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Great Falls Reporter

  • Foothills brings the Bible to The Falls

    “I want to know you. I want to hear your voice. I want to know you more.”

    The heart cry of the Rev. Dr. Zack Williams, pastor of Second Baptist Church, is comparable to the lyrics of “I Want to Know You More” by Australian Christian worship group Hillsong.

    Williams’ passion and desire to learn more about the Lord he serves has been the fuel behind the establishment of a new avenue for other Christians to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible.

  • Judge ups the ante in dog abuse plea deal

    BY BARBARA BALL

    Special to the Reporter

    WINNSBORO – The 9-month old dog that was severely injured as the result of being dragged for more than a mile behind a pickup truck by his owner on Dec. 13, 2015 had his day in court last Monday.

  • A young key holder
  • Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office issues heat advisory

    As everyone is most likely well aware, we are experiencing extreme weather conditions regarding the current high temperatures. Additionally, the extended forecast is predicting that these conditions will continue for at least the next several days.

  • Noland’s art, sculptures showcased in spring show

    BY MANDY CATOE

    Landmark News Service

    Art and the gentle push of a teacher empowered a shy little girl to grow into the young artist who was featured at the University of South Carolina-Lancaster’s spring art show.

    Standing in front of a wall covered with her art and a table full of her sculptures, new USC-L graduate Janna Noland of Great Falls embraced the moment with gratitude and confidence. Founder’s Hall Gallery was filled with friends, fellow students, family and church members who braved the storm on May 2 to support Noland.

  • Mayor makes committee appointments

    Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery made committee appointments at the June 20 town council meeting. Appointments must be made after new council members are sworn in.

    Committees and their chairs include:

    Finance

    Glenn Smith, chairman; H.C. Wright and Earl Taylor

    Personnel

    Bradd Lyles, chairman; Marty Henson and H.C. Wright

    Police

    Kenny Mobley, chairman; Marty Henson and Earl Taylor

    Sanitation and wastewater

  • ‘Professor Baker’ grills Lions Club members

    BY CHARLES WIELAND

    Special to the Reporter

    The members of the Great Falls Lions Club were in for a night of entertainment as well as a U.S. history lesson at a meeting held recently at The Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

    Lion James Baker took on the role of “Professor Baker” as he gave a lesson on U.S. presidents to fellow club members.

    Baker, who admits that he has a great interest in U.S. History, presented a lesson about U.S. Presidents in a unique format.

  • Greenlawn Cemetery Association lists 2016 donors

    The Greenlawn Cemetery Association announces the following contributors from January 2016 to June 2016:

  • Items needed for GRASP pantry

    GRASP is in need of the following items for the Crisis Relief Center: plastic bags to carry groceries in, peanut butter, canned meats (tuna, chicken, beef stew), bar soap, toothpaste and toilet tissue.

    Place the list in your church bulletin or share with friends so the pantry can be restocked.

    Items can be dropped off at the Crisis Relief Center.

  • Fanning wins Democratic primary runoff

    There was a celebration at the Fanning home last Tuesday night.

    Family members and friends filled the home of Mike and Stephanie Fanning on Camp Welfare Road in the Mitford Community to celebrate first-time candidate Mike Fanning’s win over Senator Creighton Coleman in the Democratic District 17 senate seat primary runoff.

    A runoff election between Senator Coleman and Fanning was required after Coleman failed to collect the 50-percent plus one threshold needed to avoid a runoff.