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Wed
26
Jul

Church readies for annual BBQ

Cornerstone Full Gospel Church of Fairfield is hosting a BBQ Cook-Off and Community-wide Lunch Saturday, Aug. 26, in the Conference Center at the Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield in conjunction with Fairfield Market Days. The cook-off will include beef brisket, pork ribs, cook's choice, and chicken. This is a sauce optional competition to be judged by various community members. Entry fees are $100 per 4-person team. The first 10 teams to enter will have their meat provided by the church. Additional teams are welcome, but must supply their own meat for the cook-off. Entries should be made by contacting Felicia Brackens at 214-668-6601 no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. Teams may begin cooking after receiving their meat on Friday, Aug. 25. Judging begins at 9:45 a.m. with Cook's Choice; 10:15 a.m. Chicken; 11 a.m. Pork Ribs; and 11:45 a.m. Beef Brisket. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each category, as well as a Best Overall.

Wed
26
Jul

Shipley reports 6-month stats

The following information is provided by the Freestone County Sheriff's Office regarding a brief summary of stats between the months of January through June 2017 -- the first six months of the year. "FCSO has been very diligent in honoring our oath to protect and serve the citizens of Freestone County and we want to say thank you for the overwhelming support from our citizens and our commissioners that we have received during this time," said Sheriff Jeremy Shipley.

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Wed
26
Jul

Meet the new president

Fairfield Rotary Club welcomed a new president for the 2017-18 year. Donna J. Tyus was installed by Rotary Past Asst. Governor David Huffman on Tuesday, July 11. Fairfield Rotary meets at 12 p.m. every Tuesday at Sam's Original Restaurant.
Photo submitted by Jason Hullum

Wed
26
Jul

Feed the Blue lunch

Area first responders were greeted with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and bread last Thursday, July 20, in a lunch sponsored by Fairfield Nursing and Rehab. Tommy Davis, marketing and admissions coordinator, hosted the Feed the Blue lunch to show his and the facility's appreciation for all area responders.

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Wed
26
Jul

So long, Nancy!

Freestone County Historical Museum staff said good-bye to former museum curator Nancy Taylor after serving the museum and county for many years. Taylor is now moving to Ohio. Current FCHM Board President Linda Mullen presented Taylor with a certificate of appreciation and passed on the well wishes of the staff and community.
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Wed
01
Feb

Local LEOs enjoy luncheon

Local boutique Brenda's Closet hosted a luncheon for the local law enforcement officials last week on the square in an effort to show them support. Joining the lunch were Larry Jones, David Utsey, Rich Howertson, and Kristy Lawrence.

Photo submitted by Jeremy Shipley

Wed
01
Feb

Council takes no action against accused city admin

Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels accuses City Administrator Jeff Looney of verbally abusing his wife.

Photo by April Walker

The city council voted to take no action against City Administrator Jeff Looney after several complaints came in against him, sparking a public hearing. Tempers flared when Looney was accused by Precinct 3 Commissioner Mike Daniels of being personally singled out by Looney, as well as verbally abusing his wife, Navlet, during a phone call.

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Wed
11
Jan

TSAC community theater to present Always...Patsy Cline this month

TSAC Community Theater actors and musicians are busily preparing for their production of "Always...Patsy Cline," to be presented Jan. 28-29 at Teague High School Theater.

ALWAYS…Patsy Cline, one of the most produced musicals in America, has enjoyed great success both nationally and internationally. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is based on the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline (played by Joyce Nichols) and her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. The relationship, which began as fan worship, evolved into one of long-lasting mutual respect. Louise, portrayed by Rachel Bossier, narrates the story from the day in 1961 when she meets Patsy at the Esquire Ballroom in Houston. From that time, Patsy keeps in touch with her number-one fan through long, hand-written letters until her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash.

Wed
11
Jan

Breaking ground on new pantry

By mid-February a new food pantry will bless the residents of Freestone County. River of Life Pastor Robert Smith held a groundbreaking with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Monday on the 7,500 square foot building site. The church recently sold their downtown building. Kent Trucking is laying the dirt work and foundation, while S&S Construction is in charge of the construction. Pictured from left are Josh Bayless, NAPA Auto Parts; Gail Farish, Creations Flowers & Gifts; Brenda Finley, Brenda's Closet; Brenda Pate, chamber executive administrator; Lisa Schick, chamber of commerce; Roger Wilson, River of Life; Pastor Robert Smith; Louis Guzman, S&S Construction; Salvador Munoz, S&S Construction; Tim Allen, Kent Trucking; and Don Kent, Kent Trucking.

Photo by April Walker

Thu
29
Dec

New sheriff talks FCSO changes

Big changes are coming to the Freestone County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) under the direction of new Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. Shipley presented a revamped pay plan at the recent county meeting, which commissioner's tabled until Tuesday, Jan. 3. The new sheriff is asking to be allowed to allocate where the funds go in an effort to “combat a severely flawed pay scale” which has been causing problems for years. All of the money for salaries has already been budgeted for the FCSO in October 2016.

The first order of business is a pay reduction for Scott Shaw and Rich Howerton who are currently making what a lieutenant would make. Their salary will be reduced a total of $4,439. Shipley is also requesting the county recognize two sergeant positions – sergeant CID and sergeant patrol.

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