Great Falls Reporter

  • Grant will upgrade Minors Complex


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    Chester County Council approved the match necessary to obtain a grant last week which will benefit Great Falls.

    The grant was presented to the council by Chester County Treasurer Tommy Darby. One, worth $30,000, comes from the South Carolina Department of Recreation and Tourism and will go toward significant upgrades at the David Minors Complex.

  • Woman dies after she was run over


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    A Mitford Community woman lost her life Saturday night after she was run over by a vehicle.

    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Grace Hutto Goodwin, 47, of 16053 State Hwy. 200, Great Falls died Oct. 11 as a result of injuries she suffered after she was run over.

    Ramsey said the cause of death is listed as multi trauma as a result of being run over.

  • Fairfield County offers emergency alerts

    An emergency notification system is available to Fairfield County residents and provides alerts and critical information quickly in an emergency situation such as an evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods, advisories to stay inside and other pertinent instructions in case of an emergency.

    The Fairfield County Emergency Alert Program is provided through the county's 911 Center.

    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to register for the emergency notification system.

  • Learning fire safety
  • A penny could turn into dollars for town


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    If Chester County voters choose to continue the one cent sales tax when casting their ballot in the Nov. 4 general election, several projects in Great Falls will receive funding.

    Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery and Councilman Glenn Smith presented a “wish list” to the Chester County Sales Tax Commission on Aug. 8.

  • Where's the water?
  • A tiny stick may keep you well


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    Flu season is just around the corner.

    You're feeling fine but all of a sudden you feel like you've been hit by a train. You have severe aches in your joints and muscles, pain and tiredness around your eyes, you feel weak or fatigued, you're warm, have flushed skin and red, watery eyes, a headache, a dry cough or sore throat and you may also have a fever.

  • Sheriff's race still undecided


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    It is up in the air who will be the next sheriff of Fairfield County.

    And it could be almost six weeks before an official call is made.

    A special primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 30, ended with Will Montgomery as the top vote-getter with 1,613 votes. In second place was Keith Lewis with 1,595 votes.

  • A firm (and bionic) handshake


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    For the first time in his life, Henry “Bubba” Stevenson Jr. can offer a handshake. But it's not your everyday handshake...it's bionic!

    Stevenson, 23, was fitted with a “1-limb ultra bionic arm” on Sept. 22.

    Stevenson was born without arms. On his right side, his arm stops shy of his elbow and on his left side, there is only a nub below his shoulder.

  • Dixon pushes skateboarding

    Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon wants to offer four-wheel action riding opportunities to Great Falls youth.

    A member of council's recreation committee, Dixon is looking for a location to build a park where youth can show off their skateboarding skills.