Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:07:15 EST 1800 Grab a chair, sit a spell http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150533401/Grab-a-chair-sit-a-spell RIDGEWAY — Old service stations once served as catch-all places to fill up, get an oil change, wipe your windshield down and have your car inspected. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:01:01 EST Thawing and preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150578925/Thawing-and-preparing-the-turkey-for-Thanksgiving FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Thawing and preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving? Here is what you need to know to make sure your holiday dinner is one to remember for all the right reasons. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:12:02 EST Richard Winn playing for a state championship http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150610385/Richard-Winn-playing-for-a-state-championship SUMTER — It doesn't take an Eagle eye for Richard Winn Academy to see a potential championship. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:35:06 EST Fairfield Central hosting Newberry in Round 3 of Upper State title tilt http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150597804/Fairfield-Central-hosting-Newberry-in-Round-3-of-Upper-State-title-tilt WINNSBORO — Newberry is an old opponent for Fairfield Central High School. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:20:01 EST Beta Club collects food http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150615427/Beta-Club-collects-food WINNSBORO — Richard Winn's Beta Club students recently sponsored a school-wide food drive, collecting more than 1,500 items in a two-week period. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:18:03 EST Tree lighting gets OK’d http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150561621/Tree-lighting-gets-OKd RIDGEWAY — If there's one thing children are more passionate about than civic government, it's delivering a presentation to a crowded room about World War II. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:19:04 EST State utilities warn utility customers of possible scams http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150562583/State-utilities-warn-utility-customers-of-possible-scams WINNSBORO — SCE&G along with other South Carolina utilities will join S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson and the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs for a press conference during International Fraud Awareness Week to warn consumers about a... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:58:04 EST Third time’s the charm for Montgomery http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150590862/Third-times-the-charm-for-Montgomery Will Montgomery is the Fairfield County Sheriff-Elect according to unofficial election results.Montgomery received 94.1 percent of the vote, and the remaining 5.9 percent of the vote going to write-in candidates. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:16:01 EST Sheriff run-0ff election scheduled for Tuesday http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150195110/Sheriff-run-0ff-election-scheduled-for-Tuesday WINNSBORO — After a primary election and a runoff, Nov. 18 is the special general election for Fairfield County sheriff. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:53:02 EST Fairfield Central dispatches Strom Thurmond, 34-7 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150559574/Fairfield-Central-dispatches-Strom-Thurmond-34-7 WINNSBORO — Another week and another group of Rebels resulted in another Fairfield Central High School playoff victory. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:41:01 EST Richard Winn students learn about college choices http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150563256/Richard-Winn-students-learn-about-college-choices WINNSBORO — Meagan Trammell's English III Honors class recently sponsored a College Fair at Richard Winn Academy. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:09:03 EST Repairs, renovations and reverence at County Council meeting http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150500768/Repairs-renovations-and-reverence-at-County-Council-meeting FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Council's meeting was reminiscent of Mike Tyson in the '80s, but with little of the animosity. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:02:00 EST Newberry County under tornado watch http://heraldindependent.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/150561443/Newberry-County-under-tornado-watch NEWBERRY COUNTY — The National Weather Service has placed Newberry County under a tornado watch until six p.m., a watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to form. At present there is no activity in this area but the conditions are as... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:16:01 EST Geiger sixth-grader honored http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150494433/Geiger-sixth-grader-honored RIDGEWAY — Jaylan D. Minger, a sixth-grade student at Geiger Elementary School, was honored at the Fairfield County school board meeting on Sept. 16. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:25:04 EST Griffins score 34; show Strom Thurmond High School the door. http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150551247/Griffins-score-34;-show-Strom-Thurmond-High-School-the-door. Another week and another group of Rebels resulted in another Fairfield Central High School playoff victory. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:03:01 EST Fairfield County student of the week named http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150401189/Fairfield-County-student-of-the-week-named WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Devon Saville, a student at Kelly Miller Elementary School. Devon is a model student and consistently remains on the Honor Roll. He had Exemplary 2013 PASS... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:31:03 EST A passion to serve http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150533167/A-passion-to-serve NEWBERRY — A young man in his early twenties had his life changed forever seven years ago, when the young farmer was working in his field and stepped on a 40 year old landmine and it exploded in his face, leaving him without an eye, and terribly... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST Tellebrate good times, c’mon! http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150481040/Tellebrate-good-times-cmon WINNSBORO — Tellebration is a celebration of the art of storytelling, and it's coming to the Pine Tree Playhouse in Winnsboro. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:41:05 EST Veterans honored at Fairfield Elementary http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150496967/Veterans-honored-at-Fairfield-Elementary WINNSBORO — Soldiers from World War II and students from Grade 2 joined together in reflecting on the meaning of Veterans Day on Tuesday when Fairfield Elementary School presented a Veterans Day Program honoring all who served at the 11th hour... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:38:04 EST Fairfield Rec crowns 49ers football champ http://heraldindependent.com/news/news-sports/150479954/Fairfield-Rec-crowns-49ers-football-champ WINNSBORO − After a month of tackle football, the 49ers' 11-12 youth tackle football team has earned the Fairfield County Rec League championship. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:34:05 EST