DAR Regent Nancy McSwane (left) is pictured with new member Sherrie Clark Wilson, who gave a presentation on her new book at the recent DAR meeting.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, started their new year of meetings with reports from various chairs and members. After hearing the treasurer’s report – from newly elected Chapter Treasurer Diane Pullin – the Chapter Executive Board approved the 2018-19 budget. The opening program was presented... + continue reading

Danielle Fraga

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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After being reported missing by family members, the body of 23-year-old Danielle Fraga of Buffalo was found in her car off Hwy. 75. According to DPS reports, Fraga was traveling southbound on Hwy. 75 and for unknown reasons swerved off the roadway on the west side into a ditch. <a href="http... + continue reading

David Glover

Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Fifty-eight year-old Teague resident David Jose Glover was caught riding dirty early Sunday morning at approximately 1:27 a.m. Teague Police Officer, Jason Morgan, performed a routine stop as Glover was riding a bicycle without a headlamp. "In the city limits, it is required that a rider has to... + continue reading

DAR members witnessing Judge Linda Grant's proclamation signing are (from left) Carol Anne Biggar, DAR member; Kathleen McKee, DAR recording secretary; Dianne Pullin, DAR treasurer; Judge Linda Grant (seated); Patti Gauntt, DAR member; Nancy McSwane, DAR chapter regent; and Billie Bournias, DAR registrar.
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There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the U.S Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. Freestone County Judge Linda Grant recently... + continue reading

Keith Harrup is pictured on the motorcycle he won from a Harley Davidson dealership in Waco just last week.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Two days after winning the prize of a lifetime a Wortham man passed away in a motorcycle accident on FM 80 North in Freestone County. According to DPS reports the motorcycle accident occurred at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, while attempting to avoid a deer. Reports show Harrup was traveling north... + continue reading

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09/20/2018
After securing their third win of this young football season against Athens, Fairfield plans ahead for the upcoming game against the Palestine Wildcats. “Palestine is big and fast,” said Head Coach John Bachtel. “They had a big win over Rusk Friday night and they are as close to a rival as we... + continue reading
09/20/2018
Police are still looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Cefco gas station in Fairfield Friday morning, Sept. 14. According to Fairfield Police Department, the store manager was getting into his vehicle at about 10:08 a.m. Friday morning to take a deposit to the bank. <a href="http://www.... + continue reading

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The newly rebuilt Taco Bell boasts a modern design with clean lines and an outside patio. Employees are under a tent in front of the restaurant taking applications til 5 p.m. today, May 4.
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Taco Bell has confirmed an opening date of early next week. The actual day and time, however, is not yet set in stone. A representative with the company said the contractors are just waiting on a building inspection. This newly rebuilt location will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with... + continue reading
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Fairfield Junior High School's girls and boys cross country teams took first place in the Grapeland event Saturday, Sept. 8, against six boys and seven girls teams. Top seven boys were Eli Castillo, 1st; Christian Serrato, 4th place;    <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/... + continue reading

Linda Mullen and husband, Marvin, took home 1st place in Original Trucks 1950-1964, as well as Fire Chief's Choice Award in the 21st Annual Show of Wheels car show at Fairfield.
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Despite the threatening weather, the 21st Annual Show of Wheels was a huge success with live music, food trucks, and great looking rides! Show of Wheels participants also gained free entry into the Friday night Men’s Poker Run with awards being given to Best Poker Hand and Worst Poker Hand.... + continue reading
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Tuesday was an exciting day for Faith Academy, a newly formed Christian school in Fairfield. Students began their first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church of Fairfield. Pictured is teacher Kayla Lupo (left) accepting a copy of the U.S. Constitution... + continue reading

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Jordan Gibson and #15 Justin Abram take care of business during the Eagles game against the Athens Hornets.
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After securing their third win of this young football season against Athens, Fairfield plans ahead for the upcoming game against the Palestine Wildcats. “Palestine is big and fast,” said Head... + continue reading

Jay-Mychael Hudson, 5, tackles a Bear with assistance by Kadarrius Walker, 2, and Jaise Oliver, 23, in Friday night's game against the Brownsboro Bears.
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Fairfield Eagles lead the way onto Eagle Field Friday night to kick off the fall football season against the Rusk Eagles.
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Dear Editor, Freestone County Commissioners Court hides behind the fact that they meet during the day when the people they should be representing are working. The court needs to meet on a specific... + continue reading

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In October, almost seventy-three years ago, the first school opened at the present site of Dew, in a little hewn, log house, with split log benches and no desks. Among the first teachers were Miss... + continue reading

Pictured is the current state of an 1800's house slated to be moved to the Freestone County Historical Museum where it will be restored.
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