Great Falls Reporter

  • Mayor makes committee appointments


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    Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery made town council committee appointments during his first council meeting on June 16.

    His appointments include:



    Glenn Smith, chairman

    H.C. Wright

    Earl Taylor

  • Walking and talking, a little of both


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    If you've driven through town in the late evening or early on a Saturday morning, you may have spotted Gail Granger and myself making a trek from TruVista to Dollar General, to Town Hall and back to TruVista. One evening, Linda Gibson joined us and a couple of other evenings, I accompanied Linda and Shannon Dutton on their journey. Samanda Lyles joined me one evening.

  • Banners have arrived
  • Man loses father, then his home


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    Eight days after losing his father, Mike Varnadore lost his home.

    Mitford Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Good said the department was toned out at 4:02 a.m. June 18 to a structure fire on S.C. Highway 200. Good said he was asleep when the call was dispatched. He managed to arrive on the scene eight minutes after the alert.

    “The attic was fully involved in fire when I arrived,” Good said.

  • The IGA hopes customers will 'give them a shot'


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    Thursday was an exciting day in town. No longer is Great Falls void of a grocery store.

    The Great Falls IGA opened its doors and garnered a welcome response.

    Great Falls Mayor Lee Montgomery and Councilmen Marty Henson, Dean Runion, Earl Taylor and H.C. Wright joined the Gibson Family Partnership at the ribbon cutting.

  • Fake money shows up at store


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    Great Falls Police were called to the Dollar General on Chester Avenue on June 10 for shoplifting but upon arrival, learned counterfeit money had been passed at the store.

    According to the report, the night manager told police that four suspects came in the store between 9 and 9:45 p.m. and bought money cards using $930 counterfeit money.

  • Budgets gain second reading approval


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    The $1,154,811 proposed general fund budget gained second reading approval by the Great Falls Town Council at the June 16 regular monthly meeting. The budget passed in a 5 to 1 vote with Councilman Charles Dixon casting the only dissenting vote. Councilman Marty Henson abstained from voting.

  • No more P-I-G, now it's the I-G-A


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    There's a new grocery store in town.

    Great Falls IGA will open Thursday, thanks to the efforts of The Gibson Family Partnership.

    Marvin Gibson and his sisters, Rhonda Cato and Donna Stricker, manage The Gibson Family Partnership and own the building the Piggly Wiggly occupies.

  • Man fatally injured in motorcycle wreck


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    A 63-year-old man lost his life after crashing his motorcycle Friday night.

    Lance Cpl. Tony Keller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the man was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson on S.C. Highway 97 about 12.1 miles west of Lancaster when he ran off the left side of the road, went down an embankment and was ejected from the motorcycle around 9:35 p.m. June 13.

  • GFFD has detectors left over


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    The Great Falls Fire Department canvassed the No. 2 mill village on June 7, Community Fire Safety Day, and gave away smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

    Great Falls Fire Chief David Galloway said firefighters went door-to-door in the neighborhood, distributing 156 smoke detectors and 34 carbon monoxide detectors.