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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 + continue reading

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
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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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. To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

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
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Fairfield police were kept busy last week with two accidents, both involving 18-wheelers. The first happened Wednesday, May 27, at the intersection of To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

Dennis Sandoval was last seen on the courthouse square in Fairfield when he escaped from a Freestone County Sheriff's deputies custody. Courtsey photo
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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. To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the... + continue reading

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
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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. To read the entire... + continue reading

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

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

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

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

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Fifteen individuals were indicted by the Freestone County Grand Jury in May on charges including possession, DWI, and forgery. To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading
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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. To read the entire story, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. + continue reading

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We have switched to a new email server, so if anyone sent anything to this email since Friday, July 4, PLEASE RESEND IT TO:   editor@fairfield-recorder.com OR news@fairfield-recorder.com. + continue reading

Pam and Billy Jim Day celebrated 50 years. Photos submitted by Deborah Day Whatley
02/26/2015 - 0 comment(s)
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... + continue reading

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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.... + continue reading
02/26/2015 - 0 comment(s)
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.   Contributed photos + continue reading
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The Robinson Rockets lost control of the ball and Lady Eagle Susan Owens took advantage of the opportunity. Photo by Lori Brown
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The Lady Eagles faced off with the Robinson Rockets for the first round of playoffs held at Leon High School in Jewett, this past Tuesday.  The Lady Eagles faced a tough battle against... + continue reading

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Those of us who have been privileged to do something we love dearly all of our lives belong to a group I named in a speech years ago as the Brotherhood of Community Newspapers. Over time, with more... + continue reading

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A few months ago a memorial dedicated to the U.S. Air Force Training Field near Corsicana during WWII. This field - located south of town off U.S. 287 - was built after several businessmen got... + continue reading