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Great Falls Reporter

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  • Skimmer found on ATM at ArrowPointe

    Illegal skimming activity was discovered on the ATM at ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union on Chester Avenue.

    According to a Great Falls Police Department report, employee Beverly Tate routinely services the ATM at ArrowPointe. Tate told Police Chief Steven Rice that while she was at the ATM on Sunday, Feb. 12, she observed a large silver metal plate attached to the ATM.

  • Fire chief to leave his post

    Great Falls is going to be without a fire chief again.

    Scott Boyd submitted his resignation on Feb. 16.

    Boyd joined the department on Oct. 13, 2016. He replaced former Fire Chief David Galloway who resigned in September 2016.

    Boyd has 30-plus years in fire service. He is an adjunct instructor for the S.C. Fire Academy and teaches classes outside of the academy. He teaches Firefighter I and II and Wildland Urban Interface for Structural Firefighters.

  • Hood lands job through ResCare Youth Program

    LANCASTER –  Young people in the American workforce are facing new challenges that may go unnoticed by other generations. Many want to improve their circumstances by going to college but find their goal unreachable due to increased tuition costs and poverty-wage jobs. 

    Michael Nicholas Hood, 21, of Great Falls was one of those people. He was working at a local retailer while attending college. However, money and other challenges were making it difficult for him to reach his career goals. 

  • Earthquakes recorded Thursday morning

    The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes near Great Falls early last Thursday morning.

    The USGS reported the first earthquake of 1.1 magnitude at 2 a.m. on Feb. 16. The earthquake was reported approximately eight miles south of Great Falls.

    A second earthquake of 1.7 magnitude was reported at 2:02 a.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Great Falls.

    According to the USGS, the second earthquake was recorded 13 kilometers (about eight miles) south southeast of Great Falls at a depth of 2.9 kilometers (one mile) underground.

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  • ‘The General’ was issued discharge orders

    “The General” has been issued new orders.

    No longer will he stand guard at his post at the Dollar General on Chester Avenue.

    Following a customer’s complaint to the store’s corporate office, “The General” was issued discharge orders.

    The phone call resulted in the directive from corporate that “The General” had to vacate the premises, according to Dollar General Assistant Store Manager Teresa Hammons.

    Hammons said she started feeding “The General” several years ago.

  • Council continues to talk trash

    Trash continues to be a hot topic for Great Falls Town Council.

    Council has for months discussed how to minimize the problem. Once again, trash was the most talked about issue at the Feb. 6 called council meeting.

    Councilmen Bradd Lyles and Jamie Simpson have been brainstorming the trash can problem. The councilmen said they are trying to come up with a plan to alleviate some of the trash can problems in town.

    Trash cans without properly secured lids has also been named as a drawing card for the buzzard population in the No. 2 mill village.

  • Teen injured in accidental shooting

    A Great Falls teen was seriously injured Sunday in an accidental shooting.

    According to a report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Bailey, 25, of 5482 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls had gone to 3035 Scott Road to show his cousin, Hunter McManus, 17, of 37 Holly St., a Springfield XD 40-caliber pistol he just bought.

  • GRASP offers free Nutrition 101 course

    GRASP, the Fort Lawn Community Center and the Chester County Literacy Council want to educate people on healthy eating.

    They are combining efforts to provide a nutritional class in Great Falls.

    The free Nutrition 101 classes, funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation and taught by Chester County Literacy Council Instructor Dee Frederick, will include three classes at the GRASP office, 802 Dearborn St., Great Falls.