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Keeping busy at Faith Academy

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Pictured are Bri Myers, Triston McAlpine, Laura Lindsey, Zechariah Smith, Lily Steward, Logan Smith, Deris Talbert, Evan Rikard, Logan Smith, teacher Kayla Lupo, and Julie Steward.
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After opening their doors Sept. 4, Faith Academy of Freestone has welcomed nine students ranging from 3rd through 6th grade. The school opens each day with a Bible study class led by Vice President Jessica Henderson using the Apologia curriculum.

“Our intimate group is a safe place for the children to speak up, ask questions, and voice their concerns without ridicule,” said President Julie Steward. “As teachers, it is such a blessing to see the innocence and the thirst in each child to learn about God.”

On Friday mornings the classes host chapel time with worship at 8 a.m., where guests are welcome to volunteer their time to lead. Recently, the students attended


1st Responders honored

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Area First Responders and their families enjoyed a special dinner in recognition of all they do for this city.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Kohler

Area First Responders were honored Friday night, Oct. 19, with a dinner sponsored by several area churches. Attending the dinner were EMS, police, sheriff’s deputies, game wardens and park rangers. Members of Jones Chapel Church, First Baptist Church, and Alpha Omega Church fed the area responders and awarded door prizes, also sponsored by area businesses. Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger accepted a statue depicting an angel protecting an officer on behalf of the Fairfield Police Department. On hand and leading the dinner was greeter Muriel Morton and Master of Ceremonies and former sheriff Ralph Billings. Elder Conrell Lockett, of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, led the prayers and blessings, while Akewa Tieman sang the National Anthem.


Robert Allen "Bobby" Whiteman, Jr.

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Robert Whiteman, Jr.

Robert Allen “Bobby” Whiteman, Jr.

April 6, 1960

August 21, 2018


Matthew Mize

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Matthew Mize

Matthew Christopher Mize

May 17, 1980

May 8, 2018

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