Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:33:39 EST 1800 Runoff voting will decide whether Montgomery or Lewis will be the next Fairfield County Sheriff. http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/150010034/Runoff-voting-will-decide-whether-Montgomery-or-Lewis-will-be-the-next-Fairfield-County-Sheriff. The votes are in, but not entirely decisive. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:33:02 EST County will convey property to town http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50766979/County-will-convey-property-to-town WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance to convey land owned by the county, at 205 Means Street in Ridgeway, to the Town of Ridgeway for its use and needs. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:32:02 EST Public, county dive into $24 million bond http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50766967/Public-county-dive-into-$24-million-bond WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a closer look Monday night at county council's reasoning and path to acquire a $24 million Installment Purchase Revenue Bond (IPRB) through the Fairfield Facilities Corporation. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:31:04 EST EPA rules hit SC hardest http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50766927/EPA-rules-hit-SC-hardest WINNSBORO — Energy customers could be facing rate increases if the Environmental Protection Agency's “Clean Power Plan” for South Carolina is passed. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:28:03 EST 5 candidates running for one sheriff seat http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50718801/5-candidates-running-for-one-sheriff-seat WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents got a sneak peak at the five candidates for Fairfield County sheriff during a candidate forum on Thursday at the Winnsboro Woman's Club. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:29:05 EST Solicitor candidates face off http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50718493/Solicitor-candidates-face-off WINNSBORO — On Nov. 4 there will be an election for the Sixth Circuit Solicitor for the first time in over 40 years and on Thursday, Fairfield County residents got a preview of the two candidates — William Frick and Randy Newman... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:15:02 EST School board candidates speak to public http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50718274/School-board-candidates-speak-to-public WINNSBORO — Candidates for Fairfield County School Board met in a forum Thursday to discuss issues and concerns in the school district. Henry Miller (District 3), Carl Jackson (District 5) and Beth Reid (District 7) will all be running... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:07:04 EST Town passes bond reimbursement for water project http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50684979/Town-passes-bond-reimbursement-for-water-project WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring the intention to reimburse itself for certain expenditures and proceeds of debt to be incurred through a bond referendum to build a water line to Broad... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:49:04 EST Council candidates discuss county future in forum http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50644984/Council-candidates-discuss-county-future-in-forum WINNSBORO — Candidates for the Nov. 4 election of Fairfield County Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 met Thursday night in a forum at the Winnsboro Woman's Club. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:33:10 EST Council OK’s community grants http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50643378/Council-OKs-community-grants WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council recently approved $7,000 worth of community enhancement grants, formerly known as discretionary spending, as well as an additional $2,500 from District 2 and District 7 for street lighting. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:29:13 EST Eagles dominate 76-0, improve to 4-0 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/50638608/Eagles-dominate-76-0-improve-to-4-0 WINNSBORO — The Richard Winn Eagles (4-0) football continued its quick start to the 2014 season with a convincing 76-0 blowout win over Charleston Collegiate Friday night. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:09:10 EST RWA inaugural Hall of Fame induction http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/50572537/RWA-inaugural-Hall-of-Fame-induction WINNSBORO — The inaugural Richard Winn Academy Athletic Hall of Fame induction took place during half time of the home football game Sept. 12 at Ruff Field. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:08:06 EST Meet the 2014 candidates http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50646475/Meet-the-2014-candidates WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents will head to the ballot box on Nov. 4 to elect candidates for Fairfield County Council Districts 3, 5 and 7. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:03:04 EST Griffins pound Lee Central, 41-0 http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-localsports1/50637244/Griffins-pound-Lee-Central-41-0 BISHOPVILLE — The Fairfield Central Griffins' (3-1) football team rolled over the Lee Central Stallions Friday night 41-0. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:51:03 EST ACT prep program yields high scores for FCHS http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50609804/ACT-prep-program-yields-high-scores-for-FCHS WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's graduating seniors from 2013 scored above the benchmark in every category on American College Testing (ACT), according to results released by the S.C. Department of Education. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:30:03 EST County has many recreation options http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50592392/County-has-many-recreation-options WINNSBORO — Before Fairfield County Council voted to approve the recreation master plan Monday night, council was presented with all the available recreational facilities and activities currently available in the county. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:40:01 EST Recreation master plan gets OK from county http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50592264/Recreation-master-plan-gets-OK-from-county WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council approved a recreation master plan Monday night with a unanimous vote. Funding for the plan comes through $3.5 million ($500,000 per district) of the $24 million bond issued in 2013. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:03 EST County passes FILO for Enor http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50560411/County-passes-FILO-for-Enor WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council has passed the third and final reading of an ordinance to authorize the execution and delivery of a fee in lieu of taxes and incentive agreement to Enor Corp. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:33:06 EST Fairfield Central scores surpass ACT benchmarks http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50561077/Fairfield-Central-scores-surpass-ACT-benchmarks WINNSBORO — Statewide results in this year's American College Testing (ACT) have been released by the South Carolina Department of Education and Fairfield Central High School's scores are all above the benchmarks. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:05:03 EST Winnsboro stepping closer to Broad River http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50562319/Winnsboro-stepping-closer-to-Broad-River WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro began the first steps to piping in water from a sustainable water source last week when council unanimously passed a motion to contract with Professional Utilities Engagement for the Broad River... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:02:02 EST