Author: Karen Leidy

Don’t Miss the Pilgrimage Auctions: Night Hog Hunt, Fancy Tea Party, Murder Mystery & More!

Don’t miss the opportunity this weekend, to place a bid on some exciting, one-of-a-kind items during the annual Pilgrimage at the historic Moody-Bradley House. There will be something for everyone, including avid fans of hunting, fishing and golfing. Bring your checkbook to take home one of these amazing items: –Participate in an all-inclusive Thermal / Night Vision Hog Hunt with the guides from Hunt F.E. Hill. The 6-hour hunt with be conducted with suppressed AR’s outfitted with Thermal imagery optics while wearing Night Vision Goggles.  The hunt will start approximately 9:00 p.m., following a 30 minute safety lesson. (Valued...

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Join the Cash Mob at Armadillo Emporium This Week

Armadillo Emporium of Fairfield is the Cash Mob location for the month of May. Shop Tuesday through Saturday for your chance to wind $100 in Chamber bucks. For every $20 spent at Armadillo Emporium from May 2-6, your name goes into the drawing held at noon on Saturday. Come and dig around Armadillo Emporium at over 30 vendor booths from all over Texas.  Items include antiques, reclaimed furniture, art, jewelry, collectibles, pottery, boutique clothing and more! Cash Mobs are a fun way to promote and support local retailers. For more information, Contact the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce at...

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Recycling April 29th at Fairfield High School Bus Loop

One Stop Recycle Drop will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Fairfield High School Bus Loop on Post Oak Road from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Though typically the recycle day is on the fourth weekend of the month, this time it will be the fifth weekend and on Saturday only. Items accepted this month include: paper, plastic, cardboard, tin, aluminum, medications, clothing, electronics, batteries, glass, and eyeglasses. CRT TVs and CRT Monitors will be allowed, but only two per household will be accepted. CFL Light bulbs will NOT be accepted. –Medication Disposal: Freestone County Environmental Health Officers...

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Hackers Target Fairfield Business

“Watch what you respond to,” cautioned Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill, during last week’s City Council Meeting. According to Mayor Hill, one of his businesses dodged an expensive bullet about six weeks ago, when they received confirmation from a local bank concerning a large money transfer that had not been authorized. Apparently, hackers used their system to send an emailed request that appeared legit. Thankfully, the mistake was caught within 30 minutes. “We got it back,” says Mayor Hill, although it took 72 hours “of total panic” before the issue was completely resolved. Hill advises citizens to be careful with emails and, if the wording sounds off, to call the sender to confirm. Hacking is a pervasive problem, and has made the news several times this year. On April 6, the City of Dallas had all 156 of their emergency sirens go off during a two-hour period, beginning around 11:30 p.m.  As a result, their dispatch center was inundated with four times the normal amount of calls.  Hacking was identified as the culprit. Earlier this year, Northside ISD in San Antonio announced a major breach in their system caused by hacking into teacher emails.  At risk may be personal information such as names, addresses and dates of birth. Approved by Fairfield Council during this meeting include the following: –Resolution regarding rate change for Oncor Electric. –Annual contract with Freestone County...

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