Great Falls Reporter

  • Scouts attend camp, clean up park, visit Charleston

    Cub Scouts have had a busy summer.

    The first week of summer, June 1-5, they attended Day Camp. They learned about fire safety and how to build a campfire, archery and BB gun safety. They went fishing and hiking. They also learned how to do outdoor flag ceremonies and how to fold and carry the American flag. They built rockets and shot them in the air. The Cub Scouts also learned skits and songs.

  • Shootin’ the breeze… (under the trees)

    Call them the “Cedar Tree Club.”

    Most people don’t know their names.

    They just know them as the five, six or maybe seven black men and an occasional black female who gather underneath a couple of large trees at the intersection of U.S. Highway 21/Chester Avenue and Dearborn Street.

    The men have huddled together, day after day, for more than two decades.

    “I’ve been coming 20 years or more,” Nathaniel Khrushchev said.

  • Lions Club hosts district governor



    The Great Falls Lions Club held its annual summer barbecue on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Rossville Community Center.

    The banquet meal was prepared and served by The Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

    The event was attended by Lions Club members, their spouses, widows of former club members and other invited guests. The food was delicious and the fellowship was superb.

  • Learning to compete…in a world of technology

    The students are not the only ones getting an education at Great Falls High School.

    The administration and teachers are also learning.

    The Chester County School District began transforming traditional classrooms into classrooms of the future last year when they rolled out their hiTEC (Helping to Integrate Technology Education and Careers) tablet deployment at all three high schools.

  • Solo resident shows up for forum

    One person showed up at the second open Town Hall meeting held last Thursday.

    At the first public forum in March, 14 people attended and voiced their concerns with the police department, Internet service in town, the walking trail and a request for a skate park. Darla Wynne also questioned why she has not had any communication on her request involving the audiotape that included former Mayor Don Camp referring to her female anatomy.

  • Food, family and fun
  • A slow ride to look at a fast future

    The rain did not stop a group of eager people from hopping aboard one of two pontoon boats to travel from the Debutary Creek access area to Stumpy Pond on Sunday.

    The boaters, members of the Great Falls Town Council and Great Falls Home Town Association, wanted to see the areas Duke Energy plans to focus on as part of recreational upgrades included in their relicensing agreement.

    The rain lasted about 10 minutes, just enough time to get the travelers wet. After the laughter, the boaters were excited to continue the tour.

  • Lathan celebrates 80th birthday

    Carl George “Pete” Lathan of Georgetown, formerly of Great Falls, celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

    He celebrated with a family luncheon on Sunday, Aug. 16. As a special surprise, Lathan learned he is going to be a great-grandfather…again.

    Born on Aug. 17, 1935, Lathan is the son of the late George Randall Lathan and Martha Morgan Lathan of Great Falls.

  • Grangers ‘cast’ from their home

    Duke Street was filled with energy last Thursday as Duke Energy’s hydroelectric station continued its generation of electricity on the road below.

    The normally quiet neighborhood became an area of peak interest as people tried to catch a glimpse of what was going on.

    Why all of the commotion?

    Hollywood was back in Great Falls!

    A production crew was in town to film segments of a 10-episide Cinemax drama series, “Outcast,” based on Robert Kirkman’s and artist Paul Azaceta’s comic series of the same name.

  • Dixon said he’s fed up with the lies

    Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon vocalized that he’s upset with accusations at Monday night’s town council meeting.

    “I’ve had lies told on me for three years and I’m fed up with it,” Dixon said.

    Dixon expressed his feelings after Councilman Dean Runion brought up holding another community meeting to allow citizens to voice their concerns to council.