CHEROKEE COUNTY — Phillip Grimes announces that he is seeking reelection for the office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 in the Republican Primary. I believe wholeheartedly in the process of the justice system. I will be running my campaign based upon fairness, integrity and my desire to give the people of Cherokee County an honest and fair Justice of the Peace. I graduated in 1984 from Jacksonville High School and have made Jacksonville my home. I have been married to my wife Andrea for 24 years. I have two children, Matthew and Cody. I have always had a desire for public service. I have 17 years experience in law enforcement. I hold an advanced peace officer license. I worked 13 years for the Jacksonville Police Department as a police dispatcher, patrol officer and as a detective. I was also employed by the Jacksonville Independent School District Police Department as a School Resource Officer for 4 years prior to seeking election as Justice of the Peace, Pct.3 in 2010. I have completed over 140 hrs of judicial training through the Texas Justice Court Training Center so that I can do the best job for the citizens of Cherokee County that I possibly can. I enjoy my work as a Justice of the Peace and if elected again will continue to fulfill the duties of the office to the best of my abilities. In addition, I am dedicated to ensuring that the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 is run as efficiently and economically as possible. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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Local rap artist spreads the 411 on Jesus
"I have seen things in my life that would make Dr. Phil crazy," Jacksonville native, ordained minister and aspiring rap artist Stephen I. Crow Jr. said with a laugh. "That's why I don't label my music specifically as "Christian rap" -- yes, Christians who love rap can listen and hopefully be uplifted, but I truly want and am trying to bring the word and Jesus' message to people who may never have heard it or don't believe it's for them.
Tomato Bowl flushed to bottom of priorities
The historic Tomato Bowl, built in 1940, stands strong on the outside, but according to some people the inside needs a lot of work in order to not be an eyesore.
Cherokee County arrest: April 8-14
The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.
Jacksonville College, high schools team up to offer dual credit program
Jacksonville College is currently offering qualifying high school juniors and seniors attending Jacksonville and New Summerfield ISDs and The Brookhill School in Bullard the opportunity to get head start on their higher education.
JISD board members to consider district strategic plan
The Jacksonville ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, to discuss a district strategic plan and consider buying new band uniforms.
2 men arrested after standoff in grocery store
Two men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a standoff at the B&B Foods in Alto.
According to Alto Police Chief Jeremy Jackson, a person reported seeing two black males at the store just before 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Some area entities closed for holiday
Many area offices and businesses will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.
JPD dispatcher killed in wreck
A dispatcher for the Jacksonville Police Department was killed Monday on her way to work, according to officials.
Amber Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on CR 2177 in Whitehouse.
CR speed limit changes, E-filling fee top agenda
On Monday, Cherokee County commissioners set April 28 to hold public hearings concerning the changing speed limits on two county roads.
Religious lines drawn: Protesters met by members of Church of Wells
Other than a few community members' voices that rose above the crowd, the protest Saturday against the Church of Wells remained peaceful.
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