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Great Falls Reporter

  • Someone should be held accountable

    (Editor’s Note: The following is a joint statement sent from Senator Mike Fanning (District 17: Fairfield, Chester and York counties), State Representative Mary Gail Douglas (District 41: Fairfield and Richland counties) and Fairfield County Council Chairman Billy Smith on Aug. 1 regarding SCANA, SCE&G and Santee Cooper's announced plans to abandon the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Western Fairfield County.)

    To the Editor:

  • Smith sworn in
  • Deceased dog found chained in yard

    A Walnut Street, Great Falls man has been charged with animal cruelty after police found a deceased Pit Bull in the man’s back yard.

    According to an incident report from the Great Falls Police Department, Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, of 45 Walnut St., Great Falls was arrested after an officer was dispatched to his home on July 10 in reference to a blue Pit Bull that was believed to have been mistreated before its death.

  • Council considers request to burn debris

    Edward “Bo” Beaty appeared before Great Falls Town Council on July 17.

    Beaty asked council to approve his request to burn some downed trees at his property on 11 Calhoun St.

    Beaty said he had some trees cut down and he has been trying to clean the property up. He said he also cleared the right-of-way for the sewer line.

    He told council he would burn a pile each weekend if they would approve  his request.

  • Help responders get to you

    The Great Falls Fire Department wants to help you in emergency situations.

    The department is trying to develop a list of handicapped and disabled people in the community who might need assistance in the event of a power outage.

    The fire department is asking handicapped and disabled persons or one of their family members or friends to provide vital information including the person’s name, address, phone number, nature of disability and directions to their house if they live in a secluded area.

  • Free food, backpacks at Back-to-school bash

    Evangel Temple Assembly of God is gearing up for its first youth- oriented community outreach project.

    The church will sponsor a Back-to-School Bash on Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. The event will offer a free hot dog meal with chips and a drink, cotton candy, sno cones and popcorn.

    Evangel Temple Pastor Wayne Gardner said a bounce house and inflatable slide will be set up for kids to enjoy.

  • Dam and power plant tours are Saturday

    Tours of the Great Falls dam and power plant will be held on Saturday.

    Sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association and Duke Energy, the tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The power plant parking area is located off Brooklyn Road.

    The tours are free and are being held as part of “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian programs that are being held throughout Chester County from June 24 through Aug. 6. Tours will begin on the half hour.

  • Rehab with a ribbon cutting
  • Garris turns 70, finishes college, finds new mission

    BY MANDY CATOE

    Landmark News Service

  • GFHTA showcases its Smithsonian exhibit

    “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian exhibit in Chester inspired an exhibit in Great Falls that outlines the many ways that work influences life and culture in the small town in the southeast corner of Chester County.

    Because Great Falls sits squarely on the Catawba River, the flowing waters have been a center of life for millennia. The Catawba and Wateree tribes used the waters and banks of the river to survive as, scholars believe, the aboriginal people in this area of the Carolinas.