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Thu
15
Mar

Oversize load

Crews with Oversize Escorting Service – a pilot car company – along with a police escort stopped traffic briefly at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Mount Streets in Fairfield while an oilfield separator made its way through town Friday, March 9. The equipment separates the water from the gas.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
15
Mar

Taize event at FUMC

Rebecca Garrett Pace is slated to be the special guest at the Taize event slated for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Pace has been singing, drumming, and creating art since before she could walk and has been participating in Fellowship events for the last 27 years, beginning as a tiny tot at Lake Junaluska Music & Worship Arts Week with her mom. She holds a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Bachelor of Music from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. At White Rock UMC, Pace leads chancel choir, folk band, and children’s worship arts. In addition, Pace leads TAIZE’ services throughout Dallas each month with a team of worship leaders from the Dallas area.

Thu
15
Mar

Traveling group returns from Southern Charm

The travelers enjoyed visiting the Angel Tree on Johns Island in Savannah, Georgia. Group members are (from left) Judy Wardle, Donna Mitchell, Benny Shaunfield, Cindy Shaunfield, Jerri McBay, Carol Chappell, Dawn Price, Barbara Rhodes, Joyce Campbell, and Mike Chappell.
Photo submitted by Jerri McBay

Collette’s Southern Charm tour was definitely full of southern charm. As the group traveled through South Carolina, Georgia, and a little bit of Florida, they were welcomed and entertained with that charm. The first stop was Charleston, South Carolina. The city tour was guided by a true Charlestonian. Those words describe a person who has lived in the area for at least nine generations. A stop was made at the Chapel on the grounds of the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. After lunch at the City Market (where ladies were making the popular sweet grass baskets), everyone spent the afternoon at the Boone Hall Plantation. Boone Hall remains a working plantation. Tourists are allowed on the main floor of the antebellum style mansion. They may also walk through the slave houses, to the cotton dock, and the gardens.

Wed
07
Mar

Powerlifters head to state meet

Jashaughn Hatcher is pictured with Head Coach John Bachtel. Hatcher earned second place in the 198 class, Outstanding Deadlifter in the Heavy Platform, and Outstanding Total in the Heavy Platform at the recent powerlifting event. Hatcher is advancing to the State Meet. Photo by Shae Garcia

Fairfield boy's star powerlifter Jashaughn Hatcher will advance to the State Powerlifting Meet after placing second in the 198 weight class and earning Outstanding Deadlifter and Outstanding Total in the Heavy Platform.

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Wed
28
Feb

Donations given to FCSO

Sheriff Jeremy Shipley (far right) shows his appreciation to Modern Outfitters for their donation of patrol rifles. Deputy Scott Shaw (far left) and Rick Manning (left center), who was instrumental in the donation, are also pictured.
Courtesy photo

Freestone County Sheriff's Office has been busy this past month grabbing donations and awarding deputies. Recently, Fairfield resident Rick Manning and several business associates donated seven Modern Outfitter 300 Blackout rifles to the department. Commissioner's accepted the donation of guns – worth $6,371 – at the Feb. 14 meeting.

Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said Manning and the group have donated in the past to both Dallas SWAT and Las Vegas SWAT teams.

“These are very good looking guns,” said Shipley. “This will be a huge improvement over what we carry.”

Shipley has a description and serial numbers for each gun.

“Donations such as this allows our office and our county an opportunity to acquire needed equipment and be able to use our available funds in this year's budget on other equipment that is needed or needs to be upgraded,” said Shipley in a Facebook post.

Wed
28
Feb

Dabrett Black to be arraigned Thursday

Dabrett Black

 

Dabrett Black, 33, will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the 77th District Court of Judge Patrick Simmons, according to trial dockets. Black stands accused of the Thanksgiving Day murder of DPS Trooper Damon Allen. He is also facing charges of aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest. Black allegedly shot and killed Allen during a traffic stop on I-45 north in Fairfield. He was arrested four hours later in Waller County after fleeing the scene. County Attorney Brian Evans was unavailable as of presstime Tuesday.

 

Wed
21
Feb

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

Wed
21
Feb

Predator Hunt slated for March 2

The 6th Annual Predator Hunt, sponsored by Freestone County Game Management Association, is slated for the first weekend in March. Check-in will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 2. Entry fees are $200 per team. This event will be held at the Freestone County fairgrounds. Teams must hunt in Freestone County on bordering county; all hunting dogs are allowed. There is a $1,000 guaranteed payout to first place. Awards include:

 

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Wed
21
Feb

Sammie Faye Turner

Sammie Turner

Sammie Faye Turner

June 16, 1949

February 14, 2018

Wed
21
Feb

Cindy Duncan

Cindy Duncan

Cindy Ford Duncan

November 9, 1943

February 17, 2018

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