the 2017 Scarecrow Trail to benefit H.O.P.E. Oct. 14 - 26. The H.O.P.E. organization is a non-profit that...
Meals on Wheels Sept. 20 - 26
Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan, rigatoni pasta with sauce, zucchini, fruit compote, spinach salad, garlic toast, milk Thursday: Sausage and red beans, steamed rice, fried...
The Great Golf Ball Drop
Birmingham Forest Golf Course is hosting The Great Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. The winner does not have to...
Jacksonville Rotary learns about Israel’s Forests
At the Sept. 13 meeting Jacksonville Rotarian Taylor Wilson, Consulting Forester with Farmers National Company, delivered a presentation on the...


Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Gather a team together now for the upcoming Rusk Chamber of Commerce Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., at Birmingham Forest Golf Course in...
“Elf, The Musical Jr.” Auditions
Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk is looking for approximately 25 male and female actors, ages 5-18, for this year’s Christmas production, “Elf, The Musical Jr.” Auditions...
Designer Purse Bingo
Please consider donating a new ‘Designer’ handbag to the 1st Harvest of Hope Designer Purse Bingo to be held at the Rusk Civic Center Saturday, Oct. 28. Vera Bradley,...
Crimestoppers offers Reward
On the weekend of Sept. 9-10, vandals knocked over the water fountain at Plyler Memorial Park located on the square in Rusk. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to...
Rusk Council discusses budget at 2 meetings
The Rusk City Council’s meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14 started like just about every meeting has for the last year and counting. Some citizens that have gone to any of those...
ETMC, UT-Health, Ardent create new ET health system
East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) has selected Ardent Health Services (Ardent) and The University of Texas System (UT System), which includes The...
From left, Sarah Wofford, Elijah Russell, John Wofford and Kara Wofford show off their winning recordbooks from competitions last year. Sarah’s senior level rabbit recordbook won first place in county and district competitions and ninth place at state. Elijah’s intermediate level poultry record book won first at county and district competitions. John’s senior level communications and expressive arts recordbook won first at county and district competitions and fourth at state. He also received a $200 scholarship at the county level for highest placing senior recordbook. Kara’s intermediate level leadership recordbook won first at county and district competition. She received a $200 scholarship at the county level for highest-placing intermediate recordbook. Bluebonnet 4-H kicks off year, announces new 17-18 officers


News Briefs
McKnight Homecoming this weekend The annual McKnight Homecoming will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. To get to the venue, take State Highway 204 and travel 2.4 miles...
Stop – to remember!
Photo: Megan Dover The city of Rusk has installed new stop signs along Euclid Street at Copeland and White streets in the hopes of slowing down...


County entities still helping after Hurricane Harvey
As people from around the world do what they can to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, several Cherokee County entities are doing their parts to help...