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29 min ago | Rock Hill Herald

Great Falls woman dies after drowning in rock quarry

A county dive team recovered the body of Brooke Lynn Huffstetler, 26, of Great Falls at about 8:30 p.m. after emergency officials received reports of a woman who hit a tree while diving into the water at about 7 p.m., said Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, SC, Chester County, SC

3 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

Woman Drowns After Hitting Tree, Falling in Water

Woman Drowns After Hitting Tree, Falling in Water A woman has died after she fell into the water at a rock quarry in Fairfield County.

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5 hrs ago | WSOCTV

Police: SC woman drowns after jumping off pier, hitting trees

A woman from Great Falls drowned Wednesday night while swimming at an old rock quarry in Fairfield County, the coroner confirms.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, SC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The State

Interim sheriff appointed for Fairfield County, Chief Deputy announces intention to run for election

Gov. Nikki Hailey has appointed Dunstan C. Padgett to be the interim sheriff for Fairfield County in the wake of Herman Young's resignation Tuesday, citing health concerns as the reason.

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Related Topix: Winnsboro, SC

Herald Independent

Fire claims the life of Winnsboro woman2:33 pm | 0

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Winnsboro, SC, Explosion, Newberry, SC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Herald Independent

Ridgeway recognizes Chamber of Commerce chair

Former Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chair Denise Jones, left, was recently recognized by Ridgeway Town Council for her service.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, SC, Blythewood, SC, Winnsboro, SC

Herald Independent

"Shaggin in the Street" in downtown Winnsboro

Winnsboro's own 10-person ReUnion Bande on stage with Jackie Gore of "The Embers" after Friday night's performance at the second annual "Shaggin in the Street" in downtown Winnsboro.

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Related Topix: Winnsboro, SC, R-N-B

WIS-TV Columbia

Mt. Pleasant police officer rescues baby deer

Mount Pleasant Police Pfc. Odom rescued a baby deer hiding in shrubbery at a home in Hamlin Plantation.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

WLTX-TV Columbia

Fairfield County Sheriff Steps Down

Fairfield County Sheriff Steps Down Fairfield County, SC Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/07/22/herman-young-steps-down/12987809/ Fairfield County, SC - Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young is stepping down from office after over two decades, citing medical reasons.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Video of cat resuscitation inspires fire department donations

A news story showing Columbia firefighters resuscitating a cat inspired two local animal lovers to work on providing every fire department in South Carolina with the same technology that saved the cat.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Fire

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

House Fire Claims Life of One Woman

House Fire Claims Life of One Woman One woman is dead after a house fire near Lake Wateree Friday night.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The State

Leak sparks shutdown of SC nuclear power plant

A leaking safety valve at SCE&G’s nuclear power plant northwest of Columbia is expected to keep the plant shut down for up to two weeks as the utility works to make repairs.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Columbia, SC, Cayce, SC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Herald Independent

Ridgeway recognizes Chamber of Commerce chair

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.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, SC, Blythewood, SC, Winnsboro, SC

Herald Independent

Ridgeway Fire Department on the move

The Town of Ridgeway was informed Thursday night about the possibility of moving the fire station in the near future.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, SC

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Union Daily Times

Rockton Baptist Church new site for Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, will open on time

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 at Rockton Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Winnsboro, SC

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Herald Independent

Engineer progressing at Drawdy Park

Pope said staff is waiting on the final engineering report and there should be activity in the coming weeks after the final report is received.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Herald Independent

Murder suspect still on the run

Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Winnsboro, SC, Prison

Herald Independent

Magnolia Lodge to presents the Larry Keel Experience

The Magnolia Lodge, 631 Longtown Road in Ridgeway, will present The Larry Keel Experience on July 12. The Mustache Brothers will open the show.

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Related Topix: Ridgeway, SC, Agriculture, Science

Herald Independent

Rockton Baptist Church new site for Midlands S.T.E.M. Institute, will open on time

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 at Rockton Baptist Church.

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Related Topix: Winnsboro, SC

Herald Independent

Throw out the incumbents

No one died, no one was reprimanded, no one in the county office was taken to task for accountability or responsibility! How fortunate are we? Very, that no one was injured, all the other issues just show us the mindset of county council and how it operates.

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