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25
Jul

Herrera recognized for phenomenal work

Eleanor Herrera has been recognized by Brookshire Bros. of Fairfield for her phenomenal cake decorating. Herrera works in the bakery at the Fairfield store. Store Director Brian Ingram said, "Eleanor is just one of those people. You know the ones - the person that's always first to work in the morning and last to go home. The person you always call to cover shifts because she never turns you down. The one who takes pride in her work so it's always amazing. Eleanor is first class!"

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Wed
25
Jul

Teague car thief arrested

Taylor McNew (aka Taylor Cobb)

It took Teague Police Chief Dewayne Philpott and his department and witnesses only 24-hours to catch a car thief. Philpott met with Teague residents Johnny and Tanner Ledford at the Teague Police Department Tuesday, July 17, to discuss the crime. “The Ledfords reported a blue 2002 Ford Mustang had been stolen from their residence,” he reported. “The keys for the vehicle were also missing from a nightstand, which was inside an upstairs bedroom inside the residence. Clothing inside the room was strewn about.” On Wednesday morning, July 18, witness Jeff Allison, reported seeing the stolen vehicle at the Teague Lake and described a white female matching the description of the suspect Taylor McNew (aka Taylor Cobb) as the occupant. McNew is a relative of the vehicle owners. “Mr.

Wed
25
Jul

New people at library

Jennifer Kilkenny

As our summer “Libraries Rock” Story Time program winds down, we want to take a chance to introduce you to our new staff member, Jennifer Kilkenny. Kilkenny is the smiling redhead who began greeting everyone who came to the library on Tuesday, June 12. She not only greets you as you enter the main library, but also helps get patrons signed into a computer, checks books in and out, and does whatever she can to make your trip to the library both enjoyable and productive. Kilkenny and her husband, Lance, have three children, Jeremy (14), Ben (11), Ashley (married to an Army man currently stationed in Afghanistan), and one grandson, Troy. She is also a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Corsicana with Lance and Jeremy making it a family affair. She and Lance are both 2nd Lieutenants, and Jeremy has recently passed the tests and qualifications to be an officer.

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.

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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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