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Alyssa Williams and Josie Henson opened a lemonade stand in an effort to raise enough money to attend church camp. The girls raised $273 in the one day the stand was open. Both will attend Wild Week Camp at Latham Springs with First Baptist Church. Photo courtesy of Amanda Williams + continue reading
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Carly Staffs and Riley Webb were each the lucky recipients of the $500 Yates Manahan Memorial Youth Rodeo Scholarship given by Rollo Insurance of Fairfield. Both also received a belt buckle. Pictured are Tony Adkins, Jason Rollo, Riley Webb, Clark Fryer, Carly Staffs, Jessica Scruggs, and Emily... + continue reading
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Local attorney Chad Morgan held a reading of the Declaration of Independence Thursday, July 2, in recognition of the Fourth of July holiday. A small crowd joined Morgan during the reading held on the courthouse steps. Attorneys across Texas read the Declaration in front of 80 Texas courthouses.... + continue reading

Pictured is Shonda Griffin, Janelle Patchett, La'Deidre Rischer, Jimmy Rischer, Shea Polk, Rhea Martin, and Brenda Robertson. Photo by April Walker
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Local residents raised $3,466 for Antwuan Polk during a barbecue lunch last week in the Brookshire Bros. Parking lot. The former employee was injured while swimming last month, but family members say he's alert and getting better. Special thanks go to the following <a href="http://... + continue reading

Anthony Zuniga was just one of three charged in this drug bust by the Freestone County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Three were arrested in southern Freestone County near the Leon County line during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 2, following a lengthy investigation involving the Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO).Facing drug and weapons charges are suspects Anthony Zuniga, Kimberly Martin,... + continue reading

Pictured is Shonda Griffin, Janelle Patchett, La'Deidre Rischer, Jimmy Rischer, Shea Polk, Rhea Martin, and Brenda Robertson. Photo by April Walker

Anthony Zuniga was just one of three charged in this drug bust by the Freestone County Sheriff's Office.

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Only six people were indicted Wednesday, June 24, by the Freestone County grand jury on various charges.<a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/"><span style="font-size:110%; font-family: calibri, arial, sans, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"... + continue reading
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County budget discussions began last week and several county departments are requesting cost of living raises across the board for employees again this year. Commissioners approved a five percent raise last year for employees.County Clerk Linda Jarvis is requesting $3,000 for conference expenses,... + continue reading

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We have switched to a new email server, so if anyone sent anything to this email since Friday, July 4, PLEASE RESEND IT TO:   editor@fairfield-recorder.com OR news@fairfield-recorder.com. + continue reading
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Ralph Billings was the "celebrity" auctioneer at the fundraiser for Donny Tinsley held Saturday at the VFW in Fairfield. The fish fry, auction, and karaoke brought in over $5,000 for the family. Photo submitted by VFW Quartermaster Robbie Robertson + continue reading

All 24 of the 40-foot wide spillway gates at Richland Chambers Reservoir have been opened in recent weeks to alleviate the flooding. This is the first time they have been opened since January 2010. The water level is reported to be almost a full foot above normal. Buckley Butler says there is no threat of flooding at lakefront properties. Photo by Mickey Ward
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Area residents battled floods, mosquitoes, and mud during the wettest May in 21 years and now seem to be in for a dry spell during June and July. To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

This vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Texas 75, pushing it into the Napa Auto Parts building. No injuries were reported. Photo by April Walker
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Fairfield police were kept busy last week with two accidents, both involving 18-wheelers. The first happened Wednesday, May 27, at the intersection of To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading
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The Robinson Rockets lost control of the ball and Lady Eagle Susan Owens took advantage of the opportunity. Photo by Lori Brown
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The Lady Eagles faced off with the Robinson Rockets for the first round of playoffs held at Leon High School in Jewett, this past Tuesday.  The Lady Eagles faced a tough battle against... + continue reading

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Those of us who have been privileged to do something we love dearly all of our lives belong to a group I named in a speech years ago as the Brotherhood of Community Newspapers. Over time, with more... + continue reading

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A few months ago a memorial dedicated to the U.S. Air Force Training Field near Corsicana during WWII. This field - located south of town off U.S. 287 - was built after several businessmen got... + continue reading