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Dawson Grissett and Avery Waters earned awards at the Saturday, May 26, Teague Young Farmers Goat Show. Grissett (left) was awarded Grand Champion, while Waters (right) took home the Reserve Champion title. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Pate + continue reading

Hugh Thornburg, of Freestone County, takes part in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for children's cancer research.
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Friday, June 8, 2018
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Freestone County resident Hugh Thornburg has taken the Great Cycle Challenge and will be biking 200 miles during the month of June. What began as just a way to stay fit, bicycling became a passion and has now turned into a way to help kids across the country. <a href="http://www.etypeservices... + continue reading

Pictured is Calpine Plant Manager Ty Pate, PHCH Development Director Martha Thomassen, and Capine Business Manager John Taylor.

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Calpine Freestone Energy Center made several donations totaling $21,500 last week to various organizations in Freestone County. Calpine Plant Manager Ty Pate and Calpine Business Manager John Taylor presented the donations. Accepting the $500 check for Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department was Chief... + continue reading
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Fairfield Library is full of excitement this summer, especially on Wednesday mornings for the annual Story Time event led by Mary King. The library's Summer Reading Program – which continues through July – kicked off at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, with Kayla Lupo as the guest reader. During... + continue reading

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After making headlines in 2017 with his role in the vandalism of a historic family cemetery, Keith Bonner entered a plea deal Thursday, May 31, to spend 10 years behind bars. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/Fairfield%20RecorderID278/"><span style="font-size:110%; font-family:... + continue reading

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05/30/2018
Another school year has come and gone and FISD is preparing for a full summer of athletic, drama, art, and music camps for the students. Camps will be taught by FISD coaches and teachers beginning in June. Camps are as follows in date order:   <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/... + continue reading
05/30/2018
A political rally involving four area counties is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Butler Community Center. Wesley Ratcliff, District 8 State Representative and a member of the Democratic Party, will speak. Candidates from Freestone, Navarro, Hill, and Anderson counties will... + 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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Freestone County Sheriff’s Office began donning new uniforms on May 14 in an effort to bring a more prideful and professional appearance, while carrying out duties to serve the citizens of Freestone County. “We would like to thank our county commissioner’s for their approval in our 2018 budget that... + continue reading

Salutatorian Kealie House and Valedictorian Brittani Oglesbee proudly display their certificates showcasing their achievement at last week's senior awards assembly.
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Following in her older sister's footsteps, Brittani Oglesbee has worked her way to the top of her graduating class, finishing as valedictorian with a 5.43 GPA. Oglesbee worked hard to keep her grades up, but never really knew that she would graduate valedictorian. “There is a lot of competition... + continue reading

Serving on the Faith Academy board is (front) Treasurer Jane Phillips; President Julie Steward; and Vice President Jessica Henderson; (back row) Assistant Treasurer Tony Adkins; Secretary Leon Thomas; and member Dexter Barnes.
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A small group of parents have worked hard to open a new Christ-centered school for Freestone County children. Faith Academy of Freestone County is slated to open this fall and is currently taking applications for students. The school will provide a quality, Christian-based education to students and... + continue reading

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Lady Eagles pitcher Abby Garcia winds up for a pitch.

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The Lady Eagles lost to Gatesville last Friday, April 26, with a relatively low score loss of 5-6. The game was a post-season match at the Gatesville dugouts. Top scorer’s for the Lady Eagles were:... + continue reading

Lady Eagles Rightfielder Carsyn Cox takes down an opponent during their recent game.
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Abby Garcia teaches one camper the correct way to hold the bat.

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Sophomore Bailey Jones, 3rd basemen for the Lady Eagles, attempts a catch during the District games last week.
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Dear editor, This letter is in response to the article, “Both Sides of Annexation.” This issue is not all about annexation. It isn’t about fire hydrants, waste water services, police protection,... + continue reading

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May 13, 1943 Twister Strikes New Providence; Three Injured – A twister swept through the New Providence community, west of Freestone, about 10:30 Monday morning, devastating a strip of three or... + continue reading