Friday, February 16, 2018
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Fairfield graduate Jared Schlabra earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, as well as a business certificate, from the University of Texas in Austin. Schlabra graduated in December 2017. He is the son of Steve and Tracey Schlabra, of Livingston, formerly of Fairfield. He is the grandson of the... + continue reading
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Gail Allison Griffin, children's book author, is hosting a book signing on Sunday, Feb. 18, for her latest book The Ghost of the Old Red Barn. Griffin found moderate success with her first book The Ghost of the Yellow Two-Story House. The book signing is slated for 2 to 5 p.m. in the home of Jane... + continue reading

Coal trucks at Big Brown are permanently parked after dumping what coal was left at the mine. The plant and mine closed forever Monday, Feb. 12, after dropping prices caused its decline.

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Friday, February 16, 2018
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Years of rumors came true Monday, Feb. 12, as Big Brown plant finally went offline forever. More than 200 employees are now without jobs and the nearly 47-year-old mine is empty. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/"><span style="font-size:110%; font-family:... + continue reading

There is nothing left of this beautiful home but a shell of the outside brick walls. Local citizens pitched in to help firefighters during the fight to save the house.

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Friday, February 16, 2018
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A local family was displaced after their home on North Mount in Fairfield went up in flames around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, with firefighters battling the blaze for more than seven hours. At 11:30 p.m. the fire was thought to be extinguished, but fire departments were called back at 3:30 a.m.... + continue reading
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Eagle multi-sport standout Kolbe Branch is shown signing his football letter of intent to Southern Nazarene University, in Bethany, Oklahoma last week at the film room in the Johnson Activity Center in Fairfield. Looking on with understandable pride are his mother, LaMonica Branch and his... + continue reading

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02/16/2018
These young Fairfield student-athletes and coaches have every reason to be happy as they are the District 18-AAA basketball champions for 2017-18, finishing the regular season with (17-14) (7-1) records. Standing from left are Assistant Coach Tarsha Graves, Kamri Griffin, Josey Richardson, Braden... + continue reading
01/31/2018
Freestone County Grand Jury members returned 21 true bills against individuals on Friday, Jan. 26, for charges of possession, evading, and child endangerment. Indictments were returned against:  Ali Rivera – 28-year-old female, of Garland, out on bond; charged with possession of... + continue reading

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State Troopers and other law enforcement officers lined up outside Bowers Funeral Home about 4 p.m. Nov. 24, to carry the body of Damon Allen into the funeral home.
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The body of slain DPS Trooper Damon Allen was delivered to Bowers Funeral Home Nov. 24. Residents lined U.S. 84 in Teague to show their support for the fallen officer. Allen was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop at mile marker 194 on I-45 outside of Dew. After an hours-long... + continue reading
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Fairfield Rotary Club member Gene Chavers earned the prestigious Paul Harris Award -- Sapphire Level -- for his generous giving. Chavers is pictured with Club President Donna Tyus. Courtesy photo + continue reading

The board room at Freestone Medical Center is now known as the J.R. Corne Meeting Room. Corne is pictured next to his honorary plaque.
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After 25 years of faithful service, J.R. Corne announced his retirement from the Fairfield Hospital District board last week. Corne was honored by a private ceremony at Freestone Medical Center Thursday, Jan. 25, during which time the board officially recognized him and revealed his name plate and... + continue reading

Senior Brittani Oglesbee earned the Student of the Year award from FISD Superintendent Tony Price.

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Fairfield Superintendent Tony Price named four teachers of the year and a student of the year who is on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held last Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Depot X -- a business which was awarded Business of the... + continue reading

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These young Fairfield student-athletes and coaches have every reason to be happy as they are the District 18-AAA basketball champions for 2017-18, finishing the regular season with (17-14) (7-1)... + continue reading

Coaches Kevin Childers, John Bachtel, and Joel Kuehl congratulate A.J. Polk for making his lift during last weekend's powerlifting competition.
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Fairfield Lady Eagle runners, Madison Smith (1489) and Morgan Coleman (1475) come out of the woods in first and second place during the Golden Eagle Run on Saturday morning on their own course in Fairfield.

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Dear editor, After I had been to several city council meetings and city workshops, I have come to realize what kind of shape our city has gotten into. Trustworthy and honesty have gone out the... + continue reading

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Fairfield Recorder newspaper – Sept. 2, 1887 edition Mad Dogs A dog belonging to Mr. J.I. Bonner, of our town, showed signs of hydrophobia Tuesday going about town biting every dog that came its... + continue reading