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Wed
25
Jul

Faith Academy enrollment begins

Board members with Faith Academy of Freestone celebrated their venture with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, July 17, at the Christian Life Center in Fairfield. Pictured are (front row) Chamber Executive Director Brenda Pate, Nature Study/Technology teacher Amber Weitner, Treasurer Jane Phillips, Vice President/co-founder Jessica Henderson, President/co-founder Julie Steward, and Assistant Treasurer Tony Adkins; (back) New Life of Fairfield Pastor Andrew and Caleb Weitner, English/Language Arts teacher Kayla Lupo, Secretary Leon Thomas, and Accessories, Etc. owner Mary Small. Not pictured was board member Dexter Barnes.
Photo by April Walker

Enrollment began last week for a new private school in Fairfield. Faith Academy of Freestone is a non-profit Christian school whose mission is to partner with parents to provide a quality, Christ-centered education to students while developing the whole child – mind, body, and spirit.

The school – housed in the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church of Fairfield – accepts student’s kindergarten through 6th grade. The plan is to begin as a K-6 school and add a grade every year in order to retain current sixth graders until they are high school seniors.

Wed
18
Jul

FISD teacher roster finalized

School board officials finalized the teacher roster for the upcoming school year. There have been several new hires and position changes in recent weeks throughout the district. School is slated to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, for Fairfield ISD. Fairfield Junior High School is hosting a 6th grade orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, for all incoming sixth graders.

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Wed
18
Jul

Municipal annexation on Nov. ballot

Freestone County Commissioner's met Wednesday, July 11, to discuss the addition of municipal annexation to all countywide ballots for the Nov. 6 election. For some time, Freestone County residents have been circulating a petition regarding the annexation of outlying areas. These residents have gone through the steps needed to see this item on the ballot in the upcoming election.

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Wed
18
Jul

Three arrested in drug bust

Joe Lane

The Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) and Teague Police Department joined Friday, July 13, to apprehend a subject, in Teague, with a warrant. Upon arrival at the residence, FCSO Deputies Lt. Robert Willis and Mike Darby, spoke with two male subjects, John Crundwell, 39, and Joe Lane, 47, of Teague. Lane is the homeowner of record. 

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Wed
18
Jul

80 years young

Numerous well-wishers stopped by Armadillo Emporium Thursday, July 12, to wish Linda Emmons a happy 80th birthday. The still spry Emmons celebrated with a surprise party thrown by friends and family, including her two children Andy Don and Julee (pictured above). Guests enjoyed cake and a collage of photos from Emmons' life.

Courtesy photo

Wed
18
Jul

Dollar Tree sign installed

Fairfield's newest business, Dollar Tree, is coming along fast with workers installing the store's sign late last week. The store opening is slated for this fall. Dollar Tree is opening in the shopping center where Family Dollar is currently located and the River of Life Food Pantry was once housed.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
18
Jul

Chief of Police reinstated

Police Chief Kenny Bulger

More than 50 Fairfield citizens filed into the City Council chambers for a regular meeting of the Fairfield City Council Tuesday, July 10. Citizens were in attendance to hear a decision regarding the possible separation from employment of Fairfield Chief of Police Kenny Bulger. Bulger was put on paid suspension over one month ago due to a complaint of hostile work environment.

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Thu
21
Jun

I-45 wreck yields no injuries

A two-vehicle accident was responsible for closing the interstate last Thursday, June 14, in Freestone County. The roadway was closed for hours, with traffic being rerouted to Texas 75 and Fairfield Police Department busy directing the flow through Fairfield.

No injuries were reported and both accident victims refused treatment. Howard Lee, 43, was traveling northbound on I-45 in an 18-wheeler when he reportedly changed lanes and struck a 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by Dallas resident Jordyn Johnson.

According to reports, when Lee switched lanes

 

Thu
21
Jun

89th annual Teague rodeo planned

Teague's Fourth of July UPRA-CPRA Rodeo is celebrating its 89th year June 28-30. The Teague Fourth of July Rodeo and Rodeo Parade will begin on Thursday, June 28. Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. with the parade starting at 6 p.m. The rodeo parade will come down Main Street and march their way to the rodeo grounds.

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Thu
21
Jun

FHS graduates gather for 60th reunion

From left are classmates John Sanders, Wanda Sanders, Mary Jane Alexander, Preston Bonner, June Slagle, Joe Neal Baker, Emma Jean Vande Streek, Jeanette LaFrentz, and Buddy Aultman.
Photo courtesy of Emma Jean Vande Streek

The graduating class of 1958 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its graduation on April 7. The group met for lunch at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield, and traveled out to Chambers Creek Reservoir to the lake house of Mary Jane Alexander’s great-niece.

There they spent an afternoon of coffee and conversation. Attending classmates included Joe Neal Baker; Jeanette (Davis) LaFrentz and husband, Ralph; Preston Bonner; Mary Jane (Anderson) Alexander and husband, Phil; Buddy Aultman and wife, Jeanette; Emma Jean (Ivy) Vande Streek and husband, Wayne; June (Bray) Slagle and husband, Peter; Felicia (Speed) Lemons with sister, Margie (Speed) Carrigan; and Wanda (York) Sanders and husband, John Sanders, both from our class.

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