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Wed
29
Oct

6 subpoenaed for sheriff’s trial

Travis County court documents show six Freestone County residents have been subpoenaed for Sheriff Don Anderson’s pre-trial Tuesday afternoon.
The pre-trial with witnesses was held in

 

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Wed
29
Oct

873 early voters

The polls close on early voting Friday. As of press time Tuesday, 873 early voters placed their ballots in Freestone County.
That’s only about 7 percent of the registered 11,435 voters.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, for Election Day.
Freestone County residents

 

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Wed
29
Oct

Jones Chapel to receive historic plaque


The original Jones Chapel is pictured at left.

After 134 years Jones Chapel United Methodist Church is receiving a historical plaque from the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The church will commemorate the event at their Homecoming Services at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

The plaque will be mounted in the fellowship hall, the original site of worship. Dr. Faulk Landrum, chairman of the Committee on Archives and History, will present the plaque at the ceremony.

Wed
29
Oct

Girl Scouts learn about, join chamber


Attending the Girl Scout Troop 1980 ribbon cutting last week were (in no particular order): Alexis Brown, Avie Robinson, Cadence Webster, Caleigh Taylor, Cariss Capps, Chloe Neidich, Emilee Brewer, Emily L. Bonner, Emma Chancellor, Katlynn Ploch, Kiera Walker, Lyndsey Long, Lynn Ludwick, Madison Arman, Makenzie Willard, Sienna Miller, Skylar Cook, Tiffany Jauregui, Bria Long, SU & Cookie Coordinator Veronica Miller, Troop Leader Tracie Chancellor, Troop Leader Hope Brewer, Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz, and Creations Flowers & Gifts owner Gail Farish. Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Girl Scout Troop 1980 joined the Chamber of Commerce last week.
Brenda Shultz, chamber administrator, explained to the girls what purpose the chamber serves for the community.
“Girl Scouts helps us improve ourselves,” said Emily Bonner.
The 13-year-old has been in Girl Scouts for seven years. Her favorite activity is Christmas caroling.
Emma Chancellor, 13, enjoys taking field trips with her troop,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

Health fair was a big success

ETMC’s Fun Fit Freestone Health Fair was a big success this past weekend.
“It looked to me like attendance doubled from last year,” said ETMC Administrator Raz Cook, FACHE.
Numerous health related booths were set up,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

County coordinator hired

Freestone County Services Administrator James Minze is training for his new position and plans to meet with Leon County emergency managers soon.
“I’m still trying to catch my bearings with all of this,” said Minze.
County commissioners hired Minze about three weeks ago to fill Loren Miller’s position following his recent retirement.
Under his new position,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

City issues discussed at community meeting

Although only 24 residents attended the Community Feedback meeting Monday night, the polls show concern about serious issues facing Fairfield, such as housing, city infrastructure, and water.
Votes were taken throughout the meeting on handheld audience response systems (ARS) by

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Numerous events Saturday

Saturday holds several opportunities for fun as a number of local organizations are hosting events.
Market Days, a hayride, health fair, and a zombine fun run are just a few.
Start the day by doing good for the planet at the Fourth Saturday Recycling event at the FHS bus loop on Post Oak Road.
Nicole Crawford hosts this once a month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
After dropping off your recyclables, head over to the fairgrounds for Market Days, which showcases

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Wortham target of website Ebola hoax

A hoax-news website caused panic Monday after it claimed the Ebola virus had taken hold among Wortham ISD students.
The National Report (nationalreport.net) made the false claim that

 

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Wed
22
Oct

Hattie Raye Lott turns 90

Hattie Raye Lott celebrated 90 years October 8 with family and friends.
Her day was very special and much

 

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