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RHS scholarship will honor an extraordinary life
Dear Friend, 8 June 2007 "Today, I finally arrived in Liberia! Help me while I'm here to be a light brighter than any has shone before." These were Collin Carroll's...
Joshua Acker Newspaper celebrates 158th birthday with open house


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Recent sales tax reports reflect stronger local economy and include...
Retail sales in December are helping give a jump start to the most recent sales tax reports released by the state comptroller's office. For...


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Sports is not about 'just winning'
I am so disappointed with the decision to remove Coach Wayne Mahaffey as athletic director at Rusk High School. I know the avid sports fans may disagree with me, and I...
CLARIFICATION
In the Jan. 13 issue of the Cherokeean Herald, a photo caption on the front page incorrectly stated that Ramona Gillen ran underneath a Rusk ISD school bus. Ms. Gillen's...
61 years later, woman's prayer is answered
Back in July of 2006 1 traveled to Vinnitsa, Ukraine, for a two week missionary trip that would include one week of children's camp or what we call vacation Bible school...
Thanks, Brookshire Bros.
I would like to commend our local Brookshire Bros. store for providing a place inside the store to recycle the many plastic bags which we end up with after shopping....
KERI SMITH Former Jacksonville woman seeks help in talent search
My name is Keri Smith and I am doing the Big Shot Live reality show. Big Shot Live (www.bigshotlive. com) is the first-ever national online talent...


How to be a convention delegate
Did you ever see those people on TV, wearing funny hats and carrying signs at political conventions, and wonder how they got to be there? How is it that they get to select...
STATE SEN. ROBERT NICHOLS Private prisons shouldn't cost jobs
At a hearing of the Private Prison Industries Oversight Committee last week, I called for an end to contracts giving prison industry partners an...


ETMC Rusk's emergency center represents important economic...
It seems like only yesterday. On the morning of Aug. 5, 2002, I picked up the telephone and called my parents' house to see how my dad, Emmett...


graphic: Cherokeean Herald After months of downward spiral in retail, Jacksonville's sales tax...
After months of posting lackluster retail sales, Jacksonville is again in positive position. State Comptroller Susan Combs recently released...


New dollar coin draws criticism
I wrote a letter back in July concerning a new dollar coin that our government made which our motto "In God We Trust" was printed on the rim of the coin. I am excited to...