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Local residents gathered at the Cherokee County Courthouse at noon on May 6 for the National Day of Prayer.

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The office of Senator John Cornyn released a statement May 4 regarding Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act of 2020 funds to be received by airports in the greater Tyler area.

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DPS Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Toll 49 at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6. The accident, occurring about a half mile east of the city of Tyler in Smith County, resulted in a single fatality.

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Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a coalition of state and federal officials calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in history.

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Spring brings about new life to our landscape, along with warm, sunny days. As we begin to spend more time outside and near the water, it is important that we know how to keep our kids healthy and safe this time of year.

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Tyler Junior College Fire Academy held graduation ceremonies for Class No. 19 Friday, April 23, in Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center on the TJC Main Campus.

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A new perpetual Texas All-State Choir plaque was presented at the JHS Choir Banquet on Monday, April 26th. It features the names of thirty-nine All-State Choir members going back to 1969.

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The National Day of Prayer is on Thursday, May 6. The holiday was established in 1952 and signed into law by then President Harry S. Truman. Originally created to celebrate the Christian faith, the intention of the observance is to unite Americans through faith and peace.

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TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the Week of May 3. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues.

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Cherokee Civic Theatre’s final play of the 48th season brings a cast of familiar and new faces to the stage along with side splitting laughter. 

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Cherokee County commissioners, at the April 27 meeting, approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Jacksonville for the creation of a Cherokee County Street Crimes Unit.

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Peter Spencer Lammons, Jr., 77, a former Jacksonville Indian football great who went on to play professionally for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, died suddenly on Thursday at Sam Rayburn Reservoir near Brookeland, Texas.

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Department of Pubic Safety troopers responded to a fatal crash approximately 5:32 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. The accident, involving two vehicles, occurred on Highway 110 South at Meador Cemetery Road, just south of Tyler city limits in Smith County.

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Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee considered a bill Wednesday that would significantly change the state's automatic college admission standard, commonly known as the "top ten" rule.

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JISD administrators and Jacksonville Education Foundation members boarded a bus and toured the district Wednesday morning, April 28, presenting Employee of the Year and campus Teacher of the Year awards.

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The Jacksonville ISD trustees, in a unanimous decision during special meeting April 28, named Brad Stewart as the lone finalist for the position of Jacksonville ISD Superintendent of Schools.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday, April 23, it is increasing food assistance to low-income seniors, a population that has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic, by providing nearly $37 million in additional support to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). 

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Students would learn to recognize the signs of abuse and who to report it to as part of their usual health curriculum under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

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