Author: Nicole Schaefer

Free Live Music Features Mitch Ballard at Big T Bash 2017

Big T Bash is just around the Corner. This year’s cook-off event will be Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017 at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield. The cook-off includes the following categories: brisket, pork ribs, and chicken. Entry is $200 per team and includes any, or all, categories. Cook teams will begin cooking Friday evening and judging will be held Saturday around noon. Trophies will be given for First through Third in each category and for best over-all. This year will also feature a Cook’s Choice Calcutta event on Friday evening. Entry is $25 per team and...

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Animals Rescued, Owner Charged $23,000

“Do you think perhaps that as you have aged, you aren’t capable of taking care of them as well as you once were,” asks Justice of the Peace, Judge Theresa Farris during a civil court case hearing where a Freestone County couple was charged with Animal Cruelty on Friday, March 17, 2017. Keiko and James Holland, small dog breeders located in the southern most part of Freestone County, have been in business for about 24 years. According to Mrs. Holland, they were in the process of going out of business, with plans to be completely shut down by July...

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Food, Music and Fun: Big T Bash 2017 is Just Around the Corner

Big T Bash is just around the Corner. This year’s cook-off event will be Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2017 at the W.L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds in Fairfield. The cook-off includes the following categories: brisket, pork ribs, and chicken. Entry is $200 per team and includes any, or all, categories. Cook teams will begin cooking Friday evening and judging will be held Saturday around noon. Trophies will be given for First through Third in each category and for best over-all. This year will also feature a Cook’s Choice Calcutta event on Friday evening. Entry is $25 per team and the winning team will receive 80% of the pot. Judging for the winner will include three votes; two guest judges and a fan favorite. The public can purchase 5 tickets for $5 to be able to taste and place their votes. Free entertainment will be offered Friday night and includes Fairfield’s own Mitch Ballard, returning this year with Nashville Singer/Songwriters D. Vincent Williams (song credit – I’m Moving On by Rascal Flats) and Chris Wallin (song credit – Don’t Blink by Kenny Chesney). To learn more about Mitch Ballard, visit www.mitchballard.com. Visit D. Vincent Williams online at http://dvincentwilliams.com/ and Chris Wallin at http://chriswallin.com/. Golden Circle Special Needs Association, the group organizing this event, is also looking for sponsors. Please contact them if you would like to be a sponsor. Any...

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Against All Odds…The Jera Keithley Story

Sixteen-year-old Jera Keithley receives a hug following testimony of surviving sexual abuse at the hands of her father that she gave to the congregation at Corinth Baptist Church in Dew, Texas on Sunday, March 19, 2017.   Sunday was an exciting and very emotional day for 16-year-old Jera Keithley as she gave the first public presentation of her personal testimony of having survived sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Jera, also known as Bear by her family and close friends, took the first huge step toward following her calling by speaking her story out loud in front...

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Brenda’s Closet Named Business of Month

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce names Brenda’s Closet as the March Business of the Month. Owner Brenda Finley first opened the boutique in October of 2015 on the square in Fairfield. A year later, she moved a few doors down (to 123 South Mount Street) to a larger location, in order to accommodate her ever growing inventory. Currently, Brenda’s Closet offers baby, toddler, young ladies, and women’s clothing. New to the shop this month is a small offering of Men’s shirts. Some of the brands that can be found in the shop include Cinch, George Straight, Crazy Train, and Montana...

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