Great Falls Reporter

  • 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.

  • Extrication grant
  • Forget the turkey, cook a deer

    The smell of turkey and dressing will fill the air as cooks prepare their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday.

    A  bountiful feast with the traditional bird and side dishes of rice and gravy, green beans, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, corn and other favorites are sure to satisfy the appetites of young and old alike.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.