Great Falls Reporter

  • Man dies in single vehicle accident


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    A Blackstock man lost his life in a single vehicle accident on S.C. Highway 901 (Mountain Gap Road) in Chester County around 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Alfred James Harper, 62, of Blackstock was traveling north in his 1988 Chevrolet pick-up truck about six miles from Great Falls when he lost control of the truck, veered off the right side of the road, struck several trees and overturned.

  • 'No more answers,' Camp says


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    Great Falls Mayor Don Camp says he will not answer any more questions from this newspaper editor until he is told who informed the newspaper about a letter he wrote to Chester County Elections and Registrations.

    In the letter, Camp requested a copy of a signed agreement between the Town of Great Falls and Chester County.

  • Landry to appear at rodeo


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    Troy Landry from The History Channel's hit show “The Swamp People” has been secured for a Meet and Greet at the Great Falls Rescue Squad Rodeo this year.

    Landry will sign autographs and hold photo opportunities from 1 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. Prices have not been set yet.

  • Trail clean-up planned for Saturday


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    Great Falls Home Town Association and Katawba Valley Land Trust will hold a trail maintenance day at the Rocky Creek Trail on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The wet and cold fall and winter has caused some damage to the Rocky Creek Trail in Great Falls and some clean-up is needed.

  • Candidate forum is Thursday


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    Candidates for Great Falls mayor and town council will speak at a candidate forum hosted by the Great Falls High School Student Council and the Great Falls Home Town Association on Thursday.

    The forum will be held April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Complex theater.

    Rick Jiran, Government and Community Relations director for Duke Energy in South Carolina, will moderate the event.

  • Voters to choose new mayor, council on Tuesday


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    Voters will decide on Tuesday who will serve as the next mayor of Great Falls. Current Mayor Don Camp did not file for re-election.

    Also up for grabs are three seats on the town council.

    Councilmen Marty Henson and Glenn Smith hope to keep their seats. Councilman Kenny Mobley has chosen to run as a mayoral candidate.

  • Major traffic jam
  • Police Tahoe damaged in accident


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    A Chevrolet Tahoe patrol vehicle registered to the Town of Great Falls sustained over $9,200 in damages after an officer hit a pole in the parking lot at the Chester County Detention Center, 2740 Dawson Drive, Chester, around 12:10 a.m. March 7.

  • Man charged with attempted murder


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    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Great Falls man in connection with a shooting in Winnsboro in February.

    Rico Olearotic Barber, 37, of 4165 U.S. Highway 21 North, Great Falls has been charged with attempted murder.

  • The wand must be quiet for you to enter


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    If you attend a Great Falls town council meeting, expect to have the “magic wand” waved around your body.

    Great Falls Police began using a hand held metal detector at the March 17 meeting.

    The detector is also used on anyone entering the courtroom, Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said.