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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.
 
 
Thu
26
Feb

Righty Run is Feb. 28


Alex Ward
The 2nd Annual Righty Run 5K begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Fairfield Lake State Park to raise awareness for Pediatric Stroke. 
Funds raised for the second annual run will be for Alex Ward, Brendon’s Smile Initiative, and Cook Children’s Stroke Program. 
Alex Ward is a spunky little redhead who has given 
 

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Thu
26
Feb

Dads, daughters get down at dance

During the 2nd Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance - sponsored by Project Graduation - the girls seemed to abandon their fathers and instead danced in groups. A live DJ, refreshments and photo ops made the night one to remember.
 
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Thu
26
Feb

One dead after I-45 wreck


Although it’s hard to see, the pickup (in the background) caught fire following the Feb. 18 accident on I-45. Reports show the interstate was closed for up to eight hours. Photo by Tonisha Abram
The fatal accident that took the life of 39-year-old Matthew Dockey is still under investigation by State Trooper Damian Connor. 
The accident occurred near the 182 mile marker on I-45 at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, when an 
 

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Thu
26
Feb

Status reset for capital murder


Larson Edwin Moore III

Court records show the status hearing for accused capital murderer Larson Edwin Moore III has been 

 

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Thu
19
Feb

Genealogy Society to host Fairfield author

A book signing by Fairfield author Robert L. Uzzel, Ph.D., is being hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Teague Community Center, 511 Main Street in Teague.
The Freestone County Genealogy Society is sponsoring this event.
Dr. Uzzel will give a lecture at 10 a.m., and questions will be invited.
He is the author of four books and several

 

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Thu
19
Feb

No suspects in 2nd bomb threat

A second bomb threat was reported by the Freestone County Adult Probation Office last week.
The call came in about 1 p.m. and county offices were evacuated shortly after.
While State Troopers barricaded the entrances to the

 

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Thu
19
Feb

Teague welcomes new Parkview clinic

The opening of Teague’s new Parkview Medical Clinic was celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Dr. Michael Grissett (holding the scissors) is surrounded by family, Teague elected officials, and chamber representatives last week. Dr. Grissett is the only provider at the office. He and a staff of two will serve the community.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lynch, Parkview Regional

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