Great Falls Reporter

  • SLED investigates Fairfield's sheriff election

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of improprieties in the Oct. 14 Democratic primary runoff for the special election for Fairfield County sheriff.
    SLED Public Information Director Thom Berry confirmed the state's top law enforcement agency has received a request to conduct an investigation involving allegations concerning the voting in the primary race for sheriff.

  • The scissors are sassy in downtown salon

    Between the three, the trio at Sassy Scissors has over half a century of hair styling experience.
    Marie George, Melissa Gallman and Kay Hopkins opened the beauty salon at 613 Dearborn St. on Nov. 5.
    George said she has styled hair for 19 years and worked at Smart Styles in the Lancaster Walmart for 15 years.

  • Closure to delay emergency response

    Local police and fire officials are concerned about the delay in emergency response a bridge closure will cause.
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced plans last week to replace the bridge over Rocky Creek on Great Falls Road (S.C. Highway 97) in Chester County.
    SCDOT estimated the duration of the project to be 19 months.
    Great Falls Fire Chief David Galloway said he met with Richburg Volunteer Fire Chief Allen Beer and Assistant Chief Brian Beer to make plans for fire protection in the area.

  • Andy's Village is sure to please palate

    Although he specializes in Greek Food, Andy Galatias hopes his guests will find something to satisfy their palate.
    Galatias is the owner/manager of Andy's Village Restaurant, 514 Chester Ave. He said he opened the restaurant in August but the restaurant now operates under new management.
    The restaurant in the old Hardees building is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday.
    The menu includes lasagna, spaghetti, chicken pita, homemade barbecue, Yiros, Gyros and a variety of Greek dishes.

  • It's raspy, it's soulful, it's Brandon with a 'z'

    His name isn't sounding on the radio or flashing across the TV screen yet but if talent and determination are factors, Brandon Jones may become a familiar name in the music industry.
    The 19-year-old musician/singer said music is the avenue through which he has chosen to create an identity.
    Jones has produced his first solo CD, “B Jonez.”  The CD includes a collaboration of country, rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs.
    “It has a lot of versatility,” Jones said.

  • Nuisance ordinance to be amended


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    Two proposed amendments to the town's nuisance abatement ordinance gained first reading by Great Falls Town Council during the Oct. 20 monthly meeting.

  • Man threatens police officer


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    A Poplar Street man is in jail after threatening a Great Falls Police officer.

    According to the Chester County Detention Center, John Wylie Gay, 52, of 33 Poplar St. was arrested and charged with cursing/abusing and threatening the life of a police officer, disorderly conduct and two counts of use of 911 unlawfully on Oct. 21.

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  • CCSO offers Halloween alternative


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    The Chester County Sheriff's Office is offering an alternative to trick-or-treating this year.

    The first annual “Trick or Treat with the Sheriff” will be held Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the Chester County Law Enforcement Center, 2740 Dawson Drive, Chester.

  • Visit the Creepy 'Campout' Saturday


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    If you like the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, you'll more than likely enjoy a trip to Lake Wateree State Park on Saturday.

    A walk or drive around the campground will lead you to all sorts of spooky, creepy characters and camp sites.

    Campers at Lake Wateree State Park will also give candy to children during the annual event on Nov. 1.