Author: Nicole Schaefer

Two Arrested in Highway 75 Drug Bust

Freestone County men, Phillip Morgan Ireland and Courtney Perkins, were arrested Tuesday, May 16, 2017 following an incident that occurred at Ireland’s home located at 215 South Highway 75. According to Freestone County Deputy Jack Wright’s officer affidavit, a Mr. John Burke, an employee with ONCOR Electric Company, made contact with the Sheriff’s Office to report that he was at the location attempting to cut off electricity to the home because the occupants had been stealing electricity for nearly fur years. Burke states that as he was attempting to disconnect service, two black males approached him after they exited...

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Wortham HS Top Graduates

Valedictorian – Tyler Batts “Work hard in all that you do,” says Wortham High School Valedictorian Tyler Breann Batts to her underclassmen. “Take in every moment you have with your friends and family, because one day you will wake up, look in the mirror, and you’ll be graduating!” The daughter of Julia Batts and Pep Batts, Tyler has one sibling, Preston. With a passion for dance, Tyler plans to attend Texas A&M University to study Health and Kinesiology with a concentration on Dance. “I love to dance and I like to learn about the health behind it,” she explains....

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FHS Names Class Leaders for Class of 2017

Valedictorian – Gracie Awalt “It feels thrilling to be recognized for my hard work,” says Fairfield High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Mattie Grace Awalt. Touting a grade point average of 5.54, Gracie plans to further her education at University of Texas at Austin to earn a degree in Biology. “I might want to pursue a career in the medical field conducting cancer research,” she explains. Gracie has participated in JV Softball, Varsity Tennis, JV Powerlifting; has served as Beta Club President, School Newspaper Editor, and Twirling Captain; and has been a member of Interact Club, the UIL Journalism...

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Over $750,000 in Scholarships Awarded to FHS Graduates

Fairfield High School seniors were provided with an excess of $750,000 in scholarships and awards during the Senior Honor Assembly held Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Students taking top amounts include Zachary Pew and Chance Bancroft, both with nearly $190,000; Bethany Pruitt with $118,430; and Austin Frasier and Jacob Gomez, each with $72,000. Before scholarships were announced, honor graduates were presented with a gold sash, as well as a certificate and pin in recognition from the United States Department of Education in recognition of scoring over the 85th percentile on either the SAT or ACT examinations. 2017 Honor Graduates: McKenzie...

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Litter Bug Visits First Graders at Fairfield Elementary

Fairfield First Graders were treated to a program from the Glitter Ladies on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2017. Sheriff Jeremy Shipley (above) assisted the Glitter Ladies and the Litter Bug (top) in teaching these young students the importance of keeping our earth clean and saving the environment. First grade teachers competed to earn a Glitter Ladies Crown and these two tied for the win (left). (Photos by Nicole...

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