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Great Falls Reporter

  • Tiffany returns with three meals a day

     

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    As the sun comes up, the smell of bacon frying in the kitchen fills the air. There's also pancakes on the griddle, the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and biscuits in the oven.

    Around 11 a.m., a whiff of a hamburger patty, a trace of grilled chicken or the flavor of a slow cooked roast in the crock pot could cause your smell of the fresh cooked food to turn into hunger pains.

  • Thieves target Lake Wateree area

     

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    From release

    There have been several recent incidents where unknown individuals have stolen items from residences in the Lake Wateree area, according to Maj. Brad Douglas of the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.

    “Of course, citizens throughout Fairfield County should be aware of incidents such as these and remain vigilant,” Douglas said.

  • Teen ran over by unattended truck

     

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    A teenager was accidentally ran over by a truck after the vehicle was left unattended Saturday.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Hanna Massey, 17, of 14 Center St. placed a child in the truck and left the truck's engine running. He said the child was not restrained in a car seat, moved locations in the truck and pulled the gear shift down, causing the truck to move forward.

  • Documentary highlights the 'Wynne-s' of change

     

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    Darla Wynne said she became a hostage in her own home nine years ago.

    “I moved from Alaska and started a new life. I started a (explicit) good life for myself but lost it all because I stood up to a handful of men,” Wynne said in a trailer (preview) of a documentary film about her fight for religious freedom.

  • Bridge construction still on delay

     

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    From release

     

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is currently resolving the final details with the environmental permitting agencies in order to reduce any environmental impact required to replace the bridge over Rocky Creek on Great Falls Road (S.C. Highway 97) in Chester County.

  • McAbee recognized as a Microsoft global leader

     

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    Rachel McAbee of Great Falls Elementary was selected by Microsoft as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE Expert) for 2015 for her excellence in using technology to help students learn and achieve more – and ultimately succeed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

  • FCSO establishes crime 'tip' line

     

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    Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery announced the Sheriff's Office has established an anonymous crime tip line and a “tip” email address.

    The telephone number for the tip line is 803-815-4191 and the email address is FCSOTIPLINE@GMAIL.COM.

    The number is available 24-hours a day and is an available tool for the community to leave information concerning any crime.

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  • The cost to flush is going to rise

     

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    Flushing your toilet is going to cost you a couple of extra dollars a month.

    The basic sewer fee in the Town of Great Falls is going up from $17.75 to $20 a month, a 12.7 percent increase.

    Great Falls Town Council gave second reading approval to the increase during the Jan. 20 regular monthly meeting. The meeting was postponed a day because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Council to get guidelines guidance

     

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    Great Falls Town Council will receive instruction on procedures, guidelines for committee meetings and the Freedom of Information Act at a planned workshop next month.