Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:46 EST 1800 Winnsboro murder suspect caught in New York http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50074297/Winnsboro-murder-suspect-caught-in-New-York ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Winnsboro murder suspect LaTroy Donta Sampson was arrested 800 miles away in Rochester, N.Y., after police received a call around 3 a.m. Friday about suspicious activity in a high-crime area. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Council members discuss spending at community meeting http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50092714/Council-members-discuss-spending-at-community-meeting By Lucas Vancelvance@civitasmedia.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 14-year-old boy drowns in Lake Wateree http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50088775/14-year-old-boy-drowns-in-Lake-Wateree By Lucas Vancelvance@civitasmedia.comLAKE WATEREE — A 14-year-old Great Falls boy drowned Friday night at Lake Wateree State Park. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/50053438/ Letter to the Editor Policy Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST First Citizens hires manager at Ridgeway branch http://heraldindependent.com/news/community_news-home_top/50065828/First-Citizens-hires-manager-at-Ridgeway-branch RIDGEWAY, S.C. – First Citizens today announced that Bret Whiting has been selected to serve as Retail Sales Manager for the company's Ridgeway branch. In his new role, Whiting will be responsible for introducing the bank's products... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local firefighter recognized for excellent service http://heraldindependent.com/news/community_news-home_top/50032466/Local-firefighter-recognized-for-excellent-service FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield County Fire Service recently gave special recognition to Leonard Glenn Adams III, known as Trey to his family and friends. The oldest of three siblings, Adams is the son of Glenn and Melissa Adams of... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cause of fatal house fire undetermined http://heraldindependent.com/news/community_news/50058661/Cause-of-fatal-house-fire-undetermined LAKE WATEREE — One week after woman and her three dogs died in a house fire, the investigation has concluded the cause of the fire to be undetermined, officials said. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer program is stepping stone for Fairfield baseball http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports/50026247/Summer-program-is-stepping-stone-for-Fairfield-baseball WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County Recreation Department recently partnered with the Newberry County Recreation Department to allow youth to play in a baseball league. The age ranged from 13 to 16. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder suspect arrested in New York http://heraldindependent.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/50074444/Murder-suspect-arrested-in-New-York WINNSBORO — A 36-year-old Winnsboro man was arrested in Rochester, N.Y. early Friday morning for his involvement in the murder of a Winnsboro woman on July 4. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman drowns in rock quarry accident http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50060614/Woman-drowns-in-rock-quarry-accident BLACKSTOCK — A Great Falls woman died Wednesday after jumping from a cliff into the water in a rock quarry in Blackstock.Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey identified the woman as 26-year-old Brooke Lynn Huffstetler. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder suspect remains at large http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50056039/Murder-suspect-remains-at-large WINNSBORO — After nearly three weeks of investigation, police are still searching for murder suspect LaTroy Donta Sampson, wanted in connection with the strangulation death of a 34-year-old woman whose body was discovered the morning of July... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairfield County Sheriff Herman W. Young resigns http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50060318/Fairfield-County-Sheriff-Herman-W.-Young-resigns WINNSBORO — Fairfield County officials announced Tuesday that Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign as Sheriff of Fairfield County after 22 years. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 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 Rookie Elliott nabs third win of the season at Chicagoland http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/50020806/Rookie-Elliott-nabs-third-win-of-the-season-at-Chicagoland JOLIET, Ill. – Third time's a charm. But so was the first and the second. Mon, 21 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