Great Falls Reporter

  • GFMS teacher is October Rock Star Teacher

    April Morgan, a resource teacher at Great Falls Middle School, is the Chester County School District Rock Star Teacher for October.

    A contingent of school district officials, including Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, surprised Morgan in her classroom Monday morning with the announcement that she was the Rock Star Teacher for the month.

  • Police investigating shooting death near Great Falls

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death outside the town limits of Great Falls.

    CCSO Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse said the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Monday on Circle Drive in the Youngstown Community.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker identified the victim as Lamario Lightner, 28, of 2328 Circle Drive, Great Falls. Tinker said the cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound.

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division was called to assist with the investigation.

  • A reason to stop
  • Fall Riversweep planned for Nov. 4

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor the fall Riversweep on Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Catawba Riverkeeper, Duke Energy and Palmetto Pride are also sponsors of the event.

    Volunteers are needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • Pharmacy has a new look and a new line of products

    You may be in for a surprise when you walk into the town’s only pharmacy.

    Great Falls Pharmacy, 503 Chester Ave., Suite A, has a fresh new, welcoming look.

    The old tile floor has been replaced with a new wood laminate floor. The walls have been painted shades of teal with darker accents. A desk has been removed and a new counter and checking station has been added in the customer service area at the right.

    “We wanted to brighten it up,” Co-Owner/Pharmacist Chris Kennington said.

  • The band scored high and has a trophy to prove it

    The Great Falls Red Devil Regiment brought home a new piece of hardware for the shelf this weekend.

    After earning a sixth place ranking at Upper State Finals on Oct. 21, the band qualified to perform at the state finals at Batesburg-Leesville on Saturday, Oct. 28.

    This was the band’s first trip to the state competition since 2005.

    “I am so very proud of this band and the tremendous support from parents and the community,” Band Director Joe Miller wrote on his Facebook page.

  • Moving and grooving at ‘Dance Down Memory Lane’
  • 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.

  • Hoping for state win
  • Lancaster woman dies in Sunday wreck

    A 24-year-old Lancaster woman lost her life in a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Oct. 22, around 11:45 p.m.

    Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver of a 1993 Honda was traveling south on Great Falls Highway (S.C. Highway 200) in Lancaster County about 3.7 miles north of Great Falls when she crossed the center line, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, overturned and struck a tree.

    Hovis said the victim was wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. She died at the scene.