Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:53:23 EST 1800 A+ Trooper for Post C http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151430173/A+-Trooper-for-Post-C FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The supervisors of Post C of the S.C. Highway Patrol Troop 4 have nominated Lance Corp. Rick “R.E.” Howard for Troop 4 Trooper of the Year and named him Post C Trooper of the Year. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:00:51 EST Clemson breaks ground for Graduate Education Center http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151375973/Clemson-breaks-ground-for-Graduate-Education-Center NORTH CHARLESTON — Clemson University officials broke ground for a $21.5-million building that will help shape the future of the state's engineering landscape for generations to come. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:55 EST Groups support Martin’s push for CDV law changes http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151438124/Groups-support-Martins-push-for-CDV-law-changes PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST Council OKs purchase of truck and streetlights http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151418175/Council-OKs-purchase-of-truck-and-streetlights WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council provides a lift the community and brightens the Town of Winnsboro in the most literal sense. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:45:51 EST Democrats release 2015 legislative agenda http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151438140/Democrats-release-2015-legislative-agenda COLUMBIA — South Carolina House Democrats announced their legislative agenda for the 2015-16 session at a press conference at the state house on Tuesday. Led by Minority Leader Representative Todd Rutherford, Democrats first stressed the need to... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:57 EST Two promoted at Sheriff’s Office http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151447008/Two-promoted-at-Sheriffs-Office FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Sheriff's Office promotes safety and well-being of Fairfield County residents, but it also promotes its officers. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:50:51 EST Offshore wind would produce 21,000 jobs http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151325262/Offshore-wind-would-produce-21000-jobs BEAUFORT — Oceana released a new report Wednesday that finds offshore wind would produce over three times more jobs and nearly nine times as much energy as offshore drilling off South Carolina's Atlantic coast. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:40:52 EST Blog makes finding BBQ easier http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151393624/Blog-makes-finding-BBQ-easier SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina BBQ Trail just became easier to navigate thanks to a local South Carolina barbecue blog called destination-bbq.com. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST Education task force formed http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151438149/Education-task-force-formed COLUMBIA — House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) announced Tuesday the formation of a task force to begin laying the groundwork for substantial, necessary education reforms. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:50:51 EST Civitas Media names new CEO http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151405325/Civitas-Media-names-new-CEO NEWBERRY — Civitas Media, parent company of The Newberry Observer, announced Tuesday that Ralph James Martin has been named CEO of the company. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC, the company's controlling... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:10:51 EST Do you know these people? http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151399720/Do-you-know-these-people FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield County Museum needs help identifying a photo. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:45:51 EST Local Girl Scouts take part in card exchange http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151337641/Local-Girl-Scouts-take-part-in-card-exchange WINNSBORO — Local Girl Scout Troop 2385 participated in a holiday card exchange with children across the United States, Canada and Norway during the 2014 holiday season. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:50:52 EST Breakfast honors MLK http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151364749/Breakfast-honors-MLK WINNSBORO — Dozens of people gathered in Fairfield Central's candle-lit gymnasium for the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:10:52 EST SCDOT launches Facebook page http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151325437/SCDOT-launches-Facebook-page COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Transportation has announced a new addition to the agency's social media campaign. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:51 EST Richard Winn Academy names student of the week http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151338871/Richard-Winn-Academy-names-student-of-the-week WINNSBORO — Harper Branham is Richard Winn Academy's “Student of the Week.” Harper, a 4-year-old kindergartner, is a terrific student. She always comes in the class with a smile on her face. She is very eager to learn. She does... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:10:54 EST Ridgeway comes together http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151370837/Ridgeway-comes-together RIDGEWAY — Elected officials, clergy and Ridgeway residents gathered to walk in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of unity. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:55:51 EST Residents reminded to test homes for radon http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151324967/Residents-reminded-to-test-homes-for-radon COLUMBIA — The Department of Health and Environmental Control reminds South Carolinians to test their homes for radon during National Radon Action Month, the agency announced today. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:53 EST Brown settlement under scrutiny http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151324851/Brown-settlement-under-scrutiny NEWBERRY — Music legend James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, and after eight years not one dime in scholarships has been awarded from the education charity he established in his estate plan, the “I Feel Good” Trust. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:52 EST Jenkinsville Water annual meeting gets heated http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151315746/Jenkinsville-Water-annual-meeting-gets-heated JENKINSVILLE — Jenkinsville Water Company president Greg Ginyard imparted mostly good news at their meeting this week but members of the board and audience were demonstrably frustrated at various points throughout the... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:05:51 EST Take this check to the bank http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151318814/Take-this-check-to-the-bank FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County received a big check on Thursday — for $26.2 million — during a ceremonial check presentation for payment from SCANA and its subsidiaries for property taxes in 2014. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:05:51 EST