Great Falls Reporter

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Parsons wins four press awards


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    Great Falls Reporter Editor Nancy Parsons brought home three writing awards and one photography award from Saturday's annual S.C. Press Association Awards Banquet held at The Hilton Columbia Center in Columbia.

    In the photography division, Parsons won first place in Photo Series or Photo Story for her coverage of the 2013 Great Falls Rescue Squad Rodeo.

  • New group to head Flopeye Fish Festival


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    The Flopeye Fish Festival will continue with the help of a new group of volunteers.

    The news that the annual festival would be held again was announced Monday by former Festival Chairwoman Sallie Hudson.

  • Child bites police officers


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    Two Great Falls Police officers were bitten by a child during a disturbance on March 11.

    According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a Circle Street residence between 6:10 and 6:38 p.m. in reference to an 11-year-old harassing the complaint's child.

    The complaint told police the boy was harassing her child and put his hands on her child, the report said.