JACKSONVILLE — A man was taken to a Tyler hospital by helicopter and a family to a local medical facility by ground ambulance Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision in the 900 block of North Jacksonville Street. The 2 p.m. accident — located in front of Neon Country club — occurred when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south in the northbound lanes struck a northbound Dodge Ram pickup, causing it to flip end-over-end a couple of times before coming to rest on its side, according to Jacksonville Police Officer Matt Odom. There were five passengers in the pickup, a grandmother, grandfather and three children, ages 4, 2, and 9 months. All were taken to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford Taurus had to be cut out of his vehicle using jaws of life before he was flown to medical aid, reports show. The case remained under investigation by Jacksonville authorities Tuesday, Odom said.
Area women honored by mentoring program for roles in community
A group of adolescent girls honoring local women Thursday at an inaugural recognition program experienced Girl Power in it’s purest form, as honorees discussed how to create a successful future.
“Find something you love and go at it with passion, and don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it. Ever,” said Janis Gowin.
Chase leads to aggravated robbery arrest
Sgt. Daniel Franklin of the Jacksonville Police Department commended officers Friday on their fast work of capturing an aggravated robbery suspect.
Bullard meningitis vaccines important for young adults
A meningitis vaccine clinic will be held March 20 at Bullard High School for local juniors and seniors needing the shot as part of college entrance requirements.
Commissioners set for Monday meeting
Cherokee County Commissioners will hold a public hearing 10 a.m. Monday on setting the speed limit to 30 miles per hour on County Road 1102, convene in regular session to consider approval of a related motion.
Jacksonville City Council set to meet
The Jacksonville City Council will meet for its regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Norman Center.
Council members will hold a closed executive session at 5 p.m. to discuss economic development negotiations.
Cherokee County arrests: Feb. 25-March 10
The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.
Search warrant nets 29 grams of cocaine
The Jacksonville Police Department's criminal investigations division and a SWAT team located 29 grams of crack cocaine Wednesday night while executing a search warrant.
Giving H.O.P.E: Fundraiser for Jacksonville non-profit slated for April 12
When members of the local ministerial alliance first proposed a central clearing house in 1991 that would minister to those in need, they never dreamed what H.O.P.E. would blossom into.
‘Shootout’ planned for March 15 for Kiwanis
Kiwanis Club members in Jacksonville hope to hear the sounds of gunfire March 15. Don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause.
JC offers class for handgun training
Jacksonville College now offers concealed handgun training, as well as security officer certification for students and the community. Michael Morse, JC Chief of Security and instructor for the courses, is a National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Handgun/Shotgun Firearms Instructor and a Concealed Handgun Instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin.
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