Photo by Cristin Parker
County Treasurer Patsy Lassiter, center, with her husband Jack, daughter Jacey Smith, far left, and stepdaughter Darlene Stanley , far right, enjoy Lassiter’s retirement party held earlier this month at the Cherokee County Courthouse. County, Rusk bid ‘Bon Voyage’ to 2 longtime employees
County Treasurer Lassiter retires Cherokee County staffers, friends and family bid County Treasurer Patsy Lassiter a fond farewell on Tuesday,...

The Celebration Choir includes sopranos: Alyssa Duplichain, Lisa Duplichain, Misty Duplichain, DeAnna Griffith, Judy Johnson, Karen Kesinger, Patti Low, Tracy Marshall, Celeste Rangel, and Mckenna Ward; altos: Betty Duplichain, Sandy Good, Mary Lang, Shirley McCormack, Janet Pridmore, Carla Riley, Beth Sheridan, and Alison Wier; tenors:  Larry Crosby, Billy Germany, Ed Marshall, Dakota Montgomery, Peter Paddock, Jace Tobias, and Dale Wier; and basses: Garrett Duplichain, Jackson Duplichain, Jeffrey Duplichain, Mason Griffith, Jordan Hall, and Mike Low.  The media team includes Don McCormack, Danny Ward, and Owen Wood.  75925 Banner Bearers are:  Josh Castillo, Halle Duplichain, Todd Duplichain, Ryan Griffith, Foster Hall, Jacey Hicks, Blair Low, Brooke Low, and Owen Wood. Director is Jason Duplichain.
Children’s Choir members include Jenna Duplichain, Kira Ferrell, Brantley Garcia, Kaci Garcia, Jenna Gould, Abigail Hess, Aiden Hess, Brantley Kennedy, Kinley Lindsey, Tripp Lindsey, Brianna Low, Eli Middleton, Tristen Taylor, Lucy Ward, Cheyenne Wilkerson and Ryder Wilkerson. The Mike Speck Trio is back
Three-time Dove Award winner Mike Speck will join the Celebration Choir & Children’s Choir of First Baptist Church – Alto in presenting ‘The Name …...

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The home of Ken and Shanna Ferrara will be among those showcased in this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 9. Holiday Tour of Homes spans Rusk
A little piece of Rusk’s history got a new home for Christmas last week – just in time for the annual Rusk Christmas Tour of Homes, too. Thanks to...

Rosemary Middleton
Funeral services for Rosemary Middleton, 83, of Rusk, will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Sardis Baptist Church, under the direction of Wallace-Thompson...

Ann Dodd
Graveside services for Ann Dodd, age 79, of Jacksonville, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Whitehouse Cemetery with Rev. Steve Edwards officiating....

Johnny Isaacs
Loving husband, father, and grandfather Johnny Isaacs of Rusk, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Elkhart. Johnny was born October 22, 1955 in Jacksonville. He was...

The Fox Box: County wide sports updates
Area schools are hooping it as non-conference basketball play continues. Jacksonville Indians travel to Nacogdoches for Central Heights tournament The Jacksonville...

The Fox Box: County wide sports updates
Friday night lights shone a little dimmer this last week as the final area team fell out of play for the 2018 season. The Troup Tigers fell to the Newton Eagles, squashing...