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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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Wed
03
Jun

Reward for Sandoval


Dennis Sandoval was last seen on the courthouse square in Fairfield when he escaped from a Freestone County Sheriff's deputies custody. Courtsey photo

Escaped sex offender Dennis Ray Sandoval, of Buffalo, is still at large, reports the Freestone County Sheriff's Office. Leon County Sheriff's Office is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

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Wed
03
Jun

$1.5 million given in scholarships to FHS grads


Citizenship Award recipients are (from left) Tyson Hopper, Hayward Eatmon Citizenship Award; Dedrick Garner, Jr., Brison Hearron Memorial Citizenship Award; Ashlyn Hughes, Beverly Ivy Gamble Citizenship Award; Kourtnee Awalt, Sally Rose Awalt Spirit of Fairfield High Award; Nichole Pruitt, Ben Capps, Jr. Citizenship Award; and Caitlynn Stone, Dennis Gilbreath Memorial Award. Photo by April Walker

Graduates raked in more than $1.5 million in scholarships at the annual senior awards ceremony last week. Valedictorian Caitlynn Stone and Salutatorian Tyson Hopper earned numerous scholarships through individuals, FISD, their university of choice, and local organizations.

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Thu
26
Feb

Get some chili at SOVFD fundraiser Saturday

It’s time again for the annual chili supper and cake auction at the Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department, 120 Southern Oaks Drive just inside the Southern Oaks subdivision. 
The fundraiser is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.
This annual event helps raise donations enabling 
 

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Thu
26
Feb

Red Cross training Saturday

The American Red Cross is hosting a Freestone County Volunteer Outreach and Training meeting to encourage aid for Freestone County neighbors and surrounding communities when affected by a disaster.
The Neighbors Helping Neighbors meeting is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office Whitaker/Session Training Center, 585 U.S. Hwy 84 West in Fairfield.
The goal of the Red Cross is to train and equip volunteers in Freestone County to respond to area disasters, such 
 
 

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Thu
26
Feb

Local couple celebrates 50 years of marriage


Pam and Billy Jim Day celebrated 50 years. Photos submitted by Deborah Day Whatley
Pam and Billy Jim Day, of Fairfield, celebrated 50 years of marriage Saturday, Feb. 21, at Big Cedar Country Club with more than 100 guests who enjoyed music, dancing, and food. The couple’s children are John Day and wife, Donna, of Fairfield; Deborah Day Whatley, of Fairfield; Deniese Day McGowan and husband, Richard, of Fairfield. Also attending were the Day’s grandchildren, Jacob Day and wife, Jenna; Justin Zwierzchowski and wife, Priscilla; Ashley Whatley; Ashlee McGowan; Tristen McGowan; Dylon McGowan; and Delaney McGowan; great-grandchildren, Kelbeigh Day; Riley Zqierzchowski; Kova Snell; and Rustyn Tayler.
 
 

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