Great Falls Reporter

  • Great Falls, SC – a destination for tourists

    Great Falls has a promising future in store but a commitment from town officials and the community is needed to see the vision come to fruition.

    “Many things are coming to Great Falls in the next five years,” Dick Christie, S.C. Department of Natural Resources Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Relicensing coordinator, said at a Sept. 26 called town council informational session.

  • Swearingen files for District 3 seat

    Peggy Swearingen of Blair wants to serve on Fairfield County Council.

    She hopes to fill the seat vacated by District 3 Representative Larry Stewart. Stewart resigned from council on June 30, citing health reasons.

    Swearingen said she is sorry Stewart has been unable to fulfill his four-year obligation to District 3. She said he was successful in implementing some new ideas.

    “But sometimes our timeline is not God’s timeline,” Swearingen said.

  • 'Person of interest' identified in Roof murder


    The Morning Call

    Although no arrests have been made since a Lower Macungie Township, Pa. 46-year-old mother was shot and killed early Sept. 13 in the driveway of her suburban home, the investigation is "progressing nicely," a state police lieutenant said (on Sept. 19).

  • Students cast their ballots
  • Councilman accuses mayor of breaking the law

    Great Falls Town Councilman Earl Taylor accused Mayor Lee Montgomery of breaking the law.

    Taylor, during the Sept. 19 meeting, said Montgomery broke the law when he authorized payment to an attorney who represented the town in the April 11 election protest hearing.

  • Wynne warned to silence phone

    The “ding, ding” of a cell phone sending and receiving messages appeared to annoy more than one person at the Sept. 19 town council meeting.

    One member of the audience was heard saying “Shhh,” as Darla Wynne’s cell phone sounded.

    Wynne video taped the meeting with one phone and used another phone for communication.

    Police Chief Steven Rice became distracted by the dinging of the phone as he presented his report to council.

  • CMD customers to receive two bills

    Chester Metropolitan District’s Great Falls meter project is nearing completion.

    Overall, the project has remained on schedule but unexpected software issues have delayed billing in Great Falls.

    As a result, Great Falls customers will receive two bills within the next two weeks. The first bill will reflect customer usage between July 24 and Sept. 1. The billing period will include 38 days of service and will likely be higher than usual. The second bill will include approximately 28 days of usage and may be slightly smaller than usual.

  • Henson resigns from council

    Great Falls Town Councilman Marty Henson has resigned from his seat on council.

    Henson turned in his resignation, effective immediately, on Friday, Sept. 23.

    Town Clerk Julie Blackwell said the resignation cited personal reasons.

    Henson is serving his second term on council. His seat will expire in 2018.

    A special election to fill Henson’s seat will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, according to Chester County Elections & Registration Executive Director Terry Graham.

  • ‘Love Fest’ to be held Saturday

    First Mt. Zion Baptist Church Youth Director NyRissa Crockett is spearheading “Love Fest” on Saturday.

    Crockett said her vision is for every church in Great Falls to be represented at the event and to spread the love and Word of God in the community.
    “Love Fest” will be held on Oct. 1 beginning at 4 p.m. on the grounds between the War Memorial Building and the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. The event will include entertainment, food and fun for children.

  • Community revival begins on Sunday

    The annual Great Falls Community Revival will begin Sunday underneath a tent in the First Baptist Church Park beside the War Memorial Building. Services will continue through Wednesday.

    The community gathering is sponsored by the Great Falls Ministerial Association.

    Sunday’s service will begin at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Melroid Lynn from Pine Grove Baptist Church delivering the message.

    Services Monday through Wednesday will begin at 7 p.m.