Great Falls Reporter

  • 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.

  • Five contenders in sheriff's race

    Fairfield County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 30 to elect a new sheriff.

    Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young stepped down as the county's top law enforcement official in July, citing medical concerns as the leading cause for him to reassess his personal and professional life.

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  • Scholarship planned in Jeramie's memory


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    The horrible tragedy that took place on July 25 will forever be etched in the memory of Monica Eagle.

    Eagle watched as her son struggled to stay above water but lost his fight and drowned at Lake Wateree State Park.

    Eagle hopes she can turn the loss of her son into something positive for the community. She wants to establish a sports scholarship in his memory.

  • GFHTA and CLT Children’s drama is Friday


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    The Great Falls Home Town Association, in partnership with the Chester Little Theatre, sponsored a children’s theater program this summer. The workshop production for this program will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Great Falls War Memorial Building.

    The group has been working hard over the past two weeks and will present a variety show with skits, shot plays, jokes, music and more.

  • Stolen items recovered in Fairfield County


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    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a number of thefts and burglaries in the Lake Wateree area.

    Ridgeway and the Longtown Community were also targeted in the crime spree.

  • Padgett appointed interim sheriff


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    S.C. Governor Nikki Haley has appointed Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Capt. Dunstan Christopher Padgett as interim sheriff following the resignation of Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young.

    Young resigned in July due to health issues.

  • Councilman wants mill area cleaned up


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    Nuisance abatement was the most talked about topic at the July 21 Great Falls Town Council meeting.

    Councilman Dean Runion, chairman of the streets and buildings committee, questioned the town's policy of sending registered letters and then giving property owners 15 days to clean up a nuisance.

    Town Attorney Brian Grier recommended the town continue enforcing the policy.

  • Pull over...it's Pop's Produce!


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    William Hipp is a young entrepreneur.

    The 15-year-old started his own business.

    “I wanted to have a job,” Hipp said.

    In July, Hipp opened “Pop's Produce,” a roadside produce stand at 5168 Great Falls Highway, just past the former Hoke Lumber Company.