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13
Aug

City gearing up for Show of Wheels

Car enthusiasts are gearing up for the 17th Annual Show of Wheels from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, on the courthouse square. This event is sponsored by the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.
Last year’s car show was

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Trustees vote to raise tax rate to $1.39

School board trustees voted to raise the tax rate to $1.39 per $100 valuation – a 6 percent increase from last year – at last week’s public hearing.
A tax ratification election is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) administration office.
The board is proposing a

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Meet, greet well attended

Board members and the community turned out for last week’s Superintendent Meet & Greet at the Fairfield High School media center. Superintendent Rick Edwards is pictured in the center.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
13
Aug

Eagle Scout ceremony planned for Fairfield freshman

Chris Fulcher is being honored with the Boy Scouts’ highest award at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31, at the First United Methodist Church of Teague.
Fulcher had to earn 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, complete a major community service project, and demonstrate the principles of the Boy Scouts of America.
Statistics show that only

 

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Wed
13
Aug

FSB Travelers take 8-day trip to Canadian Rockies

The group paused for a quick picture prior to walking on a glacier. From left: Donna Tramel, Bob Tramel, Joy Cummings, Barbara Bonner, Miriam Bounds, Judy Wardle, Velva Magnes, Doris Casey, Peggy Hemby, Paula Wade, Glenda Phillips, Mary Belle Leach, Joe Leach, Jerri McBay, Claire Cummings, Cindy Shaunfield, Suzie Jones, Carolyn Ivy, Jan Clay and Judy Lansford.

Photo submitted by Jerri McBay

Twenty members of the Farmers State Bank Travelers group recently visited the Canadian Rockies on an eight-day trip.
The travelers spent their first night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where they enjoyed a meal at a local restaurant.
Several members admired a view of the city after climbing 525 feet in the Calgary Tower.
Following a tour of the city,

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Mitch Atchley Life Center opening soon

The Mitch Atchley Life Center is directly across from the Dew Volunteer Fire Department on County Road 481.

Photo by April Walker

The Mitch Atchley Life Center will be finished within the next couple of months, said Corinth Baptist Church Pastor Carl Clark.
“After Mitch passed away, Monty and Teresa donated some money and told me it was to go to something for the youth,” said Clark.
“I decided this was best.”
The Life Center – located in Dew – will be used as a

 

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Wed
13
Aug

Bill Flores discusses deficit, immigration

The economy, spending and the deficit, and immigration were just a few of the topics covered at a town hall meeting held by Congressman Bill Flores Monday.
Flores, who represents the 17th District, outlined a possible border crisis solution, the House Republican Border Package.
“This is one of the hottest issues in this district and state,” said Flores.
This plan is designed to freeze DACA

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dismissal motion filed in TCLEOSE case

A motion filed to dismiss the indictment against Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson June 11, was not granted by the Travis County 147th District Court, records show.
According to the motion, Anderson’s attorney, Robert McCabe filed the dismissal due to misinformation given to the grand jury.
The motion states,

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Sheriff asks county for new vehicles

Freestone County Sheriff Don Anderson made a rare appearance to explain his budget at a commissioners meeting July 30.
Although Anderson received two new Tahoe’s as requested during 2013 budget discussions, he asked for

 

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Wed
06
Aug

Dew VFD holds annual fundraiser

The Dew Volunteer Fire Department held its annual barbecue lunch last Saturday. The department holds two fundraisers each year for equipment and other needs. Bottom left: Remembering Maegan and Mitch Atchley.

Photos by Patricia Pratt

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