Great Falls Reporter

  • Stewart is ready to take office


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    Larry Stewart is ready to go to work.

    He was declared the victor of the March 3 special general election for the Fairfield County Council District 3 seat.

    Stewart claimed almost 51-percent of the votes cast with 429 votes. Incumbent Mikel Trapp gained 45-percent with 383 votes and Tangee Brice Jacobs got four percent with 34 votes. There was one write-in vote.

  • Emergency Alert available in Fairfield County


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    If you have not signed up for the Fairfield County Emergency Alert Program, Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery encourages you to do so.

  • Man charged with animal cruelty


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    A Great Falls man spent the night in jail and is facing a felony charge after police charged him with animal cruelty on Sunday.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Cory Allen Smith, 27, of Great Falls was charged with animals/ill treatment of animals in general, torture in the death of his ex-girlfriend's small puppy.

  • Runion graduates from Municipal Institute


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    Councilman Larry Dean Runion from the Town of Great Falls graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government on Feb. 4. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Hometown Legislative Action Day.

  • The older, the better for Barn Chick's

    Rusty nails, belt buckles, crooked wood, twine, leather, door and old barn hinges are just a few of Tassey Leonhardt's favorite things.

    Leonhardt uses all of these items and more in her self-starter home business, Barn Chick's.

    Leonhardt started her custom primitive wood signs, Barn Chick's, in September 2014 and in the past six months, has designed and crafted 382 signs. Christmas and Valentine's Day were her two biggest selling days, she said.

  • An opportunity to tell council what you think


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  • Home Town asks council to help pay dues


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    Great Falls Home Town Association Board of Directors Chairman Clayton Wilson asked Great Falls Town Council to consider assisting the association with its membership dues to Main Street South Carolina.

    Main Street South Carolina is a service of the Municipal Association of South Carolina and is accredited by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  • Two fires in less than 12 hours


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    Great Falls firefighters responded to two fires in less than 12 hours over the weekend.

    Great Falls Fire Chief David Galloway said the call for the first fire at 43 Pine St. came in at 9:54 p.m. Friday.

  • Special election is Tuesday in Fairfield

    The polls will be open on Tuesday, March 3, in Fairfield County to allow voters to vote in a special general election for the Fairfield County Council District 3 seat.

    Incumbent Mikel Trapp won the Nov. 4, 2014 election by four votes but challenger Larry Stewart protested the election, listing three arguments in his protest.

    The Election Commission upheld two of Stewart's three arguments and ordered a new election between Stewart and Trapp.

  • The work of childhood