City of Fairfield

Wed
08
Aug

CoF budget workshops begin

After many problems with the current air conditioning unit, the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department will finally feel some cool air in the station. During a short meeting Wednesday, Aug. 1, Fairfield council members officially approved a bid from Wortham A/C for $4,695 to replace the air conditioning unit for the FVFD Fire Station. “Last Saturday the unit went out completely,” FVFD Fire Chief Mike Foree said. “We had a fire and came back to a station house with no air conditioning.”

Wed
01
Aug

Bosley takes empty council seat

Fairfield Mayor Kenny Hughes, right, administers the oath of office to newly appointed City Council member Jason Bosley Tuesday, July 24, during the regular meeting of the Fairfield City Council.
Photo by Shelly Pope

Fairfield resident Jason Bosley was appointed to the empty seat at the table Tuesday, July 24, by the Fairfield City Council. The council met Tuesday evening in a regular scheduled meeting to take nominations and hear about three bids to replace air conditioning in the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department. Interested citizens for the position on the council were Gary Toothman, Sissy Ivy, and Bosley. Each individual had an opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions from the council. Toothman, retiree and former council alderman said, “I would like to help make Fairfield the best it can be. We are the county seat and we need to take advantage of that.” He continued with the fact that he has served on the council before and knows just how much work it can be. Ivy introduced herself as a resident rooted in the community. “I love Fairfield and the people,” she said.

Wed
25
Jul

CoF talks future projects

In anticipation of August budget discussions, city council members hosted an informal workshop at Sam’s Restaurant last week to discuss upcoming projects. Residents were invited to attend the July 17 meeting although no action could be taken on matters.

Council members talked about various upcoming projects including the automated meter readers. Place 2 Councilman Randy Johnson said he is interested in moving forward with the project. “It would help us to be more efficient.”

Wed
18
Jul

Municipal annexation on Nov. ballot

Freestone County Commissioner's met Wednesday, July 11, to discuss the addition of municipal annexation to all countywide ballots for the Nov. 6 election. For some time, Freestone County residents have been circulating a petition regarding the annexation of outlying areas. These residents have gone through the steps needed to see this item on the ballot in the upcoming election.

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Wed
18
Jul

Dollar Tree sign installed

Fairfield's newest business, Dollar Tree, is coming along fast with workers installing the store's sign late last week. The store opening is slated for this fall. Dollar Tree is opening in the shopping center where Family Dollar is currently located and the River of Life Food Pantry was once housed.

Photo by April Walker

Wed
18
Jul

Chief of Police reinstated

Police Chief Kenny Bulger

More than 50 Fairfield citizens filed into the City Council chambers for a regular meeting of the Fairfield City Council Tuesday, July 10. Citizens were in attendance to hear a decision regarding the possible separation from employment of Fairfield Chief of Police Kenny Bulger. Bulger was put on paid suspension over one month ago due to a complaint of hostile work environment.

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Fri
18
May

Hill swears in new mayor

Former mayor Roy Hill (right) is pictured swearing in new Mayor Kenny Hughes last Tuesday night at the city council meeting.
Courtesy photo

Mayor Kenny Hughes, Councilman Place 1 James Tyus, and Councilman Place 2 Randy Johnson were sworn in Tuesday night at the city council meeting by former mayor Roy Hill. The council also canvassed the votes from the city election.

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Wed
09
May

Letter to the editor

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Wed
09
May

"No comment" in Looney termination

Jeff Looney (far left) sits with City Attorney Linda Sjogren at the May 1 meeting in which city council members discussed his termination.
Photo by April Walker

During the executive session April 24, city council members chose to keep Jeff Looney in his position of city administrator; however, within one week a special meeting was called in which he was fired. According to an affidavit to Mayor Roy Hill and City Attorney Linda Sjogren, Looney was instructed in the April 24 session to write a letter of resignation for his file in case "this ever happened again."

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Wed
09
May

Mayor Hughes, Councilman Tyus

Mayor Kenneth Hughes

The City of Fairfield has a new mayor after a 14-year consecutive run by Roy Hill, who announced his decision to not seek another term in March. Kenny Hughes earned the seat with 307 votes to opponent Luke Ward, Jr.'s 117 votes. Hughes said in a phone interview Tuesday morning that he was "super excited" to be elected.

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