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Beat the heat … Keep hydrated, listen to your body, avoid heat-related illnesses
The heat is on, and Cherokee County residents are reminded to use precautions to ensure they get through summer without putting their health – or their pets' – at risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to prepare for extreme heat this summer by staying cool, hydrated, and informed.
Don’t lose your freedom on 4th
Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America's freedom. However, folks should obey the laws during while celebrating, or it could mean serious penalties.
Got the flu? Whooping cough?
Do you have the sniffles? Or maybe a cough that just won't go away?
Summertime often makes those with allergies have cold-like symptoms, however getting the flu during the summer is also possible.
Family of late fireman donate to VFDs
The wife and daughter of a Rusk volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty 20 years ago recently donated items to two area fire departments.
Two-story house destroyed by fire
Jacksonville firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday night in the 100 block of Lloyd Street.
Jacksonville Fire Chief Brent Smith said the blaze was reported just before 10 p.m., with the two-story home was a total loss.
Longtime business owner Don Dacus dies
In 1968, Don Dacus moved his family to Jacksonville, leaving behind a job at the Houston Veterans Administration Hospital to take a leap into the unknown: Building and selling boats.
Independence Day events slated locally
Area residents will celebrate Independence Day in a variety of ways, including a traditional fireworks display at Lake Jacksonville and a Rusk parade.
‘Christmas in July’ drive to benefit foster kids in Cherokee County
A "Christmas in July" campaign begins this month to benefit children removed from their homes due to crisis situations.
Henry’s Chapel celebrates 100 years
In 1870, the community of Henry's Chapel was founded by a group of people looking for land to farm, according to area resident Susan Martin.
A cemetery and a school soon sprang up, as well as a temporary location to worship, Martin said.
In 1914, the town built Henry's Chapel church.
Republican Party votes Wallace, Young onto ballot
Two familiar names will be listed among those running for local offices on the November general election ballot: Rodney Wallace and Dana Young.
On Saturday, during an executive committee meeting of the Cherokee County Republican Party Club, committee members voted unanimously to submit the names as party candidates, said new club chairman Karen Morris.
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