Recipe of week from Fairfield County Cookbook Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Do you have a “down home,” classic Fairfield County dish for which you are known? If so, Denise Jones of Cotton Yard Market and the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce would love to hear from you.
She and the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce are organizing a custom cookbook of recipes from Fairfield County residents and Fairfield County business owners. Recipe forms can be mailed in to the Cham...
Genealogical society holds workshop for new website Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The S.C. Genealogical Society is made up of 17 chapters including the Fairfield Chapter, which held its monthly meeting Thursday.
The meeting began with a workshop to train members and prospective members on how to use the updated web page. The site now includes an announcements page to keep members informed about upcoming events and has additional links to assist a search in ancestry.
Members of t...
Library, community celebrate Children’s Book Week Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Guests from the community volunteered time to read to children at the Fairfield County Library this week as part of Children’s Librarian Chrishonda Gaither’s celebration of National Children’s Book Week.
On Wednesday a group of around 15 children were read to by Kevin Boozer, a staff writer at The Herald Independent and children’s book author. Thursday children’s book author Constance Brown read her...
Second oldest Baptist church in Fairfield County in jeopardy Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The original Crooked Run Baptist church building is located at 7978 S.C. 269 and is the second oldest Baptist church building in Fairfield County.
Crooked Run, built in 1836, is in danger of being torn down because of its close proximity to the new building, which was built in 1976. The original building is perceived as a fire hazard, which has forced the church to pay a higher premium on its insuran...
UDC, SCV will pay homage to John Bratton Lucas Vance
WINNSBORO — The United Daughters of Confederacy, John Bratton 929 Chapter and the Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Gen. John Bratton Camp 1816 Chapter are combining their efforts May 20 to remember John Bratton (1831-1898).
The two groups were formed to bring together descendants of the participants in the Civil War. Bratton was born in and died in Winnsboro and served as a U.S. Representative along with serv...
County council, public at odds over taxes, budget Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Does Fairfield County need jobs and industry or would the county be better off transitioning into a large retirement community?
The public raised questions such as those at the Monday meeting of Fairfield County Council when a number of people spoke during the public comment period to give their opinions about county tax rates and how tax dollars are being managed.
Council Chairman David Ferguson ...
FCHS theatre department tackles Les Miserables Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — The arts came alive at Fairfield Central High School with the school’s theatre department putting on the musical Les Miserables.
That ambitious choice was anchored by senior Calvin Johnson who used his This School’s Got Talent competitor’s vocal ability to play the lead role of Jean Valjean. He provided the strong solos around which other talent was blended for the musical by Alain Boublil and Claud...
Jenkinsville hosts inaugural fishing tournament Kevin Boozer
JENKINSVILLE — At first light Saturday, a new chapter begins for the Town of Jenkinsville. The five-year-old municipality hosts its first ever Small mouth Bass Open Team Tournament and Family Day.
The bass tournament, held in conjunction with Tri-State Bass Fishing Club is part of the town’s growth process.
Jenkinsville Mayor Gregory Ginyard said the town aspires to have an event on par with Ridgeway’s Pig on...
Summer movie nights coming soon Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Start marking down the days on your calendar before you need to pull out that blanket or lawn chair for outdoor movie nights in Winnsboro.
The first Summer Movie Night is June 20 and the show begins at dark, around 8:40 p.m., at the parking lot beside gazebo park and First Citizen’s Bank.
The movie, Here Comes the Boom, is one recommended to the town and chamber of commerce by Swank Motion Picture...
Electronic device policy discussed at town hall meeting Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — At his final town hall meeting for 2013, School Superintendent J.R. Green called upon educators and administrators to revamp the way educators embrace technology in Fairfield County.
He advocates a “bring your own device policy” that would allow students to bring their own iPods, iPads and smartphones and use them in ways that are integrated into the curriculum.
Green admitted that some parents mi...
Attorney warns of fraud aimed at elderly Recently, there has been disturbing stories circulating of financial advisors making inappropriate changes to the investment strategies of retirees. For example, an 80 year old retired widow was advised by her financial advisor to convert her short term Certificate of Deposits into 25 year annuities that cannot be broken without penalties. Though we all hope to reach the ripe old age of 105 years old, usually not sound financial planning for ...
Benedict Alumni Club holds annual banquet WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County Benedict Alumni Club held its annual banquet April 20 at the Fairfield County Recreation Department. The theme was Global Commitment for Positive Change.
John Peoples (Class of 1964) presided. Music was provided by JoAnn McCray and Mary L. Bouknight. The praise dancers from Gethsemane Baptist Church performed.
Elsie King Hamler, president of the Benedict College National Alumni Association, was the speaker...
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 ...