Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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  • Cherokee County arrests

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

    For the week of June 24 - June 30:

    July 5, 2014

  • 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.

    July 5, 2014

  • 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.

    July 3, 2014

  • 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.

    July 3, 2014

  • 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.

    July 3, 2014

  • 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.

    July 3, 2014

  • Galaxie Boatworks.tif 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.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 2, 2014

  • ‘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.

    July 2, 2014

  • Henrys Chapel marker.tif 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.

    July 1, 2014 2 Photos