Great Falls Reporter

  • SLED asked to investigate suspicious fire

    The State Law Enforcement Division’s arson team has been asked to assist the Great Falls Police Department with its investigation of a suspicious house fire early Thursday morning.
    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said the fire is under investigation as a possible arson.
    Great Falls Fire Chief David Galloway said the call came in around 5:15 a.m. Thursday, June 25.
    He said the two-story house at 35 Pine St. was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

  • Sumter gets a seat on international Microsoft council

    When it comes to being around when the latest and greatest technology for education is talked about, used and tried out, Great Falls Elementary School Principal Wendell Sumter has a seat at the table. Seat at the table? He has a reserved chair with his name on it.
    Sumter was one of the instructors this summer as elementary and middle school teachers from across Chester County got the latest training in Bing, SWAY, Skype, Edmodo and other apps and programs with a host of interesting names.

  • Man loses life in four-wheeler accident at CAW

    A 22-year-old Kershaw man lost his life in a four-wheeler accident at Carolina Adventure World on Saturday, June 20.
    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Cody Allen Broughton, 22, of Kershaw was pronounced dead at 11:01 p.m. June 20 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
    Ramsey said Broughton was riding with a group in an event at the park when the four-wheeler overturned and landed on top of him. He was not wearing a helmet and was riding alone on the four-wheeler, according to Ramsey. Ramsey said the accident happened between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m.

  • Churches to host hot dog eating contest

    You may can eat one, two or three hot dogs, but can you eat enough to win the first annual hot dog eating contest?
    Hot dog lovers will have an opportunity Saturday to show how many hot dogs they can consume at one time.
    Second Baptist Church, Mitford Baptist Church and First Baptist Church will host the “First Annual Great Falls Hot Dog Eating Contest” on Saturday, July 4, at 10 a.m.
    Second Baptist Church Pastor Zack Williams said the churches decided to host the contest as a way to bring the community together.

  • Killian to serve as part-time judge for town


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    Angela M. Killian of Rock Hill has been appointed as a part-time municipal judge for the Town of Great Falls. She was sworn into office by Town Attorney Brian Grier during the June 15 town council meeting.

    Killian, a native of Chester County, has served as chief municipal judge for the City of Chester since November 2013. Prior to that appointment, she served as a municipal judge for the City of York from October 2010 until March 2013.

  • Town hopes to remove blighted houses


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    The Town of Great Falls hopes to get rid of some blighted houses.

    The town has entered into an agreement with The Catawba Regional Council of Governments and Catawba Regional Development Corporation to get the project accomplished.

  • Youth Cultural Summit program
  • Fundraiser for Candace nets $18,000


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    Candace Dry is not alone in her fight against cancer.

    That was proven on June 6 at the “No One Fights Alone” fundraiser in her honor.

    Pattie Wishert, one of the organizers of the event, estimated 2,000 people attended to show support for Candace.

  • Wear 'Team Candace' and support the cause

    Kristan Swygart wanted to do something to help Candace Dry.

    She knows the medical bills are mounting up as Candace is fighting cancer.

    Dry, 20, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma. The cancer is in her colon, stomach, esophagus and there are spots on her brain.

    Candace is the daughter of Mike and Tammy Dry and is the niece of Great Falls Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Terry Sims.

  • Crown your car with tint and detail


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    You can feel the sun penetrating through your car windshield and window.

    Summer is here...and so are the scorching rays of the sun.

    Jody and Cristy Knight, owners of Crown Tint & Detail, are offering a way to keep your car cooler and protect your skin from harmful rays of the sun.