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The Fairfield Senior Class of 1956 met Saturday, May 21, to celebrate the 60 years that have passed since their graduation. Twelve members of the original 32 attended. They were Lindale Phillips, Barbara Nell Casey Sartor, Deanne Carroll Vandiver, Dean Harrison, Margaret Ann Ivy Tolar, Amanda... + continue reading
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More than 300 people attended this year's Kid Fish Derby at Fairfield Lake State Park. Winners include: Pre-K through 3rd grade: Cayden Cobb - 1st place Angelina Cobb - 2nd place Coltyn Story - 3rd place 4th through 8th grade: Dylan Kitchens - 1st place Bradyn Fault - 2nd place Gina Crowly... + continue reading
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Cancer. It strikes fear into the hearts of everyone. Now that fear has come home to a little girl named Mika. Mika is a first grader at Fairfield elementary. She likes arts and crafts, school, and spending time with her family. She also happens to have leukemia. Be The Match and Carter BloodCare... + continue reading
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Fairfield Kindergarteners enjoyed a parade given by the Class of 2016, complete with their cap and gown, Tuesday morning. The kindergarten class made "diplomas" - to which they signed their name and included a photo - and handed it out to the graduates as they passed by. School is officially out... + continue reading

Freestone County 4-H members Morgan Jackson, Riley Simpson, and Preston Simpson head to state competitions in June after placing first in the district Beef Quiz Bowl event recently.

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Several Freestone County 4-H members are headed to state competitions after placing first at the recent District 8 Roundup. The state event is slated for June 6-10 in College Station. Attending are (from left) Morgan Jackson, Riley Simpson, and Preston Simpson. The three placed first in the... + continue reading

Freestone County 4-H members Morgan Jackson, Riley Simpson, and Preston Simpson head to state competitions in June after placing first in the district Beef Quiz Bowl event recently.

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05/18/2016
The Stick Horse Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events are back this year for boys and girls. Girls ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may sign up for the Barrel Racing. Boys ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may participate in the Bull Riding. This event is slated to begin at approximately 8 p.m. To read the... + continue reading
05/18/2016
Early voting for county run-off elections began Monday and will run through Friday, May 20. Early voting was held at the Fairfield Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up for re-election this year is: County Commissioner Pct. 1 - Incumbent Luke Ward - Andy Bonner County Commissioner Pct. 3... + continue reading

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New Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley (left) shakes hands with opponent Robert Willis.

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Jeremy Shipley (left) shakes hands with opponent Robert Willis (right) at last night's primary election. Shipley won the spot of Freestone County sheriff with 2,525 votes, while Willis had 1,062. Incumbent Don Anderson was voted out of office, netting only 951 votes. Opposing candidate Monte... + continue reading
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Employees at Guardian Home Health Care celebrated law enforcement last week by wearing blue to work. Back the Blue is a new "holiday" stemming from recent police shootings. "Thank you to all the men and women of law enforcement for all you do," said Guardian workers. "We pray daily that you all... + continue reading
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Celebrating his grand opening with a ribbon cutting was Corey Shed, owner of Bladez of Corey barber shop in Fairfield. The shop officially opened March 1 and is at 712 E. Commerce. Bladez of Corey is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. To set up an... + continue reading

Jackie Tidwell (far right), chairman of the American History Committee, Jonathan Hardin Chapter of NSDAR, is shown with this year's winners in the Christopher Columbus essay contest. The winners were special guests along with parents and teachers at the April meeting. The winners are Jackson Tacker, Wortham 8th grader; Ella Samford, Groesbeck 7th grader; and Keylan Asberry, Groesbeck 6th grader.

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Sixth grader Keylan Asberry, of Groesbeck; seventh grader Ella Sanford, of Groesbeck; and eighth grader Jackson Tacker, of Wortham, were named this year's American History essay contest winners by the Jonathan Hardin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Because this year is the 250th... + continue reading
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The Stick Horse Barrel Racing and Bull Riding events are back this year for boys and girls. Girls ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may sign up for the Barrel Racing. Boys ages 4 and under, and 5-7, may... + continue reading

Lady Eagle 1st baseman Lauren Cole, 2, and 3rd baseman Kealie House get ready for action as Kaci Bachtel fires a pitch to home in Fairfield's Bi-District game with China Spring last week.

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These outstanding Fairfield student-athletes and coaches represent the 2016 Class 4A-Area track champions. In no particular order are Coaches Stephen Heers (girls coordinator and head track), Stony Coffman (boys head track), Dennis Johnson, Wilbert Hunter, Michael Mooneyham, and Kristy Sweatman; girls track team members are Kim Hayes, Iesha Jenkins, Madison Smith, Alexis Rodriguez, Victoria Donohoo, Abby Chaidez, Martina Mills, DaMeka Shed, Brandi Carter, Dani German, DeErika Canady, Tanna Lide, Keara Birdow, Lauren Cole, and Kaci Bachtel; boys track team members are Tyrin West, Slady Harkam, Kolby Adams, Kam Ransom, Kendall Crocker, Roderick Larkin, A.J. Polk, Grant Hubbert, Terrance Rischer, Ryan Coleman, and Jarret Carpenter.

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My cowboy daddy, the late Lawrence Ray (L. Ray) Webb, saw to it that spicy seasoning was a staple around the household when he and Mom were raising four sons. Dad spent a lot of his early childhood... + continue reading

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Although I didn’t participate in this I have always felt I probably would have if I had gone into the Army instead of the Navy and the Pacific. I had many friends who were. This was a surprise to the... + continue reading