Great Falls Reporter

  • Got drugs? Come drop them off!


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    Do you have prescription medication you would like to dispose of?

    Instead of tossing it in the trash or flushing it down the toilet, the Great Falls Pharmacy is offering a public event to offer a safe, convenient and responsible means to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs around your house that you would like to get rid of.

  • The possibilities are endless when G'Ma arrives


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    There's just something about grandchildren.

    Chances are you've heard that statement before, especially if you are waiting the arrival of your first grandchild.

  • Media specialist enjoys lace-making in France


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    Michelle Chase, media specialist at Great Falls Elementary, took a textile-theme vacation to France this summer with Sumiko Tray of Charlotte and Dawn Borror of Ohio.

    Chase has been a lace-maker for many years, mainly focusing on bobbin lace, where threads are woven around pins on a lace pillow. She also creates lace with knitting, crochet and tatting.

  • Christmas in the Park meeting set


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    The Community Committee of the Great Falls Home Town Association will have a planning meeting for “Christmas in the Park” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.

    Any individual or group that is interested in helping with the event is invited to attend as are non-profit groups or businesses that have ideas on expanding and improving the event.

For once, Starnes was caught off guard


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    Special to the Reporter


    On Aug. 16, 2014, a special celebration was held at the Great Falls Masonic Lodge.

    Dr. H. C. "Speedy" Starnes Jr. was honored with a "surprise" celebration honoring him for his life of service to the people of Great Falls.

  • Looper says good-by to loans


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    Barbara Looper has been the face of money in Great Falls for over 10 years.

    Looper has worked as branch manager at ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union and held the same title at Bowater Carolina Federal Credit Union since the credit unions merged on Feb. 2, 2004.

    Looper's last day on her job was Sept. 5.

  • Two indicted for trafficking meth


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    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Sept. 4 the State Grand Jury has returned an indictment against 37 people in Chester and Lancaster Counties in connection with a methamphetamine production and trafficking operation.

    The defendants were indicted for conspiring to traffic methamphetamine that was manufactured in labs located in Lancaster and Chester Counties from November 2012 to the present.

  • GFHTA plans Christmas event


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    From release


    The Great Falls Home Town Association Community Committee has plans for the annual Christmas celebration well under way for 2014.

    Participants are being sought for this year’s event.

  • Sewer fee increase proposed


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    If you live in the Town of Great Falls and use its wastewater treatment service, you may see an increase in your monthly bill.

    Great Falls Town Council discussed the possibility of increasing sewer fees at its Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Council looks at updating ordinances


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    A lengthy discussion ensued when Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon brought up codification of town ordinances and posting ordinances online during the Aug. 18 monthly meeting.

    “I brought this up about a year ago but if everyone thinks it's bad for the town, I won't keep bringing it up,” Dixon said.