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Great Falls Reporter

  • Community revival begins on Sunday

    The annual Great Falls Community Revival will begin Sunday underneath a tent in the First Baptist Church Park beside the War Memorial Building. Services will continue through Wednesday.

    The community gathering is sponsored by the Great Falls Ministerial Association.

    Sunday’s service will begin at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Melroid Lynn from Pine Grove Baptist Church delivering the message.

    Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m.

  • Enforcement time
  • S.C. 200 Bridge closes Monday

    The S.C. Department of Transportation announced plans to replace the bridge on S.C. Highway 200 over Wateree Creek in Fairfield County.

    Construction is anticipated to begin Monday, Sept. 26, and the estimated completion date is May 26, 2017, weather permitting, according to Lynda Monroe, marketing manager/public relations coordinator for Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering in Columbia.

    During construction, S.C. Highway 200 to Winnsboro will temporarily be closed to through-traffic near the bridge site.

  • Christmas parade set for Nov. 20

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20.

    The parade is sponsored by the Town of Great Falls and is the first parade of the holiday season in Chester County.

    Line-up will be at 2 p.m. and the parade will start at 3 p.m. Please come out and participate in the 2016 Christmas Parade.

    For more information, to enter the parade or to sponsor a float, call Great Falls Town Hall at 482-2055 or Janet Minors Hinson at 482-3700 or 519-8411.

  • More volunteers needed
  • Bridge on S.C. Highway 200 to close

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced plans to replace the bridge on S.C. Highway 200 (Great Falls Highway) over Wateree Creek in Fairfield County.

    Construction is anticipated to begin Sept. 26 and the estimated completion date is May 26, 2017, weather permitting, according to Lynda Monroe, marketing manager/public relations coordinator for Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering in Columbia.

    During construction, S.C. Highway 200 to Winnsboro will temporarily be closed to through-traffic near the bridge site.

  • Council indecisive on form of government

    Councilman Kenny Mobley doesn’t like the term “CEO” or chief executive officer associated with the mayor.

    Mobley voiced his disapproval of the term during an Aug. 30 called council meeting to discuss council committees.

    “I would like to see the term ‘CEO’ tweaked if we go this direction,” Mobley said. “I think it’s something we need to look at.”

    Mobley asked what title, other than CEO, could be given to the mayor.

  • There are three beds to choose from

    There’s just something about having nice, golden brown skin, even during the fall and winter.

    In the summer, sun worshippers hit the beach or lake to achieve their tan. Others visit tanning salons for a quicker tan.

    Some people use tanning beds to help with skin conditions such as psoriasis.

    In the winter, tanning beds are popular devices. Some say the warmth from the ultraviolet lights help sooth achy bones.

  • Tammy Taylor aims to keep the ‘Great’ in Great Falls Elementary

    Tammy Taylor is used to overseeing a lot of special projects as the former director of them for the Chester County School District; now she’s got just one special project – leading Great Falls Elementary School as its new principal.
    The N&R caught up with the newly-minted principal on her first day at school Monday.

  • Harvey Ammons has a farm, E-I-E-I-O

    “Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, And on his farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O, With a oink oink here, And a oink oink there, Here a oink, there a oink, Everywhere a oink oink,
    Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.”

    “Old MacDonald,” the children’s song/nursery rhyme tells of a farmer, his animals and the noise each animal makes.

    Old MacDonald is not a local farmer but Harvey Ammons is.

    Ammons has his own animal farm on Old Winnsboro Road.