Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:21:04 EST 1800 Fairfield takes home rec league title over Restoration Outreach http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/310176/Fairfield-takes-home-rec-league-title-over-Restoration-Outreach NEWBERRY — The Restoration Outreach Recreation League All-Star team took on Fairfield Saturday morning for the league championship at Smith Road Complex on the campus of Newberry College. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fire claims the life of Winnsboro woman http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/314598/Fire-claims-the-life-of-Winnsboro-woman LAKE WATEREE — A house fire took the life of a Winnsboro woman Friday night as well as injuring one man and destroying the home, which was located at 2051 Great North Road on Lake Wateree. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff Herman W. Young resigns http://heraldindependent.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/327229/Sheriff-Herman-W.-Young-resigns WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign due to recent medical concerns that have caused Young to reassess his personal and professional life. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://heraldindependent.com/news/notice_box/326994/Faster-easier-website-unveiled-today FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Herald Independent is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.heraldindependent.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST “Shaggin in the Street” in downtown Winnsboro http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/314487/Shaggin-in-the-Street-in-downtown-Winnsboro WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents came out by the hundreds Friday night for the second annual “Shaggin in the Street” event in downtown Winnsboro. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Town allows mayor to sign lease with new downtown business http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/313771/Town-allows-mayor-to-sign-lease-with-new-downtown-business RIDGEWAY — During a specially called meeting Thursday night, Town Councilman Russ Brown made a motion to approve the first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Charlene Herring to sign a lease agreement with a prospective tenant at the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community comes together at car show http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270790/Community-comes-together-at-car-show WINNSBORO — Bio diesel enthusiasts from all over the southeast region traveled to downtown Winnsboro to attend the 4th Annual Turbo Diesel Injection Car show at Midlands BioFuels on Saturday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway recognizes Chamber of Commerce chair http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270775/Ridgeway-recognizes-Chamber-of-Commerce-chair RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring and town council recognized Denise Jones for her service as the chair of board of directors of the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2014. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Police Department receives tech support from council http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270764/Ridgeway-Police-Department-receives-tech-support-from-council RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Town council made strides in ushering the Ridgeway Police Department into the 21st century Thursday night. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Fire Department on the move http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5273874/Ridgeway-Fire-Department-on-the-move RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway was informed Thursday night about the possibility of moving the fire station in the near future. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Magnolia Lodge to presents the Larry Keel Experience http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top/5210769/Magnolia-Lodge-to-presents-the-Larry-Keel-Experience RIDGEWAY – The Magnolia Lodge, 631 Longtown Road in Ridgeway, will present The Larry Keel Experience on July 12. The Mustache Brothers will open the show. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Engineer progressing at Drawdy Park http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247419/Engineer-progressing-at-Drawdy-Park WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope recently updated council on the progress of a new engineer renovating Drawdy Park. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder suspect still on the run http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247424/Murder-suspect-still-on-the-run WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rockton Baptist Church new site for Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, will open on time http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5244668/Rockton-Baptist-Church-new-site-for-Midlands-S.T.E.M.-Institute-will-open-on-time WINNSBORO — After announcing on July 3 that the new charter school Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute would not open at the Greenbriar Mossydale site as originally planned, the board of directors announced on Wednesday that the school will open on time... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247220/Midlands-BioFuels-set-to-host-4th-annual-car-show WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Throw out the incumbents http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5244466/Throw-out-the-incumbents Why do we settle for mediocrity?We here in Fairfield County should take great pride in the fact that during the “Drawdy Park Fiasco.” Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winnsboro celebrates Independence Day at First Baptist Church http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top/5213571/Winnsboro-celebrates-Independence-Day-at-First-Baptist-Church Jane Boyter volunteered her time making cherry and grape snow cones to help cool off attendees on a hot July day.This family enjoyed popcorn and hot dogs while waiting for the fireworks show. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winnsboro police searching for murder suspect http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212316/Winnsboro-police-searching-for-murder-suspect WINNSBORO — Winnsboro police are looking for Latroy Dante Sampson in connection with the death of a Winnsboro woman whose body was found early Friday morning. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidate throws hat into ring for council seat http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/5211631/Candidate-throws-hat-into-ring-for-council-seat My name is Billy Smith, and I'm running for the District 7 seat on Fairfield County Council. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Next Generation 9-1-1 still years away for Fairfield County http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212895/Next-Generation-9-1-1-still-years-away-for-Fairfield-County FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Technology is emerging and being implemented across much of the country to allow people to text to 911 in emergencies, rather than call, which has been coined as the Next Generation 911 system. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST