Lucas Vance

Position: Staff Writer
E-Mail Address: lvance@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 803-635-4016


About Lucas Vance

Lucas Vance graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Lucas has been with The Herald Independent since May 2013. He covers governmental news, community events and sports in Fairfield County. You can reach him by phone at 803-635-4016 ext. 2003 or by email at lvance@civitasmedia.com

Latest Stories by Lucas Vance

Youth baseball sign-ups continue

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Recreation Department is holding registration for boys/girls basketball. Sign-up for children ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15 will be held until Nov. 21. Students at Geiger Elementary School can register at Geiger's Auditorium on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students at McCrorey-Liston can si

Youth football coming back to Winnsboro

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Recreation Youth Football is back on the field this October at Drawdy Park in Winnsboro. With three teams ages 8-10 and two teams ages 11-12, youngsters will get a taste of some of their first action in tackle football. Games will be held at Drawdy Park on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ages 8-10 will begin at 6:15 p.m.

WINNSBORO – Running enthusiasts and community residents packed the downtown streets of Winnsboro recently as they participated in the “Light Up Rotary” Glow Run/Walk on Sept. 25. It was the second annual 5k run/walk sponsored by the Winnsboro Rotary Club.
Nearly 100 people ran or walked the route winding through downtown Winnsbor

Rotary “Lights Up” Winnsboro with 5k race

WINNSBORO – Running enthusiasts and community residents packed the downtown streets of Winnsboro recently as they participated in the “Light Up Rotary” Glow Run/Walk on Sept. 25. It was the second annual 5k run/walk sponsored by the Winnsboro Rotary Club. Nearly 100 people ran or walked the route winding through downtown Winnsbor

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a closer look Monday night at county council's reasoning and path to acquire a $24 million Installment Purchase Revenue Bond (IPRB) through the Fairfield Facilities Corporation.
The FFC was created as a non-profit organization that would take out the bond and allow the county to go over its debt lim

Public, county dive into $24 million bond

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a closer look Monday night at county council's reasoning and path to acquire a $24 million Installment Purchase Revenue Bond (IPRB) through the Fairfield Facilities Corporation. The FFC was created as a non-profit organization that would take out the bond and allow the county to go over its debt lim

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance to convey land owned by the county, at 205 Means Street in Ridgeway, to the Town of Ridgeway for its use and needs.
Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope told council Monday night that there has been a request to allow the property to be utilize

County will convey property to town

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance to convey land owned by the county, at 205 Means Street in Ridgeway, to the Town of Ridgeway for its use and needs. Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope told council Monday night that there has been a request to allow the property to be utilize

WINNSBORO — Energy customers could be facing rate increases if the Environmental Protection Agency's “Clean Power Plan” for South Carolina is passed.
The plan is requiring South Carolina to make the largest carbon dioxide rate reduction in the nation — 51 percent — by 2030.
Reaching that goal will be expensive and wi

EPA rules hit SC hardest

WINNSBORO — Energy customers could be facing rate increases if the Environmental Protection Agency's “Clean Power Plan” for South Carolina is passed. The plan is requiring South Carolina to make the largest carbon dioxide rate reduction in the nation — 51 percent — by 2030. Reaching that goal will be expensive and wi

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a sneak peak at the five candidates for Fairfield County sheriff during a candidate forum on Thursday at the Winnsboro Woman's Club.
The sheriff election is a special election after Herman Young resigned after 22 years of service. Voters will head to the ballot box on Sept. 30.
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5 candidates running for one sheriff seat

WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a sneak peak at the five candidates for Fairfield County sheriff during a candidate forum on Thursday at the Winnsboro Woman's Club. The sheriff election is a special election after Herman Young resigned after 22 years of service. Voters will head to the ballot box on Sept. 30. Will Montgomery Mo

WINNSBORO — Candidates for Fairfield County School Board met in a forum Thursday to discuss issues and concerns in the school district. Henry Miller (District 3), Carl Jackson (District 5) and Beth Reid (District 7) will all be running unopposed. Residents will cast their votes on Nov. 4.
Henry Miller
Miller is the incumbent in District 3 a

School board candidates speak to public

WINNSBORO — Candidates for Fairfield County School Board met in a forum Thursday to discuss issues and concerns in the school district. Henry Miller (District 3), Carl Jackson (District 5) and Beth Reid (District 7) will all be running unopposed. Residents will cast their votes on Nov. 4. Henry Miller Miller is the incumbent in District 3 a

WINNSBORO — On Nov. 4 there will be an election for the Sixth Circuit Solicitor for the first time in over 40 years and on Thursday, Fairfield County residents got a preview of the two candidates — William Frick and Randy Newman Jr.
William Frick
Frick is a full-time prosecutor in Fairfield County and has a private practice in Winnsbo

Solicitor candidates face off

WINNSBORO — On Nov. 4 there will be an election for the Sixth Circuit Solicitor for the first time in over 40 years and on Thursday, Fairfield County residents got a preview of the two candidates — William Frick and Randy Newman Jr. William Frick Frick is a full-time prosecutor in Fairfield County and has a private practice in Winnsbo

WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring the intention to reimburse itself for certain expenditures and proceeds of debt to be incurred through a bond referendum to build a water line to Broad River.
Mayor Roger Gaddy made a motion to amend the agenda at the beginning of the meeting to include

Town passes bond reimbursement for water project

WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring the intention to reimburse itself for certain expenditures and proceeds of debt to be incurred through a bond referendum to build a water line to Broad River. Mayor Roger Gaddy made a motion to amend the agenda at the beginning of the meeting to include





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