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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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Wed
25
Jun

Go Texan BBQ winners

Winners of the Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off held last Tuesday were (from left) Aaron Jeffers, third place; Paul Waggoner, second place; and Jimmy Hoffman, first place. Directing the event was Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger. This contest was sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Photo submitted by Kenny Bulger

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

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