Great Falls Reporter

  • Five contenders in sheriff's race

    Fairfield County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 30 to elect a new sheriff.

    Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young stepped down as the county's top law enforcement official in July, citing medical concerns as the leading cause for him to reassess his personal and professional life.

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  • Scholarship planned in Jeramie's memory


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    The horrible tragedy that took place on July 25 will forever be etched in the memory of Monica Eagle.

    Eagle watched as her son struggled to stay above water but lost his fight and drowned at Lake Wateree State Park.

    Eagle hopes she can turn the loss of her son into something positive for the community. She wants to establish a sports scholarship in his memory.

  • GFHTA and CLT Children’s drama is Friday


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    The Great Falls Home Town Association, in partnership with the Chester Little Theatre, sponsored a children’s theater program this summer. The workshop production for this program will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Great Falls War Memorial Building.

    The group has been working hard over the past two weeks and will present a variety show with skits, shot plays, jokes, music and more.

  • Stolen items recovered in Fairfield County


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    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with a number of thefts and burglaries in the Lake Wateree area.

    Ridgeway and the Longtown Community were also targeted in the crime spree.

  • Padgett appointed interim sheriff


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    S.C. Governor Nikki Haley has appointed Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Capt. Dunstan Christopher Padgett as interim sheriff following the resignation of Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young.

    Young resigned in July due to health issues.

  • Councilman wants mill area cleaned up


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    Nuisance abatement was the most talked about topic at the July 21 Great Falls Town Council meeting.

    Councilman Dean Runion, chairman of the streets and buildings committee, questioned the town's policy of sending registered letters and then giving property owners 15 days to clean up a nuisance.

    Town Attorney Brian Grier recommended the town continue enforcing the policy.

  • Pull over...it's Pop's Produce!


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    William Hipp is a young entrepreneur.

    The 15-year-old started his own business.

    “I wanted to have a job,” Hipp said.

    In July, Hipp opened “Pop's Produce,” a roadside produce stand at 5168 Great Falls Highway, just past the former Hoke Lumber Company.

  • Young steps down as neighboring sheriff


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    After 22 years of service as the county's top law enforcement official, Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young is stepping down.

    “It is with mixed emotions that we announce Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign as sheriff of Fairfield County,” a release from the Sheriff's Department said.

  • Football, cheerleader registration announced


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    The City of Chester Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for tackle football, ages nine-10 and 11-12; and cheerleaders ages seven to 12.

    This is a county-wide program including Chester, Lewisville and Great Falls.

    Registrations can be done at:

    • Great Falls Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.