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Great Falls Reporter

  • ‘The Polar Express’ awaits your arrival

    When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

    Come join others on the journey as “The Polar Express” is shown Friday night, Dec. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Park.

    Greater Great Falls invites everyone to the family movie night with a holiday theme.

  • Cub Scouts to clean cemetery

    Cub Scout Damon Rajas of Cub Scout Pack 176 had an idea for a public service project.

    Rajas shared his brainstorm with other Scouts and they decided to join in the effort.

    Scoutmaster Brian Harper said Cub Scout Pack 176 will pick up trash and debris from Greenlawn Cemetery on Sunday, Dec. 3, beginning at 2 p.m.

    James Baker has agreed to provide trash bags for the cleanup, Harper said.

    “These boys are giving back to the community,” Harper said.

  • Duke honors Simon during veteran appreciation

    BY PAGE LEGGETT

    Duke Energy Illumination Contributor

    Semper fi (Always faithful).

  • Forget the turkey, cook a deer

    The smell of turkey and dressing will fill the air as cooks prepare their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

    A  bountiful feast with the traditional bird and side dishes of rice and gravy, green beans, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, corn and other favorites are sure to satisfy the appetites of young and old alike.

  • Duke postpones reservoir drawdown

    Duke Energy has announced a change in the dates for the Great Falls Reservoir drawdown originally scheduled for Nov. 12-17.

    In the Lower Catawba – Great Falls/Fishing Creek reservoirs, the Great Falls Reservoir will be drawn down about 25 feet the week of Dec. 4 to repair equipment at the Dearborn Hydro Station.

    To maintain the Great Falls Reservoir drawdown, the Fishing Creek Reservoir will be lowered by about five feet to a level of 95.2-feet local datum and operation of the Fishing Creek Hydro Station will be limited.

  • FCSO offers church security presentations

    The  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office extends its most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragic shooting incident that occurred recently at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • Feeding the town
  • Christmas Parade to bring in holiday spirit

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 19. The parade, sponsored by the Town of Great Falls, is the first parade of the Christmas season in Chester County. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. Line-up will begin at 2 p.m.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice advises all parade participants to follow these guidelines:

    • Participants should enter Brooklyn Road from Chester Avenue/Ridgeway Road at Old Winnsboro Road. Staff members will assist you on how to enter the line-up.

  • Town receives grant for pump station upgrade

    The Town of Great Falls has been awarded a $290,000 S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority grant to upgrade a pump station.

    The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved grant assistance for 28 communities totaling more than $12 million to ensure safe drinking water for residents and provide infrastructure reliability for area businesses.

  • Great Falls Cross Country Team places seventh at state

    The Great Falls Middle/High School Cross Country Team ended the season with outstanding accomplishments.

    Landon Digh placed sixth with a time of 18:16 minutes, running 3.1 miles against 89 runners in the 1A state championship at Sandhills in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 4. He is the first runner in the history of Great Falls cross country to receive All-State honors.