Great Falls Reporter

  • Scenes from ‘The Great American Eclipse’ 2017


  • ‘See Lancaster Live’ announces upcoming events

    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series “See Lancaster Live” is bringing everyone’s favorite comedian, James Gregory, back to USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. 

  • Foundations form partnership to strengthen small towns

    Shelburne, Vt. – The Orton Family Foundation has entered into a strategic partnership with J. Marion Sims Foundation that will focus on creating stronger, healthier and more economically vibrant communities in South Carolina, Orton Executive Director David Leckey announced last week.

    The partnership will bring Orton’s resident-driven community development model, Community Heart & Soul®, to towns in J. Marion Sims’ service area in the northeastern part of the state.

  • Girls on the go are Girls on the Run!

    They’re young, they’re energetic and they’re excited!

    They are Girls on the Run.

    Girls on the Run of the Tri County is gearing up for its fall 2017 season and hopes to have as many or more participants and teacher volunteer coaches as it has the past two years.

    Presented by Piedmont Medical Center, Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in grades three through eighth.

  • 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: