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Employees resign FCSO citing numerous issues

Several more valuable employees have resigned from the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office recently due to a number of reasons, namely the legal issues surrounding Sheriff Don Anderson and Captain Travis Robertson.
No comment was available from Anderson on the situation.
Current and former employees anonymously released the

 

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Aug

Wortham Blues Fest is slated for Sept. 6

The lineup for this year’s Wortham Blues Fest includes the Rob Hunt Band, Peterson Brothers Band and Omar and the Howlers.
Gates open for the 14th annual event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; music begins at 5 p.m.
Admission for adults ages 13 and up is $10; $5 for ages 6-12; ages 5 and under are free.
Pre-order your 2014 Blues Fest T-shirt by calling

 

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Wed
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Aug

Bake sale for Teague Youth Football Assoc.

The Teague Youth Football Association held a bake sale/car wash/cook-out last Saturday to raise money for the Bantam, Junior and Senior teams, as well as their cheerleaders. The youth football season begins in September.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
20
Aug

Tau attends Area 8 workshop


Tau Chapter members of Delta Kappa Gamma attending the Area 8 Workshop in Waco were (back row, from left): Alicia Smith, Dr. Lisa Rogers, Vickie McDougal, Virginia Riddle and Wynona Lipsett; (seated) Ronda Brewer, Martha Kirgan, Goldia Liles and Patty Manley. Photo submitted by Martha Kirgan

Nine members of the Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) attended the Area 8 Workshop Aug. 16, at the Baylor Research Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
The workshop was conducted by Area Coordinator Dr. Jewel Lockridge.
Following a continental breakfast, Linda Ewing, of the Zeta Chapter, and Dr. Lisa Rogers, of the Tau Chapter, lead the inspiration and pledge of allegiance, respectively.
First Vice President of Alpha State Sharon Daugherty explained

 

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Aug

FISD welcomes new teachers


Teachers hired for various FISD campuses are (in no particular order): Angie Hoard, Amy Taylor, Jill Robinson, Christen Brown Baize, Rashonda Bonner, Brigit Coufal, Bryan Baize, Eddie Ervin, Stephen Hathaway, Choicetta McMillian, Emily Price, Heike Freer, Cheri Melton, Superintendent Rick Edwards, Danny Castille and Melissa Crenshaw. Photo by April Walker

Sixteen new teachers were recently hired for a variety of positions at Fairfield campuses.
The teachers participated this week in an orientation, breakfast and more as part of their welcome

 

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Wed
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Aug

County OKs RFP’s for phone system


The 15-year-old mainframe is located in the basement of the courthouse. If you look closely, holes can be seen where the phone company attempted to ventilate the mainframe because of the heat it generates. Photo by April Walker

After much discussion, commissioners voted to go out for RFP’s – Request for Proposal – for a new phone system and cabling for the courthouse, annex and tax office.
County Treasurer Kay Taylor presented the idea for a new phone system at the Aug. 6 meeting.
Taylor and her assistant, Jeannie Keeney have been in contact with Windstream for phone service and Azbell for cabling needed for the project.
The total cost is approximately $49,000 and Taylor would like to have

 

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Wed
20
Aug

Sheila Dove retires after 13 years


Superintendent Rick Edwards (left) presented Sheila Dove with a bronze Eagle statue on behalf of the FISD board and staff at a retirement presentation Tuesday morning. Dove’s official last day is Aug. 30. The slideshow presentation displayed photos of she and her family. See more pictures on page 11. Photo by April Walker

After 34 years in education, Asst. Superintendent Sheila Dove will retire August 30.
Dove spent 10 years teaching and coaching, 11 years as principal at Hico and 13 years at Fairfield Independent School District (FISD).
Tuesday morning Superintendent Rick Edwards held a slideshow presentation called “This is your life, Sheila” and presented Dove

 

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Wed
13
Aug

City gearing up for Show of Wheels

Car enthusiasts are gearing up for the 17th Annual Show of Wheels from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the courthouse square. This event is sponsored by the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
Last year’s car show was

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Trustees vote to raise tax rate to $1.39

School board trustees voted to raise the tax rate to $1.39 per $100 valuation – a 6 percent increase from last year – at last week’s public hearing.
A tax ratification election is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) administration office.
The board is proposing a

 

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Wed
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Aug

Meet, greet well attended

Board members and the community turned out for last week’s Superintendent Meet & Greet at the Fairfield High School media center. Superintendent Rick Edwards is pictured in the center.

Photo by April Walker

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