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Wed
03
Sep

$1,243 raised at fundraiser

Brookshire Bros. employees battled the rain to raise $1,243 with a barbecue plate lunch to help fellow employee Joyce Solley with medical bills. Solley has been out of work for about three months while doctors still don’t know the cause of her sickness. Cole’s One Stop donated two briskets, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi donated the drinks. From left: Tina Clements, Jana Bottoms, Christina Robertson, Rea Martin and Janelle Hatcher.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
03
Sep

Earley to stay busy with travel, P31

Kathy Earley (far left) took a second for one last picture during her retirement party. Pictured with Earley is the Fairfield Senior Center cook (center) and acting director Stephanie Earley.

Photo by April Walker

After eight years with Freestone County, Senior Services Director Kathy Earley officially retired last week.
After selling her Fairfield home, Earley purchased one in Centerville - close to her son, Heath and his family.
“I hope to travel to Thailand,” said Earley.
“I’ve been training to be a P31 Fitness instructor in Centerville and I’ll be renovating my new home.”
Earley’s other

 

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Wed
27
Aug

Labor Day closings

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner – Monday, Sept. 1 – and several area businesses will be in celebration. Local banks

 

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Wed
27
Aug

City gears up for Show of Wheels

Fairfield residents are readying for the 17th Annual Show of Wheels and city-wide garage sale Saturday, Sept. 6.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Administrator Brenda Shultz reported 25 car show entries

 

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Wed
27
Aug

Large crowd at Market Days

This month’s Market Days event was a success, with vendors selling a variety of wares sure to please every customer. The Cornerstone BBQ competition served a free lunch after awarding the trophies.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
27
Aug

StoneLeaf building begins

Building commenced this week on the new StoneLeaf apartment complex. The property is off Reunion Street. The $6.8 million project is slated to be finished by the end of the year. For more information or an application, visit Fairfield City Hall.

Photo by April Walker

 

Wed
27
Aug

Toddler wins crowns, steals hearts

Three-year-old Gabby Duke poses in front of just one shelf of crowns and trophies in her home.

Photo submitted by Diana Duke

Three-year-old Gabby Duke, of Fairfield, lights up at beauty pageants. The toddler has been involved in them since she was eight months old, winning her first crown at the 2011 Buffalo Stampede.
“When she first started doing pageants, she was young and very shy,” said Duke’s mom, Diana.
“Now, she is into the pageants, walking, trying to sing for the talent and meeting new friends.”
The beauty queen has won 44 crowns, 19 trophies, and 22 medals.
She and her parents,

 

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Wed
27
Aug

Adkins settles into new office

Dr. Jess Adkins, Sharon Lopes and Jay Thomas took a second from caring for animals for a picture in front of their new office.

Photo by April Walker

Dr. Jess Adkins, DVM, moved his practice a little closer to home recently.
The office is now located just down the road from his house, one and a half miles south on the west I-45 service road (across from Lifeflight Heliport).
Adkins’ new office was

 

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Wed
27
Aug

BBQ competition was a great success

A group shot of all the teams who competed in the barbecue competition. In no particular order are Big Papa’s BBQ, Backwood Boys, TNT, City Slickers (all City of Fairfield employees), Ralph Dowell, True Smoke, Who Woulda Thought It, Brotherly Love, and Last Minute BBQ (not pictured). See more pictures on page 12.

Photo by April Walker

Nine teams competed for the top prize at the Cornerstone Full Gospel Church’s BBQ Competition last weekend.
Some teams came from as far as Dallas or Houston, while some were from right here in Fairfield.
Trophies were given to winners of pork loin, ribs and butt, and one overall grand champion took home a chef’s grill set.
“God laid it on our hearts to show love to the community,” said Cornerstone member Keith Brackens.
Winners were:
 

 

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Wed
20
Aug

Employees resign FCSO citing numerous issues

Several more valuable employees have resigned from the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office recently due to a number of reasons, namely the legal issues surrounding Sheriff Don Anderson and Captain Travis Robertson.
No comment was available from Anderson on the situation.
Current and former employees anonymously released the

 

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