Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:55 EST 1800 Four Fairfield County schools win Palmetto Award http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4472036/Four-Fairfield-County-schools-win-Palmetto-Award WINNSBORO — Fairfield County School District recently announced that four of its elementary schools received either a Palmetto Gold or Palmetto Silver award for general performance or are closing the achievement gap. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Town begins budget process http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4472012/Town-begins-budget-process RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway has begun its budget preparation and is pondering a water rate increase to its customers to alleviate the rate increase from its wholesale provider, The Town of Winnsboro. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Manager delivers update on new career center http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4472024/Manager-delivers-update-on-new-career-center WINNSBORO — The new Career and Technology Center for Fairfield County School District is scheduled to begin phase one of construction on June 9 and be completed by Aug. 1, 2015 for the start of the Fall 2015 semester. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New Ridgeway councilman takes oath of office http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4470848/New-Ridgeway-councilman-takes-oath-of-office FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Ridgeway Town Council has officially welcomed a new council member. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST School district’s proposed budget increases by $1.2 million http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4145378/School-districts-proposed-budget-increases-by-$1.2-million WINNSBORO — The Fairfield County School Board of Trustees passed first reading of the FY 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night.Superintendent J.R. Green recommended the board approve the first reading in the amount of $35,548,351. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCSD superintendent’s contract extended through 2019 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4143948/FCSD-superintendents-contract-extended-through-2019 WINNSBORO — Fairfield County's School Board of Trustees has shown a commitment to Superintendent J.R. Green by extending his contract one year and extending the unilateral termination buyout from nine months to 18 months. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Water contract talks improve between Winnsboro and Mid County http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4149285/Water-contract-talks-improve-between-Winnsboro-and-Mid-County WINNSBORO —Contract talks for the purchase of water between the Town of Winnsboro and Mid County Water appear to be on the up and up. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Griffins soar past Keenan http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4149785/Griffins-soar-past-Keenan WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team tightened its grip on the number two spot in region III-AA when they dismantled the Keenan Raiders 15-7 on Tuesday.With the win, Fairfield is now 5-2 in region play. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Eagles control region after knocking off Hawks http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4148244/Eagles-control-region-after-knocking-off-Hawks WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Academy (11-3, 6-1) baseball team took control of SCISA region III-AA on Tuesday when they edged out Greenwood Christian 6-3. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Preliminary results yield surprise in Ridgeway elections http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localnews1/4135226/Preliminary-results-yield-surprise-in-Ridgeway-elections RIDGEWAY — Preliminary results from Tuesday's municipal election in Ridgeway appear to have produced a new member to town council. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lady Eagles haul in post-season awards http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4107948/Lady-Eagles-haul-in-post-season-awards WINNSBORO — Four of Richard Winn Academy's varsity girls' basketball players and their coach have been tapped for numerous post season honors following their 28-1 season. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Town approves grant match for sewer improvements http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4107777/Town-approves-grant-match-for-sewer-improvements WINNSBORO — The Department of Commerce has awarded the Town of Winnsboro a community development grant under the Community Infrastructure initiative to improve sewer lines within the Town of Winnsboro and Fairfield County. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST “Always A Bridesmaid” was perfict fit for Pine Tree Players http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4107806/Always-A-Bridesmaid-was-perfict-fit-for-Pine-Tree-Players WINNSBORO — Pine Tree Players wrapped up its spring production “Always A Bridesmaid” on Sunday and according to director Ginny McKinney, the play couldn't have gone any better. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County prepares for recrational spending http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4107799/County-prepares-for-recrational-spending WINNSBORO — Interim County Administrator Milton Pope told Fairfield County Council recently that county staff is prepared to begin moving forward with the spending of the $3.5 million recreational bond. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Griffins run-rule Shamrocks http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4107816/Griffins-run-rule-Shamrocks WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team won its third region game in a row on Friday when they defeated EauClaire 11-1 in five innings.The Griffins are now in second place in region III-AA with a 4-2 record. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Town cracks down on nuisance animals http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4080677/Town-cracks-down-on-nuisance-animals WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council took the first steps in prohibiting the keeping of certain animals declared to be a nuisance within town limits by delivering the first reading of an ordinance. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FCSD operational budget among most expensive http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4072097/FCSD-operational-budget-among-most-expensive WINNSBORO — During the 2011-2012 school year, the Fairfield County School District was one of nine districts in the state whose cost of district operations per student exceeded teacher salaries. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Charter school breaks ground at new site http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4083206/Charter-school-breaks-ground-at-new-site WINNSBORO — Midlands STEM Institute's executive director Marie Milam and board members as well as community members and local state legislative delegation attended Wednesday's ground breaking ceremony at 1403 Greenbrier Mossydale... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Griffins claw their way back from 4-0 deficit http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4087039/Griffins-claw-their-way-back-from-4-0-deficit WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team improved to 3-2 in region play on Tuesday when they defeated the Capitals of Columbia 14-6 in a game that last nearly two and half hours. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Winners of four straight, RWA goes for five tonight http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/4086916/Winners-of-four-straight-RWA-goes-for-five-tonight WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn (9-3, 5-1) baseball team notched a region win Monday night when they defeated Spartanburg Christian 5-0. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST