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Great Falls Reporter

  • Lights to go out Saturday

     

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    Don't make plans for an 8 a.m. Saturday breakfast date.

    If you do, you better cook ahead or make plans to go out-of-town.

    The Town of Great Falls will be without electricity for a couple of hours.

  • Gang mentality, but no gangs, Rice says

     

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    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice attended the first Chester County gang task force meeting held on Jan. 12.

    The meeting provided an opportunity for law enforcement officials to voice their take on the gang issue in the county.

  • Barefoot coach makes his shoeless walk

     

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    WEST COLUMBIA — At Glenforest School, “Put Your Best Foot Forward” takes on a whole new meaning during the month of January. For the past seven years, Glenforest School has collected new shoes as one of its school-wide service learning projects. The shoes are collected for a non-profit charity. Samaritan’s Feet based in Charlotte, N.C.

  • Crescent sells timber property in area

     

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    CHARLOTTE, NC – Crescent Communities, a leading real estate investment and operating firm with approximately 40,000 acres of land in North and South Carolina, has sold its Great Falls land holdings to Blue Heron Timber, LLC, an affiliate of Atlanta-based Timberland Investment Resources, LLC. The parcel includes nearly 14,000 acres of prime timber property in South Carolina’s Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw and Lancaster counties.

  • GFHTA board decides to cut director's hours

     

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    In an effort to reduce expenses, the Great Falls Home Town Association board of directors voted 4 to 3 to reduce the hours of its executive director.

    The reduction in hours became effective at the Jan. 8 joint meeting with Great Falls Town Council.

  • Stewart readies for special election

     

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    Fairfield County voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, March 3, to vote in a special general election for the Fairfield County Council District 3 seat.

    In the Nov. 4, 2014 general election, Incumbent Mikel Trapp won the election by four votes over Mitford Community resident Larry Stewart. Trapp received 489 votes and Stewart gained 485 votes.

  • Council to vote on sewer fees

     

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    A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall council chambers to discuss proposed sewer fee increases.

    The public hearing will be held prior to the council's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Meetings are normally held on Monday but this month's meeting is postponed because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Family and health, top answers in poll

     

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    Another year has come and gone.

    Its passings brought a season of change for a lot of people. Some of the changes were positive while others were not.

    The Great Falls Reporter asked people what was something they wish they could change about 2014, what they would like to change in 2015, if there was something special that happened in 2014 and if they had any special plans for the year ahead.

  • Stove fire damages rental house

     

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    A rental house in the Pea-Ridge Community sustained smoke and water damage in a fire last Tuesday night.

    Mitford Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Good said firefighters responded to 42 Tangelwood Lane around 11:55 p.m. Dec. 30.

    He said the house, owned by Shirley B. Brice, was being rented. Good said an adult and three teenagers lived in the house.

  • Bridge project remains on delay

     

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    There is still no word on when replacement of the Rocky Creek Bridge on Great Falls Highway (S.C. Highway 97) will begin.

    Construction was scheduled to begin Nov. 10, 2014 but was postponed because of permitting delays, according to Kimberly Corley, S.C. Department of Transportation public information coordinator.

    Corley expected construction to begin mid-January 2015.