Great Falls Reporter

  • Scott Boyd is the new voice of Great Falls 1

    Fire service and volunteerism runs red through Scott Boyd’s veins in more ways than one.

    Boyd knew in high school that he wanted to pursue a career in fire service. Thirty years later, he can say he fulfilled his dream.

    But he’s not stopping now. Boyd is living his next career goal.

    Boyd, 50, now sits behind the desk at the Great Falls Fire Department as the new fire chief. He became the newest voice of Great Falls 1 on Thursday, Oct. 13. Boyd replaces former Chief David Galloway who resigned in September.

  • Legendary ‘Old Nitrolee’ bier to be released

    Bryan O'Neal, Benford Brewery Agri-brewer in Lancaster and Ray Douglas, visionary Old Nitrolee artist from Great Falls, have together crafted a truly legendary Hefewiezen–Old Nitrolee, dam good bier. 

    The bier represents a cross road of local history and the return of the 2.3 mile free flowing rapids through the channel of the Great Falls of the Catawba.

    As 2016 marks the centennial of the Old Nitrolee dam, 1916-2016, it also stands as the marker milestone for great things to come for the small river town of Great Falls.

  • Sims Foundation awards $67,300 to GRASP

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation announces grant awards totaling $938,093 to 18 local organizations.

    “We are proud to support the needs of our community in partnership with these nonprofit organizations,” said President & CEO Susan DeVenny.

    “The grants are designed to strengthen the health and wellness outcomes of our citizens so that all can reach their fullest potential.”

    The Foundation made a $67,300 grant award to GRASP.

  • CMD adjusts billing schedule

    As reported in a previous article in The Great Falls Reporter, Chester Metropolitan District experienced unexpected software issues surrounding the new meters in the Great Falls service area. The issues continued beyond their anticipation, which caused an additional delay in our billing.

    The first set of Great Falls water bills went into the mail on Oct.7. These bills reflect customer usage between July 24 and Sept. 2. The billing period includes 38 days of service and will likely be higher than usual.

  • Life skills, history and traveling, all part of 4-H

    If you’re young, enjoy meeting people, bonding with other teens, enjoy day trips and learning about the history of South Carolina, 4-H may be an option for you to explore.

    Kesha Johnson, eight-year volunteer leader for the Great Falls 4-H Club, said she enjoys spending time with the five middle and high school-age girls in the club.

  • Town hires new fire chief

    Scott Boyd of York has been hired by the Town of Great Falls as the new fire chief.

    Boyd is replacing former Fire Chief David Galloway. Galloway moved to West Virginia.

    Council gave unanimous approval to Boyd’s hiring at a called council meeting Monday night.

    Boyd did not attend the meeting. He has agreed to an interview Wednesday morning so his profile should appear in next week’s Great Falls Reporter.

  • Special election to fill Henson’s seat

    Voters will go back to the polls the week of Christmas.

    Chester County Elections & Registrations Executive Director Terry Graham said a special municipal election will be held to fill the office of Great Falls Town Councilman Marty Henson.

    Henson resigned on Sept. 23. His resignation cited personal reasons.

    The election will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

  • Chappell hopeful of Fairfield District 3 seat

    Kirk Chappell of Winnsboro has filed as a candidate for the Fairfield County Council District 3 seat vacated by Larry Stewart.

    Stewart resigned in June, citing health reasons.

    Chappell said Stewart is one of his strong supporters.

    District 3 includes Blackstock and part of the Mitford Community.

    “I desire to serve as your councilman,” Chappell said. “I will bring honesty and integrity to the table.”

  • Cameras, feeders stolen from hunt club

    A member of the Pin Oak Hunt Club reported to police that between noon Oct. 8 and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9, a number of cameras were taken from the hunting club.

    Pin Oak Hunt Club leases 7,200 acres on Pendergrass Avenue (across from the industrial park) and Francis Avenue from Timberland Investment Resources LLC.

    The complainant, according to the incident report, told police the cameras were attached to trees throughout the wooded area. He also said a couple of deer feeders were taken.

  • Christmas parade to be held Nov. 20

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20.

    The parade is sponsored by the Town of Great Falls and is the first parade of the holiday season in Chester County.

    Line-up will begin at 2 p.m. and the parade will start at 3 p.m. Please come out and participate in the 2016 Christmas Parade.

    For more information, to enter the parade or to sponsor a float, call Great Falls Town Hall at 482-2055 or Janet Minors Hinson at 482-3700 or 519-8411.