Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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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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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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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

A man rushes to help another man move a four-wheeler out of the way while black smoke billows from the roof.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Firefighters fought a losing battle Wednesday, Sept. 5, on FM 2547 outside of Fairfield when a single story home went up in flames. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the roof when fire departments arrived. Fairfield VFD reported the fire began in the attic of the home. The home reportedly... + continue reading

FuelMaxx houses Checker's, Taco Corner, and Dickie's BBQ. Business owner Mahendi Maknojia said the new location will open Tuesday, Sept. 18.
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FuelMaxx General Manager Shoaib "Sam" Miaji said his company is still hiring for Dickie's BBQ and Checkers in Fairfield. "Between the two we will be hiring 25 employees with management opportunities once trained," said Miaji in a recent interview. <a href="http://www.etypeservices.com/... + continue reading

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09/12/2018
First Baptist Church of Fairfield is hosting Bible Study Fellowship classes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday, beginning Sept. 13. Classes will continue through Thursday, May 2, with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the school’s Spring Break (March 11-15 following the school schedule in... + continue reading
09/12/2018
Fairfield Eagles took their second consecutive win of the season Friday night against the Brownsboro Bears, with a final score of 55-28. The football team will begin their third district game at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 14, at the Athens High School football stadium. “Athens is really big... + 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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This weekend will be a busy one in Fairfield with six events planned throughout town. The biggest event is the 21st Annual Show of Wheels and city-wide garage sale. Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting the car show along with the City of Fairfield from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the... + continue reading
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Calpine Corporation donated $2,000 to Freestone County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Aug. 29, which Sheriff Jeremy Shipley says the department will use to buy two Tasers. “We have a couple of officers trained,” said Shipley. “We’ll be for sure buying two for those individuals.” Shipley said he would... + continue reading

Of the 186 churches in a new book written by William and Mary Pamela Schaefer, Harmony Church in Steward's Mill (pictured) and Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Kirvin were both mentioned.

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Two local historic churches were mentioned in a newly published book by Houston residents William and Mary Pamela Schaefer. Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Kirvin and Harmony Church of Stewards Mill each got their own page in the book featuring 186 historic churches throughout Texas.... + continue reading

Sports

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 took their second consecutive win of the season Friday night against the Brownsboro Bears, with a final score of 55-28. The football team will begin their third district game at 7:30... + continue reading

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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Wortham's Ashley Mao leans forward to pass the ball to her setter during the season-opening match against Mexia Tuesday. Mexia won three consecutive games to take the match.
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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

History

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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A new exhibit is slated to be delivered to Freestone County Historical Museum in the next six months. The museum is working with Mark Thacker, AIA, a commercial and preservation architect in Tyler.... + continue reading