Great Falls Reporter

  • Happy kids, happy teachers
  • Woman wanted in videotaped shoplifting case


    Landmark Community News

    A Fairfield County woman is wanted by the Lancaster Police Department after an alleged shoplifting at Wal-Mart was filmed by a store customer last month.

    The July 23 video, which has gone viral on Facebook, shows a woman and a young boy loading merchandise from two packed shopping carts into a car. The woman then drives away with the trunk open, which made the license plate unreadable on the video.

  • The cowboy on a mission

    There was a cowboy in town.

    His visit was brief but long enough to catch the attention of those who saw him riding horseback on his journey through the area.

    Tye Sturgeon, a 22-year-old cowboy and Western horse clinician from Batesville, Ark., began a 48-state horseback American Wish Ride in March 2014 when he was 19-years-old.

  • Sewer, mill property and pond top council’s list

    The town government has been tasked with deciding what improvements they want to see for the town.

    Catawba Regional Council of Governments Senior Community Development Planner Kimberly Herndon met with Great Falls Town Council on July 31 to update a Needs Assessment for the town.

    The last assessment was compiled in 2009 and listed priorities town officials deemed important.

    “The last meeting we had was in May 2009,” Herndon said. “That was the last time Community Development Block Grant funds were used in Great Falls.”

  • Three vehicle crash
  • Someone should be held accountable

    (Editor’s Note: The following is a joint statement sent from Senator Mike Fanning (District 17: Fairfield, Chester and York counties), State Representative Mary Gail Douglas (District 41: Fairfield and Richland counties) and Fairfield County Council Chairman Billy Smith on Aug. 1 regarding SCANA, SCE&G and Santee Cooper's announced plans to abandon the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Western Fairfield County.)

    To the Editor:

  • I choose ‘cool GF’ over ‘Hotlanta’

    People often ask me “How do you live in a small town?”

    My reply is, “How do you live in a big city?”

    Some people think Great Falls is a small Podunk town in the middle of nowhere. I call it home. It has been home since the day I was born.

    The area is easy to navigate around and it doesn’t take long for newcomers to find the shortcuts to frequent destinations.

  • Concern grew but faith never let go

    “Miracles happen each day. We may not actually see them but I am blessed to be one,” said Rachel Flynn Carpenter.

    Carpenter, 40, believes her life is proof that miracles happen. Her heart stopped beating and she quit breathing on Feb. 25, 2017.

    “There’s a lot I don’t remember from that day,” Carpenter said.

  • Smith sworn in
  • Rehab with a ribbon cutting