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Wed
16
Jul

Lide, Gates head to All-Star game

Chris Lide (left) and Bryson Gates were chosen to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) All-Star game in San Antonio July 21-22. Lide was chosen for the football team, while Gates will play basketball. The two were chosen from athletes throughout Texas. Both said they are honored to have been chosen. The games begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.thsca.com.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
16
Jul

StoneLeaf breaks ground

Celebrating the groundbreaking of the soon-to-be-built StoneLeaf housing development were (front row, from left) StoneLeaf Principal Victoria Sugrue; Place 3 Councilman David Steward; Place 5 Councilman Kenny Hughes; Place 1 Councilman Joe Lee Kirgan; Mayor Roy Hill; Place 4 Councilman Jerry Don Sanders; City Administrator Jeff Looney; Opal Oliver and Public Works Director Clyde Woods; (back row) City Secretary Jana Taylor; StoneLeaf Principal Mike Sugrue; Debbie Nesbiit; Ralph Hughes; and Fairfield Police Officer David Utsey. Building will commence soon on the apartments. For more information, visit www.stoneleafhomes.com.

Photo by Patricia Pratt

Wed
16
Jul

Jury finds LaDonna Brackens not guilty

LaDonna Brackens hugs her father after being found not guilty Friday. Brackens lawyer, David Moore stands in the background.

Photo by April Walker

LaDonna Brackens was found not guilty by a Freestone County jury Friday, July 11, on two charges of indecency with a child and one sexual assault of a child. Brackens was accused of watching while former Fairfield Pastor Anthony Thibodeaux sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female in June 2012.
The jury deliberated about four hours before finding the former high school coach not guilty.
Opening testimony began Tuesday with District Attorney Chris Martin minimizing damages

 

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Fri
11
Jul

Chamber asking for recipes for cookbook

Love to cook or just searching for something new?
Submit your recipes now to get them published in the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce cookbook.
The chamber is publishing a *county-wide* *city-wide* cookbook.
Fairfield residents are asked to submit their favorite recipes; multiple recipes are encouraged.
Drop them by the chamber office or email them in to chamber@fairfieldtx.com by July 15.

Thu
10
Jul

Help others beat the summer heat

In an attempt to bring relief from Texas’ scorching summer temperatures,  Virginia’s Hospice, Teague Nursing & Rehabilitation and Texas Home Health are rounding up fans to

 

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Thu
10
Jul

Resolutions joins Chamber

Resolutions Weight Loss Center celebrated joining the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting Monday. Resolutions is also located in Palestine. Back row (from left): Mary Small, of Accessories, Etc.; Jana Gunter; Gail Farish, of Creations Flowers & Gifts; Chamber President Pam Chavers, of Eagle Insurance; and Paul Kennedy; (front row) Kristy Debusk, Resolutions employee; owner Sonya Cowart; Tammie Gatewood, Resolutions employee; Elain Rieves; and Chamber Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz. Visit www.resolutionsweightloss.com for more information.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
10
Jul

Sharon Cohea raffle wins Sew and So raffle

Wortham resident Sharon Cohea was the lucky winner of the American Eagle quilt raffled by Sew and So July 2.

Photos submitted by Martha Kirgan

Sharon Cohea, of Wortham, won the American Eagle quilt in a raffle July 2, held by Sew and So.
The quilting group will use their raffle money to buy supplies for lap robes, bibs, wheelchair bags and walker bags for the residents at 17 nursing homes in Freestone, Limestone and Navarro counties.
 

 

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Thu
10
Jul

Local businesses sponsor scholarships

Brandy Cotton (center), an employee of Texas Outfitters, presented Webb and Staggs with a buckle for their wins.
 

Photo by Lisa Webb

Thu
10
Jul

Local businesses sponsor scholarships

Rollo Insurance sponsored two $500 scholarships awarded to Carly Staggs and Riley Webb for being voted All-Around Cowgirl and Cowboy at the youth rodeo. This is Staggs’ third win. Pictured are (from left): Justin Gaidusek, vice president; Riley Webb; Clark Fryer; Carly Staggs; Jessica Scruggs; and Emily Goodson.

Photos by Lisa Webb

Thu
10
Jul

Summer is officially here!

You know summer has hit when the peaches start rolling at the Cooper Farms stand. Caitlynn Stone (left) and Elizabeth Cooper show off juicy peaches and fresh vegetables grown right here in Fairfield. The Cooper Farms stand sits directly across from Jack in the Box on U.S. 84 and is  open through September. The locally owned business also has a country store right off I-45 in Fairfield.

Photo by April Walker

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