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Great Falls Reporter

  • Standing room only at the ‘Big Bad Musical’

    From staff reports

    There was standing room only in the Great Falls Middle/High School Little Theater.

    “It was a huge event,” Shannon Mills said. “I could not believe how many people attended. There were no seats left and people were standing around the sides of the Little Theater and then outside of the theater. I guess the folks around Great Falls appreciate the arts!”

  • Town to enforce garbage ordinance

    Due to health and safety issues of garbage in bags only, the Town of Great Falls is informing residents that in the very near future, all household garbage must be in an enclosed container.

    “The ordinance will be strictly enforced for those not in compliance,” a written statement from Councilman Dean Runion, chairman of the sanitation and wastewater committee said.

  • GFHTA to sponsor paddle for festival

    Stumpy Pond is beautiful in the morning when the sun is glistening on the rippling water. The reservoir is just over the tree line from downtown Great Falls, but not everyone knows its beauty and serenity.

    The Great Falls Home Town Association is sponsoring a kayak/canoe paddle on Saturday, morning, May 28, as part of the festivities for the 33rd Annual Flopeye Fish Festival.

    GFHTA Board member Mike Vaughn, an experienced paddler, will be the guide.

  • CCSO Student Camp set for July

    The Annual Chester County Sheriff’s Camp will be held this summer from July 11 – July 29.

    The three-week long camp is for Chester County students ages 10 – 14 who live in Chester County.

    The camp’s hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camp is conducted in a military style fashion and the goal of the camp is to promote good citizenship through education and law enforcement.

  • Lyles sweeps election to win council seat

    In a more than 2-1 vote, Bradd Lyles claimed the top spot in the April 5 Great Falls Town Council election to fill three seats.

    Lyles, a newcomer to town politics, collected 193 of the 240 votes cast.

    In second place was former Councilman Kenny Mobley with 99 votes.

    Councilman H.C. Wright gained the third spot with 80 votes.

    Coming in at a close fourth place was David Dutton with 78 votes. In fifth place with 76 votes was Jarrod Skinner. Sixth place went to Jonathan Adams with 68 votes and Christopher Dewitt ended with 36 votes.

  • Protests fail: election results upheld

    The Chester County Board of Canvassers voted Monday to uphold the results of the April 5 Great Falls Town Council election.

    Two candidates, Christopher “C.J.” Dewitt and David Dutton, filed protests, claiming voting machines did not properly calculate votes.

    After the election certification on April 7, a ruling was made to hold a protest hearing on April 11. The hearing was fashioned after a court of law with Bill Marion presiding.

  • Men drown fishing in private pond

    Two men lost their lives last week in a fishing accident in Fairfield County.

    Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Freddie Boulware, 25, of 617 Chester Ave., Great Falls and Daniel Vonni Adams, 29, of 1528 Pinewood Ave., Lancaster, drowned in a private pond behind 289 Nickey Road near the Chester/Fairfield County line on Wednesday, April 6.

    Ramsey said a call came in at 12:01 p.m. that a boat had capsized and the survivor did not see the other people. The survivor, Ramsey said, was Adams brother.

  • Correction

    A story in the March 30 issue stated Great Falls Town Council gave unanimous approval to accept the No. 3 mill property from Mike Katergaris during the March 21 meeting. That was incorrect. Councilman Earl Taylor cast the sole dissenting vote not to accept the property.

  • Unwanted ‘visitors’ won’t leave mill village

    Unwanted visitors are showing up in large numbers in the No. 2 mill village.

    They’re in the yard, in trees and on housetops. They’re causing problems, leaving nasty messes and creating health hazards for people living in the neighborhood.

    Large birds of prey have become a major nuisance to residents in the area and Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon hopes the town can help find a solution to the buzzard problem.

  • Montgomery seeks second term as sheriff

    Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery is seeking a second term as the county’s top ranking law enforcement official.

    “First, I want to thank everyone for all the support,” Montgomery said. “Fifteen months ago, you helped me accomplish one of my lifelong goals by electing me as sheriff of Fairfield County. The job is everything I expected and I truly enjoy serving the citizens of our county.”

    Since his election as sheriff, Montgomery said many changes have been made to improve the way the Sheriff’s Office serves the county.