Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:24:45 EST 1800 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 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 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 “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 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 Ridgeway recognizes Chamber of Commerce chair http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270775/Ridgeway-recognizes-Chamber-of-Commerce-chair RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring and town council recognized Denise Jones for her service as the chair of board of directors of the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2014. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Police Department receives tech support from council http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270764/Ridgeway-Police-Department-receives-tech-support-from-council RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Town council made strides in ushering the Ridgeway Police Department into the 21st century Thursday night. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Fire Department on the move http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5273874/Ridgeway-Fire-Department-on-the-move RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway was informed Thursday night about the possibility of moving the fire station in the near future. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Engineer progressing at Drawdy Park http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247419/Engineer-progressing-at-Drawdy-Park WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope recently updated council on the progress of a new engineer renovating Drawdy Park. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder suspect still on the run http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247424/Murder-suspect-still-on-the-run WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rockton Baptist Church new site for Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, will open on time http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5244668/Rockton-Baptist-Church-new-site-for-Midlands-S.T.E.M.-Institute-will-open-on-time WINNSBORO — After announcing on July 3 that the new charter school Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute would not open at the Greenbriar Mossydale site as originally planned, the board of directors announced on Wednesday that the school will open on time... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247220/Midlands-BioFuels-set-to-host-4th-annual-car-show WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winnsboro police searching for murder suspect http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212316/Winnsboro-police-searching-for-murder-suspect WINNSBORO — Winnsboro police are looking for Latroy Dante Sampson in connection with the death of a Winnsboro woman whose body was found early Friday morning. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST