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Great Falls Reporter

  • Camden man loses life in collision

    A Camden man lost his life in a two-vehicle collision on Monday around 1:25 p.m. on U.S. Highway 21 (Catawba River Road) near S.C. Highway 200, 1.4 miles north of Great Falls.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Joseph Banks Morton, 86, of Camden was fatally injured in the accident. He was pronounced deceased on the scene and died from blunt force trauma, Tinker said.

  • Great Falls High School history teacher is February Rock Star Teacher

    A Great Falls High School history teacher has made his own mark in Chester County School District history as he was named the Rock Star Teacher of the Month for February.

    Michael Bradley received the honor this week as district officials surprised him in his GFHS classroom with the announcement.

  • Learn about nutrition at GRASP

    GRASP, the Fort Lawn Community Center and the Chester County Literacy Council are offering a free nutritional course at the GRASP office in Great Falls.

    The Nutrition 101 classes, funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation and taught by Chester County Literacy Council Instructor Dee Frederick, will include three classes. GRASP Executive Director Kim Hope Moore said the classes will be held on Tuesday, March 21, March 28 and April 4 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

  • Volunteers honored for life-saving efforts

    Three members of the Great Falls Fire Department were recognized for meritorious service during the Feb. 20 town council meeting.

    The firefighters were honored for their efforts to save a man’s life on Dec. 29, 2016.

    Great Falls Fire Chief Scott Boyd nominated Great Falls Fire Department Capt. Justin Curtice, volunteer firefighter Matthew Collins and Chester County Codes Enforcement Officer and part-time fire department employee T.J. Martin, for their assistance at a medical call four days after Christmas 2016.

  • No one owns up to storm drain problem

    “It’s time to stop playing around with dangerous things around here,” David Dutton told Great Falls Town Council at their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 20.

    Dutton said a storm drain between Adam Collins’ and his son’s house at 57 Popular St. has turned into a hazard.

    The ground around the drain has caved in and Dutton said he is concerned that a child may fall into the hole. He said the hole is chest deep to him.

  • A new (but familiar) face at the drug store

    There’s a new pharmacist in town.

    And to a lot of people, he’s a familiar face.

    Chris Kennington of Great Falls joined the staff at Great Falls Pharmacy on Monday, Feb. 27.

    “Chris brings vast experience in patient care,” said Pete Milhorn, owner/pharmacist of Great Falls Pharmacy.

    Kennington, 42, is a Great Falls native and is the son of Melvin and Sandra Kennington. He is married to the former Chasidy Lucas and they have two children, Jackson, 11; and Lily Grace, 8.

  • Duke Energy to inspect shoreline structures along Rocky Creek and Fishing Creek

    Starting in March, Duke Energy will perform inspections of piers and structures located along the shorelines of Rocky Creek and Fishing Creek in Chester, Fairfield and Lancaster counties.

    These inspections are part of the company's structure renovation and removal program and should last approximately two weeks. Inspections could be delayed depending on the weather.

  • Volunteers needed for River sweep

    Volunteers are needed for the Great Falls River sweep which will be held on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

    This is the second river sweep that the Great Falls Home Town Association has held; the last one being in November.

  • An unusual site
  • 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.