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Hospital and HazMat Crew Respond to Possible Contamination at Fairfield Industrial Park

A hazmat team out of Waco was dispatched to an area business in the Fairfield Industrial Park on Thursday morning, August 31, 2017 following reports of employees getting sick after inhaling a black powder while unloading freight from an 18-wheeler at the business. The initial call came in to Freestone County Dispatch shortly after 8:00 a.m. that morning; the caller stating that nine employees from the business had been received at Freestone Medical Center (FMC) and hospital personnel were concerned of a possible hazmat situation. FMC Chief Nursing Officer Nicki Hagen states, “The first two patients arrived to the...

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Drivers Race to Put Out Fire on Interstate 45 South

Using a small fire extinguisher, a case of bottled water, washer fluid and a pizza box, a random group of strangers successfully put out a grass fire on Interstate 45, just south of Streetman. “It was amazing to watch how this random group of people – strangers to one another – worked together, to put that fire out,” says a reader of The “Times.” Reportedly, five civilian vehicles pulled over, beginning with the driver of an 18-wheeler, who used his small fire extinguisher, on jug of water, and windshield cleaner to get a start on putting the fire out....

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Evacuee Receive BIG Welcome from Fairfield Community

“Everyone here has been so kind. There are no words big enough to say Thank You,” explains Mrs. Kellee Scott of Richwood. Mrs. Scott, her husband, daughter, three grandchildren, and a total of six dogs, are just a few of the nearly 1,000 evacuees that sought refuge in Freestone County in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This family is one of many that were housed at the LaQuinta in Fairfield. LaQuinta hosted a dinner of Sloppy Joes, sides, and desserts for evacuees on Tuesday, August 29th. River of Life Church donated all of the ground beef for the dinner....

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Weekend Activities: Car Show, Market Days, Coon Hunt & More!

There is plenty to do this weekend in Fairfield for those who wish to get out and about for some fun and fellowship. Friday Night Cruise   Make plans to join the Friday Night Cruise on September 8th as Fairfield kicks off the weekend of their 20th Annual Show of Wheels event. Hosted by Bayless NAPA Auto Parts of Fairfield, vintage car enthusiasts will gather at 7:00 p.m. for hotdogs and refreshments before taking a cruise through the streets of Fairfield.               Show of Wheels   The 20th Annual Show of Wheels will roar into town on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles and more will be on display at the courthouse square in downtown Fairfield, Texas. The Bi-Stone Tractor Club will also be showing off vintage tractors. There will be food, fun and plenty of shade. Over $1,000 in cash prizes, trophies and plaques for those entering their vintage beauties. There will be over 30 judged classes, with awards in multiple categories. Special trophies include Best of Show, People’s Choice, Most Unusual, and Best Club Participation. Citywide Garage Sale   The annual Fairfield Citywide Garage Sale is being held on Saturday, September 9th. Be sure to grab the map from this paper. For more information on any of the events listed above, call the Chamber officer at 903-389-5792 or via email to chamber@fairfieldtx.com. Spaces are available...

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Officer Charged: Wortham Officer on Admin. Leave

Wortham PD Officer Leonard Jimmerson is currently on Administrative Leave and his Texas Peace Officer License is on Enforcement Hold due to his arrest on July 13, 2017. Court documents suggest that Jimmerson was seen assaulting his girlfriend of six years in the parking lot of a Balch Springs, Texas Walt-Mart shortly after midnight. The accounts state that Jimmerson, while wearing a tee-shirt with Wortham PD insignia, was seen choking and/or grabbing, and/or body slamming his girlfriend, according to witnesses and an off-duty police officer that intervened to stop Jimmerson from continuing the assault. Jimmerson has been charged with a third degree felony of assault on a family household member by impeding breath. He shall remain on Administrative Leave until he is ultimately judged by his...

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