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Great Falls Reporter

  • Council to vote on sewer fees

     

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    A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall council chambers to discuss proposed sewer fee increases.

    The public hearing will be held prior to the council's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Meetings are normally held on Monday but this month's meeting is postponed because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

  • Family and health, top answers in poll

     

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    Another year has come and gone.

    Its passings brought a season of change for a lot of people. Some of the changes were positive while others were not.

    The Great Falls Reporter asked people what was something they wish they could change about 2014, what they would like to change in 2015, if there was something special that happened in 2014 and if they had any special plans for the year ahead.

  • Stove fire damages rental house

     

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    A rental house in the Pea-Ridge Community sustained smoke and water damage in a fire last Tuesday night.

    Mitford Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Good said firefighters responded to 42 Tangelwood Lane around 11:55 p.m. Dec. 30.

    He said the house, owned by Shirley B. Brice, was being rented. Good said an adult and three teenagers lived in the house.

  • Bridge project remains on delay

     

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    There is still no word on when replacement of the Rocky Creek Bridge on Great Falls Highway (S.C. Highway 97) will begin.

    Construction was scheduled to begin Nov. 10, 2014 but was postponed because of permitting delays, according to Kimberly Corley, S.C. Department of Transportation public information coordinator.

    Corley expected construction to begin mid-January 2015.

  • Let's talk about flushing

     

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    If you're a resident of the Town of Great Falls and would like to make your voice heard on the proposed increase in sewer fees, you should attend a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

    The meeting will be held in council chambers at Town Hall.

  • Custom-made memories:

     

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    “I tell the yearbook staff, you've got to be ready to switch hats at a moment's notice. At any given time, we're working on 20-40 different yearbook pages all the time. Every detail you see in the yearbook is completely original and one we've come up with.”

  • Capturing the 'Glory Years'

     

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    Editor's note: See the main story about the Great Falls High School yearbook above. What follows are some student perspectives on why they work on the yearbook and what they get out of the experience.

     

    They started working on it in 2014, but they won't see the results until 2015, and they're okay with that.

  • Firefighter equipment for Marine Corp Marathon...

     

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    Six-foot, four-inch Josh Runion is strong spirited and determined.

    He has to be.

    He is an engineer/firefighter in our nation's capitol.

    In June, Runion, 38, faced a personal and alarming physical battle, a battle that could change his life. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Scoot your wheels in for service

     

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    There are two main requirements – it has to have wheels...and it must need service or repair.

    The mode of transportation can have two, four or more wheels.

    “If it has wheels on it, we'll do it,” Owner T.J. Looper said of his new business, Scooter's Automotive, at 111 Dearborn St.

  • Ecuadorian visitors attend Christmas in Park

     

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    The largest crowd ever attended Christmas in the Park, sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    The holiday event on Dec. 5 drew over 1,000 people to the War Memorial Building and surrounding park, Great Falls Home Town Association Executive Director Glinda Coleman told Great Falls Town Council at its Dec. 15 meeting.