Author: Karen Leidy

Movie Review: Alien Covenant

By Bob Garver I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “Alien” franchise, including the original film from 1979. Maybe it’s because I’ve been raised on movies that rip it off, or maybe it’s because that big surprise scare was spoiled for me long before I saw it, but I see it as little more than characters skulking around a spaceship waiting to be picked off like in any number of unimaginative horror movies. So I’m probably not the best candidate for “Alien: Covenant,” which, after the misguided highbrow affair that was 2012’s “Prometheus,” gets the franchise back to...

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Speeders Take Note: Fairfield Council Approves Purchase of New Signs

With speeders clocked at over 70 mph in a residential area, Fairfield Police Department asked council for approval in purchasing special traffic monitors during the May 9, 2007 regular session. “It’s becoming an issue,” Police Chief Kenny Bulger told council members. “Someone’s going to get hurt.” Many residents use Reunion Street in Fairfield as a back way for traveling through town. It runs parallel to much of Highway 84, and does not include any stop lights or stop signs. The speed limit for this road is 30 mph. Council member David Steward, who lives on Reunion near Anderson Lane, shared that he has observed fast traffic in the early morning. “At least four cars have run up into my yard,” he says, as a result of driving too fast. The hours before and after school were also cited as heavy traffic times. “It’s a blessing that we haven’t had anyone killed,” commented Council member Randy Johnson, as the group remarked on the number of children who live, and play, along the problem areas. City Administrator Jeff Looney recommends portable traffic signs that display a driver’s speed, as they pass by. The plan, according to Chief Bulger, is to set up these signs at either end of Reunion Street, to serve as a warning. Then, position a police car in the middle. “They will know they are speeding,” says Chief...

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Rescheduled: Kid Fish Derby Will Be Held June 3rd

NOTE:  This event has been RESCHEDULED due to inclement weather.   Fairfield Lake State Park hosts its annual Kid Fish Derby on Saturday, JUNE 3, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. The derby is open to grades Pre-K through Eighth. Admission is free. Lunch, bait, and fishing poles will be provided. Registration begins 8:00 a.m. The event is made possible by their sponsors: Sonic of Fairfield, Fairfield Young Farmers, Jolly’s #4, L&M Trophies, and Friends of Fairfield Lake State...

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Popular Library Storytime Event Led by Mary Kitchens

LEADING KIDS IN CREATING OWLS are Fairfield Library Director Gary Wiggins and Storytime Leader Mary Kitchens. Recently selected by the Library Board, Kitchens brings a lot of energy to the 30-minute program.  Her love of reading is evident. Storytime will be held each Wednesday in May, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  This week featured the book, “I Don’t Want To Be A Frog” by Devorah Petty. For more information, contact the Fairfield Public Library at 903-389-3674. (Photo by Karen Leidy)   Summer Reading Moves to School Campuses in June In support of the Fairfield Library’s temporary closure for renovations, both...

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Making It Official: Dogan Alumni Weekend

SIGNING A PROCLAMATION IN RECOGNITION OF DOGAN ALUMNI Weekend 2017 is Freestone County Judge Linda Grant. Reunion Committee members had gathered in Fairfield over the weekend to finalize plans for the July 7-9, 2017 event. Witnessing the judge’s signature are (seated):  Billy Betts – Vice-President and Joyce Ransom Bennett – President. Other Doganites include:  Mattie Gabriel Gowans, Joe Gabriel, Hattie Bennett Johnson, Stephanie Cornish Whitfield, Glenda Coleman, Margaret Andy Scott, Sherry Andy Brackens, Benny Gabriel, Gertrude Keeton Green, Ramona Terry Tanksley, Joan Ransom, William Cooper. (Photo by Karen...

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