Cherokee County man loves his famous Edsels

Shelley Cleaver fell in love with the Edsel as soon as he experienced its Teletouch Drive, which allowed the driver to shift gears from the steering wheel with the touch of a button. The new Ford Motor Co. line was released on Sept. 4, 1957. It was named after Edsel Ford, the only son of the company’s founder Henry Ford and released on the 4…

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16 September 2014 [08:31 PM]
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16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
Cherokee County man loves his famous Edsels

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16 September 2014 [08:15 PM]
VIDEO: FRESH ideas for meatloaf

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16 September 2014 [08:04 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 17

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16 September 2014 [07:44 PM]
Taste of Jacksonville is Oct. 10

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16 September 2014 [06:57 PM]
"Best practices' luncheon highlights advantages of hiring veterans

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16 September 2014 [06:54 PM]
TJC Founders Day set Wednesday morning

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16 September 2014 [06:34 PM]
Classics in the Park car show Saturday in Quitman

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16 September 2014 [06:31 PM]
H.U.G. A Firefighter raising funds for rescue dogs

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16 September 2014 [05:14 PM]
Tyler home sales dip 2.8 percent

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16 September 2014 [05:11 PM]
Chamber honors outgoing directors

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16 September 2014 [05:09 PM]
2 more Smith County detention officers terminated for misconduct

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16 September 2014 [04:33 PM]
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16 September 2014 [04:23 PM]
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16 September 2014 [04:18 PM]
VIDEO: Eustace police chief loses his job

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16 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
VIDEO: Police resume search for missing Virginia student

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16 September 2014 [01:39 PM]
East Texas State Fair Traffic Advisory

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16 September 2014 [10:53 AM]
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16 September 2014 [10:50 AM]
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16 September 2014 [10:25 AM]
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