Great Falls Reporter

  • JROTC students smart their way to Washington


    Special to the Reporter

    Congratulations to the Great Falls High School JROTC program!

    Cadets qualified to advance to the 2018 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., June 22-26. 
    The competition began in November 2017 with 1,389 teams across the United States, Germany, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Only 32 teams will advance to the National Championship in Washington, D.C.

  • Smith seeks third term on council

    Great Falls Town Councilman Glenn Smith isn’t ready to call it quits. He wants to continue to serve his town.

    Smith has served two four-year terms on town council and hopes voters will re-elect him to a third term.

    His believes in the community and thinks he has the skills needed to move the town forward, he said.

    Smith was first elected in 2010. He is chairman of the town council finance committee.

  • Parsons wins seven press awards

    Great Falls ReporterEditor Nancy Parsons brought home five writing awards and two photography awards from Saturday's annual S.C. Press Association Awards Luncheon held at The Spartanburg Marriott.

    In the writing division, Parsons won first place for Business Beat Reporting for her stories “Cracked pots, flowers, gifts and artwork,” “No more tall beers, tall tales at Hambone’s,”

  • Veterans want to honor fallen comrades

    A group of Great Falls veterans are making plans to honor their fallen comrades on Memorial Day this year.

    The Veterans of Valor plans to place an American Flag on the grave of each veteran in the town’s three cemeteries.

    Formed by Dana Greenleaf and Millard Smith, the group’s purpose is to recognize the men and women of Great Falls who have served their country in uniform. Both men agreed that honoring the fallen veterans on Memorial Day was an appropriate way to begin what they hope would become a tradition in the community. 

  • Handing the store over, part by part

    Great Falls Auto Parts has been a constant for over three decades.

    So has the face that has served as manager of the store since it opened on April 1, 1987.

    Things have changed. The store remains open but the familiar face behind the counter will not be as visible as it once was.

    The man filled with tons of knowledge about automotive parts and ways to fix vehicle problems isn’t around as much as he once was.

    After serving as manager of Great Falls Auto Parts for 31 years, Steve Case has made the decision to enter retirement.

  • Meet the candidates at Tuesday forum

    The Town of Great Falls will hold an election on Tuesday, April 10, for the office of mayor and three council seats.

    Mayor Lee Montgomery and Councilmen Glenn Smith, Jamie “Pudge” Simpson and Earl Taylor have filed for re-election.

    Joining Montgomery is the race for mayor is Dean Runion and Debra Kelly. Also vying for a seat on council are David Dutton and Maria Chaplin.

  • Fire chief targeted by phone scam…again

    Apparently the Mitford Volunteer Fire Department chief is in the top spot for scam callers.

    On Dec. 6, 2017, MVFD Chief Mike Good reported to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office that he received a couple of unexpected phone calls.

  • Arson not suspected in weekend fires

    WINNSBORO – Officials with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Forestry Commission do not believe any of the wildfires in Fairfield County over the weekend were the result of arson.

  • Senior to sponsor election forum

    Great Falls High School Senior Matthew Trent and the Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor an election forum for candidates in the upcoming Town of Great Falls election.

    The forum will be held on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Falls High School Little Theatre.

    Trent’s senior project is an election forum, which will highlight the candidates who are running for mayor and town council in the April 10 election. The forum will give community members the chance to listen to questions that will be presented to the candidates.

  • Runion wants to serve as mayor

    Former Great Falls Town Councilman Larry “Dean” Runion said his belief that Great Falls’ pride and quality of life can be improved greatly for everyone are the reasons he decided to file for office of mayor.

    Runion previously served on council in 2008 and in 2014 for a total of three years. He has completed courses through the Municipal Association of South Carolina.