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Rare illness sickens local children
Three cases of Environmental Infant Botulism, a condition that results when a baby ingests specific spores that produce botulinum toxin in the large intestine, have...
CCT’s annual membership drive going on now
Looking for some quality entertainment on a budget? The Cherokee Civic Theatre is offering some great deals for the upcoming season through its...

Every child that comes to Cherokee County couple Richard and Regina Simmons’ home gets to make their mark on the game room walls. It takes a village...Local foster families depend on Rainbow Room...
After raising four boys – one of whom was adopted – Cherokee County residents Regina and Richard Simmons decided two things: 1) they weren’t...

Cherokeean to hold writing contest
The Cherokeean is opening up a writing contest for the aspiring journalists in the area, with the top three selections being published in an upcoming issue and the grand...
Officials: Be safe as summer heats up; NWS issues first heat...
It’s that time again – officials are urging east Texans to stay out of the heat as summertime temperatures continue to rise. The National Weather Service (NWS) Shreveport...
Jacksonville throws some shade on splash pad
As part of the ongoing capital improvement projects of 2018 and 2019, the City of Jacksonville has completed a shade structure at Nichols’ Green...

Pictured, an illustration of the equipment the city of Wells has purchased and is planning to install soon. Wells to install new playground
Wells City Council has set the date to install new playground equipment in the area behind the feed store. Council members, during a regular...

Christian Roper and Brackston McKnight lay eyes on Hendricks Lake, the alleged locale of sunken pirate treasure. The duo are currently working to make a documentary about the local legend of sunken silver ingots in the lake near Tatum. Searching for sunken silver: Local filmmaker bringing legend to life
If pirate plunder and sunken silver hidden in a lake seem like the elements of folklore, they are. There is a legend surrounding a supposed lost...

ETCOG offers Alto residents rebuilding assistance
A capacity crowd filled the meeting room Monday, July 8, at Alto City Hall to hear about the possibility of applying for home replacement or repair assistance available...
Committee proposes 36 changes to Rusk charter
In an effort to clarify the spirit of the Rusk City Charter, members of the Rusk Charter Review Committee have proposed 36 changes to the city’s governing document. The...
Alto recovery, clean up assistance continues
Alto tornado victims are urged to attend the Alto Disaster Recovery Housing Assistance meet and greet, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Alto City Hall, 404 W. San Antonio...
Wells works out water woes
The city of Wells continues to stay on top of its water system issues, as breaks in the lines and other issues have plagued the city’s system recently. City officials...
REDCO earmarks $50,000 for further studies on One-Eye Creek
In the wake of the massive flooding that inundated the city of Rusk on May 18, city officials are earmarking $50,000 to continue a study on One-Eyed Creek in an effort to...
Citizen petitioning for lower taxes
A Cherokee County resident is asking her fellow property tax payers to sign on the dotted line in letting their displeasure known lower Cherokee County’s recent tax...
Rusk State Hospital celebrates 100 years of service
They may not have actually held 100 employee appreciation lunches since the days of the Rusk State Hospital’s beginning – but facility officials...