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First Cash Pawn joined the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. To commemorate the occasion, the Chamber conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 2.

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The Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, Jacksonville.

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The time has come! Cherokee Civic Theatre has three performances this weekend of "A Christmas Story," directed by Judy Garner (and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois). Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11,; and 2…

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The SecureAmerica Institute and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station have partnered with Project MFG, the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation, and Adams Engineers and Equipment to host a regional competition for skilled trade students to address gaps in manufacturing skills.

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Brothers Lawn Service joined the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce which celebrated the event with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Dec. 1. Brothers Lawn Services provide for commercial and residential needs. The company can be reached by calling 903-284-7331.

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The city of Jacksonville posted a statement this morning, Dec. 2, stating Union Pacific will be working on railroad crossings in town over the next two weeks. Maintenance is set to begin Friday, Dec. 3.

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The Rusk Public Library is hosting the first ever Holiday Baking Championship at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. In order to participate, registration and the $25 entry fee must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 3.

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The Jacksonville Dairy Queen, located at 607 E. Rusk, has closed its dining room due to damages caused by a truck crashing into the dining area of the building.

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TXDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the week of Nov. 29, 2021. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. 

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Jacksonville Marine Corp League member Ken Hopper sets up a Toys for Tots collection box at All Aboard Nutrition, 589 N. Main, in Rusk on Monday, Nov. 22.

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A reception was held Nov. 22 in the Jacksonville Public Library’s meeting room for the launch of the 2022 historical calendars celebrating Jacksonville’s sesquicentennial. The calendar was a joint effort of the Cherokee County Historical Commission and the Vanishing Texana Museum.

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Bullard area residents Dr. Richard and Theresa Hackney have circulated a petition requesting assistance from Cherokee County commissioners with regards to CR 3504.

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The filing period for the 2022 Texas Primary Elections Candidate opened Nov. 13, allowing candidates to file with their respective party chairs for a place on the March 1, 2022 primary ballot.

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After selling its merchandise at the $1.00 price point for 35 years, Dollar Tree will soon be raising its prices to $1.25 the company announced on Tuesday during its third quarter report to investors and in a follow-up media release.

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The second annual Hometown Christmas Experience, organized by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, on the Square. With 45 craft and direct sales vendors confirmed, food trucks, live entertainment, a car and truck show and the tree lighting ceremo…

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The Jacksonville 2021 Christmas Parade is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, and there’s still time to register to be a part of it. The deadline for submitting entry forms and payment is Monday, Nov. 29.

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The first activity to celebrate the Jacksonville sesquicentennial is the release of the 2022 historical calendar.

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Rusk High School hosted its second annual Career Fair Thursday, Nov. 18, providing an opportunity for students to speak with representatives of various businesses and industries.

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A group of people gathered at JW’s Barbecue, located at 1015 E. Rusk St., for Morning Brew, a Chamber sponsored networking event.

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Imagine all the changes in the world to be seen and experienced in the last 100 years, the Great Depression, World War II, 18 U.S. Presidents, technological innovation and so much more. Born Nov. 7, 1921, Wanda Haws doesn’t have to imagine it.

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Cherokee Civic Theatre wants to tell you a story – “A Christmas Story,” directed by Judy Faye Garner, and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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Mary Tatum was the most recent recipient of the Beautiful Yard award presented by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.

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The Jacksonville Kiwanis Club has brought smiles to the faces of East Texas’ children with a generous donation of $5,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to fund the purchase of pediatric dental equipment for the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Jacksonville surgical teams.

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