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Great Falls Reporter

  • Firefighters teach students to be prepared

    BY DANA GREENLEAF

    GFFD public information officer

    Firefighters from the Great Falls Fire Department visited Great Falls Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 11, as part of Fire Prevention Week.

  • Drawdown planned at Dearborn plant

    Duke Energy plans to draw down water at the Great Falls Reservoir next week and again in November.

    The drawn down is necessary to make repairs to damaged equipment that was revealed in July.

    On July 14, at approximately 12:22 p.m., Duke Energy control room operators received two alarms for Dearborn Unit 1. A technician was sent to the station, confirmed the smell of smoke underneath the generator (wheel pit area) and was given permission to shut down the unit. 

  • Ann Jacobs celebrates 85th birthday

    Mrs. Ann Jacobs of Great Falls celebrated her 85th birthday with a surprise party at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

    A daughter of Oscar Banks Hood and Annie Lowder Hood, she was born on Oct. 3,1932, the second of three children. Her siblings, Mildred Hood Medlin and Bill Hood, are deceased.

    She attended Fort Mill High School where she graduated in 1950 with 12 years of perfect attendance. She graduated from King's Business College in Charlotte, NC in 1951 and married Rex Lee Jacobs (now deceased) on June 6, 1952. 

  • GFHTA Dance tickets on sale until Friday

    There are still tickets left for the Dance Down Memory Lane dance set for Saturday, Oct. 21.

    If you remember the dances after the football games at the Youth Center back in the day or even if you don’t, come and have a wonderful time. The event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    DJ Fish will be playing the music, featuring great dancing music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

  • A strong work ethic = a determined fighter

    There are uncertainties, the fear of the unknown, the diagnosis.

    But recently diagnosed cancer patient Alicia Williford stands strong in her faith and believes she’s going to beat the dreaded disease often referred to as the “c” word.

    “I know I’m going to be alright,” Williford said as she sat on the steps of her front deck.

    Williford said she came outside to cool off in the morning air. She was having a hot flash.

  • Flowers celebrates 80th birthday

    Mrs. Myrtle Croxton Flowers of Great Falls celebrated her 80th birthday on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

    She celebrated by going to lunch with her sisters at their favorite Chinese restaurant in Lancaster.

    Mrs. Flowers, the daughter of the late Fred and Nan Croxton, was born in Winnsboro on Oct. 6, 1937. She is the widow of Robert Woodland “Woody” Flowers.

  • Lancaster gears up for yard sale, fall events

    See Lancaster, SC has opportunities in the upcoming months for entertainers, food and commercial vendors, artists and craftsmen and others. For information and applications for events, visit www.lancastercitysc.com, email events@lancastercitysc.com or call 803-286-1145. Food vendors are also encouraged to enter their registration to the online database found at our website.

     

    Scarecrow contest 

  • Fall Riversweep planned in November

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor the fall Riversweep on Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Catawba Riverkeeper, Duke Energy and Palmetto Pride are also sponsors of the event.

    Volunteers are needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • The spoken word and the word in song
  • ‘Heads Up’ for a new style and fashion

    If you want a new look from head to toe, you may want to visit Heads Up Beauty, a modern salon/boutique in town.

    Heads Up Beauty opened on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 605 Dearborn St. in the former Lancaster Fatherhood Project in the downtown area.

    Owner Kinnyetta Price said she has been styling hair for over 15 years and previously worked at Cutting Edge in Lancaster. She lasted worked from home, she  said.

    Price is a certified braider and offers crochets and sew-ins.