Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:27:40 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 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 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 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 Fairfield County aids in manhunt for teens http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4087671/Fairfield-County-aids-in-manhunt-for-teens POMARIA — The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office provided mutual aid to Newberry County to assist with a manhunt Thursday, providing its mobile command center as well about 16 officers to help with the search. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Robotics Team 5327 shows off talent http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4049743/Robotics-Team-5327-shows-off-talent WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's robotics team was recently recognized at a county council meeting for its success during a regional tournament in Myrtle Beach. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairfield youth group dedicates bike rack to Drawdy Park http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4050795/Fairfield-youth-group-dedicates-bike-rack-to-Drawdy-Park WINNSBORO — The REAL Teen Action/HYPE Project Team recently dedicated a bike rack to Drawdy Park in Winnsboro.Team members attended the dedication ceremony despite having to take the photo in the rain. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairfield County’s new charter school holds ground breaking ceremony http://heraldindependent.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/4069475/Fairfield-Countys-new-charter-school-holds-ground-breaking-ceremony WINNSBORO — Midlands STEM Institute's (MSI) 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... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council corrects over 100 zoning errors http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4048748/Council-corrects-over-100-zoning-errors WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council recently took the first steps to correct zoning errors with a public hearing and the first reading of Ordinance 627. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST HON building is option for courthouse http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/4047704/HON-building-is-option-for-courthouse WINNSBORO — Interim Fairfield County Administrator Milton Pope recently informed council that the HON building is an available site for the Fairfield County Courthouse's relocation. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST