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Yesterday | KLTV Tyler

Missing man's son: 'I hope he's safe and I hope it's not him'

Identification is still pending on a body found in Cherokee County. On Tuesday, Cherokee County sheriff's deputies found a body in the bed of an abandoned pickup truck in Reklaw, south of Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Reklaw, TX, Jacksonville, TX, New Summerfield, TX, Health

Thursday | Jacksonville Daily Progress

Public health department extends hours to help parents get students vaccinated

As summer break winds down for students, parents turn their eye to more practical matters, like making sure their children are on-task with state-mandated immunizations.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Law, Commerce, TX, Jacksonville, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KETK

Police: Body found in Cherokee Co. sent for autopsy not yet identified

According to the New Summerfield Police Department, on July 24, they began a missing person investigation for Javier Jimenez.

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Related Topix: New Summerfield, TX, Jacksonville, TX, Reklaw, TX

KYTX-TV News

Law officers on scene of body found in Cherokee County

We live in the South, so some of us may have a Southern accent, but would you consider saying "goodbye" to "howdy, y'all"? The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was going to offer a speech class for its workers next month to do just that, until it got canceled.

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Related Topix: Odessa, TX

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KLTV Tyler

DEA finds illegal steroid manufacturing lab in Cherokee Co. home

On Thursday, The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office was informed of a possible drug lab in a residence in the Mixon community, near Bullard.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bullard, TX, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Jacksonville Daily Progress

County co-op says many customers may not have power until Friday

Tony Cummings, the Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Association member services coordinator, said early Thursday afternoon the storm was widespread over its area of coverage, and predicted 300 customers still waiting for service would be online by morning.

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Jacksonville Daily Progress

'Christmas in July' drive benefits area foster children

Sure, December is still more than five months away, but Cherokee County residents are getting the chance to start spreading some holiday cheer a little early this year during the annual Christmas in July donation drive, benefitting the county's Rainbow Room.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, TX, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

KETK

Strong storms cause power outages in East Texas

ONCOR Electric is reporting nearly 3,000 customers are without power in Smith County, over 700 outages in Cherokee County, and over 500 customers in the dark in Nacogdoches County.

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Related Topix: Texas, Nacogdoches County, TX, Gregg County, TX, Van Zandt County, TX

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Moving On: After 9 years of service, Jacksonville priest is going to Longview

Father Mark talks to children during Vacation Bible School class on July 17 at Our Lady of Sorrows.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, TX, Vacation Bible School, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Rusk, TX, New Summerfield, TX

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Horizon Energy sees 300 percent production increase from Texas well

GULFPORT - Horizon Energy Corporation's workover and stimulation operation at the Holmes Oil Unit Number 1 in Cherokee County, Texas, has increased production 300 percent since the beginning of the project.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Gallatin resident seeks help with expenses after diagnosis

A Gallatin woman and longtime employee at Prosperity Bank is about to undergo the first stage of procedures for stem cell harvesting.

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Related Topix: Gallatin, TX, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Extra rainfall produces more abundant lawns, extends hay season

Steady periods of rain this summer have been a homeowner's dream, as lawns appear more lush than in previous years.

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Related Topix: Weather, Agriculture, Science

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Bullard group rallies behind alcohol petition

A petition calling for a city-wide city election this November that would make all areas of Bullard wet, including those which fall in Cherokee County, has proven successful, as more than the required 221 signatures have been collected.

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Related Topix: Bullard, TX, Smith County, TX

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Child advocates advise parents to educate kids on dangers of sexual assault

Lebron James made headlines Friday when he announced he's returning to Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Jacksonville Daily Progress

County changes speed on 4 roads

Speed limits along four Cherokee County roads were set to 35 miles per hour following a public hearing Monday at the County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Computers

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Police close investigation of Rusk man found in a ditch

In May, Xavier Lang was found injured on Underwood Street just down the road from the Cherokee County Jail.

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Related Topix: Rusk, TX, Health

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Queen & Diplomat: Tomato Festival rivaled Texas Rose Festival from 1934 to 1941

Kathryn Garvin/Staff Photo Illustration Left, Mayor Acker and Queen Frances Carolyn Wood sipping tomato juice.

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Related Topix: Texas, Tyler, TX

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Texomaland

DSB is Proud to Announce the Launch of the National Energy Services Association Web Site

Welcome to the Food Handler Classes service for Cherokee County, Texas. This food handlers certification course is for any food service employee who needs to obtain a permit in order to work in a retail food establishment, or any individual who desires tr .

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Jacksonville Daily Progress

Official: Sex assault case 'worst' prosecuted

The recent indictment of a Jacksonville man on multiple child sex abuse charges has made local District Attorney Rachel Patton that much more determined to champion victims of perpetrators like Kevin Morris Sr. While it is not unusual for a grand jury to indict more than one child sex offender - along with Morris, a grand jury indicted Michael ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Alto, TX, Prison

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

ETexan first to bring electric lighting to area

In 1886, historical documents show, Palestine became the first city in the state to have a domestic electric lighting plant, thanks to James Wisdom Ozment, a visionary and entrepreneur.

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Related Topix: Palestine, TX, Rusk, TX

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