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Sammie Faye Turner

Sammie Turner

Sammie Faye Turner

June 16, 1949

February 14, 2018

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Cindy Duncan

Cindy Duncan

Cindy Ford Duncan

November 9, 1943

February 17, 2018

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Feb

Fairfield Lake hosts kayak championship, bass tourney

James Croney and Brian Laffilowen, both of Red Oak, were among the 109 anglers at the tournament. These two men are members of the Circle J Bass Club.

Photo by Jim Sanders

The 2018 North Texas Kayak Championship was held over the weekend at Fairfield Lake State Park with 109 anglers competing for the biggest fish in five individual qualifying tournament events.

This event was the first stop of five trail events leading to a Classic at the end of the season. In this tournament, anglers head out on the lake in their kayaks beginning at 7 a.m. Weign in was at 4 p.m. and officials said there were 32 limits met.

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FISD undergoes deep cleaning in wake of influenza

The cleaning crew of SSC Service Solutions tackled first the junior high campus before taking the rest of the week to clean the other campuses and buses of Fairfield ISD.
Photo by April Walker

Using hospital-strength disinfectants, the crew of SSC Service Solutions performed a deep cleaning of each Fairfield campus and all district buses after school officials closed the campuses last week. Students returned to school Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The flu has plagued this area since the season began in September 2017. FISD Superintendent Tony Price said there were 150 absences just last week in the district.

Cleaning crews, led by SSC Service Solutions owner Cecelia “Miss CeCe” Sweeney tackled each building, beginning with the junior high school followed by elementary, intermediate, and high school campuses. Buses were cleaned Monday, Feb. 19.

Miss CeCe said her crews wiped down door knobs, desks, counters, tables, lockers, pencil sharpeners, water fountains, and more. All sports equipment and toys were also disinfected.

“Everything we think a kid or teacher touch, we're wiping it down,” she explained.

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Mayor done after 14 years

Place 2 Councilman Randy Johnson gave Mayor Roy Hill an emotional hug after Hill announced his decision to not run for Fairfield mayor again. Hill has served the community as mayor since 2004. Running for his seat is Place 5 Councilman Kenny Hughes and Luke Ward, Jr. Election day for city elections is May 5.
Photo by April Walker

Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill tearfully announced his decision last week to not seek another term in office before leaving the meeting and turning things over to Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Lee Kirgan. Hill has served Fairfield for 14 years, first as the youngest mayor pro-tem in Fairfield before being elected mayor.

“I saw my temporary job as your mayor as the 'infrastructure' mayor,” he said. “Most of our original goals have been completed.”

Hill's platform, which he considered Our People's Platform, was to:

Fri
16
Feb

Letter to the editor

Dear editor,

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Feb

Book signing planned

Gail Allison Griffin, children's book author, is hosting a book signing on Sunday, Feb. 18, for her latest book The Ghost of the Old Red Barn. Griffin found moderate success with her first book The Ghost of the Yellow Two-Story House. The book signing is slated for 2 to 5 p.m. in the home of Jane Moore, 181 County Road 820 in Teague. Griffin is a 1976 Teague High School graduate and has been the intermediate school librarian for 25 years.

 

 

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Lady Eagles district champs

These young Fairfield student-athletes and coaches have every reason to be happy as they are the District 18-AAA basketball champions for 2017-18, finishing the regular season with (17-14) (7-1) records. Standing from left are Assistant Coach Tarsha Graves, Kamri Griffin, Josey Richardson, Braden Bossier, Sarah Autrand, and Head Coach Sally Whitaker. Kneeling from left is Britain Bossier, JoAnna Zamora, Belle Johnson, Tanna Lide, Kaylee Adams, Jada Clark, and Emily Knight. Congratulations Lady Eagles and coaches!

Photo by Roy Peterson

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16
Feb

End of an era as plant closes

Coal trucks at Big Brown are permanently parked after dumping what coal was left at the mine. The plant and mine closed forever Monday, Feb. 12, after dropping prices caused its decline.

Photo by April Walker

Years of rumors came true Monday, Feb. 12, as Big Brown plant finally went offline forever. More than 200 employees are now without jobs and the nearly 47-year-old mine is empty.

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4-alarm fire rages, family displaced

There is nothing left of this beautiful home but a shell of the outside brick walls. Local citizens pitched in to help firefighters during the fight to save the house.

Photo by April Walker

A local family was displaced after their home on North Mount in Fairfield went up in flames around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, with firefighters battling the blaze for more than seven hours. At 11:30 p.m. the fire was thought to be extinguished, but fire departments were called back at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 because the fire reignited under a second story window.

 

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