Great Falls Reporter

  • Hoping for state win
  • Lancaster woman dies in Sunday wreck

    A 24-year-old Lancaster woman lost her life in a single vehicle accident on Sunday, Oct. 22, around 11:45 p.m.

    Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver of a 1993 Honda was traveling south on Great Falls Highway (S.C. Highway 200) in Lancaster County about 3.7 miles north of Great Falls when she crossed the center line, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, overturned and struck a tree.

    Hovis said the victim was wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. She died at the scene.

  • Educator, coach passes away

    A former teacher/coach/guidance counselor at Great Falls High School passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Elizabeth “Beth” R. Reid of Winnsboro fought a battle with cancer but the disease is not what took her life. Sources say Reid, 59, died after a blood clot developed in her lung.

    “She was a valiant fighter,” former Great Falls High School Assistant Principal and later Principal Charles Wieland said. “She wasn’t going to give in.”

  • GFHTA Dance tickets on sale until Friday

    There are still tickets left for the Dance Down Memory Lane dance set for Saturday, Oct. 21.

    If you remember the dances after the football games at the Youth Center back in the day or even if you don’t, come and have a wonderful time. The event is sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    DJ Fish will be playing the music, featuring great dancing music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

  • Ann Jacobs celebrates 85th birthday

    Mrs. Ann Jacobs of Great Falls celebrated her 85th birthday with a surprise party at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Great Falls on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

    A daughter of Oscar Banks Hood and Annie Lowder Hood, she was born on Oct. 3,1932, the second of three children. Her siblings, Mildred Hood Medlin and Bill Hood, are deceased.

    She attended Fort Mill High School where she graduated in 1950 with 12 years of perfect attendance. She graduated from King's Business College in Charlotte, NC in 1951 and married Rex Lee Jacobs (now deceased) on June 6, 1952. 

  • Drawdown planned at Dearborn plant

    Duke Energy plans to draw down water at the Great Falls Reservoir next week and again in November.

    The drawn down is necessary to make repairs to damaged equipment that was revealed in July.

    On July 14, at approximately 12:22 p.m., Duke Energy control room operators received two alarms for Dearborn Unit 1. A technician was sent to the station, confirmed the smell of smoke underneath the generator (wheel pit area) and was given permission to shut down the unit. 

  • Firefighters teach students to be prepared


    GFFD public information officer

    Firefighters from the Great Falls Fire Department visited Great Falls Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 11, as part of Fire Prevention Week.

  • Fall Riversweep planned in November

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor the fall Riversweep on Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Catawba Riverkeeper, Duke Energy and Palmetto Pride are also sponsors of the event.

    Volunteers are needed for the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will primarily focus on the islands in Stumpy Pond and some of the bank area around the reservoir. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing or Stumpy Pond Landing (Lancaster side).

  • Lancaster gears up for yard sale, fall events

    See Lancaster, SC has opportunities in the upcoming months for entertainers, food and commercial vendors, artists and craftsmen and others. For information and applications for events, visit www.lancastercitysc.com, email events@lancastercitysc.com or call 803-286-1145. Food vendors are also encouraged to enter their registration to the online database found at our website.


    Scarecrow contest 

  • Flowers celebrates 80th birthday

    Mrs. Myrtle Croxton Flowers of Great Falls celebrated her 80th birthday on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

    She celebrated by going to lunch with her sisters at their favorite Chinese restaurant in Lancaster.

    Mrs. Flowers, the daughter of the late Fred and Nan Croxton, was born in Winnsboro on Oct. 6, 1937. She is the widow of Robert Woodland “Woody” Flowers.