Area Interest

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,...


Investigation continues into shots fired at JISD admin office
Reports of shots fired at the Jacksonville Independent School District central office put one elementary school campus on lock down Friday...


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 …...


People Helping People set for Dec. 15
Want to make a difference this Christmas season? The community has been invited to become part of the People Helping People brigade at Super...


Area churches announce Christmas event schedules
Alto The A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church, located at 131 Cooper Street in Alto, is performing their Christmas cantata at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The First...
USPS operating status for National Day of Mourning, Dec. 5, 2018
President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H. W. Bush. Out of respect for the...
USPS giving Santa a hand with holiday mailing schedule
The holidays aren’t so far away, and officials with the U.S. Postal Service have released this year’s holiday mailing schedule, to make sure those...


Christmas and holiday activities throughout Cherokee County and...
Entities across Cherokee County are helping people get into the Christmas spirit this year with holiday events and activities for the whole family. Area wide Now...
Dinner and bingo offered Thursday
Grab dinner and a dauber during the Cherokee County Relay for Life’s Harvest of Hope Dinner & Relay Bingo event. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Rusk Civic...
Pros recommend auto maintenance before holiday trips, weather commence
With wintry weather taking hold and the holiday travel season just around the corner, now’s the time to give the family jalopy at little TLC. Local automotive businesses...
Rusk residents begin process seeking recall election for two...
The newly formed Rusk Recall Committee has retained a lawyer and filed paperwork to begin a petition seeking a recall election for two of Rusk City Council members. The...
ToP playing Santa for underprivileged families
The Tree of Promise is making its list and checking it twice – for its annual holiday Dream Tree program. The non-profit is taking applications for Rusk families to be...
The votes are in!
The Cherokee County Election Department has announced that 25 of 25 boxes are in for Cherokee County. Of the 27,699 registered voters 14,094 cast a ballot; 50.88 percent of...
The Cherokeean Herald is looking for a few good cooks.
The Cherokeean Herald is cooking up a fun, new contest for our readers and subscribers. With the holiday season fast approaching, many are on the lookout for that new...
Photo courtesy Bullard Fire Dept.’s website
Bullard firefighters work to extinguish a structure that is fully engulfed in flames. October is National Fire Prevention Month: Bullard FD, North...
Editor’s note: Cherokee County is home to 11 fire and volunteer fire departments. This is the final in a series spotlighting local fire departments...