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Great Falls Reporter

  • Duke Energy's relicensing to impact recreation

    Duke Energy is within arms reach of finalizing its Catawba-Wateree Comprehensive Relicensing Agreement.

    The agreement is set to have major recreational impact on the Town of Great Falls and surrounding area.

  • The wartime quilt says 'thank you' to military veteran

     

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    Almost 40 years after the Vietnam War ended, a local veteran was recognized for his service in the foreign battle.

    Brady Trotter was chosen as a Quilt of Valor recipient and was presented with a wartime quilt on April 8. The ceremony was held in the office of Springs Creative Products Group in the Cotton Factory on White Street in Rock Hill.

  • Dewese puts on county magistrate's robe

     

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    Johnny Dewese developed an interest in the judicial system at a young age.

    He remembers pumping gas and bagging groceries at Raines Store in the Mitford Community when Muscoe “Muck” Raines was the Fairfield County magistrate.

  • The robot team brings home the medal

     

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    Great Falls High School/Chester County Career Center Mechatronics/Industrial Robotics students Reid Jacobs and Jordan Cirwithian went to the SkillsUSA state competition with high hopes – they came back with a state championship. The team was named the South Carolina State Champions in Mechatronics - Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology Division at the SkillsUSA competition

  • Organizers consider new layout at festival

     

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    He wakes up thinking about it. He goes to bed thinking about it. And if you ask Alex Walters, he'll probably tell you that he wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about it.

    It's the Flopeye Fish Festival!

    Walters took on the role as chairman of the Flopeye Fish Festival last year. It was a new experience – a challenge and a learning experience.

  • Rocky Creek Bridge construction to be announced

     

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    A beginning construction date for the Rocky Creek Bridge on Great Falls Road (S.C. Highway 97) in Chester County will be announced soon.

    Kimberly Corley, public information coordinator for the S.C. Department Of Transportation, said permits have been approved for the project and the SCDOT is finalizing construction details.

  • Miss Great Falls Hometown pageant is Saturday

     

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    There are 20 contestants to compete for the Miss Great Falls Hometown crown which will be presented at a pageant on Saturday, April 11, at 5 p.m. at the Great Falls Complex Little Theater.

    The pageant is the senior project of Brandi Price, a Great Falls High School senior, and proceeds will benefit the Great Falls Home Town Association.

  • When the call for help comes, Williams goes

     

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    It is a plea for help.

    The caller knows that the person on the other end of the phone is going to say yes.

    He always does.

    If a call comes in tomorrow, there's a good chance John Williams will grab his suitcase and begin making preparations for travel to help someone in need.

  • From pages to the big screen

     

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    BY SIERRA HARPER

    Special to the Reporter

     

    Here in the 21st century, when we have an awesome book that really catches on and becomes a trend, we tend to make movies out of them. Some of the movies focus on adults like “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and many of them focus on teenagers and kids.

  • Hometown pageant set for April 11

     

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    The Miss Great Falls Hometown pageant will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 5 p.m. at the Great Falls Complex Little Theater.

    The pageant is the senior project of Brandi Price, a Great Falls High School senior, and proceeds will benefit the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    Girls in K-4 through fifth grade will participate in the pageant. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door.