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Wed
08
Jul

Grand Jury indicts 6

Only six people were indicted Wednesday, June 24, by the Freestone County grand jury on various charges.

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Wed
08
Jul

County budget talks commence

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, as well as a five percent raise for her employees.

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Wed
08
Jul

Local girls raise church camp funds with lemonade stand

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

Wed
08
Jul

Scholarship given by Rollo Insurance

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 Goodson.

 

Photo by April Walker

Wed
08
Jul

Reading draws crowd at courthouse

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.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
03
Jun

15 indicted by grand jury this month

Fifteen individuals were indicted by the Freestone County Grand Jury in May on charges including possession, DWI, and forgery.

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Wed
03
Jun

Countdown to the fair begins

Activities are being planned now for the upcoming 2015 Freestone County Fair & Rodeo slated for the week of June 15-20. The annual event will kick off at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15, with the parade.

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Wed
03
Jun

$5,000 brought in for Tinsley fundraiser

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

Wed
03
Jun

Area gets 35 inches to date


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

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.

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Wed
03
Jun

Separate accidents keep FPD busy


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

Fairfield police were kept busy last week with two accidents, both involving 18-wheelers. The first happened Wednesday, May 27, at the intersection of

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