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Cat Spec. Limited, a stronghold company, is hosting a job fair for potential candidates for upcoming work in January 2017 and throughout the year. The fair is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the Truman Kimbro Center, 111 W. Trinity Street in Madisonville. Cat Spec. Ltd... + continue reading
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Dry Gulch Mercantile owners Mike and Christie Harper (center) and Janis Glass (far left) visited with Fairfield Rotary Club last week and entertained the group with stories of unique finds. The group is pictured with Rotary Club President Angela Oglesbee. + continue reading

Joining The Shops at Peridot in their ribbon cutting were (from left) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate; Mary Small, owner of Accessories, Etc.; Jessica Huffman, owner of Shop Hoff Stuff; Avery Grant, owner of Peridot; Jennifer DeCordova, owner of Tyed and True; Gail Farish, owner of Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Brenda Isaacs, Edwards Jones. Peeking over the back of the group is Lisa Schick, with the Chamber of Commerce.

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The Shops at Peridot are now Fairfield Chamber of Commerce members, having celebrated their joining last week with a ribbon cutting. There are four boutiques inside The Shops including: n Peridot – owned by Avery Grant n Tyed and True – owned by Jennifer DeCordova n Shop Hoff Stuff –... + continue reading

Community National Bank and Trust Vice President Teresa Duke (left) got the opportunity to tell FISD teacher Bryant Smith (right) that the bank was sending him to the 8th Annual National Educator Conference.

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Corsicana – Community National Bank & Trust announced that it is sending nine teachers to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference (#JSNEC16) in November, including a 3-day stay at the Dallas Intercontinental Hotel in Addison. The conference aims to provide teachers with the tools, training,... + continue reading

Pastor David Algood (left) helps an area student figure out the confusing array of homework.

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An after school program designed to help students with homework is being hosted by a local church each Tuesday and Wednesday. Fairfield No. 1 Church of God in Christ Pastor David Algood, Stephanie Whitfield, and Claudine Curry began the group, Homework Help, recently in an effort to aide students... + continue reading

Joining The Shops at Peridot in their ribbon cutting were (from left) Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Pate; Mary Small, owner of Accessories, Etc.; Jessica Huffman, owner of Shop Hoff Stuff; Avery Grant, owner of Peridot; Jennifer DeCordova, owner of Tyed and True; Gail Farish, owner of Creations Flowers & Gifts; and Brenda Isaacs, Edwards Jones. Peeking over the back of the group is Lisa Schick, with the Chamber of Commerce.

Community National Bank and Trust Vice President Teresa Duke (left) got the opportunity to tell FISD teacher Bryant Smith (right) that the bank was sending him to the 8th Annual National Educator Conference.

Pastor David Algood (left) helps an area student figure out the confusing array of homework.

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11/10/2016
The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield Eagles! As has often been the case this season, with this young and oft injured group of Eagles... + continue reading
11/10/2016
Freestone County Senior Services is in need of volunteers for Meals on Wheels. This program delivers meals to seniors in the Fairfield area. No experience is necessary -- just a desire to give back and impact the community. "Volunteers are the backbone of our program, and without them, we can't... + continue reading

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Citing personal reasons, Richard A. Edwards has announced his resignation as Superintendent of Schools for the Fairfield Independent School District.  An Agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Edwards the ability to pursue other interests and permits the Board to pursue hiring another... + continue reading
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Fairfield’s 2016 gridiron fortunes continued its’ slide into unaccustomed waters last Friday night, as an ineffective passing game & repeated center snap problems in the 1st quarter alone, hobbled the offense, while the Eagle defense didn’t get its’ claws unfurled until they had yielded their... + continue reading

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The capital murder trial of a Teague man has been reset due to a key witness having a baby. Lawson Lee Abram's trial was slated to begin Aug. 29, but has been rescheduled until Monday, Oct. 3, says 77th District Judge Patrick Simmons. The witness, Erin Mason, delivered her baby via C-section and... + continue reading
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Freestone County Game Management Association (FCGMA) hosted a Hunters Education course last week to which 58 potential hunters learned a variety of hunting basics. One hundred percent of participants passed the class and are now able to get their hunting licenses. FCGMA catered a lunch for the 80... + continue reading
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Sports

Akeem Jackson, 15, heads up field for some of his 91 yards rushing last Friday night in Lorena. Helping pave the way for him are Jacob Gomez, 50, and Austin Hale, 79.

Photo by Avery Peterson

11/10/2016 - 0 comment(s)
The Lorena Leopards are the (7-3) (5-0), undefeated District 9-4A, DII Champions of 2016, but last Friday night in Lorena, they barely hung on in a fierce "clawing battle" with our underdog Fairfield... + continue reading

Eagle running back Kam Ransom dances around the Madisonville defense, thanks to some good blocking, in last Friday's first scrimmage of the 2016 season.

Photo by Avery Peterson

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In more than half a century in the news business (and still counting), it seems inescapable that the general public is drawn to “bad news.” It just seems to be in our nature to gawk and almost revel... + continue reading

History

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Few Texas women ever lived a harder life than Sarah Creath McSherry Hibbens Stinnett Howard. A lady with true grit and more, the way she came by her long name is one of Texas' more gripping tales... + continue reading

The choral theater group was comprised of prisoners of war at Camp Mexia.

Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration/Arnold Krammer

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