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Wed
19
Nov

Two veterans search for 45 years

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When Dew resident Karl Carter was a Vietnam veteran stationed in Korat, Thailand in 1968-1969 with the 70th Aviation Detachment, he became friends with a soldier named Hector, of San Antonio.
In August 1969, Carter returned to the states not knowing anything about Hector.  He thought constantly of his friend, but had no way to contact him.
Hector remained in Thailand, married and did not return to the states until 1971.
During his flight from Thailand, some of his luggage was lost and the information about his friend, Carter was lost as well.
He knew his last name and that he was

 

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Wed
19
Nov

VFW Chili Cook-Off a success

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Rock Witt, of West, won the Kimber 45 pistol at the Veteran’s Day Raffle at the Wilbur H. Bailey Memorial Post 5872 of the VFW in Fairfield. Other raffle winners included Mark Dearing, of Fairfield, won a Kimber 300 mag, and Brandon Pingleton, of Fairfield, won a YETI cooler.

Photos courtesy of Quartermaster Robbie Robertson

Wed
19
Nov

Rollover leaves 2 hospitalized

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This one-car accident left two people hospitalized last week. The vehicle, driven by Irving residents, ran off FM 27, jumping the I-45 on ramp in front of Cooper Farms, and rolled up the embankment several times landing upside down. Above: Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger and Sgt. David Utsey assess the damage. No word available on how the accident victims are doing, but The Fairfield Recorder does know the two people had to be careflighted.

Photos by John Cockerell

Wed
12
Nov

Child predator sentenced to 70 years

Convicted child molestor Robert Keathley was sentenced to a 50- and 20-year sentence by the Honorable Judge Patrick Simmons, of the 77th Judicial District Court of Freestone County.
The defendant was found guilty by a Freestone County jury on Oct. 8, of one count of continuous sexual abuse

 

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Wed
12
Nov

FPA to play Santa this year

Do You Hear What I Hear……….Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?
Do you hear sirens mixed in?  
Well, that is because Blue Santa is coming to our community to help make some Christmas wishes come true. ‘
Every Christmas there are

 

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Wed
12
Nov

Kennedy’s Korner named BOM

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Kennedy's Korner owner Amy Ralstin and her two daughters, Riley and Rhett outside her boutique on the courthouse square.

Photo by April Walker

Amy Ralstin, owner of Kennedy’s Korner, said she’s always wanted to own a store and that dream came true in January 2006.
She bought the clothing boutique after relocating here and has

 

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Wed
12
Nov

Girl Scouts hold court

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Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Beth Ireland, a former Girl Scout, simulated a jury trial in her courtroom as part of an educational experience for Fairfield Girl Scouts to learn about the community, voting, and elections.
Twelve Girl Scouts rendered their services as jurors, while four girls served as plaintiff, attorney to the plaintiff, defendant, and attorney to the defendant.
Presentations were made by:
 

 

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Wed
12
Nov

CNB donates to basketball tournament

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Community National Bank & Trust of Fairfield are Eagle Level sponsors to the Lady Eagles Invitational Basketball tournament Dec. 4-6. The tournament will include 24 of the top 2A, 3A, and 4A schools. Accepting the donation are Lady Eagles (front row, from left) Sarie Hill, Jaida Smith, Caitlynn Stone, and Susan Owens. Also pictured are (back row, from left) Coach Stephen Heers, tournament co-chair; Jason Hullum, of Community National Bank; Mark Palmquist, tournament co-chair; and Teresa Vandiver, of Community National Bank.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
12
Nov

FIDC board members awarded

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Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) board members Mark Chavers (left) and Justin Turner (right) were honored with Service Appreciation plaques Nov. 4. FIDC Board President Warren Davis presented the plaques to the outgoing board members for their years of service and the milestones they accomplished while serving on the board.

Photo submitted by FIDC President Brent Ballard
 

Wed
12
Nov

Cinnamon Archibald elected new JP

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Newly elected Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Cinnamon Archibald (third from right) awaits the results of the General Election with her family at the county clerk’s office. From left: Clark Fryer, Austin Archibald, Ron Spiller, Ricky Pyles, Patty Spiller, Cinnamon Archibald, Kristin Shaw, and Michael Bermudas.

Photo courtesy of Cinnamon Archibald

Cinnamon Archibald is the newly elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, beating incumbent Judge Beth Ireland by a mere 93 votes.
Ireland called and congratulated Archibald on her win.
“I just want to thank everybody for voting,” said Archibald.
“It’s so important.”
Archibald will begin

 

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