A Jacksonville man was found dead in a Tyler hotel Thursday evening.
Sgt. Wendell Gardner, with the Tyler Police Department, said 22-year-old Ashton Hughes, of Jacksonville, was found by officers around 6:15 p.m. at 1800 West Erwin St. after a welfare check was called into the department.
Don Martin, the department's public information officer, said Hughes was found alone without bruises in a locked room. He said at this time, the department believes the cause of death could be a drug overdose, but his body has been sent off for an autopsy for confirmation.
“Right now there is nothing to indicate foul play was involved,” he said.
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Residents have hard time finding voting location
A great many local residents who turned up at the Jacksonville Public Library to cast ballots in Tuesday's Jacksonville ISD and state constitutional amendment elections apparently were unaware they were in the wrong place to vote.
- Festivals and all kinds of fun stuff round out month’s events in Cherokee County
Grand Champion hay producer
This year's Cherokee County Hay Show & Sale, held Tuesday at the Cherokee County Exposition Center in Jacksonville, raised approximately $14,000, part of which will benefit a scholarship fund for county students.
97-year-old Ponta resident is ‘blessed’
Despite a recent bout with breast cancer and losing both a child and a grandchild to different illnesses, 97-year-old Ponta resident Elna Perkins is quick to point out that her life has been filled with blessings.
Public meeting today to help explain health care act
Stephanie Raymer, a Regional Partnership Specialist with the Health and Human Services Commission, will field questions about the Affordable Care Act during a 10 a.m. session Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville.
Alum composes new music for marching band, advances to area competition
Growing up, Jacksonville native, Preston Parker always had a great love of music.
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'Pocket Park:' Rusk widow offers tribute to late husband with a dedicated, focused park
Magnificent greenery. A place to sit down. A children's playground. Crepe myrtles. Rose bushes.
Perhaps even a memorial for the late Dr. Charles Grady "Charlie" Plyler, who passed away at age 77 on March 16, 2010.
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