Great Falls Reporter

  • The house is open!
  • A place to meet, a place for music

    A building in the downtown area could be an ideal spot for recreational opportunities, Councilman Charles Dixon said.

    Dixon, during the Oct. 19 council meeting, said the old Winn Dixie building owned by the town could be renovated and leased for auctions, as a music venue or a recreation center.

    “A lot of people from Great Falls go to Blackstock to listen to or either play music there. Bluegrass, gospel, country, I think it would be an awesome idea and give people something to do instead of going out-of-town,” Dixon said.

  • Touring the islands along the Catawba

    The colors of fall were previewed in a pontoon boat tour from The Debutary Boat Landing to Stumpy Pond on Sunday, Oct. 25.

    The afternoon tours served as a fundraiser for the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    Three pontoon boats, commandeered by Cam Brunson, Keith Dry and Hank Starnes, transported 36 guests along the waterway. Shades of gold, orange and red dotted the shorelines of the islands seen on the tour.

  • Christmas parade accepting entries

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at 3 p.m. Line-up begins at 2 p.m.

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

    Community leaders, civic groups, bands, school units, Shriners, Scouts, beauty queens and other units of interest are invited to participate.

  • A look at history
  • Town, rural fire departments join forces

    A town and a rural volunteer fire department are joining forces to provide better fire protection for their districts.

    Great Falls Town Council has given Fire Chief David Galloway approval to go forward with establishing an automatic aid agreement with Mitford Volunteer Fire Department.

    Galloway brought the proposal to council in September and gained the green light to proceed during the Oct. 19 meeting.

    The Great Falls Fire Department and Mitford Volunteer Fire Department have a mutual aid agreement and have backed each other on calls for years.

  • The doors for ‘help’ swing open Thursday


  • Man dies in ATV crash

    A 43-year-old man died last Tuesday after crashing on a four-wheeler.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Johnny M. “Bubba” McManus II, 43, of 51 Holly St., was riding a four-wheeler on the old railroad bed between the No. 2 mill village and the river near Fishing Creek Dam on Oct. 20 when he crashed the ATV and was killed.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said he received the call about the accident between 6:45 and 7 p.m.

  • Woman fatally injured in I-77 wreck

    A Newark, Ohio woman was fatally injured on Wednesday, Oct. 21, when a motorcycle she was a passenger on was involved in a four-vehicle crash around 4:20 p.m. on Interstate 77 near the 50-mile marker in Fairfield County.

    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Sheryl Volpe, 65, died from injuries suffered in the crash. Ramsey said Volpe was transported to Providence Hospital Northeast in Columbia and was pronounced deceased at 5:21 p.m.

    Volpe was a passenger on a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Bernard Volpe also of Newark.

  • Dare to visit the ‘Creepy Campground’

    The Lake Wateree Campground will be anything but tranquil this weekend.

    Campers will transform the campground into “Lake Wateree’s Creepy Campground” beginning at noon on Saturday.

    The state park’s Halloween campout will feature costume and decoration contests, Halloween activities to include storytelling by S.C. master storyteller, author and researcher Sherman Carmichael, trick-or-treat, t-shirts, refreshments, a pumpkin roll, pumpkin toss, a raffle and more.

    Activities and times include: