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Wed
25
Jun

Birthday celebration

Abo Schwarzer celebrated his 87th birthday with his friends in their “Breakfast Club” at Sam’s Tuesday morning. The group eats breakfast at Sam’s every morning.

Photo by Patricia Pratt

Wed
25
Jun

Chelsea Cherry graduates from DBU

Fairfield native Chelsea Cherry graduated Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University May 16, with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Studies and Camp Sport Ministry.
While attending DBU, Cherry was on the Dean’s List, the President’s List,

 

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Wed
25
Jun

Little Miss Freestone County

The Little Miss Freestone princesses and runners-up are (from left): Tiny Tots winner Gabriella Duke; Little Miss winner Samahgia Carter; Jr. Miss winner Jordyn Garcia; Miss Pre-Teen winner Jaysa Smith: and runner-up Annie Oakes.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
25
Jun

Annual livestock sale nets $343,000

Michael Stamper’s Grand Champion Market Steer sold for $10,200 at Saturday’s livestock auction. The steer was bought by Nadine and Ivy Phillips. From left: Mike Stamper, Kelli Minz, Jay Welch, Daniel Phillips, Michelle Welch, Mikaela Stamper, Michael Stamper, Nadine Ivy Phillips and Ivy Phillips.

Photo by Stephen Farris

The Freestone County Fair livestock auction sales totaled approximately $343,000 last Saturday, with add-ons amounting to about $60,000.
The grand champion steer was purchased for $10,000 by Ivy Phillips, of NIP Ranch.
The sale brought numerous local businesses and companies out in support of Freestone County youth,

 

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Wed
18
Jun

FIDC donates acreage to city

The City of Fairfield has plans to expand the city park by five acres in the next two years.
Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) donated the acreage that sits behind the current park.
City Administrator Jeff Looney said the city is still in the planning phases.
The city will discuss it further

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Wed
18
Jun

Council talks neighborhood drainage issues

Residents of the Thousand Oaks subdivision relayed their stories of drainage problems to councilmembers at the June 10 meeting.
The creek running the length of the neighborhood floods many residents’ homes and yards because of debris clogging the creek.
Several residents reported water and sewer in their homes during the heavy rains last October.
Mayor Roy Hill advised City Administrator Jeff Looney to

 

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Wed
18
Jun

David Steward sworn in as new councilman

David Steward, right, was sworn in as place 3 councilman by Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill Monday afternoon. Steward will replace former Place 3 Councilmember Linda Fryer, who resigned last week.

Photo by April Walker

David Steward, a fourth generation Fairfield resident, was sworn in as place 3 councilmember by Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill on Monday.
Hill approached Steward with the opportunity

 

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Wed
18
Jun

StoneLeaf construction commences

The StoneLeaf housing diagram sits in City Hall for public viewing.

Photo by April Walker

Construction on the $6.8 million StoneLeaf housing unit off Reunion Street began recently.
The 60-unit apartment homes will be available for occupancy by the end of this year and fully completed by March 2015.
The property sits on approximately 19 acres and will include

 

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Wed
18
Jun

Shelby Wallace wins Miss Freestone crown

Shelby Wallace took home the Miss Freestone County crown at Tuesday night's pageant. From left are: third runner-up Abbey Hurst; second runner-up and Miss Photogenic Jessica Sloat; and first runner-up Megan Lott.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
18
Jun

Kaitlynn Villa crowned Miss Teen Freestone

Kaitlynn Villa (third from left) was crowned Miss Teen Freestone at Tuesday's pageant. From left: third runner-up was Joycelynn Johnson; Haley Stone was second runner-up and Teen Photogenic; and Mikaela Stamper was named first runner-up (far right). Look for complete coverage of the pageant in the June 26 edition.

Photo by April Walker

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