Great Falls Reporter

  • Unexpected call...your phone number shows up


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    A Richburg Road woman was a little surprised by the phone call she received at 4:52 p.m. June 12.

    When the telephone rang, the woman looked at the caller ID box to see who the call was from. She was in a little disbelief when she saw her own phone number show up.

  • Wateree area targeted for burglaries


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    The Lake Wateree area, particularly the Rolling Hills Road area, has experienced several incidents over the past two to three weeks including larcenies and burglaries.

  • 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.