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Sunday | The Berkeley Independent

Kennedy Center director a BHSA board member for 2014-15

Randy Cole, Chief Executive Officer of the Circle Park Behavioral Health Services serving Florence has been elected President.

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Related Topix: Martin, SC, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, York County, SC, Saluda County, SC, Berkeley County, SC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Herald Independent

Cause of fatal house fire undetermined2:08 pm

One week after woman and her three dogs died in a house fire, the investigation has concluded the cause of the fire to be undetermined, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Teen drowns in SC state parkTeen drowns in SC state parkBystanders...

Teen drowns in SC state park Bystanders tried to save the teen who drowned in Lake Wateree State Park, but were unsuccessful.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Herald Independent

Woman drowns in rock quarry accident4:39 pm

A Great Falls woman died Wednesday after jumping from a cliff into the water in a rock quarry in Blackstock.

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Related Topix: Great Falls, SC, Blackstock, SC

Herald Independent

Fairfield County Sheriff Herman W. Young resigns4:26 pm

Fairfield County officials announced Tuesday that Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign as Sheriff of Fairfield County after 22 years.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WIS-TV Columbia

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

Police say that the victim met a woman, known as "Ali W" through a social media site, known as "Tagged," and arranged to meet her in person.

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Related Topix: Camden, SC, Columbia, SC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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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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

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