Great Falls Reporter

  • Council gives first reading approval to $1 million budget


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    Great Falls Town Council gave first reading approval to a $1,071,411 general fund budget at its May 18 monthly meeting.

    The budget passed in a 5 to 1 vote with Councilman Charles Dixon opposing. Councilman Marty Henson abstained from voting.

    “I voted no because I haven't had time to read it,” Dixon said.

  • A break from the heat
  • Rice wants three more miles


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    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice wants the town to enter into a three-mile agreement with Chester County.

    He made his plea before Great Falls Town Council on May 18.

    Rice said the agreement will be between governing bodies, not between law enforcement agencies.

    It was not Rice's first time to seek council approval of the agreement.

  • Pilot survives plane crash


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    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office responded to an airplane crash at Carolina Adventure World last week.

    According to a press release from Maj. Brad Douglas of the FCSO, deputies responded around 10 a.m. May 20 to a report of a crash near Camp Welfare Road in the northeastern part of the county.

  • Festival to include new food vendors, bands, layout


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    “We're nervous,” Flopeye Fish Festival organizer Todd Wright said.

    Wright said a million questions roll over and over in his mind.

    “Is it going to rain? Will anybody show up?”

    “It's our second year,” organizer Kathy Hinson added. “We're still trying to get the hang of it.”

  • Military to be honored at festival


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    Local military personnel, active or retired, will be honored at the Flopeye Fish Festival.

  • Shirts, pillows, soap and more to be for sale


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    Need a new pillow? Then stop by a booth at the Flopeye Fish Festival and check out the bamboo pillows. The festival will offer a variety of items for sale including toys, wind chimes, candle holders, t-shirts and more.

    A list of vendors include:

    • Cheryl Smith, Carolina Novelties, P.O. Box 64, Summerville, SC 29484: Kids toys and novelties cart.

  • Fish, frog legs, chicken and more at festival


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    The Flopeye Fish Festival will offer a variety of food items including hot dogs, chicken wings, frog legs, fish, hamburgers and more. Bring an empty stomach. You're sure to find something to your pleasing!

    • Mary Kate Sinclaire, SFC "The Yeallow Wagon," 145 Venning St., St. Stephen, SC 29479: Cotton candy, hot dogs, tenderloins, chicken wings, popcorn, French fries, o-rings, sweet potato fries, tea and soda.

  • Festival to feature multi-vehicle show


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    There will be a large variety of vehicles on display at the Flopeye Fish Festival on Saturday.

    There will be two-wheel and four-wheel vehicles ranging from motorcycles to golf carts, cars and trucks.

  • SWOT issues part of economic development plan


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    An informal meeting was held Monday to gather information to be used in strategic planning for the economic development of Chester County.