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  • Blaze destroys Jacksonville home

    The Jacksonville Fire Department responded to a house fire in the early morning hours Saturday.

    April 1, 2014

  • GettingMuddyScene.tif Gettin' Muddy: Event draws crowds for ATV competitions

    It's not every outdoor attraction that secretly prays for rain.
    Operators of Mud Creek ATV Park got those prayers answered as muddin' enthusiasts and ATV owners from all over streamed into the off-road park past week as Thursday's drizzly, wet weather helped turn the 600-plus acre park into a bigger, muddier, stickier mess for this year's annual High Lifter Mud Nationals four-wheeler event.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Texas man executed for slaying woman

    A Dallas-area man was executed Thursday for the robbery and slaying of a woman who was attacked while delivering food to his parents' home in 2003.

    March 29, 2014

  • Cherokee County arrests: March 18-24

    The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.

    March 29, 2014

  • Foul play suspected in disappearance of 28-year-old man

    Jacksonville police officials suspect foul play in the disappearance of a man reported missing in January.

    March 29, 2014

  • Kendal Henry lamb selfie 171.tif Area youth show off livestock show projects

    A total of 582 entries make up this year's Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • TomatoRepublicPoster.tif ‘Tomato Republic’ slated for first public screening

    Dallas will soon get a front row seat to Jacksonville politics.
    A film focused on the 2013 Jacksonville mayoral race will have its first public screening in April.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • H.O.P.E. helps feed area children, provides other services

    Helping Others Pursue Enrichment is more than just a clearing house for services, it imparts that very spirit its acronym spells out: Hope.
    “I like H.O.P.E.'s goal of giving a hand up, not just a hand out,” said Nancy Washburn, who is part of the organization's board of directors.

    March 28, 2014

  • Lakeshore Drive wreck kills 1

    Jacksonville police officials are investigating a one-vehicle wreck that killed a 26-year-old man.

    March 27, 2014

  • ChessMAIN.tif Checkmate: After-school club draws JHS students

    A new after-school club at the local high school has drawn the attention of approximately 40 students interested in one of the world's most popular board games: Chess.
    “I think most of the students genuinely like to play chess or they hope to improve their chess skills, while some kids attend for social reasons,” said Jacksonville High School math teacher Larry Richmond.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo