Author: Nicole Schaefer

Scam Alert: Don’t Get Pressured Into Accepting Inferior Materials, Work

Freestone County residents should be on the lookout for an Asphalt Paving company from out of town going around offering to pave using “recycled asphalt” or “left over asphalt from highway projects,” mainly to elderly persons. They claim they have leftover product that they need to get rid of right away and will give you a great deal. It was found that the company doesn’t give accurate quotes and uses inferior product combined with a dirt mixture. The fast talking salesman confuses the elderly and ends up charging them outrageous rates for poor quality product and workmanship. According to the US Special Committee on aging, the best places to report a sales scam is to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Fraud complaints can also be made to the FBI and Federal Trade Commission. This is not to say that all Asphalt Companies are bogus, but just a reminder to be aware and do your research before signing or agreeing to have any work...

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Donation Benefits Area Cancer Patients

PRESENTING A CHECK FOR $500 as a sponsor for the Freestone Cancer Support Group’s annual Fall Style Show is Kevin Moller with Incommons Bank of Fairfield (center). Accepting on behalf of FCSG are (l-r) President Spain Trask, Member Frances Collier, Vice President Diana Lewis, Member Jeannettte Cornett, and Secretary Janet Bulger. (Photo by Nicole Schaefer)   Annual Fall Fundraiser The Freestone Cancer Support Group’s Annual Fall Style Show will be held Tuesday evening, October 17th at the Depot X in Fairfield. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with meal being served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person at...

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Fairfield EMS Reports for Duty During Hurricane Harvey Rescues on TX Coast

“Heading south on the interstate, seeing miles of ambulances, National Guard, military vehicles, and first responders, it was kind of surreal,” explains Jeff Price, Paramedic with Fairfield EMS. “It was stressful, but at the same time it was a huge relief to see such a massive effort of many people coming to help our fellow man.” Director of Fairfield EMS, Billy Perez; Paramedics Jeff Price and Kevin Markham; and EMTs Laramie LaRue and Ryan Fleming, were among the many first responders to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts and the aftermath. Several staging areas were set up over the...

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Navarro College Career & Technical Center Selected as September Business of the Month

Five-year member of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Navarro College Career and Technical Center in Fairfield, has been selected as the September Business of the Month. “It’s so exciting to have been chosen as Business of the Month,” says Director Linda Davis. “This is our first time being selected, though last year we were Business of the Year,” explains Associate Professor, Lesa Martin. The Navarro Fairfield location offers several career options and quick course certificates. Some of the programs and classes available include: Wielding, Police Academy, Industrial Maintenance, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Clinical Medical...

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Robbers Strike Again: Fairfield Police Seek Info on Knife-Wielding Suspect

It seems that Fairfield has a serial knife-wielding robber after two more businesses were robbed by a suspect matching that of the one who hit the Family Dollar a couple of weeks ago. On Friday evening, September 8th, at about 9:45 p.m., a black male wearing a black hoodie, black bandana as a mask, and black pants, entered the Exxon Gas Station next to Taco Bell/KFC and demanded money from the register while holding a knife. The following night, at 8:40 p.m., someone matching the same description hit the Fred’s Dollar Store, taking money from the register and the safe. Luckily, no one was injured in either of these incidents. Fairfield Chief of Police, Kenny Bulger, states that it seems as if all three cases were potentially perpetrated by the same thief based on visual descriptions given by employees of the three businesses. “At this point, we are unable to identify the guy; but are currently waiting for surveillance footage from each business to compare so we can determine if it is, in fact, the same person in each case,” says Chief Bulger. If you have any information on any of these cases, please contact the Fairfield Police Department at...

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