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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

Wed
02
Jul

Brackens trial July 7

LaDonna Brackens is headed to court Monday, July 7, for charges stemming from her 2012 arrest, records show.
Presiding over her trial is 87th District Court of Judge Patrick Simmons.
Brackens was charged with

 

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Wed
02
Jul

Family fun for Fourth

The annual fireworks show kicks off at dark - about 9 p.m. - Friday night with a bigger show than previous years.
The Fairfield

 

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Wed
02
Jul

Burns honored for 30 years

Lanette Burns, of Fairfield, received recognition from the Freestone County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 30 years of service. Burns is pictured with her family and the board of directors. She has been with the Freestone County Farm Bureau since April 1984.

Photo submitted by Beau Chastain

Wed
02
Jul

CNB donates $500

Jason Hullum, of Community National Bank & Trust, presented a $500 check to the Freestone County Meals on Wheels Program. Accepting the check is Director of Senior Services Kathy Earley.

Photo submitted by Kathy Earley

Wed
02
Jul

$60,000 donated to Big T’s Buddies

A $60,000 donation check was given to local autism support group, Big T’s Buddies on Monday. The money was from the 2013 Tri-County Oilman’s Association, which holds Big T’s Chili Cookoff fundraiser annually. The 5th annual fundraiser is slated for Sept. 12-13, and is now known as Big T’s Memorial Cook-Off. Pictured are (bottom row, from left): Shannon Margraves, JB Haden, Jenna Haden, Ressie Margraves, and Marilyn Murdock; Kevin Benedict, Dr. Joseph Berger, and Cathy Wagoner; Bill Capers, Richard and Charlotte Brantner, and Christy Chandler; Paul Wagoner and Don Chandler.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
02
Jul

Stop in at Gee Haw’s on the square

Gail Sandefer showcases just a few of her wares at her new shop, Gee Haws, located on the west side of the square.

Photo by April Walker

Several new businesses have opened in Fairfield in recent weeks, including Canon Safety on FM 27, Fairfield Donut Shop across from McDonald’s, and Gee Haw’s on the square.
Gee Haw’s opened last Monday and offers a popular variety of home decor, purses, lamps and more.
“My goal is

 

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Wed
02
Jul

It’s official: Edwards is new superintendent

The whole family attended the school board meeting Saturday morning when Rick Edwards was officially hired. From left: son-in-law, Randy and daughter, Jennifer; wife, Melinda; Rick and daughter, Mallory.

Photo by April Walker

After a long and trying search, the Fairfield ISD school board unanimously voted to hire Rick Edwards as superintendent Saturday morning.
Edwards officially begins July 7.
He was named as the lone finalist for the position in early June, while he was

 

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Wed
25
Jun

County approves employee manual

After discussing the pros and cons of sick leave, vacation time and paid time off, commissioners voted to keep the original policy in the employee personnel policy manual at the June 18 meeting.
“I think we should stay with the current sick leave and vacation policy,” said Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge in his motion.
The court also approved

 

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Wed
25
Jun

PSCA event at Caney Creek

Caney Creek Shooting Sports is hosting the Professional Sporting Clays Association (PSCA) shoot event Saturday-Sunday, June 28-29 at their facility.
This is the organization’s first year, and Caney Creek invites the public to watch the professional and amateur sporting clay shooters June 29.
The PSCA chose the top 60 shooters

 

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