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***UPDATE**** Female found dead in Bullard
Approximately 8:30 a.m. Bullard Police received a call reporting a body had been found on Brentwood Drive with officials confirming the body found was dead at 12:15 p.m....
Breaking News: Body found in Bullard
Approximately 8:30 a.m. Bullard Police received a call reporting a body had been found on Brentwood Drive with officials confirming the body found was dead at 12:15 p.m....
UPDATE: Today's special Rusk meeting rescheduled
A special Rusk City Council meeting set for 5 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24) was canceled late Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was rescheduled for...


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to remind residents to be cautious when enjoying area lakes and rivers this summer. This week is National Safe Boating Week and the TPWD offers classes on boating safety and licensing. Visit the department’s website, www.tpwd.texas.org. Courtesy photo Nat’l Safe Boating Week reminds Texans to stay safe on the water
As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) boater education and law enforcement staff are...


Primary runoff election results posted
As of 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, local election officials reported complete but unofficial voting totals in the primary runoff elections. Winners were: - Billy M....
510 county HS grads in the class of 2018
Cherokee County will witness a total of 510 students graduate from area high schools in May. Rusk graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Jim Swink...
Governor Abbott visits Nacogdoches for Lone Star Legislative Summit
The SFA campus was abuzz with energy on Friday when over 400 guests joined elected officials from various districts, business leaders, forward thinkers and community...
Something’s cooking: 4-H Food and Fashion Show contests
The Cherokee County 4-H Food Challenge was held Friday, January 12 at the Cherokee County Exposition Center. Teams of 4-H members have 40 minutes...


Humanitarian nature
Billy Bateman (right) received the Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains national foundation. The award was...


Rusk citizen voices concerns about speeders on Hwy. 84 E
Rusk City Council meet Thursday, Jan. 11 for about 45 minutes taking care of the city’s business. The agenda only had four action items on it. The first item was to...
Now open
The new Truckerz Truck Stop, located on U.S. Highway 84 in Rusk, is now open. The store is owned by Yash Asarsa. Mr. Asarsa said he was looking...


A cool New Year: Celebrating 2018 in style!
Courtesy Photos: Edith Fudge Cherokee County welcomed 2018 in style – despite the cold temperatures – including the residents of Angelina House in...


Because of the brave: Cherokee County celebrates Veterans Day
The people of Cherokee County came together to honor county, state and national veterans with several Veterans Day programs Friday. Pictured are...


Photos: Grace Traylor, JISD
Jacksonville High School students watch the fireworks display after the Last Pass on the Grass ceremony following the Fightin’ Indians' game against Nacogdoches. Going out in style: Last Pass on the Grass
The iconic Tomato Bowl will receive a new look on the inside – but it received a grand send-off during the Last Pass on the Grass ceremony Friday...


Photo: LeAnn Jones

Alto’s Hunter Townsend beats Shelbyville’s Jacobi Jackson to the end zone during Friday’s game. The Jackets picked up a 52-18 win over the Dragons. Alto (4-6, 3-2) will take on Lovelady in the bi-district round Friday at Westwood’s Panther Stadium in Palestine. The game can be heard at 7 p.m. Friday on 103.9 FM and citylinktv.com/channel/jacksonville. Jackets clinch 3rd with win; meet Lovelady at Westwood Friday
ALTO – Routing the Shelbyville Dragons, the Alto Yellowjackets dominated in all three phases of the game Friday night. The Dragons put up a...