Cherokee County arrests: July 8-14
The Daily Progress will publish a list of arrests from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.
Detective recovers nearly $7K in case
When a Jacksonville woman became a victim of a scam, Jacksonville Police Detective Greg Compton stopped at nothing to solve the case.
In early January, Compton said a neighbor of a 94-year-old woman reported that someone had “taken advantage of her.”
Bullard ISD names interim leader
During a meeting Monday night, the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees appointed Joe Dan Lee as Interim Superintendent.
City to continue summer mosquito spraying schedule
Next week, the City of Jacksonville will continue implementing its summer mosquito spraying program.
Double 18-wheeler wreck snarls morning traffic
No injuries were reported Monday morning after an 18-wheel tractor-trailer bore the brunt of damage when it collided with a logging truck in front of it, according to Jacksonville Police officer Matthew Odom. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Jackson and Canada streets.
Jacksonville man recovering after life-saving transplant
A Jacksonville man is on the road to recovery after a life-saving heart transplant, according to his wife.
On July 2, David Woods received a new heart from an unknown donor. The surgery took about six hours, and he remained in the intensive care unit for four days afterwards, said his wife, Paula Woods.
County changes speed on 4 roads
Speed limits along four Cherokee County roads were set to 35 miles per hour following a public hearing Monday at the County Courthouse.
Commissioners voted to lower the speed per request of residents living along CR 4910, CR 4911, CR 4912 and CR 4918, despite the fact that no one showed up for the public hearing, said County Judge Chris Davis.
Reception slated for BISD’s chief
Local residents will have an opportunity to bid outgoing BISD Superintendent Keith Bryant farewell during a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Wednesday in the Bullard ISD administration board room.
Official: Sex assault case ‘worst’ prosecuted
The recent indictment of a Jacksonville man on multiple child sex abuse charges has made local District Attorney Rachel Patton that much more determined to champion victims of perpetrators like Kevin Morris Sr.
Sales tax revenue figures on track, city manager says
Despite being down 4.9 percent for the fiscal year on sales tax revenue, Jacksonville is right on track, according to City Manager Mo Raissi.
The allotment for June reflected the largest increase of the fiscal year with 12.4 percent, while July saw a slight increase.
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