Pictured is Mary King, Library Director Gary Wiggins, Jimmy Lee, and Jennifer Kilkenny. The FHS Class of 1959 donated $190 to the library in honor of classmate Don Carroll, who recently passed away.
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By Pat Wiggins Fairfield High School Class of 1959 recently donated $190 to Fairfield Library in memoriam of classmate Don Carroll who recently passed away. Representing the class was Jimmy Lee, owner of L&M Trophies, who presented the check to Library Director Gary Wiggins.  In... + continue reading

Chosen for the DAR's Good Citizens Awards was Jashaughn Hatcher, Fairfield; Ty Stephen Hale, Groesbeck; and Haylee Young, Teague. The students are pictured with DAR Regent Nancy McSwane.
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The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR, awarded three area students with this year’s DAR Good Citizens Award at their recent meeting. Taking home $50, a certificate, and a U.S. Constitution Handbook were: Jashaughn Hatcher – Fairfield Haylee Young – Teague Ty Stephen Hale – Groesbeck... + continue reading
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Community National Bank of Fairfield donated to the upcoming Freestone Cancer Support Group’s Fall Style Show slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Depot X in Fairfield. Pictured are CNB employees (from left) Gena Robinson, Shari Dickens, Dawn Hutchins, Heather Davis, Vice President Teresa... + continue reading

Piper Niswanger, Chloe Carter, and Ariana Thurman take a moment from serving school board members Tuesday, Oct. 9, to take a photo with teacher Laura Craddick.
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FISD school board trustees were treated to an array of appetizers during last week’s tour of the newly renovated culinary arts department. Laura Craddick, head of the department, and her students prepared the tasty spread which featured roast beef sandwiches, hot seafood dip, macaroons, and more... + continue reading

A low shelf cloud settled over Fairfield last Tuesday night, Oct. 9. This photo was taken between the Fairfield junior high and high school campuses at around 7:30 p.m. that night after a day filled with rainstorms and high winds.
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A line of storms moved in Saturday evening, Oct. 13, bringing several confirmed tornadoes in both Freestone County and Corsicana. Reports began rolling in about 4 p.m. Saturday of a tornado sighting about eight miles northwest of Buffalo, southeast of Teague, moving at 30 miles per hour. Dew ISD... + continue reading

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10/17/2018
By Eagle Beat entertainment editor Morgan Coleman As heavy rain threatened, the Eagles lined up for the district cross country meet on their own course. After months of training and hours of anticipation, the runners gave the district meet their all and secured their place at the regional meet... + continue reading
10/17/2018
Trinity Star Arts Council (TSAC) is gearing up for “A Night at the Races,” a fun-filled evening benefitting TSAC scholarships and arts’ programs for Freestone County schools and communities, is planned with great food, music, prizes, and friendly wagering on the ponies. This unique event allows... + continue reading

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The newly rebuilt Taco Bell boasts a modern design with clean lines and an outside patio. Employees are under a tent in front of the restaurant taking applications til 5 p.m. today, May 4.
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Taco Bell has confirmed an opening date of early next week. The actual day and time, however, is not yet set in stone. A representative with the company said the contractors are just waiting on a building inspection. This newly rebuilt location will now be serving breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. with... + continue reading

A low shelf cloud settled over Fairfield last Tuesday night, Oct. 9. This photo was taken between the Fairfield junior high and high school campuses at around 7:30 p.m. that night after a day filled with rainstorms and high winds.
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A line of storms moved in Saturday evening, Oct. 13, bringing several confirmed tornadoes in both Freestone County and Corsicana. Reports began rolling in about 4 p.m. Saturday of a tornado sighting about eight miles northwest of Buffalo, southeast of Teague, moving at 30 miles per hour. Dew ISD... + continue reading
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A bleak picture was painted earlier this month when the executive director of Texas Retired Teachers Association spoke in Fairfield regarding public school employees and the upcoming election. Tim Lee said at the Oct. 2 meeting that there is no plan at this time to address the short fall due to the... + continue reading
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Despite the Eagles loss, this year's Pink Out event was a success with varsity cheerleaders raising $4,000 for the Freestone Cancer Support Group. The team gave the donation check to FCSG members during last week's Pink Out Pep Rally. Photo courtesy of Tammy Gawryszewski + continue reading

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Fairfield's Varsity Lady Eagles were named District Champs for a ninth year in a row after a fabulous District meet in Fairfield recently.
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By Eagle Beat entertainment editor Morgan Coleman As heavy rain threatened, the Eagles lined up for the district cross country meet on their own course. After months of training and hours of... + continue reading

Kadarrius Walker, 2, runs the ball in for a touchdown.
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Fairfield Eagles took to the field Friday night in Palestine for their hard-fought win against the Wildcats. The Eagles secured their fifth win of the season with a score of 17-14. KD Walker was responsible for two interceptions against the Wildcats, one resulting in a touchdown.
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Jordan Gibson and #15 Justin Abram take care of business during the Eagles game against the Athens Hornets.
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To the citizens of Freestone County, Let me start by expressing our gratitude for all of the prayers, food, flowers, cards, calls, and charitable donations. You folks are truly amazing! We were... + continue reading

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Airman James E. Jackson

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October 21, 1943 Ira’s – Crime Doctor starring Warner Baxter and Margaret Lindsay; So Proudly We Hail starring Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard; Mister Big starring Donald O’Connor and... + continue reading

Pictured is the current state of an 1800's house slated to be moved to the Freestone County Historical Museum where it will be restored.
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