Herald Independent- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://heraldindependent.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:37:04 EST 1800 He’s finally home http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152592043/Hes-finally-home PIEDMONT – An Upstate Korean War Army veteran, declared Missing in Action for nearly 64 years, was finally laid to rest. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:52 EST A spring day at Summer Day http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152406976/A-spring-day-at-Summer-Day WINNSBORO — It might be a season early, but Summer Day Gifts s making the most of its spring.The store located in Winnsboro held its third annual Spring Open House. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:52 EST Griffins struggling to score runs http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-hsbaseball-news-sports/152578722/Griffins-struggling-to-score-runs WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School's baseball team is pitching well, fielding well and making consistent contact, but the Griffins are struggling to win games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:05:55 EST RWA Eagles fend off Wardlaw http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-hsbaseball-news/152575594/RWA-Eagles-fend-off-Wardlaw WINNSBORO — While the weather alternated between warm and cold, Richard Winn Academy's baseball team has stayed hot. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:45:52 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152516173/ March 28 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Golden Rock Fellowship Church, 46 Shrine Circle in Winnsboro, holds the Women of Excellence Conference. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:55:51 EST Officials urge vigilance, precaution for avian flu virus http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152592320/Officials-urge-vigilance-precaution-for-avian-flu-virus CLEMSON — South Carolina officials are asking the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:35:55 EST Fighting back against food stamp fraud http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/152551857/Fighting-back-against-food-stamp-fraud Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint, and their homes are not burglarized. But they are the victims of theft just the same. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:35:53 EST Students complete CNA course http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152515715/Students-complete-CNA-course WINNSBORO — Five students from Fairfield Career and Technology Center have successfully completed the Certified Nursing Assisting Certificate course. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:55:51 EST Fairfield Elementary teachers recognized for PASS efforts http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152515436/Fairfield-Elementary-teachers-recognized-for-PASS-efforts WINNSBORO — Six teachers from Fairfield Elementary School were recognized by the Fairfield County School District for having more than 70 percent of their students score met and exemplary on the 2014 South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:45:51 EST Grad students teach high-schoolers how to monitor water quality http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152393568/Grad-students-teach-high-schoolers-how-to-monitor-water-quality CENTRAL — The average person probably doesn't think of clean water as being filled with a bunch of bugs. But in reality some groups of bug larvae are sensitive to pollution, so if they're not found wiggling around in creeks, streams... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:10:51 EST Greens are a go in Ridgeway http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152456736/Greens-are-a-go-in-Ridgeway RIDGEWAY — The greenest day in Ridgeway might have come two days after St. Patrick's Day.Royal Greens, a business with combines farming, agri-tourism and production, opened last Thursday in Ridgeway. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:51 EST Pitt in Hall of Fame http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news-sports/152473767/Pitt-in-Hall-of-Fame COLUMBIA — Coaching isn't the pits for Joe Pitt. With 40 years of coaching and 569 wins under his belt, Pitt was inducted into the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:53 EST Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute Student of the Week http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152507684/Midlands-S.T.E.M.-Institute-Student-of-the-Week WINNSBORO — Damien Wilkes is Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute's Maverick of the Week. Damien is a first grade student in Mrs. McFarlan's class at Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, is an awesome Maverick, and shows great leadership in the class... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:51 EST Annual Red Cross spaghetti dinner a success http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/152472008/Annual-Red-Cross-spaghetti-dinner-a-success WINNSBORO — Volunteers aiding Red Cross served up noodles with red sauce at the annual Red Cross Spaghetti Lunch and Supper. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:20:52 EST On ‘Real Women’ http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/152510446/On-Real-Women I am an unreal woman, evidently. A fake, a fraud, an alien-woman of sorts. At least that's what I keep hearing and reading. Because evidently, real women have “curves,” “back fat,” “bass,” and... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:40:54 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152516267/ March 26• Breakfast with School Superintendent J.R. Green is held at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the School District. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:52 EST Johnson is student of the week http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/152515355/Johnson-is-student-of-the-week WINNSBORO — The Academic Student of the Week for Fairfield County School District is Taylor Johnson, a kindergarten student at Kelly Miller Elementary School. Taylor was chosen as the Academic Student of the Week because of her vibrant... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:45:50 EST Why are so many people single? http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/152448295/Why-are-so-many-people-single Can you imagine that your parents arranged three or five or more blind dates for you in a week? That's what my friends who are still single experienced in their Chinese New Year holidays. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:50:52 EST Betting the farm on a lie http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/152510412/Betting-the-farm-on-a-lie Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story.Just ask Representative Dave Reichert. He held a hearing recently on the impact of the estate tax on farms and small businesses. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:50:51 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/152510903/ Blackstock High School Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:05:51 EST