Author: Nicole Schaefer

Workouts, Camps Close Out the Summer in Fairfield

Fairfield Junior High School Summer Workout and Basketball Camp began this week. Summer work out will continue next week along with Volleyball Camp. Fairfield Junior High School Girls’ Summer Workout Schedule –Monday-Thursday, July 17-20 is 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the South Gym –Monday-Thursday, July 24-27 is 7:00-8:30 a.m. in the South Gym Basketball and Volleyball Camp dates and times: –Basketball Camp will be Monday-Thursday, July 17-20 from 9:00 to Noon in the Maroon Gym at Johnson Activity Center –Volleyball Camp will be Monday-Thursday, July 24-27 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Maroon Gym at Johnson Activity Center Girls attending summer workouts will have time to rest before camp starts. They will be escorted to the Maroon Gym to rest, change shoes, and get a drink. The cost for basketball and volleyball camp is $50 each and includes a camp T-shirt. Basketball camp will provide a basketball to each participant. There will be a concession stand at both camps for break time. If you would like to send money with your child on the first day, it will be put in the bank, and subtracted from their account daily. If there is money left on the account at the end of camp, it will be distributed back to the child. Registration is open at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of...

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New Payment Plan: County Inmates to Contribute for Cable TV

“I’ve been thinking,” says Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. “I’m a local taxpayer too, and I don’t want my money going toward cable for inmates, so I’ve come up with another option to provide them with the service.” Sheriff Shipley continues, “We can use the profits from the money inmates pay for commissary items to pay for the cable bill. This way they are paying for their own cable; and money is not coming from tax payer dollars.” County Commissioner Mike Daniel made a motion to approve this plan with Clyde Ridge giving the second at a regularly scheduled Commissioners Court meeting held Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Andy Bonner also voted in favor, but Craig Oakes voted against. During the Comments from the Public section of the meeting, County Auditor Donna Williams spoke to the court, saying the following, “I am here speaking for myself, not as County Auditor. I believe that the travel allowance provided for 12 elected officials is extravagant and that mileage logs should be implemented to determine proper mileage reimbursement. I feel like these allowances are salary bonuses for a select few.” Community resident Pat Wiggins also stood, saying “I want to echo what Donna has said. Last year, when these elected officials were asked to keep a mileage log and they refused; and I overheard conversations about them not willing to give up excess...

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A New Look For Fairfield Public Library

“We are down to adding the finishing touches,” says Fairfield Library Director Gary Wiggins. “There are a few pieces of furniture left to be delivered, décor to be hung on the walls, and last minute technology tweaks before we open the doors for business at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18th.” The library has been completely renovated and modernized, adding new features to accommodate the needs of the community New flooring, ceiling, lighting, restrooms, furniture, shelving, and more, has brought the library in to the here and now. The children’s corner has various forms of seating, a train table,...

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Alumni Celebrate History

Kids on bikes, antique cars and trucks, sports cars, floats and more made their way through downtown Fairfield on Saturday morning, July 8th, in celebration of the Dogan Alumni Reunion Weekend. The parade kicked off at 10 a.m. at the Dogan campus, wound its way through downtown and around the Freestone County Courthouse before returning back to campus. Following the parade, at 11:30 a.m. a dedication ceremony was held to reveal the new State of Texas Historical Marker that took four years of hard work to obtain. Chairman of the Freestone County Historical Commission, Brad Pullin, welcomed everyone to...

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Fire at Fairfield Residence, Three VFDs Respond

Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire call that came in shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, June 28, 2017. Glenn Simpson, owner of the home located at 357 McDonald Street in Fairfield, was prepping the home to put up for rent when an accidental fire started in the kitchen. While enroute to the scene, reports came in that there were two men running in and out of the house, but upon arrival, as smoke was coming from all sides of the home, only one man located. Due to that fact, a two-man team, comprised of...

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