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Great Falls Reporter

  • Where's the water?
  • A tiny stick may keep you well

     

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    Flu season is just around the corner.

    You're feeling fine but all of a sudden you feel like you've been hit by a train. You have severe aches in your joints and muscles, pain and tiredness around your eyes, you feel weak or fatigued, you're warm, have flushed skin and red, watery eyes, a headache, a dry cough or sore throat and you may also have a fever.

  • Sheriff's race still undecided

     

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    It is up in the air who will be the next sheriff of Fairfield County.

    And it could be almost six weeks before an official call is made.

    A special primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 30, ended with Will Montgomery as the top vote-getter with 1,613 votes. In second place was Keith Lewis with 1,595 votes.

  • A firm (and bionic) handshake

     

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    For the first time in his life, Henry “Bubba” Stevenson Jr. can offer a handshake. But it's not your everyday handshake...it's bionic!

    Stevenson, 23, was fitted with a “1-limb ultra bionic arm” on Sept. 22.

    Stevenson was born without arms. On his right side, his arm stops shy of his elbow and on his left side, there is only a nub below his shoulder.

  • Dixon pushes skateboarding

    Great Falls Town Councilman Charles Dixon wants to offer four-wheel action riding opportunities to Great Falls youth.

    A member of council's recreation committee, Dixon is looking for a location to build a park where youth can show off their skateboarding skills.

  • Christmas parade set for Nov. 23

     

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    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at 3 p.m. Line-up begins at 2 p.m.

    The parade is the first parade of the Christmas season in Chester County. The parade is sponsored by the Town of Great Falls.

    Signs will be posted and the police and fire departments will direct traffic to line-up positions.

  • Get out your hiking boots, tour Nitrolee

     

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    On Sunday, Nov. 2, Katawba Valley Land Trust will sponsor a hike to the remains of the Southern Electro-Chemical Company (the Nitrolee Plant off U.S. Highway 21).

    The hike, rescheduled from the Spring, will be lead by KVLT Executive Director Barry Beasley.

  • Sex offer lands woman in jail

     

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    A 48-year-old Great Falls woman was arrested on Sept. 11 after two men told police she entered a gym on Dearborn Street and offered to perform sex if they would give her “a little money.”

    According to the police report and the Chester County Detention Center, Barbara Jean Brown of Great Falls was charged with two counts of prostitution first offense and assault and battery third degree.

  • Wynne hints at possible lawsuit

     

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    Darla Wynne hinted at filing a lawsuit when she addressed Great Falls Town Council at its Sept. 15 monthly meeting.

    In her indirect indication of a lawsuit, Wynne said she has been wronged by a town official and she hasn't seen the issue resolved. She made mention of audio recordings from last year of former Mayor Don Camp and council candidate Kenny Johnson discussing her female genitalia and that of another woman.

  • Want to go to jail? Don't cut your grass!

     

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    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice wants town council to lend guidance on how they want his department to enforce the nuisance abatement ordinance.

    Rice, in his report to council on Sept. 15, said the town ordinance states property owners and occupants should be notified of abatement problems by certified mail.