Author: Nicole Schaefer

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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Two Arrested in Shooting

Two Freestone County males were arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon following a shooting incident that occurred in Teague on Friday, June 22, 2017. According to an affidavit by Lieutenant Clayton Aldrich of the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, he was contacted around 9:30 p.m. that evening by Lieutenant Robert Willis, of the same office, about a person that had possibly been shot who was in the Emergency Room at Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield. Lt. Willis explained to Lt. Aldrich that he had interviewed numerous witnesses, and that they had identified the two males responsible...

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