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The Cherokee District Women’s Missionary Auxiliary met on July 13, 2021 at Afton Grove Baptist Church where the WMA served a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated family life center at 6:00 p.m. Once we had finished our meal, we went to their Independence Day decorated auditorium for t…

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Tyler Small Business Development Center offers a free monthly class for individuals interested in starting a small business. This class provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to determine if small business ownership is right for them.

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The Cherokee County Public Health District will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic for adolescents on Aug. 5 at the Jacksonville Public Library (corner Austin and Commerce St., across the street from the Historic Tomato, main gate).

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The Jacksonville city council will conduct a budget workshop beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Jacksonville Economic Development conference room, 309 E. Commerce.

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The Rusk city council will meet in special session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid Street. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a workshop for the proposed 2021-2022 annual operating budget.

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The Jacksonville 7-Eleven, located at 202 N. Jackson Street, was due to open today. However, due to computer communication issues, the store is unable to open for business at this time, according to Store Manager, Sonya Jenkins.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assis…

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"This is how I'm going to die, defending this entrance," Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled thinking, testifying Tuesday at the emotional opening hearing of the congressional panel investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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The Jacksonville Education Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to support district-wide learning initiatives and encourage teacher innovation, is seeking donations to assist in funding the 2021-2022 classroom grants.

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SHREVEPORT — The National Weather Service in Shreveport, La. has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern Texas, southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas and northern Louisiana.

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Get your non-profit organization’s fundraisers and other events in the Jacksonville Progress’s What’s News calendar free of charge by e-mailing your event information to editor@jacksonvilleprogress.com. The newspaper reserves the right to edit any submission for space and content.

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The city of Troup has received a $500,000 Downtown Revitalization grant for the lighting and sidewalks adjacent to the library, city hall and across the street in front of the old Troup Bank and Trust Property and northward to East Bradford Street. City Manager Gene Cottle, at the July 19 ci…

Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG, 155 minutes) stars LeBron James in a movie using live actors and Looney Tunes cartoon characters in an entertaining fantasy basketball story that updates the 1996 Space Jam film that starred Michael Jordan.

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Keep Jacksonville Beautiful named Jeff and Sissy Austin, Jr, who live on Lakeshore Drive, the recipients of the Beautiful Yard Award. Pictured (from left) are Glynda Corley and Judy Angle with KJB, Jaime Moreira, Sissy Austin and Jeff Austin, Jr., with Buster posing in front.

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The city of Jacksonville announced Wednesday evening that Canada Street will be temporarily closed from US 69/South Jackson Street west to Ardis Street, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 21.

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Three men were arrested and charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of four people during the early morning hours of Tuesday July 20, just north of New Summerfield.

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The city of Jacksonville announced this morning (July 21) Lake Jacksonville is reopened to all watercraft and boating activities.

Thespians ‘N Training (TNT) is Cherokee Civic Theatre’s annual theater arts camp with several age-appropriate troupes for young people entering first grade through those exiting twelfth grade.

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The city of Jacksonville has announced Lake Jacksonville is closed to all watercraft use at this time, due to excessive amounts of rainfall in a short amount of time.

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Ninety-eight accounts in Cherokee County were without electricity as of 1:17 p.m. on Monday, after a round of heavy thunderstorms passed through the area in late morning and into the lunch hour.

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CASA of Trinity Valley, a nonprofit that trains and mentors volunteers to advocate for children in foster care, has a need for volunteers in Cherokee County.

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The Senate has passed legislation covering all the topics put on the agenda by Governor Greg Abbott in just a few days, but it's unlikely any of them will reach the governor's desk after opponents to a proposed election bill broke quorum in the House, leaving that chamber unable to conduct b…

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