Tremendous Trey is Pet of the Week WINNSBORO — Trey is a sweet three-legged Chihuahua that came into the adoption center because his owners had to move and could not have pets. He is missing his left front leg but doesn’t seem to even notice. He gets around just as fast as any other dog at the shelter. Trey is neutered and current on all shots. He is very lovable and quite frisky. He is about 2-3 years old and wants a family that would let him be a normal dog. To meet Trey and...
Ridgeway Council discusses Arts on Ridge, new restaurant Kevin Boozer
RIDGEWAY — Several positive economic events were celebrated at last week’s Ridgeway Town Council meeting including Arts on the Ridge turning a profit for the first time despite a low turnout due to bad weather.
Councilman Russ Brown said it was nice to walk around and see people enjoying themselves and he thanked the committee for hosting such “a classy event.”
Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring said she is than...
Students of the Week RIDGEWAY — The Academic Student of the Week for The School District of Fairfield County is Sheldon Johnson, a fifth-grade student at Kelly Miller Elementary School. He was chosen because he continuously demonstrates great academic performance and positive character traits. Sheldon is currently a member of the BETA Club and has made the Honor Roll for the entire 2012-2013 school year. He is very polite and a helpful student. He enjoys reading ...
Robinson is RWA student of the week WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy proudly announces Ally Robinson as a Student of the Week. Ally is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson of Blythewood and the fifth-grade student of Linda Grant. Mrs. Grant is recognizing Ally for her great sense of responsibility toward school requirements, her constant dedication as a student and for being such a well-rounded individual. Ally comes to school each day with an eager “ready to learn” at...
Herald Independent hires local reporter WINNSBORO — The Herald Independent welcomed local resident Lucas Vance as its newest staff member on Monday. Vance will cover local government, community news and sports.
“I am thrilled to have Lucas join our staff in Winnsboro,” said Patricia Edwards, regional editor of The Herald Independent. “He is bringing experience to the table for us and that is something we can use to grow our readership. He is already a member of the community and ...
Festival goers enjoy wings, wheels Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Area residents and visitors from as far away as Atlanta and New Jersey came to the Fairfield County Airport and the S.C. Railroad Museum as part of the county’s Wings and Wheels festival on Saturday.
Festival goers had the chance to fly in a helicopter by the JAARS missionary mission and they observed a close quarters landing on the runway by a JAARS plane, like the missionary group does when they d...
FMH installs new digital mammography equipment WINNSBORO — Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s new digital mammography machine incorporates advanced imaging technology that provides incredibly sharp images.
Digital mammography is significantly better than firm screen mammography in screening women who are under age 50 or women of any age who have very dense breast tissue. In addition, studies show digital mammography uses less radiation than standard film mammography. Digital imaging generall...
Career Center celebrating commitment day WINNSBORO — As the 2012-2013 school year reaches its end, the Fairfield Career Center family wants to celebrate its departing seniors by recognizing their post-secondary commitments.
On May 16, the public is invited to the first Academic Signing Day Program, aptly entitled “Commitment Day 2013.”
The Commitment Day program will be held at the Fairfield Central High School Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The program will highlight gra...
Newly formed Civitas Media names CFO DAVIDSON, N.C. — Jeff D. Sherman has been appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer of the newly formed Civitas Media, it was announced May 1 by CEO and President Michael C. Bush.
Civitas Media is the parent company of The Union Daily Times.
The appointment was effective April 22. Bush said Sherman is a detail-oriented, results driven professional who understands how important it is to provide great customer service.
“We are please...
Ridgeway men arrested in narcotics operation RIDGEWAY — Two Ridgeway men were arrested earlier this month during a narcotics investigation by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department.
Almonzo Lamar Belton, 32, of 1979 Qualls Road, and Marcus Jermaine Mobley, 29, of Weldon Lane, were arrested in the early morning hours of May 9 when deputies with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Belton’s residence in the Longtown area of Fairfield County.
Ex-detention officer charged with taking inmates’ money Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — A former Fairfield County Detention Center officer faces charges of breach of trust with fraudulent intent.
Thom Berry, public information officer with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said Takisha Yolanda Roseboro, 36, of 81 Neason Lane in Winnsboro, was arrested May 10.
From May 1, 2012 ,through October 2012, Roseboro was employed with the Fairfield County Detention Center and receiv...
Zenoni earns rank of Eagle Scout RIDGEWAY — Christopher Zenoni was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America at a court of honor held on April 17.
He is the son of John and Terri Zenoni of Blythewood and the grandson of Richard and Carolyn Moore of Blythewood, Dorothy and James Smith of Lexington and the late Johnny Zenoni.
Zenoni earned his Eagle Scout rank while a member of Troop 78 in Ridgeway. His Eagle project was especially significant for him ...
RWA to graduate 15 in 2013 Class Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy holds its graduation at 7 p.m. May 23. This year’s senior class includes 15 graduates.
“This is a great class of students and I feel like each one of them can be a success,” said Dr. Nancy Coleman, head of RWA. “There is a lot of special talent among all of them.”
Seniors are reminded that graduation practice is at 10 a.m. May 23, which is a student holiday and teacher work da...
Pastor’s book inspired by his own faith in God Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Pastor Jeffrey Williams is self publishing his first book, The Final Call, this spring and it’s a book that actually started as a sermon.
A pastor since 1980 in Winnsboro, he ministers at Jesus Christ’s Church, a Pentecostal house of worship found at 87 Robinson Ave. One day as he pondered scripture he asked himself why so many people failed in their walk with God and in daily life.
Mother’s Day Tribute:Readers share their memories Mother’s Day is May 12 and as part of the celebration, The Herald Independent is publishing some of our readers’ fondest childhood memories of their mothers.
“Let’s rock and roll”
“Mother’s Day is a good holiday for me. I take that special day that society has set aside and reflect on all the fondest memories from my childhood, like the one from my third grade year. My mom sent me to school looking like a rainbow! I had on green shoes, or...
School nursing: A day in the life of Porter Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Though school days have a similar routine of bells ringing and classes changing, of lunch and recess time, no two school days are alike for a school nurse.
Fairfield Elementary School Nurse Ashlan Porter is one nurse taking care of over 600 students. She sees students in and out of her office all day long, beginning with administering medications in the morning and then again to hand out medications...
Fairfield Food Bank needs public’s help WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Community Food Bank served 1,377 families in 2012 – for a total of 3,057 individuals – but officials are expecting that number to increase in 2013.
As summer approaches, coordinators are requesting additional food donations to help provide assistance to families with children. The children are accustomed to eating at school but will have a lack of food when school is out for the summer.
The Food Bank is open on T...
Greatness befalls youth choir Kevin Boozer
GREAT FALLS — Four years ago, Evangelist Mary Talford was moved by the spirit and had a vision.
“The young people in our area are not doing anything. God gave me the vision to start the choir as a way to help them build self esteem, motivation, and encourage them to do well in school,” Talford said.
She along with husband, Deacon Larry Talford, founded a youth choir that meets at the Paradise Church in Great ...
Miss Wildcat, Wildcat Princess crowned WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science Miss Wildcat and Miss Wildcat Princess winners were declared in the school’s annual pageant April 26.
With a theme of “A Royal Dream,” the girls won the crowd over with their charm, grace and elegance. Contestants competed in several categories for the crown: introduction, sportswear, formal wear, and questions.
According to the Fairfield County School District, the goal of the ...
Dear old Golden Rule days … A song written in 1907 by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards laments: “School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days, ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick.” Ah, would that discipline of that sort were the rule today. I say rule, but my mind sees ruler. (visualize a smiley face here)
We in Fairfield County are not strangers to talk about our school system. In our illustrative past there is much history of...
Grey Brendle Contributing ColumnistHerald Independent
Liston family descendants hold annual reunion WINNSBORO — The descendants of Huey and Maggie Liston held their annual family reunion on April 20 at the Liston home place on Old Harden Road.
Family members from Charlotte and Kannapolis, N.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Chesapeake, Va., St. Louis, Mo., Washington, D.C., Birmingham, Ala., Paris, France, and other locations began gathering in Columbia on April 18, culminating their reunion at the home place on April 20.
The Listons had one son, H...
Sen. Scott impressed by reactor project, Fairfield Kevin Boozer
JENKINSVILLE — A May 3 visit by Sen. Tim Scott to sites 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer nuclear facility left him impressed with the state of the art technology being constructed in Fairfield County.
“We know a major part of the economy of the future for our country involves energy. For Fairfield County to be on the cutting edge is good news in the long term,” he said.
Research he has seen shows nuclear to be the ...
Engraved bricks available for FMH Garden of Remembering WINNSBORO — Looking for a unique and lasting gift? Engraved bricks to line the sidewalk at Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Garden of Remembering are available with a $60 donation to FMH Foundation.
Donor cards to buy engraved bricks are available in the lobby of the hospital, at First Citizens Bank in Winnsboro and First Citizens Bank and local merchants in Ridgeway.
“They make special gifts for occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,...
Winnsboro spinning wheels, spreading wings for festival Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — The Wings and Wheels Festival has moved back to its traditional time of year this year, the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
Held at the Fairfield County Airport at 1291 Runway Road in Winnsboro from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the festival is sponsored by the Fairfield County Aeronautics Commission and funded by Fairfield County.
This year includes vintage aircraft, Huey and Cobra helicopters, a T-6 Trainer ...