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A Square Affair

In just a few weeks small businesses in Fairfield will celebrate Small Business Saturday with A Square Affair, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, from

 

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Wed
05
Nov

Projects, salary discussed at commissioners

A transmission line project is in the works, part of which will cross through the southwest portion of Freestone County. Cameron Fredkin, vice president of Cross Texas Transmission, presented the basics of the project to commissioners Monday.
“Our goal is to get it online before 2018,” said Fredkin.
“We have proposed  routes, and the Public Utility Commission (PUC) will select the best route to be built in the summer or fall of 2015.”
The new lines stretch from the

 

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Wed
05
Nov

1000 attend Halloween festivities

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“This is what its all about,” said Mayor Roy Hill during the Boo on the Square event last week. The City of Fairfield estimated 1,000 people attended the Halloween events. These cuties dressed as (clockwise from left) a Crazy Cat Lady, Duck Dynasty, and a Horse. Nothing like homemade costumes in the era of DIY’ers!

Photos by April Walker

Wed
05
Nov

Bill Madding awarded for outstanding service

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Bill Madding (second from left) was honored by the Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association (TELEA) for his outstanding service as a health and environmental investigator. Madding is pictured with TELEA representatives and TELEA President Robert Knight (second from right).

Photo by April Walker

Wed
05
Nov

Grand opening at Redemption

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Redemption Meat Processing hosted a grand opening for open season Saturday. Buzz Russell, of KNES, broadcast live. Owner Dustin O’Bannon (left) said they processed 25 deer and cooked 70 burgers just that morning. Redemption is on FM 833.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
05
Nov

Eagles lose district game to Mexia

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The Fairfield Eagles played hard against the Mexia Blackcats Friday, but after the second half the Eagles were shut down by Mexia’s solid defensive strategy.
During the first half, the Eagles managed to keep up offensively with the Blackcats, but lost momentum after their halftime break.
It was relatively quiet in the first quarter with Fairfield and Mexia only scoring one touchdown apiece.
Fairfield scored again
 

 

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05
Nov

Jones Chapel honored with historic plaque

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After 134 years Jones Chapel United Methodist Church received a historical plaque from the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The church commemorated the event at their Homecoming Services Sunday, Nov. 2.
The plaque is mounted outside the fellowship hall, the original site of worship.
Dr. Faulk Landrum,

 

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Wed
29
Oct

6 subpoenaed for sheriff’s trial

Travis County court documents show six Freestone County residents have been subpoenaed for Sheriff Don Anderson’s pre-trial Tuesday afternoon.
The pre-trial with witnesses was held in

 

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Wed
29
Oct

873 early voters

The polls close on early voting Friday. As of press time Tuesday, 873 early voters placed their ballots in Freestone County.
That’s only about 7 percent of the registered 11,435 voters.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, for Election Day.
Freestone County residents

 

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Wed
29
Oct

Jones Chapel to receive historic plaque

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The original Jones Chapel is pictured at left.

After 134 years Jones Chapel United Methodist Church is receiving a historical plaque from the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The church will commemorate the event at their Homecoming Services at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

The plaque will be mounted in the fellowship hall, the original site of worship. Dr. Faulk Landrum, chairman of the Committee on Archives and History, will present the plaque at the ceremony.

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