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Wed
26
Mar

Lots to do in Fairfield

Residents will be busy in Fairfield with several upcoming events.
On tap are:
n The 40th annual Rotary Talent

 

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Wed
26
Mar

New search, budget present challenges for school trustees

To say the Fairfield school board has a full plate these days is quite an understatement.
Trustees unanimously approved a new high school graduation plan that requires Fairfield students to take more math and science courses than the state plan for finishing at the distinguished level with one endorsement.
At their board meeting March 18, they also cancelled the May 10 school board election since no one

 

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Wed
26
Mar

Josh Stephenson named FJH employee of the month

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Josh Stephenson proudly shows his students’ constellation projects for his eighth grade science class at Fairfield Junior High School. His U.S. history class recently studied the Westward Expansion.
Photo by April Walker

Employee of the month Josh Stephenson comes from Comanche, a small town similar to Fairfield, and says he feels comfortable in a small town setting.
In his first year at Fairfield Junior High School, Stephenson teaches eighth grade American history and science.
He also coaches football, basketball and track in the mornings.
“Seeing kids overcome

 

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Wed
26
Mar

New feed mill structures going up

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Workers are building the large foundations for Sanderson Farms feed mill.
Photo by Mike Reddell

Construction has begun on the new Sanderson Farms Feed Mill in eastern Freestone County, said Bob Billingsley, director of development and engineering.
“We are on schedule to complete construction by the first quarter of 2015,” said Billingsley in a phone interview March 20.
Workers are building massive foundations for feed mill’s three main,

 

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Wed
26
Mar

Navarro College buys FIDC tract

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Navarro College bought the site for its new career and technical center.

Photo by April Walker

Navarro College firmly planted their presence in Fairfield by purchasing the complex of equipment, buildings and land that comprise the Navarro College Career and Technical Center at Fairfield campus.
The college purchased the four-acre property from the Fairfield Industrial Development Corporation (FIDC) for $565,000 and both entities closed the deal Friday.
FIDC bought the former Windstream property

 

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Wed
26
Mar

New Eagle cheerleaders

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The Fairfield High School Varsity Cheerleaders for the 2014-15 school year are (in no particular order): Captain Jaida Smith, Jocelynn Johnson, Lori Neill, Shelby Wallace, Mallory Fuller, Ivy Robinson, Cali Gawryszewski, mascot Rachel Crouch, Kourtnee Awalt, Sarie Hill, Kelsie Adams, Jessica Sloat, and Abbie Judd.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
26
Mar

Fleeing from officers lands suspect in jail

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Brandon Michael Cole

A 29-year-old Streetman man was arrested March 19 after a six-hour manhunt in the Steward’s Mill area, which brought DPS helicopters, Freestone County Sheriff’s deputies and tracking dogs, said a Freestone County Sheriff’s deputy.
Brandon Michael Cole was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle - a third degree felony, according to FCSO jail records.
The suspect is still in custody under a $20,000 bond, records show.
On March 18, Trooper Dedrick Wimberly attempted a routine

 

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Wed
19
Mar

FEMA assesses flood damage

Freestone County had between $400,000 and $500,000 damages from the October flash floods while Fairfield is showing about $150,000 in damages.
Those estimates were obtained as part of the county and city’s efforts to gain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant money for repairs.
Freestone County, with the help of Emergency Management Coordinator Loren Miller, applied for funds to fix

 

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Wed
19
Mar

Grant OK’d for welding program in Fairfield

Navarro College Career and Technical Center at Fairfield will benefit from a $350,000 grant the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Advisory Board approved March 6 to buy equipment for the center’s welding program.
The money will be spent purchasing needed equipment such as ventilation equipment and electrical upgrades to the building, said

 

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Wed
19
Mar

VFW gives to Pleasant Hills

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From left: Arne Henderson, VFW Quartermaster; David Graham, VFW Member; Leslie Killough, VFW Senior Vice Commander; Serenity Daniels; Kayli Daniels, Children’s Home administrative assistant; Tommy Robinson, VFW service officer; and Patricia Robinson, VFW Ladies Auxiliary member.

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Tommy Robinson, the service officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5872, led a group of Post members to the Pleasant Hills Children’s home in Fairfield March 13, bearing gifts for the children’s home residents.
The group brought

 

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