Herald Independent- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:10:21 EST 1800 (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/150937380/ Dec. 30• Pine Tree Playhouse holds its annual meeting. New board members will be elected and there will be news about upcoming shows. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:56:03 EST Farm Bureau honors retiring board president http://heraldindependent.com/news/business-news/150891509/Farm-Bureau-honors-retiring-board-president FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Farm Bureau celebrated the retirement of President Edward Mills during its annual meeting. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:06:02 EST Veteran pro bono legal assistance update http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/150941282/Veteran-pro-bono-legal-assistance-update The National listing of Pro Bono Resources for Veterans is a legal directory of offices that will advise and assist veterans and their dependents in legal matters. The directory can be accessed at... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:49:00 EST Exploring the Chinese New Year and American Christmas http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/150881858/Exploring-the-Chinese-New-Year-and-American-Christmas Spring Festival is for Chinese people what Christmas is for American people. As a tradition, Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:50:03 EST Don’t count on buying a trombone on a Sunday … http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/150865154/Dont-count-on-buying-a-trombone-on-a-Sunday With the mid-term elections concluded, new and seasoned Legislatures alike can now settle into their role of proposing and passing and amending laws on either a local, state or federal level. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:30:03 EST Two arrested in connection with Ridgeway shooting http://heraldindependent.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150936243/Two-arrested-in-connection-with-Ridgeway-shooting RIDGEWAY — Two local men were arrested in connection to a Dec. 14 shooting outside the C&B Bar and Grill in the Ridgeway area of Fairfield County. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:16:04 EST Looking after our schools http://heraldindependent.com/news/news-news_education/150865790/Looking-after-our-schools WINNSBORO — Two years ago, Newton, Conn., was the site of the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:08:04 EST Kiswire to begin second phase of expansion http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150941324/Kiswire-to-begin-second-phase-of-expansion NEWBERRY – Kiswire Inc., a manufacturer of steel cord and bead wire, is begining the second phase of its Newberry County expansion. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:17:02 EST Audit shows ‘frugality’ http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150931055/Audit-shows-frugality WINNSBORO — If an exemplary audit is any indication, Winnsboro Town Council lands squarely in the nice column on Santa's list. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:04:03 EST 3 honored council service http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150898628/3-honored-council-service FAIRFIELD COUNTY — At a Fairfield County Council meeting about crunching the numbers, it was the number 57 that stood out. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:38:03 EST Fairfield County School District Student of the Week http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150883015/Fairfield-County-School-District-Student-of-the-Week WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Sheldon Johnson, a seventh grade student at Fairfield Middle School. Sheldon maintains all A's for each nine weeks period in his advanced classes,... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:14 EST It’s in the signs: time to reform funding for education http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/150874405/Its-in-the-signs:-time-to-reform-funding-for-education In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us: November was a very good month for South Carolina... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:12 EST Lang-Mekra gives to food bank http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150849499/Lang-Mekra-gives-to-food-bank FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield Community Food Bank operates solely because of people generous with their time, money and goods. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:08 EST V.C. Summer siren test is Dec. 19 http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150936245/V.C.-Summer-siren-test-is-Dec.-19 JENKINSVILLE – SCE&G will conduct a test of its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station siren warning system at approximately 9 a.m. Dec. 19. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:07 EST Clemson to lead $8.7M research effort on nursery water supply, use http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150804654/Clemson-to-lead-$8.7M-research-effort-on-nursery-water-supply-use CLEMSON — The Department of Agriculture has awarded Clemson researchers $8.7 million to lead a multistate, five-year project to help ensure sufficient water for the nation's billion-dollar nursery and floriculture... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:05 EST Ridgeway given ultimatum about Norfolk Southern land http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/150888427/Ridgeway-given-ultimatum-about-Norfolk-Southern-land RIDGEWAY — In the Town of Ridgeway, the New Year could see a new lease, new committee, new recreation center and a renewed focus on communication. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:16:04 EST Lion celebrate, collect goods for local food bank http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150877751/Lion-celebrate-collect-goods-for-local-food-bank WINNSBORO — The Winnsboro Club of Lions International held its annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 11 at the pond house of Lion Bill and Linda Haslett. Members brought covered dishes for the dinner and non-perishable food items for donation to the... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:29:02 EST America’s black eye http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/150865123/Americas-black-eye Nothing says you want justice like the looting of beauty supplies and merchandise from a dollar store. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:13 EST Sober or Slammer kicks off for holiday season http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150886409/Sober-or-Slammer-kicks-off-for-holiday-season PICKENS COUNTY – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:09 EST RWA Lady Eagles on a roll, boys team struggling http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-sports/150881468/RWA-Lady-Eagles-on-a-roll-boys-team-struggling WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy's varsity basketball teams played three games last week — against Whitmire, York Prep and Chesnee. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:02 EST