Fairfield junior Kolbie Branch, 4, looks for an outlet pass last week in the Eagles' complete domination of the Madisonville Mustangs, 75-38! Branch, a great all-round player, had 12 rebounds and several steals for the week as he and his teammates increased their district record (4-0), one game ahead of Mexia.

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As the only undefeated team in 18-4A through the first half of the district race, the Eagles literally flew circles around the Madisonville Mustangs last Tuesday, Jan. 24, almost doubling them, 75-38! Then, on Friday, they fell behind early in the game to Athens, 10-2, then came back to take a 21-... + continue reading
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A large crowd packed the lobby of the new Freestone Medical Center last week during the open house event. Freestone Medical Center CEO Stace Holland introduced the staff and board. "It takes a great team to make a great hospital. ETMC left us a great team and a great hospital to do great things,"... + continue reading
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Local boutique Brenda's Closet hosted a luncheon for the local law enforcement officials last week on the square in an effort to show them support. Joining the lunch were Larry Jones, David Utsey, Rich Howertson, and Kristy Lawrence. Photo submitted by Jeremy Shipley + continue reading

Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels accuses City Administrator Jeff Looney of verbally abusing his wife.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The city council voted to take no action against City Administrator Jeff Looney after several complaints came in against him, sparking a public hearing. Tempers flared when Looney was accused by Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels of being personally singled out by Looney, as well as verbally... + continue reading

Joe Lee Kirgan IV (right) awarded his grandfather, Joe Lee Kirgan, Jr. (left), with the Lifetime Achievement Award at last week's Fairfield Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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It was an emotional night for one family when their patriarch was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his selfless contributions to this community. “He has impacted me more than he will ever take credit for and more than I can ever describe,” Joe Lee Kirgan IV said about his grandfather.... + continue reading

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Fairfield blew open what had been a close match through the first two quarters of play, a 16-14 Lady Eagle lead, to score 18 unanswered points after the lead had grown to 18-15, and all but settle the outcome after 3 periods! They led 36-15 going into the final quarter, then rode the consistent... + continue reading
02/01/2017
Freestone County Grand Jury returned 16 indictments against various individuals this month, including James Minifee, of Teague, for two counts of indecency with a child. Other indictments included:  Zachary Andrews – 32-year-old male, of Fairfield, currently in jail; charged with... + 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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Danny Zuko (played by Josh Folsom) and Marty Maraschino (played by Jenna Swinburn) took a breather after the three-day performance of Grease Live! produced by the Teague High School Theater group. Photo by Helen Pickett + continue reading
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With a total of 610 points, Fairfield elementary and intermediate school teams were awarded first place in the 2016-17 UIL Competition held in December against Athens, Palestine, Madisonville, and Mexia. Students competed in various events including Art, Chess Puzzle, and Creative Writing. Sonya... + continue reading
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This year's Iigurubando Con is slated for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; doors open at 10 a.m. at the Fairfield Junior High School commons area. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. New guests and contests are slated for this year's Iigurubando Con – pronounced E-goo-roo-bawn-doe. This annual fundraising... + continue reading

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Lady Eagle multi-sport standout Dameka Shed soars high for a rebound and put back basket against the highly state-ranked Lady Mustangs for Madisonville. Fairfield lost 53-43, but came back for an impressive 49-27 win over Athens on Friday. They are now (14-13) for the season.

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Fairfield blew open what had been a close match through the first two quarters of play, a 16-14 Lady Eagle lead, to score 18 unanswered points after the lead had grown to 18-15, and all but settle... + continue reading

Six foot sophomore Josie Richardson, 21, grabs one of her several rebounds in the Lady Eagles 50-38 victory over 5A Jacksonville, last week at home in the JAC. Richardson was one of a trio of Fairfield roundballers who had nine points in the game.

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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.

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AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been filed... + continue reading

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Wearing cowboy boots today? Unless you've been horseback riding, you're wearing those boots more because they are Texas icons than for practicality. Boots were specifically designed for saddle... + continue reading