Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:58 EST 1800 Fire claims the life of Winnsboro woman http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/314598/Fire-claims-the-life-of-Winnsboro-woman LAKE WATEREE — A house fire took the life of a Winnsboro woman Friday night as well as injuring one man and destroying the home, which was located at 2051 Great North Road on Lake Wateree. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheriff Herman W. Young resigns http://heraldindependent.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/327229/Sheriff-Herman-W.-Young-resigns WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign due to recent medical concerns that have caused Young to reassess his personal and professional life. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST “Shaggin in the Street” in downtown Winnsboro http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/314487/Shaggin-in-the-Street-in-downtown-Winnsboro WINNSBORO — Fairfield County residents came out by the hundreds Friday night for the second annual “Shaggin in the Street” event in downtown Winnsboro. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Town allows mayor to sign lease with new downtown business http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/313771/Town-allows-mayor-to-sign-lease-with-new-downtown-business RIDGEWAY — During a specially called meeting Thursday night, Town Councilman Russ Brown made a motion to approve the first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Charlene Herring to sign a lease agreement with a prospective tenant at the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community comes together at car show http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270790/Community-comes-together-at-car-show WINNSBORO — Bio diesel enthusiasts from all over the southeast region traveled to downtown Winnsboro to attend the 4th Annual Turbo Diesel Injection Car show at Midlands BioFuels on Saturday. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway recognizes Chamber of Commerce chair http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270775/Ridgeway-recognizes-Chamber-of-Commerce-chair RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring and town council recognized Denise Jones for her service as the chair of board of directors of the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce from 2013-2014. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Police Department receives tech support from council http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5270764/Ridgeway-Police-Department-receives-tech-support-from-council RIDGEWAY — Ridgeway Town council made strides in ushering the Ridgeway Police Department into the 21st century Thursday night. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ridgeway Fire Department on the move http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5273874/Ridgeway-Fire-Department-on-the-move RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway was informed Thursday night about the possibility of moving the fire station in the near future. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Engineer progressing at Drawdy Park http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247419/Engineer-progressing-at-Drawdy-Park WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope recently updated council on the progress of a new engineer renovating Drawdy Park. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Murder suspect still on the run http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247424/Murder-suspect-still-on-the-run WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rockton Baptist Church new site for Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, will open on time http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5244668/Rockton-Baptist-Church-new-site-for-Midlands-S.T.E.M.-Institute-will-open-on-time WINNSBORO — After announcing on July 3 that the new charter school Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute would not open at the Greenbriar Mossydale site as originally planned, the board of directors announced on Wednesday that the school will open on time... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5247220/Midlands-BioFuels-set-to-host-4th-annual-car-show WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Winnsboro police searching for murder suspect http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212316/Winnsboro-police-searching-for-murder-suspect WINNSBORO — Winnsboro police are looking for Latroy Dante Sampson in connection with the death of a Winnsboro woman whose body was found early Friday morning. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Next Generation 9-1-1 still years away for Fairfield County http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212895/Next-Generation-9-1-1-still-years-away-for-Fairfield-County FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Technology is emerging and being implemented across much of the country to allow people to text to 911 in emergencies, rather than call, which has been coined as the Next Generation 911 system. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community celebrates Fourth of July http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5212535/Community-celebrates-Fourth-of-July WINNSBORO — More than 300 people showed up to First Baptist Church's Fourth of July celebration on Friday. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County votes to ink auditing service extension http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5195621/County-votes-to-ink-auditing-service-extension WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council recently unanimously agreed to renew its contract with the accounting firm Elliott Davis for three more years for auditing services. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Speaker, council still concerned for FMH’s operation http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5195910/Speaker-council-still-concerned-for-FMHs-operation WINNSBORO — Community members and Fairfield County Council members continue to show concern regarding the continued operation of Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Town of Winnsboro lifts hiring freeze http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5192787/Town-of-Winnsboro-lifts-hiring-freeze WINNSBORO — The Town of Winnsboro made a motion to lift the hiring freeze in the gas, water and sewer department after nearly 90 minutes in executive session Tuesday night. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fifth suspect charged in equipment theft ring http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5192080/Fifth-suspect-charged-in-equipment-theft-ring NEWBERRY — A Columbia man jailed in Newberry County on 14 charges related to an equipment theft ring is considered the ring leader of the group for his role in scouting the target locations as well choosing the items to be... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Quarry opposition previews presentation to council http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/5163307/Quarry-opposition-previews-presentation-to-council WINNSBORO — Prior to a smaller and more intimate meeting with the Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday, opposition of a proposed mining company delivered a presentation that previewed their concerns for County Council in a... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST