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Great Falls Reporter

  • Duke postpones reservoir drawdown

    Duke Energy has announced a change in the dates for the Great Falls Reservoir drawdown originally scheduled for Nov. 12-17.

    In the Lower Catawba – Great Falls/Fishing Creek reservoirs, the Great Falls Reservoir will be drawn down about 25 feet the week of Dec. 4 to repair equipment at the Dearborn Hydro Station.

    To maintain the Great Falls Reservoir drawdown, the Fishing Creek Reservoir will be lowered by about five feet to a level of 95.2-feet local datum and operation of the Fishing Creek Hydro Station will be limited.

  • FCSO offers church security presentations

    The  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office extends its most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragic shooting incident that occurred recently at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • Feeding the town
  • Christmas Parade to bring in holiday spirit

    The Great Falls Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 19. The parade, sponsored by the Town of Great Falls, is the first parade of the Christmas season in Chester County. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. Line-up will begin at 2 p.m.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice advises all parade participants to follow these guidelines:

    • Participants should enter Brooklyn Road from Chester Avenue/Ridgeway Road at Old Winnsboro Road. Staff members will assist you on how to enter the line-up.

  • Town receives grant for pump station upgrade

    The Town of Great Falls has been awarded a $290,000 S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority grant to upgrade a pump station.

    The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved grant assistance for 28 communities totaling more than $12 million to ensure safe drinking water for residents and provide infrastructure reliability for area businesses.

  • Great Falls Cross Country Team places seventh at state

    The Great Falls Middle/High School Cross Country Team ended the season with outstanding accomplishments.

    Landon Digh placed sixth with a time of 18:16 minutes, running 3.1 miles against 89 runners in the 1A state championship at Sandhills in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 4. He is the first runner in the history of Great Falls cross country to receive All-State honors.

  • A little candy and a shiny silver coin

    When trick-or-treaters knocked on Laura Broome’s door at 40 Calhoun St. on Halloween, they were given candy… and a special surprise.

    Broome wanted to continue a tradition that started years ago at the house she now lives in.

    Broome grew up on Holly Street in Great Falls but moved away for 33 years. She lived in Atlanta, Ga. for the last 20 years but in July, Broome moved into the house known as “the Fort house” on Calhoun Street.

    Moving into the house was a dream come true for Broome.

  • Entries needed for Christmas parade

    Entries are being accepted for the 2017 Great Falls Christmas Parade.

    The parade will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19.

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

    The parade will start at 3 p.m. with line-up beginning at 2 p.m. All participants are asked to be in their position no later than 2:45 p.m. Signs will be posted. The Great Falls Police and Fire Department will direct traffic flow to line-up positions.

  • Local veterans invited to county parade

    Organizers of the Chester County Veterans Day Parade are asking Great Falls veterans to participate in the county procession.

    The Disabled American Veterans, Disabled American Auxiliary, American Legion, American Legion Riders and Marine Corps League are sponsoring the Chester County Veterans Day Parade in Chester on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

    Participants are asked to meet at the Joe Collins Stadium (fairgrounds) at 10 a.m. You must provide your own float/car, etc. There is no need to reserve a space – just come get in line.

  • Great Falls JROTC takes 1st place at Lewisville drill meet

    BY CADET 1st LT. BRENT BLAKLEY

    Special to the Reporter

    On Sept. 11, the Great Falls JROTC Corps of Cadets attended the Drill and Ceremony event hosted by Lewisville High School’s JROTC.