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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

Wed
18
Jun

Incommons Bank gets Spirit of Freestone

Incommons Bank took home the Spirit of Freestone award and the Traveling Trophy for a fourth year. You can see the trophy in the lobby of Incommons Bank in Fairfield.
Photo by April Walker

For the fourth year, Incommons Bank, of Fairfield, was awarded the Spirit of Freestone and the Traveling Trophy at Monday night’s parade.
The award is given to the county

 

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Wed
11
Jun

ETMC community health forum

ETMC Fairfield will host its first quarterly community health forum from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 20, in the new clinic lobby at the hospital.
Team members from ETMC’s business and clinic offices will answer questions concerning

 

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Wed
11
Jun

Finalist named for Fairfield ISD superintendent

Rick Edwards, of Kennedale ISD, was named the lone finalist for Fairfield Independent School District (FISD) superintendent June 6.
Edwards is slated to replace former Superintendent Dr. Katie Ryan who left the district November 1 to become deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Copperas Cove ISD.
Edwards is currently the associate superintendent of

 

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Wed
11
Jun

Wortham Class of 2014 graduates

The Wortham Class of 2014 gathered on the front lawn of Wortham High School for one last group picture prior to graduation exercises. During the commencement ceremony, the class linked pinkies and sang the school song for the last time.

Photo by Jennifer Lansford

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