Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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A masked man got away with an unknown amount of cash over the weekend after robbing the Family Dollar at knifepoint. Fairfield Police Department responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:56 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, that a 6-foot black male dressed in black had held the store clerk at knifepoint... + continue reading
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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A family's summer vacation was interrupted after a fire began in the garage behind their home on North Mount in Fairfield. No one was in the garage when the fire began. Melinda Peterson reported her daughter had just finished mowing and stowed the mower in the garage when they heard an explosion.... + continue reading
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Children of all ages spent the day enjoying the new activity tables at the recently renovated Fairfield Library. The library held its grand opening event Saturday. Facebook photo + continue reading

Several Fairfield ISD teachers took a summer training class to learn to use the new Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Thanks to a $10,000 grant Fairfield teachers are learning to utilize new technology for the upcoming school year. Fairfield Junior High School Media Specialist Tammy Gawryszewski wrote the Region 12 Technology Foundation Grant and hosted summer training sessions for the 30 virtual reality kits the... + continue reading
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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With the new school year looming, a speed radar has been deployed by Fairfield Police Department to allow students to safely commute to school. City council approved the purchase of this equipment several weeks ago in an effort to curb speeding on Reunion Street and other residential areas. Police... + continue reading

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08/10/2017
For the first time in this writer's more than half a century of playing, watching, studying, and writing about high school football, there will be no infamous 2-a-days practices! The UIL's new guidelines now call for only one practice a day meaning the varsity and junior varsity teams will practice... + continue reading
08/10/2017
Get ready to head back-to-school shopping -- the annual Texas state sales tax holiday is Aug. 11-13. Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar reports, as in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use taxes, which could... + 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

One man was killed when the vehicle (a 2017 Nissan Rogue pictured above) clipped the end of a tractor trailer, rolled several times, and flipped on I-45 Sunday.
Photo by Richard Nelson

08/10/2017 - 0 comment(s)
A one-car fatality stopped interstate traffic late Sunday afternoon after a driver reportedly rear-ended a tractor trailer at the 193 mile marker on I-45 outside Fairfield. Four people were traveling northbound in a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by 49-year-old Farideh Khajeai of Norman, Oklahoma.... + continue reading
07/26/2017 - 0 comment(s)
Fairfield Rotary Club welcomed a new president for the 2017-18 year. Donna J. Tyus was installed by Rotary Past Asst. Governor David Huffman on Tuesday, July 11. Fairfield Rotary meets at 12 p.m. every Tuesday at Sam's Original Restaurant. Photo submitted by Jason Hullum + continue reading

This is just one of the many designs Darren Bishop can do for clients. Find 3rd Generation Remodeling on Facebook for more examples of his work.

07/26/2017 - 0 comment(s)
In the era of Do-It-Yourself, sometimes hiring someone can be just as good – if not better. Darren Bishop cites designing custom wood creations for his clients as his favorite part of his business. The Fairfield native has been working construction since he was “old enough to carry tools.” 3rd... + continue reading

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Head Coach John Bachtel signals instructions to some of his lineman as the first official football practice of 2017 gets underway at Eagle field Monday afternoon, April 7.
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08/10/2017 - 0 comment(s)
For the first time in this writer's more than half a century of playing, watching, studying, and writing about high school football, there will be no infamous 2-a-days practices! The UIL's new... + continue reading

These 30 smiling girls, along with their coaches, attended FHS' annual summer basketball skills camp last week at the JAC in Fairfield. This year's camp was headed by Lady Eagle basketball coach and Girls' Sports Coordinator Sally Whitaker and her able staff.

07/26/2017 - 0 comment(s)

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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02/01/2017 - 0 comment(s)

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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01/11/2017 - 0 comment(s)
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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07/26/2017 - 0 comment(s)
The following article was written by Sandra Phillips and published in the October 21, 1971 edition of The Fairfield Recorder. The opening of Rob's Drive-In Grocery on Saturday morning, Oct. 23, will... + continue reading