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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A local Boy Scout recently earned a rank that only three percent of scouts achieve. Fairfield junior Dakota Thornburg earned the rank of Eagle Scout and a special Court of Honor is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church in Fairfield. The ceremony will be in   To... + continue reading
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Freestone Cancer Support Group recently accepted a donation from Community National Bank. Pictured are Community National Bank employees Jason Hullum and Teresa Vandiver; Spain Trask, FCSG member; and Gene Chavers, Community National Bank. Photo submitted by Teresa Vandiver + continue reading
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In December, the Freestone Quilt Guild donated approximately 56 bibs and 56 pillowcases to Fairview Manor residents. Guild members are (from left) Carol Chappell, Paula Wade, Loy Newberry, Sandy Smith, Diane Hall, and Gloria Smith. Also pictured are three Manor residents. Photo submitted by Paula... + continue reading
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After a surprise inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) last week, the Freestone County Jail has been labeled noncompliant for the third time in a year. TCJS Executive Director   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

Beth Ireland (left) was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. She is pictured with Brenda Isaacs. Photo by April Walker
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A large crowd turned out to view the numerous accolades awarded to residents and organizations at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet last week. Fairfield Superintendent Rick Edwards awarded   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

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Beth Ireland (left) was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. She is pictured with Brenda Isaacs. Photo by April Walker

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TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales has announced that a 37-year-old Palestine man has been charged with federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas. Jefferson Kincade appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell and was released on an unsecured bond... + continue reading
01/28/2015
Crowns, the Gospel Musical, debuts at the Teague High School theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Stunning hats from the collections of     To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

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Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia opened the doors of the Parkview Medical Clinic of Teague, 101 Anthony Drive, on Jan. 19, and now offers the full spectrum of primary care Monday through Friday.   “I’m excited about this opportunity to again serve the community,” stated... + continue reading

Kayla Mitchell (center) sits with her parents, Jimmy Mitchell (left) and Tracie Mitchell (right) and her softball coach Kerry Hand (back) at her scholarship signing party last week. Mitchell will attend Murray State College in Oklahoma on a two-year softball scholarship. Photo by April Walker
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Fairfield seniors Kayla Mitchell (left center) and Colby Minze (above center) each signed two-year scholarships to play softball and baseball, respectively. Mitchell was recruited to play   To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading
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Luminant donated $300 to the Fairfield Band Boosters for the upcoming Iigurubando Con slated for Saturday, Jan. 24, at the band hall. Accepting the donation check was (from left) Band Director Bill Large, band member D’Mitri Hodnett, and Band Boosters President Kellie Hodnett. Also pictured... + continue reading
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After leading by only two at the end of the first period of play against the Mexia Blackcats, the Fairfield Eagles turned up the jets to cruise to a 14 point halftime lead, 38-24, and went on to hold... + continue reading

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Cameras have always been a puzzle to me. If it isn’t a “point-and-shoot,” my ability to discuss the photo capabilities of any of those instruments is extremely limited. After... + continue reading

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His straw cowboy hat balanced on his knee, 84-year-old Luther Watson sat talking about his father’s service in the Confederate army. “Well, he didn’t want to go,” he began... + continue reading