Herald Independent- RSS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/ http://heraldindependent.com/ Fri, 29 May 2015 01:41:49 EST 1800 Lions screen STEM students http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153644218/Lions-screen-STEM-students WINNSBORO — Members of the Winnsboro Lions Club conducted free vision screenings May 13 at Fairfield County's STEM School at Rockton Baptist Church. Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:52 EST County law enforcement carry a torch for charity http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153114507/County-law-enforcement-carry-a-torch-for-charity FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Law Enforcement in Fairfield County has found a special cause to support: the Special Olympics. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:25:51 EST Lions Club celebrates 80 years http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153697559/Lions-Club-celebrates-80-years WINNSBORO — Lions can live to be more than 20 years old in captivity, but Winnsboro Lions Club puts that number to shame when the service-oriented club recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of its founding. Thu, 28 May 2015 08:50:52 EST Grow well without Roundup http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/153703892/Grow-well-without-Roundup The cost of a homegrown tomato should never include a future cancer diagnosis. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:05:56 EST Educators feted at gala http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/153697448/Educators-feted-at-gala FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Those who work in education are more familiar with red ink than the red carpet, but Fairfield County School District honored its eminent educators with just that recently. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:35:52 EST 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 Fairfield County names student of the week http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153698907/Fairfield-County-names-student-of-the-week The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Kiara Robertson, a 12th grade student at Fairfield Career and Technology Center. Kiara is dedicated to her pursuit of a Health Science career. As an FCTC Certified Nursing... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:55:55 EST Midlands S.T.E.M. names student of the week http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/153698845/Midlands-S.T.E.M.-names-student-of-the-week John Durham has been named the Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute student of the week. John works very hard and does a great job of leading by example in his fifth grade class. He is attentive at all times and tries to be helpful to his fellow classmates in... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:55:52 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