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County to help Jenkinsville with emergency grant

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WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County Council agreed to act as an intermediary for the Town of Jenkinsville’s application for an emergency grant at last Monday’s council meeting.The $240,000 grant would be used to lower the level of Radium in the water in the Clowney Road well in Jenkinsville.“We could have applied through the municipality of Jenkinsville,” said Jenkinsville Mayor Greg Ginyard, who was not at the council meeting and owns Jenkinsville Water Company. “But I didn’t want anyone to come back and say there was a conflict of interest.”Ginyard said the radium levels were detected in samples S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and have a natural cause.

 

Clarification on money disbursement

I am writing this letter to straighten out an item written in the Herald, Oct. 14, 2014.Back in December 2003, the Town Council named the corner the “Enloe Corner” because of the work that they had been doing on the corner to beautify the neighborhood. The Enloes started planting flowers and plants, and friends and neighbors would give cuttings, plants, etc. One neighbor even donated Lilies from her son’s grave.The property is owned by Guy McMAster and ...

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Youth flag football underway at Drawdy Park

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County Recreation Department will hold youth flag football games at Drawdy Park during October and November.This season’s league contains four teams including the Bulldogs (head coach Jay Watson), the Tar Heels (head coach Antwone Douglas), the Jets (head coach Scott Nace) and the Eagles (head coach Greg Ginyard). Those four teams will also interlock games with two teams from Great Falls.The final game of the season is scheduled for ...

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Fairfield fields fair field of talent at the fair

FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Students from Fairfield Magnet School for Math and Science and Fairfield Middle School went to the S.C. State Fair with artwork and came back well-decorated.Seven Fairfield County School District students placed in the 2014 Student Art Exhibition.Trace Swann placed first, while Ariel Truesdale and La’Bri Bates placed third among eighth-grade entrants. Chakita Able placed first place among seventh-grade entrants.Silas Boyd, art in...

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Weldon headed to Washington for honors program

WINNSBORO — Because DeQuan Weldon never receives D’s or C’s in the classroom, he will be traveling to D.C. in the near future.Weldon is nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16.“I’m really excited,” Weldon, who currently boasts a 3.9 grade point average, said.The Congress is an honors program for high school students who want to go into the medical field, and during the Congr...

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Winnsboro native honored for volleyball play

ATLANTA — Claflin University junior right-side hitter Kiara Johnson has been tabbed as this week’s Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.Johnson, a 5-foot-6-inch Winnsboro native, recorded 30 kills with 16 digs and two block assists for 33 points in two games during the week.In the SIAC match against Benedict, Johnson recorded a double-double, a m...

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Keselowski keeps Sprint Cup title hopes alive with dramatic win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — In a must-win situation at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski did exactly that, preserving his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500.With the right side of his car damaged in the wreck that brought out the first caution flag of the afternoon, Keselowski persevered, taking the lead during the first attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and winning the race in the second overtime — after a w...

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Oct. 25• 11 a.m.: Pleasant Spring Church, 1323 Winyah Drive in Columbia, holds an Independent Church Convocation.Oct. 26 • 2 p.m.: The Purity Baptist Church Family holds a 20th church anniversary service and celebrates 130 years of existence. Pastor Norris Turner of Gethsemane Baptist Church of Blair is the guest speaker.• 2 p.m.: White Oak Baptist...

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Bovinoche a hit in Ridgeway

A whole cow roasting on a custom-made 10-foot spit at Bovinoche.Katie Welborn enjoys a bite of dove breast.Gray Larochelle tosses a beanbag.Jeff Bannister serves up assorted sausages.Tom Hall did it all Saturday — hosting, cooking and even playing music on stage.Attendees enjoy their food and live music.Sean Preston carves meat off of the cow.Magnolia Farm Lodge was the site of Bovinoche.

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RWA rolls over Greenwood Christian, 51-34

GREENWOOD — Call them soaring winners because Richard Winn Academy (9-0) played one of its closest games of this season against Greenwood Christian School (6-2), and still flew away with a 17-point win.“They’re a good football team” said Dan Dickerson, head football coach for Richard Winn Academy. “I think our conditioning helped us in the second half.”After a 30-point second half, the Eagles emerged victorious, 51-34.“...

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Got a reunion coming up? Let us know so we can help spread the word. The Herald Independent encourages the submission of reunion notices for schools, churches and families for publication each week. Items can be submitted in writing to The Herald Independent, P.O. Box 90, Winnsboro, S.C. 29180; by fax to 635-2948; or in person at 127 N. Congress St. Call 635-4016 for more information.

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Oct. 21• Midlands Job Fair sponsored by Columbia Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, SC Works, Midlands and the National Guard is held from 9 a.m. to noon at SC National Guard Armory.Oct. 23• A tasting of Craft Beer takes place at Cornwallis House Tea Company at 6 p.m. It costs $17 per person, space is limited. Call 803-815-1143 or em...

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Jones is student of the week for FCSD

WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Thometica Jones, an eighth-grade student at Fairfield Middle School (FMS). Thometica has earned A’s and B’s during the first nine weeks and exhibits good behavior and attendance. She is a member of the FMS Cheerleading Squad and Beta Club. Thometica enjoys making crafts and dancing. She is the daughter of Elex and DiAnn Jones.

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Bovinoche crowd dines on some fine food

RIDGEWAY — The fifth Bovinoche was the first to be held at Magnolia Farm Lodge, and hundreds showed up Saturday to enjoy the Argentine-influenced feast.Bovinoche, the brainchild of Jeff Bannister and Sean Preston, draws inspiration from traditional Argentine open-fire cooking.“This isn’t barbecue,” Bannister said. “Everything here was cooked over an open flame.”Although there have been previous Bovinoches, this was the first...

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‘Pink Out’ at RWA honors teacher

WINNSBORO — Richard Winn Academy hosted a “Pink Out Day” on Oct. 10, and everyone attending the game was encouraged to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.The Richard Winn Academy varsity football team took things a bit further when they presented an arrangement of fresh flowers to Amelia Ellison, a teacher at Richard Winn Academy.“Since the start of the year, we have known that Mrs. Ellison has had breast cancer, and we were sadde...

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South Carolina Insurance News Service addresses weather, theft and insurance needs

This week Newberry NOTES features the South Carolina Insurance News Service. Executive Director Russ Dubisky has selected news and views in a variety of up-to-date topics.The S.C. Insurance News Service is a trade association that represents many of the leading property/casualty insurance companies that do business in this state. It communicates on behalf of its member companies to be an information-based resource for interested parties.What should readers be thinkin...

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Information about the Survivor Benefit Plan, veterans and spouses

Spouses previously enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) can get service from any ID card office. Initial applications must be made through the parent service. The former spouse application for an ID card requires the following documents:• A certified copy of marriage certificate.• A certified copy of final divorce decree.• A notarized statement that the former spouse has not remarried, and a notarized statem...

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Fairfield County names Student of the Week

WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Steven Samuel, a senior at Fairfield Central High School. Steven is an outstanding student who is currently enrolled in courses such as AP English Language and Composition. Steven is currently #11 in the Senior Class and has a 4.083 GPA. He is a member of the BETA Club, Interact Club, the Robotics Team, and the Teacher Cadet program. He plan...

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