Great Falls Reporter

  • ‘Heads Up’ for a new style and fashion

    If you want a new look from head to toe, you may want to visit Heads Up Beauty, a modern salon/boutique in town.

    Heads Up Beauty opened on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 605 Dearborn St. in the former Lancaster Fatherhood Project in the downtown area.

    Owner Kinnyetta Price said she has been styling hair for over 15 years and previously worked at Cutting Edge in Lancaster. She lasted worked from home, she  said.

    Price is a certified braider and offers crochets and sew-ins.

  • The spoken word and the word in song
  • Local vets asked to join in 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 a 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.

  • Wynne asks council to ‘rein in their cops’

    Darla Wynne told Great Falls Town Council that it is nobody’s business who visits her and she wants the police department to stay out of her business.

    “I’m 53-years-old and who comes to visit me is nobody’s business,” Wynne said during her public session comments at the Sept. 18 council meeting.

  • Debbie May: My life changed in an instant

    Debbie May has a story to tell.

    It’s her story and she wants to share it with others.

    She hopes that sharing her experience will help someone else facing the same or a similar diagnosis.

    May was 45 when she went in for a routine yearly check-up with her gynecologist, Dr. James Stands in Columbia. During the physical examination, Dr. Stands felt a mass in May’s abdomen. He had a student working with him and he asked May if it would be alright for the student to examine her also. May agreed and the student felt the mass also.

  • GFHTA to sponsor second dance in October

    Do you remember the dances after the football games at the Youth Center? There were chaperones, soft drinks and a lot of dancing back in the day.

    The Great Falls Home Town Association sponsored a dance earlier this year. The event was so successful that the GFHTA will sponsor another one in October.

    On Saturday, Oct. 21, a Dance Down Memory Lane will be held again to give people a chance to relive some memories. Even if you didn’t grow up in Great Falls, chances are your high school or youth center held similar dances back in the day.

  • Jim Cantore, the Red Cross…and Charles Dixon

    When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas on Aug. 25, Jim Cantore with “The Weather Channel” was there.

    In the days following the catastrophic event, The American Red Cross, The National Guard, first responders and volunteers made their way to the flooded areas to assist in search and recovery efforts.

    Charles Dixon of Great Falls was among the volunteers who responded to the devastated area.

  • Town approves dump truck purchase

    Great Falls Town Council met briefly last Thursday morning to review bids for a dump truck for the sanitation department.

    Two bids were submitted – one for a Chevrolet gas engine truck and the other for a 2005 Ford diesel engine truck.

    Councilman Jamie Simpson said he experienced trouble with the head gaskets on a diesel engine. He preferred a gasoline engine, he said.

  • Man loses life in logging truck accident

    A Fairfield County man lost his life Thursday morning, Sept. 7, in a two-vehicle crash near Great Falls.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1998 Ford Mustang was traveling east on S.C. Highway 200 when he attempted to turn left (north) onto U.S. Highway 21 and was struck by a southbound logging truck.

    The driver of the Mustang was not wearing a seatbelt, was entrapped and was fatally injured in the accident, Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said. The driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene.

  • You may not want a room for the night

    The windows and doors are boarded up and yard debris is scattered in front of guest rooms at the abandoned motel.

    The outside appearance of the single story stretch motel provides a perfect backdrop for an evening of fright and screams.

    A visit to the old Hilltop Motel may not be for the weak at heart. From the time you enter the property, you may sense an unnerving feeling.

    Could it be the old motel that once attracted travelers on U.S. Highway 21 is haunted? That’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself.