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The Rusk ISD board of trustees authorized the transfer of property to the city of Rusk during the Oct. 18 meeting.

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Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis has announced his campaign for re-election and looks forward to continuing his service to the citizens of Cherokee County.

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Skip is a big lover boy. He was surrendered to Pets Fur People because of the health of his owner and is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday appointed John Scott as the Texas Secretary of State. The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

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The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 1714 E. Rusk, hosted the October Coffee with a Cop event.

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The Rusk Police Department will host a Citizens Police Academy beginning in January 2022. The ultimate goal of the Citizens Police Academy is to improve the relationship and rapport between the Rusk Police and the citizens of Rusk and surrounding areas.

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The Rusk Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Rusk Public Library, 207 E. 6th Street.

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The third special session ended Monday, with lawmakers granting final approval to new maps for statehouse and congressional districts, completing a process that began almost a year ago when the Legislature opened redistricting hearings in January.

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Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red state.

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Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation Members within the following listed areas should expect an interruption in water utility service while necessary repairs are being made to the water distribution main line on FM 2138. Repairs are expected to be made withing 2 to 4 hours. Thank you for yo…

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Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

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TXDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the week of Oct. 18, 2021. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues.

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Julie Boren, Attorney at Law, joined the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 8, to mark the occasion.

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The October meeting of the Jacksonville Garden Club featured Retired Colonel Lynne Taylor’s presentation on “Keyhole Gardening.” Taylor shared information on the raised, compost nutrient fed garden which is reachable from all sides in a keyhole design, with compost in the middle, feeding the…

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Cherokee County commissioners received a proposed redistricting plan from Kimberly Kelly of Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP during the Oct. 12 meeting.

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A cold front is expected to push through the Jacksonville area later today and this evening, and with its arrival will come cooler, more seasonable temps and a decrease in humidity, according to accuweather.com.

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Two men residing in Alto were arrested Oct. 13 following a search warrant conducted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security.

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The Jacksonville Education Foundation announced nine new Influential Indians awards. These were announced during the Homecoming Game on Oct. 8 and added to the Foundation’s distinguished list of those who have made their mark in Jacksonville ISD.

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The Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is planning to meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.14, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville.

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