Great Falls Reporter

  • Apartment complex gets $1.3 million rehab

    Carolina Housing and Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) has completed the substantial rehabilitation of 25 units of affordable housing in Great Falls.

    The property consists of four one-bedroom units, nine two-bedroom units, eight three-bedroom units and four four-bedroom units.

  • Duke Energy lowers reservoir to conduct dam survey

    Great Falls/Dearborn Reservoir requires a drawdown of the lake to conduct a survey of the dam and headworks structures, according to Duke Energy Catawba-Wateree Relicensing Project Manager Mark Oakley.

    The survey is part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements to enhance the bypass reaches below Fishing Creek. The survey will support design activities for planned modifications to the Great Falls Long Bypass Reach diversion dam and Short Bypass Reach headworks to release continuous flows and recreation flows.

  • Third annual ‘Rollin’ on the River’ coming up

    The third annual “Rollin’ on the River” Poker Run sponsored by the Great Falls and Kershaw Shrine Club will be held Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Boats and bikes are welcome.

    Pick up your cards at Creekside at Beaver Creek, The Retreat at Colonel Creek, Sutton’s Landing, Clear Water Cove Marina, Frog’s in Lancaster (bikes) or Dutchman Creek Marina.

    Bikes can register at Frogs or the other locations.

  • Town makes decision to purchase trash truck

    Great Falls Town Council held a special called council meeting on Monday, July 3, to discuss purchasing a garbage truck.

    The town’s garbage truck was wrecked in March.

    Councilman Kenny Mobley could not attend the meeting due to his work schedule.

    Town Clerk Julie Blackwell said council gave unanimous approval to buy a 2009 International 7400 20-yard truck from Coopersburg Kenworth Inc. in Coopersburg, Pa. for $54,950.

    The truck has 113,796 miles on it, Blackwell said.

  • Celebrating the holiday
  • A taste of Italy at an affordable price

    If your taste buds are screaming for fresh Italian food, your answer may be closer than you think.

    Steve and Linda Myers of Heath Springs have brought their fresh Italian flavors to Great Falls.

    The Myers opened HSP-Great Falls on Monday, June 19, at 503 Chester Ave., Suite C. HSP (Home of the Superior Pizza)-Great Falls is named after a menu item, a superior pizza with everything on it, Steve Myers said.

    The restaurant is in the same location as the former Great Falls House of Pizza. Myers said he and his wife own the business and lease the building.

  • The 2017 governing body
  • ‘Suspicious’ taxi draws attention

    Several residents became concerned after spotting a yellow taxi in and around the area recently.

    Great Falls does not have a local taxi service so seeing the taxi raised eyebrows.

    Several people reported to this newspaper and on Facebook posts that they spotted a yellow taxi with “Fort Jackson” markings on it.

    No one reportedly took a photo or got the taxi name or number for the service that was printed on the car.

  • Council talks budgets, sewer fees and employee hire

    Great Falls Town Council gave second reading approval to the $1,064,172 general fund budget for 2017-2018 during the June 19 regular monthly meeting. The budget passed in a 5-2 vote with Councilmen Kenny Mobley and Earl Taylor opposing.

    Council also approved the $385,000 wastewater budget in a 5-2 vote with Taylor and Councilman Jamie Simpson opposing.

    The second reading of an ordinance relating to an increase in sewer fees also passed with Mobley and Taylor opposing.

  • Smith wins school board seat

    John Smith of Great Falls will fill the vacant seat on the Chester County School Board.

    Smith was declared the winner in a special election last Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of the late Dr. Laurens W. Fort Jr., the District 2 representative.

    Smith defeated challenger Kena Funderburk of Richburg by 40 votes.

    Smith gained 396 votes (nearly 53-percent) of the votes and Funderburk tallied 356 votes or about 47-percent.