Hawkins chosen as RWA Student of the Week WINNSBORO — Roman Hawkins, a kindergarten student and the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins of Winnsboro, has been selected as Richard Winn Academy’s Student of the Week. Roman works hard, gets along well with others and has a very positive attitude about school. He is eager to learn and always well behaved. His teacher, Retta Taylor, shared that Roman is a pleasure to have in class. Congratulations, Roman, for earning this honor. Everyone ...
Adoption center reaches out during national spay/neuter month WINNSBORO — The cat cottage — or “cattage” as it is known — has been busy at the Fairfield County Adoption Center this month during National Spay and Neuter Month. The center offered discounted rates on adoptions for cats during the month.
The center and the Fairfield County Animal Control also partners with Pets Inc. of West Columbia to help residents who would like to keep their cats but cannot afford to have them spayed or neutered.
March chosen as Student of the Week WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for The School District of Fairfield County is Gonzaleus March, a seventh-grade student at Fairfield Middle School. He has an outstanding academic record and no discipline issues. Gonzaleus is an all-around well-mannered student. He is a member of the Fairfield Middle School STEM Academy. He is the son of Karen Edmonds.
School board recognizes exceptional students Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — A talented group of students was recognized at the February meeting of the Fairfield County School District board of trustees.
Students recognized for perfect scores on PASS testing included Thomas Few for math, Fairfield Elementary School; Victoria Lightfoot for English, Fairfield County Magnet School for Math and Science; and Shanna Thompson for English, McCrorey-Liston.
Junior Scholars from Fai...
Winnsboro’s Friday Night Live celebrates life, heart health Kevin Boozer
WINNSBORO — Winnsboro’s Friday Night Live social group started in 2000 as a way for singles, seniors and others to have a reason to come together to eat, travel and pray together.
This year the fellowship group felt called to help raise awareness for heart health: One of its own members had a heart attack last fall while another group member passed out while working at her store and had to have a heart ablation...
“What Girls Are Made Of” “Sugar and spice and everything nice; that’s what girls are made of!” If you’ve ever heard this poem (song) spoken aloud, you should have a pretty good understanding of the fundamental difference between the nature of girls vs. the nature of boys. The other verse gets into some pretty harsh things about little boys that I won’t bother to drudge up for purposes of our discussion today.
The very existence of this song, and many others like it...
Sunny Samantha is pet of the week WINNSBORO — Samantha is a 10-year-old beagle. She came in with three males, two that are elderly, and one that is three years old. The staff at the Fairfield County Adoption Center is currently looking for a home for them where they can retire in comfort. They are all very friendly and sweet. Contact the Adoption Center for more information at 803-815-0805.
The center also is in need of canned dog and cat food. In the near future the center...
Snowy time in ‘a town for all time’ This photo submitted by Diane Arnette looks almost like a postcard, doesn’t it? Time did seem to stand still as snow fell during a recent storm in Fairfield County. Around two inches of snow fell here on Feb. 16, causing events to be rescheduled and giving residents a rare hometown glimpse of a winter wonderland.
Citizens Academy aims to close gap between public, FCSO FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department is taking its community oriented policing to another level this spring. Starting Tuesday the department will host a citizens academy each Tuesday night for six weeks.
Capt. Brad Douglas, public information officer for the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, said this is the first class of this kind being offered by the department.
“We are looking forward to meeting the public...
School board approves bond resolution WINNSBORO — A $20 million bond resolution passed unanimously during the February meeting of the Fairfield County School Board.
Prior to its passage, board financial adviser Mike Gallagher and school board attorney Brent Jeffcoat gave an overview and update on the proposal for funding construction of a new career center.
Gallagher said that the $20 million would be added to the project fund, which would be keeping within the 8 percent debt...
Midlands Middle College registration upcoming WEST COLUMBIA — A fresh academic start. Individualized learning. An educational challenge. Those are some of the reasons students in Fairfield County Public Schools might be looking for something new for next fall in the form of a new South Carolina public charter school.
The Midlands Middle College, located on the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College, will launch in fall 2013 as a charter school. Applications are being accepted thr...
Residents speak out about possible rezoning in Jenkinsville WINNSBORO — Residents of Jenkinsville, Dawkins, Monticello and the surrounding area turned out Monday night to a called county council meeting, some of whom voiced opposition to the rezoning of property on S.C. 215 in Jenkinsville.
The property purchase by Dr. Stuart Hamilton is contingent upon the land being rezoned from RD-1 Rural Residential to B-1 Limited Business.
During a public hearing, several residents spoke out. Controversy aros...
Hospital to host AARP driver safety course WINNSBORO — Fairfield Memorial Hospital will sponsor an AARP Driver Safety Course, the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and over, on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27.
The cost of the Driver Safety Course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Residents interested in taking the course must register by calling Denise Blackwell at 635-0206.
The AARP course covers defensive driving techniques...
Nowell makes Chancellor’s List BEAUFORT — Deanna E. Nowell was named to the University of South Carolina-Beaufort Chancellor’s List for Fall Semester 2012. The criteria for inclusion on the Chancellor’s List is achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (3.25 or higher for freshmen) earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours.
Small town youth transforms into disciplined soldier FAIRFIELD COUNTY — With a motto of “If you must believe in something, believe in God,” John E. Yarborough transformed from a small town boy to a disciplined soldier.
Yarborough was born the eldest son of 12 siblings and grew up in Winnsboro during the 1960s and 1970s.
“Growing up during that time was challenging being black but I learned fast,” he said.
His determination to become an inspiration for his future children helped motivate h...
Shamieka B. Sims Staff WriterHerald Independent