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Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December. These vaccines, which should begin arriving in Texas the week o…

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The TLL Temple Foundation has a long history of supporting rural east Texas. Greater East Texas Community Action is pleased to announce the foundation has awarded the non- profit $100,000 to assist struggling households with rent. 

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Following the November 3rd general election, Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs issued a statement. Released Monday, Nov. 30, the statement read:

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Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson and Patrol Captain Jeremy Jackson took two young men on their first deer hunt last week. The two novice hunters were CJ Thompson, 13, of Jacksonville and Anthony Poole, 13, of Alto.

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Welcome to December and the holiday season. A variety of area Christmas events, from special church services to city-wide parades, are being offered free of charge as a way to enjoy the holiday season.

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With a significant increase in the number of greeting cards and packages that are expected to be handled by the United States Postal Service (USPS) this holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is even more imperative that senders take not of shipping deadlines.

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Thanksgiving, as many know, is quickly followed by three named shopping days – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Perhaps less known is Giving Tuesday.

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The organizers of the Children’s Christmas Tree are seeking volunteers to act as bell ringers at Walmart, 1311 S. Jackson St., in support of the non-profit that supplies the Christmas wishes of local children in need of sponsorship.

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Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household.

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On behalf of nearly 500 Texas hospitals and their employees, we are asking for the public’s help as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to surge in Texas and nationwide.

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To make sure your Thanksgiving meal is prepared safely, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering food safety advise to reduce food-borne illness, including on Thanksgiving Day.

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The Texas Ramp Project, which began operations in 2006 as an evolution from the Dallas Ramp Project, has reached a milestone, “100 Miles of Freedom.”

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The Rusk Chamber of Commerce opens the Christmas season with their Hometown Christmas Experience Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Cherokee County offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27.

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The Jacksonville Garden Club is selling commemorative bricks for veterans, both past and present, as a fundraising project. The bricks, once engraved, will be placed at Buckner Park’s Patriotic Pathway.

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The latest numbers provided by Texas State Health Services on Monday revealed that a total of 1,726 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Cherokee County.

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The Department of the Air Force announced Friday, Nov. 19, that six finalists were chosen for the location of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Port San Antonio, Texas, was included in the list of finalists along with Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Patrick AFB, Florida, Peterson AFB, Colorado; and Redstone Army Airfield, Alabama.

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St. Paul Baptist Church is partnering with Sylvia Mae’s Soul Food and Cowboy Church Fellowship to sponsor a community Thanksgiving lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Keeping health and safety a top priority for millions of Texans, TXDOT is again reminding motorists of one of the simplest and easiest precautions everyone can take to protect themselves and their loved ones: buckling up.

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