Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Wed, 27 May 2015 04:12:46 EST 1800 I like turtles … but not those reflectors in the road http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/153699696/I-like-turtles--but-not-those-reflectors-in-the-road Normally, my columns have a certain levity about them but this is a serious column.Today, I feel moved to write passionately about an important issue facing the state of South Carolina: the state of its roads. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:10:51 EST Tourists enjoy homes, gardens http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153558006/Tourists-enjoy-homes-gardens FAIRFIELD COUNTY — In an effort to raise funds for the restoration of Mt. Zion Institute, Friends of Mt. Zion Institute opened the doors of 10 local, historic homes to the public for a Home and Garden Tour. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:35:58 EST Austin Dillon dominates XFINITY race at Charlotte http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/153700434/Austin-Dillon-dominates-XFINITY-race-at-Charlotte CONCORD, N.C. – For the second straight Saturday, Denny Hamlin had the chance to hold off a race's strongest car for the victory. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:50:59 EST Fuel strategy gives Carl Edwards first win at Charlotte http://heraldindependent.com/news/sports/153700071/Fuel-strategy-gives-Carl-Edwards-first-win-at-Charlotte CONCORD, N.C. – Will the mystery winner of Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 enter and sign in please? Hint: It's the guy who does back flips every time he takes the checkered flag. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:50:55 EST Winnsboro man pleads guilty to 2014 bank robbery http://heraldindependent.com/news/blotter-news/153698995/Winnsboro-man-pleads-guilty-to-2014-bank-robbery WINNSBORO – A 53-year-old Winnsboro man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the May 2014 robbery of the First Citizens Bank in Ridgeway. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:50:53 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/153640013/ May 24• 2:30 p.m.: White Oak Baptist Church No. 1 hosts a one-day revival. Call 803-635-5365 for more information. Mon, 25 May 2015 04:55:51 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/153640109/ May 22 • Fairfield Magnet School presents Get Happy, Shake Loose and Dance, a dance showcase at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Central High School. Admission is $3. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:36:12 EST Seniors have fun day of activities http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153523063/Seniors-have-fun-day-of-activities WINNSBORO — Winnsboro's seniors grabbed their boots, cowboy hats, spurs, holsters and bingo cards when the Fairfield County Council on Aging and Winnsboro Department of Public Safety partnered to present a Western-themed day of games,... Sun, 24 May 2015 13:00:51 EST DoD’s position on NDAA proposals http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/153639135/DoDs-position-on-NDAA-proposals The Pentagon for the first time has offered a detailed response to a slate of proposed military pay and benefits reforms, flatly rejecting the idea of overhauling the military health care system but giving a cautious green light to fundamentally... Sun, 24 May 2015 23:36:14 EST Bikers need to wear those helmets http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/153569411/Bikers-need-to-wear-those-helmets Warmer weather signals the return of motorcycles to the nation's highways and with them, the inevitable rise in traffic fatalities. While the “Look twice, save a life” campaign has been successful in raising awareness to this... Sun, 24 May 2015 23:36:09 EST Fairfield Memorial Hospital CEO to retire http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153640333/Fairfield-Memorial-Hospital-CEO-to-retire WINNSBORO — Fairfield Memorial Hospital CEO Mike Williams has notified Fairfield Memorial Hospital he intends to retire. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:05:53 EST Chinese wine and wine culture http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/153629126/Chinese-wine-and-wine-culture Drinking habits are changing in China. Once the preserve of men, particularly in the cooler north of the country, alcohol consumption for women is now relatively accepted as they enter the workforce and gain a degree of independence. Sat, 23 May 2015 13:45:52 EST 3 FCHS students sign http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/153636986/3-FCHS-students-sign WINNSBORO — Three Fairfield Central High School students announced their intentions to play collegiate football. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:55:52 EST Museum holds annual meeting http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153583244/Museum-holds-annual-meeting FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Historical Society and Fairfield County Museum usually celebrate the county's history, but recently they spent an afternoon celebrating the efforts of their members and volunteers during its annual... Sat, 23 May 2015 11:35:52 EST Coyote workshop comes to town http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153466698/Coyote-workshop-comes-to-town BLACKSTOCK — Unfortunately, for Fairfield County's 8-year-olds and those who think similarly, a coyote workshop is not a didactic session focused on building bigger, better and possibly cybernetically enhanced coyotes. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:25:51 EST Council makes quick dispatch of agenda http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153608336/Council-makes-quick-dispatch-of-agenda WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council gave first reading to two budget ordinances, adopted water impact fees, approved a capital expenditure request, approved free use of the Old Armory and passed an accidental loss resolution — all within... Sat, 23 May 2015 09:10:51 EST Memorial Day celebration set for Monday http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153631467/Memorial-Day-celebration-set-for-Monday WINNSBORO — Winnsboro is set to honor Memorial Day in a big way. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:20:51 EST A fossil-fueled fantasy http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/153641118/A-fossil-fueled-fantasy Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don't. Sun, 24 May 2015 23:36:10 EST Non-fatal plane crash in Fairfield County http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153632424/Non-fatal-plane-crash-in-Fairfield-County FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Sheriff Office Deputies responded to a plane crash Wednesday morning. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:10:52 EST Pet of the Week http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153583177/Pet-of-the-Week WINNSBORO — Hi folks, my name is Frosty and I am white with black spots because I am part Dalmatian. I am quite handsome and very friendly. I am looking for a loving home where I can romp and play and find companionship. I am neutered, current... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:10:51 EST