Herald Independent- RSS NEWS Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:23:07 EST 1800 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 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 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 Planning commission denies rezoning in Ridgeway http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50529192/Planning-commission-denies-rezoning-in-Ridgeway RIDGEWAY — The Ridgeway Planning Commission recently voted against the rezoning of a property from single family residential district (R-1) to downtown commercial district (C-1) by a majority vote of 4-1. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:59:06 EST County approves funds for IT, EMS http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50526946/County-approves-funds-for-IT-EMS WINNSBORO — Fairfield County Council recently gave unanimous approval for $32,431 regarding a request of action for information technology and security firewall replacement. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:56:04 EST Winnsboro eyeing Broad River project http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50524668/Winnsboro-eyeing-Broad-River-project WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council unanimously passed a motion Tuesday to contract with Professional Utilities Engagement for the Broad River project following an hour-long executive session to discuss legal and contractual issues regarding... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:55:05 EST Town approves expenditures for water upgrade, building service http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50406027/Town-approves-expenditures-for-water-upgrade-building-service WINNSBORO — Town Council has unanimously passed Resolution 081914A, which allows a housing developer Langford Crossing, located on Langford Road in Blythewood, to add four more water taps and move into the next phase of... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:36:03 EST Genealogy Society impacting county’s bottom line http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50404789/Genealogy-Society-impacting-countys-bottom-line WINNSBORO — Fairfield County's Genealogical Society is not only making a social impact, but an economic impact as well. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:54:01 EST Lacy is Ridgeway “Citizen of the Year” http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50403754/Lacy-is-Ridgeway-Citizen-of-the-Year RIDGEWAY — Nelson Lacy was recently recognized as Ridgeway's “Citizen of the Year” by town council. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:08:05 EST FCSD teachers ring in 2014-2015 with annual Convocation http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50317645/FCSD-teachers-ring-in-2014-2015-with-annual-Convocation WINNSBORO — Fairfield County School District schools welcomed students for the 2014 Fall semester Monday morning, but not before district staff and teachers held their own pep-rally Friday morning. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:51:02 EST Town waiting for tenant to sign downtown lease http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50324514/Town-waiting-for-tenant-to-sign-downtown-lease RIDGEWAY — Town Council unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night that authorizes Mayor Charlene Herring to sign a lease agreement with a prospective tenant of the building located at 140 South Palmer... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:45:02 EST ENOR Corporation coming to Winnsboro http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50291408/ENOR-Corporation-coming-to-Winnsboro WINNSBORO — Fairfield County economic development received a jolt from ENOR Corporation on Thursday afternoon when the company's CEO, Steven Udwin, announced ENOR would be moving its operation to Winnsboro. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:10:01 EST Nuclear reactors facing construction delay http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50284189/Nuclear-reactors-facing-construction-delay JENKINSVILLE — Construction at VC Summer Units 2 and 3 in Fairfield County is facing further delays, according to SCANA conference call on Monday. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:09:02 EST Three wounded at Club Dynasty shooting http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/50288059/Three-wounded-at-Club-Dynasty-shooting BLACKSTOCK — The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate an incident at a nightclub in Blackstock last weekend that left three people with gunshot wounds. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:08:01 EST