Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:58:20 EST 1800 (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152584235/ March 28 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Golden Rock Fellowship Church, 46 Shrine Circle in Winnsboro, holds the Women of Excellence Conference. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:55:51 EST VA vet choice program: Only 1 in 5 offered option http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/152534003/VA-vet-choice-program:-Only-1-in-5-offered-option Only one in five veterans eligible for the Choice Card were offered the option to get private care outside the Veterans Affairs Department, according to a report released March 3 by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:10:51 EST Virtual learning taking hold http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152592008/Virtual-learning-taking-hold FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Students across South Carolina have an alternative to a traditional classroom setting with a choice of a virtual charter school available, which by early accounts is performing better than could be expected. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:15:51 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152584294/ March 28 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:55:55 EST 5th annual “Slow Food at Indie Grits” is April 19 in Columbia http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152511277/5th-annual-Slow-Food-at-Indie-Grits-is-April-19-in-Columbia COLUMBIA – Even more progressive, eco-conscious chefs will bring their A-game to the fifth annual Slow Food at Indie Grits “Sustainable Chefs Showcase,” potluck and party on April 19 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 711 Whaley in... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:50:52 EST Fairfield County youth show off their talent http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152452497/Fairfield-County-youth-show-off-their-talent FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Believers and Achievers wanted to show Fairfield County it is full of talented youngsters, and decided to do just that with a talent show. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:00:51 EST A school on the move http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152473792/A-school-on-the-move RIDGEWAY — A shared vision and happenstance bring the Barclay School to Ridgeway. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST Filling their needs http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152591953/Filling-their-needs NEWBERRY — Since 2004 the Living Hope Foundation, established by the New Enoree Baptist Church, has been serving the community with the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:25:52 EST A message of thanks http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/152528832/A-message-of-thanks First giving thanks to God for watching over me and allowing me to fulfill my duties and responsibilities as Sheriff of Fairfield County for 22 wonderful years. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:52 EST He’s finally home http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152592043/Hes-finally-home PIEDMONT – An Upstate Korean War Army veteran, declared Missing in Action for nearly 64 years, was finally laid to rest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:52 EST A spring day at Summer Day http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152406976/A-spring-day-at-Summer-Day WINNSBORO — It might be a season early, but Summer Day Gifts s making the most of its spring.The store located in Winnsboro held its third annual Spring Open House. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:52 EST Griffins struggling to score runs http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-hsbaseball-news-sports/152578722/Griffins-struggling-to-score-runs WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's baseball team is pitching well, fielding well and making consistent contact, but the Griffins are struggling to win games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:05:55 EST RWA Eagles fend off Wardlaw http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-hsbaseball-news/152575594/RWA-Eagles-fend-off-Wardlaw WINNSBORO — While the weather alternated between warm and cold, Richard Winn Academy's baseball team has stayed hot. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:45:52 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152516173/ March 28 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Golden Rock Fellowship Church, 46 Shrine Circle in Winnsboro, holds the Women of Excellence Conference. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:51 EST Officials urge vigilance, precaution for avian flu virus http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152592320/Officials-urge-vigilance-precaution-for-avian-flu-virus CLEMSON — South Carolina officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:35:55 EST Fighting back against food stamp fraud http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/152551857/Fighting-back-against-food-stamp-fraud Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are not burglarized. But they are the victims of theft just the same. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:35:53 EST Students complete CNA course http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152515715/Students-complete-CNA-course WINNSBORO — Five students from Fairfield Career and Technology Center have successfully completed the Certified Nursing Assisting Certificate course. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:55:51 EST Fairfield Elementary teachers recognized for PASS efforts http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152515436/Fairfield-Elementary-teachers-recognized-for-PASS-efforts WINNSBORO — Six teachers from Fairfield Elementary School were recognized by the Fairfield County School District for having more than 70 percent of their students score met and exemplary on the 2014 South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:45:51 EST Grad students teach high-schoolers how to monitor water quality http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152393568/Grad-students-teach-high-schoolers-how-to-monitor-water-quality CENTRAL — The average person probably doesn't think of clean water as being filled with a bunch of bugs. But in reality some groups of bug larvae are sensitive to pollution, so if they're not found wiggling around in creeks, streams... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:10:51 EST Greens are a go in Ridgeway http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152456736/Greens-are-a-go-in-Ridgeway RIDGEWAY — The greenest day in Ridgeway might have come two days after St. Patrick's Day.Royal Greens, a business with combines farming, agri-tourism and production, opened last Thursday in Ridgeway. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:51 EST