Great Falls Reporter

  • Words of dad continue to sound


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    Father's Day will be celebrated on Sunday. The day is set aside to honor fathers.

    Some people call their fathers Dad, Daddy or Father. Others refer to their father figure as Pop, Pa or Papa.

    Fathers are often known for giving advice and some of their words continue to resonate through the years.

  • Weight restriction posted on bridge


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    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is posting a weight restriction for the bridge on Mountain Gap Road (S.C. Highway 901) over Rocky Creek near the Town of Great Falls in Chester County.

  • Ready or not, it's time to tell the story


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    The Town of Great Falls has a great opportunity ahead to become a popular recreation destination.

    To make it happen, the town has to begin readying for the future. It has to tell its story...now.

  • GRASP fundraiser tops halfway mark


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    GRASP is getting closer to buying a building to serve as its Crisis Relief Center.

    The Great Falls Referral and Assistance Service Project (GRASP) has kicked off a fundraising campaign to help meet its goal.

    GRASP has also entered into a rent/purchase agreement with ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union for its former office at 802 Dearborn St.

  • Grant to upgrade Seaboard sewer line


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    A $346,800 South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority grant will help the Town of Great Falls upgrade one of its sewer trunk lines.

    According to Catawba Regional Council of Governments Community Development Planner Jason Vance, the grant will be used to replace 4,000 feet of 10” sewer line and 1,600 linear feet of 12” sewer line on Seaboard Street.

  • EMS...more than a job, it's a calling

    You sit down to eat dinner and you're forced to lay your fork down. You try a second time and the same thing happens.

    It's almost midnight and you're ready to get some sleep. You're exhausted, but you have to get out of bed and answer the call.

    The call?

    It could be one of the 6,000 calls Chester County EMS averages a year.

  • Help Candace at 'No One Fights Alone' event

    It's often said that when someone in the community is fighting a battle, the town stands behind them with support.

    This statement is proving true once again as the town rallies behind a 20-year-old woman's fight against cancer.

    "You can say what you want about Great Falls but people come together when there is a need," said Sheri Snead of Great Falls Family Medicine.

  • Town gets grant for sewer line


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    The Town of Great Falls has been awarded a $346,800 grant to upgrade a sewer trunk line.

    The grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority will aid the town in a partial sewer line replacement on Seaboard Street, according to Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery.

    “It is one of the worst lines in Great Falls,” Montgomery said.

  • Council gives first reading approval to $1 million budget


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    Great Falls Town Council gave first reading approval to a $1,071,411 general fund budget at its May 18 monthly meeting.

    The budget passed in a 5 to 1 vote with Councilman Charles Dixon opposing. Councilman Marty Henson abstained from voting.

    “I voted no because I haven't had time to read it,” Dixon said.

  • A break from the heat