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Great Falls Reporter

  • ‘The General’ rules the roost at DG

    He doesn’t wear a uniform or carry a weapon but “The General” stands guard at the Dollar General on Chester Avenue from sunup to sundown.

    His post is centered around the door and shopping cart area but “The General” is often seen strolling through the parking lot.

    He has been spotted sitting on the shopping cart drop-off or on the guardrail between the parking lot and the woods.

    “He was in his push buggy coupe when I went by,” Kim Hope Moore said. “He was quite content.”

  • J. Marion Sims opens internship applications

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation has opened its competitive internship applications for the 2017 summer program. Details are available at http://jmsims.org/internships/. All applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 15.

    “We're thrilled to have the opportunity to offer young adults a meaningful and relevant work experience over their summer break, “said Susan DeVenny, president and CEO of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • POLTER-HEIST dinner theater rescheduled

    Take a walk on the spooky side when See Lancaster Live presents POLTER-HEIST, an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose.

    The dinner theater was scheduled for Jan. 7 but the forecast of inclement weather delayed the event until Friday, March 3.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner and performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building on the USC-Lancaster campus.  

  • A spiritual pilgrimage filled with God’s presence

    Zack Williams’ most recent spiritual pilgrimage carried him nine hours from home.

    It was a pilgrimage Williams said he will never forget.
    His first and most important pilgrimage was his journey to the cross when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he said.

    “Salvation was the most important moment in my life,” Williams said.

    Williams, pastor of Second Baptist Church, was part of a group that visited Israel Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2016.

  • Great Falls, a year in review, Part II

    There was plenty of news in Great Falls in 2016. Last week’s newspaper listed happenings of the first six months of the year. Here is a look at some of the happenings that made the news during the last six months of the year.

    July

    • Second Baptist Church Pastor Zack Williams announced a satellite campus of Foothills Theological Schools would be coming to Great Falls.

    • Chester Metropolitan District announced a project to replace water meters in Great Falls.

  • Big kids!
  • Police chief plans to ‘boom’ the buzzards away

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice may soon become known as “the buzzard exterminator.”

    Rice has been handed the additional duty of trying to rid the town of its buzzard population.

  • Simpson wins special election in landslide

    Jamie “Pudge” Simpson won the Great Falls special election in a landslide last Tuesday.

    The election was held to fill the seat of former Councilman Marty Henson who resigned on Sept. 23, citing personal reasons.

    Simpson carried all three precincts to finish with 77 votes or 71.30-percent of the votes. In Great Falls (mill villages 1, 2 and 3), he received 37 votes and in Beckhamville, he got 38 votes. He received two absentee votes.

  • FCSO cautions residents of package thefts

    Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery and staff wish everyone a safe New Year.

    “Please be sure to look after your family, friends and neighbors, especially those who are less fortunate,” Montgomery said. 

  • Lots to do in neighboring Lancaster

    POLTER-HEIST Dinner Theater

    Take a walk on the spooky side when See Lancaster Live presents POLTER-HEIST, an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. The curtain rises on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building on the USC-Lancaster campus.