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Great Falls Reporter

  • Sewer fee increase proposed

     

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    If you live in the Town of Great Falls and use its wastewater treatment service, you may see an increase in your monthly bill.

    Great Falls Town Council discussed the possibility of increasing sewer fees at its Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Council looks at updating ordinances

     

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    A lengthy discussion ensued when Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon brought up codification of town ordinances and posting ordinances online during the Aug. 18 monthly meeting.

    “I brought this up about a year ago but if everyone thinks it's bad for the town, I won't keep bringing it up,” Dixon said.

  • A patriotic salute
  • Stewart seeks District 3 seat

     

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    Walter Larry Stewart of the Mitford Community is offering himself as a candidate in the Fairfield County Council District 3 election.

    Stewart said it is his first bid at an elected office.

    “I am running as a citizen candidate,” Stewart said. “I had no desire to before but somebody has to do something.”

  • Camp cleared in SLED investigation

     

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    Former Great Falls Mayor Don Camp has been cleared of criminal charges by the State Law Enforcement Division after he ordered the removal of items including a hospital bed, two mattresses and a couch from a house on Pine Street on May 2. He also told town employees to push an old boat down a hill in the yard.

    SLED's 30-page investigation summary included a copy of a letter signed by Sixth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Pocketful of drugs sends man to jail

     

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    A 33-year-old man was released from the Chester County Detention Center Saturday after a public disorderly conduct charge led to two drug charges.

  • Man displaced after house fire

     

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    Mitford Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by several neighboring fire departments, fought to save Bobby McCowan's home on Heritage Road after a fire broke out last Monday.

    MVFD Chief Mike Good said McCowan was laying on the couch, watching TV when he heard a “pop” sound. He said fire came around the corner and across the ceiling in the living room.

  • Visit to sister ends in fatal crash

     

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    A Winnsboro man lost his life after visiting his sister in Great Falls on Sunday, according to Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey.

    Ramsey said Marhrloh Cook, 32, of 113 Railroad Ave., Winnsboro, had been to see his sister, Jean Walker, in Great Falls and was on his way home when he lost control of the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door Cierra he was driving.

  • Town leaders submit 'wish list'

     

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    They may not get everything requested on their “wish list” but Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery and Councilman Glenn Smith are pleased with the requests that will be granted if Chester County voters approve the continuation of a one cent sales tax on the Nov. 4 ballot.

    Montgomery and Smith went to bat for the Town of Great Falls and submitted a “wish list” to the Chester County Sales Tax Commission.

  • Man receives nine-year sentence

     

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    A man was sentenced to nine years in prison in General Sessions Court in Chester on Aug. 5 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Lloyd Caldwell, 44, of 219 Crawford St., Winnsboro was arrested on July 17, 2013 in Great Falls.