Great Falls Reporter

  • Two indicted for trafficking meth


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    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Sept. 4 the State Grand Jury has returned an indictment against 37 people in Chester and Lancaster Counties in connection with a methamphetamine production and trafficking operation.

    The defendants were indicted for conspiring to traffic methamphetamine that was manufactured in labs located in Lancaster and Chester Counties from November 2012 to the present.

  • GFHTA plans Christmas event


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    From release


    The Great Falls Home Town Association Community Committee has plans for the annual Christmas celebration well under way for 2014.

    Participants are being sought for this year’s event.

  • Sewer fee increase proposed


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    If you live in the Town of Great Falls and use its wastewater treatment service, you may see an increase in your monthly bill.

    Great Falls Town Council discussed the possibility of increasing sewer fees at its Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Council looks at updating ordinances


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    A lengthy discussion ensued when Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon brought up codification of town ordinances and posting ordinances online during the Aug. 18 monthly meeting.

    “I brought this up about a year ago but if everyone thinks it's bad for the town, I won't keep bringing it up,” Dixon said.

  • A patriotic salute
  • Stewart seeks District 3 seat


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    Walter Larry Stewart of the Mitford Community is offering himself as a candidate in the Fairfield County Council District 3 election.

    Stewart said it is his first bid at an elected office.

    “I am running as a citizen candidate,” Stewart said. “I had no desire to before but somebody has to do something.”

  • Camp cleared in SLED investigation


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    Former Great Falls Mayor Don Camp has been cleared of criminal charges by the State Law Enforcement Division after he ordered the removal of items including a hospital bed, two mattresses and a couch from a house on Pine Street on May 2. He also told town employees to push an old boat down a hill in the yard.

    SLED's 30-page investigation summary included a copy of a letter signed by Sixth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Pocketful of drugs sends man to jail


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    A 33-year-old man was released from the Chester County Detention Center Saturday after a public disorderly conduct charge led to two drug charges.

  • Man displaced after house fire


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    Mitford Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by several neighboring fire departments, fought to save Bobby McCowan's home on Heritage Road after a fire broke out last Monday.

    MVFD Chief Mike Good said McCowan was laying on the couch, watching TV when he heard a “pop” sound. He said fire came around the corner and across the ceiling in the living room.

  • Visit to sister ends in fatal crash


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    A Winnsboro man lost his life after visiting his sister in Great Falls on Sunday, according to Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey.

    Ramsey said Marhrloh Cook, 32, of 113 Railroad Ave., Winnsboro, had been to see his sister, Jean Walker, in Great Falls and was on his way home when he lost control of the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door Cierra he was driving.