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Former CCSO deputy arrested for indecency with child
A former Cherokee County deputy has been charged with indecency with a child. Jonathan Bryan Shobert, 46, of Jacksonville, was arrested by the...

Lawsuit against Rusk, mayor dismissed
On Friday, Feb. 15, Tyler 12th Court of Appeals Judge Diane DeVasto dismissed the lawsuit brought against the city of Rusk, Rusk Mayor Angela Raiborn and Rusk City...
Scammers calling: Local, federal officials warn of phone scams
’Tis the season – for phone and email scams, that is. Officials with the city of Troup are warning residents of a phone scam reportedly circulating that’s threatening...
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Playwright and director Minette Bryant poses with the marionette Garth Brooks doll she made for A.M. WWJG. The doll, which will be used in the production, will be raffled off to one lucky theater patron following the final performance of the play. Tickets are now available at the box office for the production. CCT presents world premiere of ‘A.M.’ in Rusk
The staff of a failing A.M. WWJG radio station is desperately searching for a way to save their beloved station, and their solution is to host the...

Texas’ oldest weekly newspaper still going strong, celebrating 170...
The Cherokeean Herald has been around for 170 years – one year longer than the New York Times, which was first published in September 1851. After the Republic of Texas...
Extra, extra....Cherokeean Herald office moving to new location
The Cherokeean Herald newspaper will be moving its staff to a new office this week. To prep for and complete the move, the office on Main Street will be closed on Thursday,...
Reward offered for information in auto, ATM thefts
The Rusk Police Department is currently investigating a case involving a vehicle that was stolen and recovered in the Rusk area. The suspects are not known and department...
Troup ISD will hold classes Monday, Feb. 18
The Cherokeean Herald erroneously stated Troup Independent School District would be closed for President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18. The school district will, in fact, be in...
Judge to make ruling on 2nd suit against city of Rusk by end of week
A court hearing concerning the second lawsuit against the city of Rusk, its mayor and the city secretary was held Monday. After calling court to order at 10:15 a.m....
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Community residents take a walk-through of the Jacksonville ISD’s newly renovated and expanded CTE during the facility’s official open house, held Thursday, Feb. 7. Building for the future: Jacksonville ISD’s bond projects nearing...
The voters of Jacksonville, in May 2017, approved a 21-million dollar bond by a nearly 80 percent vote. Approximately $15 million of that total was...

Offices closing for President’s Day
President’s Day, a federal holiday traditionally observed on the third Monday in February, falls on Feb. 18 this year. In observance of this holiday, the Cherokeean...
Com Court to hold hearing on speed limit
The Cherokee County Commissioner’s Court met in regular session, Tuesday, Feb. 12. A request for public hearing to set the speed limit on County Road 2303 at 35 miles...
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Rusk Officer Ronald Wherry demonstrates how to do a body search to members Steve Goode, left, and Ben Mims. Rusk’s Citizens Police Academy hits midway mark
The first ever Rusk Citizens Police Academy saw its halfway point last week and academy participants are getting some hands-on field work. Academy...

Flu closes one local school district
Due to reportedly high numbers of student absences the district was experiencing, New Summerfield Independent School District officials decided to cancel classes for the...
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Rusk District 5 Councilman Jan Pate, left, and District 5 resident Bill Holland measure the distance between the edge of the pavement on Euclid Street to a yard sign placed along the street last week, to make sure it’s not in the public right-of-way. Councilman Pate and Rusk City Manager Jim Dunaway agreed the proper placement of signs along Euclid Street is at least seven feet from the street. Yard signs serve to clarify city ordinances
As the local political season starts heating up, Rusk city officials want to remind residents of the regulations regarding the placement of yard...