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The Progress will publish reports from the Jacksonville Police Department in the Saturday edition each week. All information is provided to the Progress by the police

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CHEROKEE COUNTY – A search Thursday focused on the area where a missing Wells infant was last seen on Sept. 18 has not yielded any further information, said Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has produced many challenges for all sectors of our state's economy. Many restaurants closed or reduced operating hours, Depression-era lines formed at food banks, and we experienced a breakdown in the food supply chain unlike anything in our lifetimes. This created a r…

Of the total 1,547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cherokee County reported Friday evening, 27 are confirmed active cases. There are 200 total probable reported cases, of which 47 are active probable cases, according to officials with the Cherokee County Public Health Department.

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WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.

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AUSTIN— Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, was sued Wednesday by prominent members of his own party who now want to halt the biggest change he instead ordered for November’s election — extending early voting b…

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LUFKIN – Angelina Arts is thrilled to announce the Pines Presents Series for the 2021 Season. The “Live from the Heart of Lufkin” series includes several Grammy Award-winning artists with music ranging from bluegrass to folk to a multimedia experience with music by the Beatles.

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

As Tropical Depression Beta continues to impact the Texas Coast and Southeast Texas, Governor Greg Abbott is urging Texans to continue to monitor weather conditions and be mindful of potential flooding, high wind, heavy rain, and storm surge in their area. Tropical Depression Beta, downgrade…

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Jacksonville ISD Trustees, during the regular school board meeting Monday, named Luke Ocker as the district’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ocker will begin the position in November.

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HOUSTON — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland.

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KILGORE – For the first time in 35 years, the Texas Shakespeare Festival will be under new leadership. Meaghan Simpson has been named artistic director of East Texas' only professional theater, following the Aug. 31 retirement of founding artistic director Raymond Caldwell.

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The Jacksonville Animal Shelter features a profile each week of an animal waiting for adoption from the 208 E. Tena St. shelter.

NACOGDOCHES – Stephen F. Austin State University has announced it will hold traditional in-person commencement ceremonies for December 2020 graduates with a number of new measures aimed at helping ensure attendee safety.

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President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate.

HOUSTON — Parts of Texas and Louisiana braced Monday for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm Beta slowly worked its way into a part of the country that’s already been drenched and battered during this year’s exceptionally busy hurricane season.

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Issues with a printing press utilized by the Jacksonville Progress has caused a delay in delivery of the Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, edition of the paper.

TYLER – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler received a two-year, $412,862 grant from the from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for research to determine optimal dosages of medications isoniazid, rifampin and eth…

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AUSTIN – To better serve Texans seeking mental or behavioral health assistance, the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council is launching its redesigned Mental Health Texas website, mentalhealthtx.org, linking people to available local resources in one website.

AUSTIN – In observing the Sept. 20-26 National Forensic Science Week, the Texas Department of Public Safety is pleased to recognize and highlight the work of 16 crime lab teams who operate the DPS Crime Laboratory

Pat and W. R. Baggett of Jacksonville, Texas, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24. The couple met at school in Jacksonville, and moved to Gallatinv where they raised their two sons, Richard and Bruce. They are also blessed with eight grandkids and 13 great-grandchildren…

AUSTIN – Last week, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) co-authored a letter with Representative Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) to Governor Abbott outlining the need for a statewide broadband plan. Almost 90 legislators from both sides of the aisle signed on to the letter that highlighted the la…

A Jacksonville family is lifting up their voices in prayer as they gather at 5 p.m. Saturday at Nichols Green Phase 1 – a local park located at 1215 Heritage Dr. – at a prayer rally for the missing Tyress Gipson.

The Progress will publish reports from the Jacksonville Police Department in the Saturday edition each week. All information is provided to the Progress by the police

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