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Today's News

  • Appeal denied, Lewisville headed to AA

    It was heard by a different body, but it ended with the same result.

    Lewisville’s appeal to stay in Class A (and not move up to the AA level as the South Carolina High School League’s realignment plan calls for) was defeated by a unanimous 7-0 vote in front of the appellate panel on Tuesday. The league’s executive committee unanimously denied the appeal last week, leaving Lewisville’s appeal to the appellate panel (made up of members of the state legislature) as its only recourse.

  • Cycs rebound, roll past Franklin Christian

    After a tough, last-second loss in the season-opener against Westwood, Chester Coach Victor Floyd wanted to see his team operate more efficiently on offense, tackle better on defense and work on ball security. Having beaten Franklin Christian 70-0 on Friday, it’s safe to say the Cyclones met those objectives.

    “The kids played hard and executed well,” Floyd said. “We didn’t have as many mistakes as in the first game. We improved.”

  • Former GFHS football coach passes away

    BY JED BLACKWELL

    GoUpstate.com

    Coaches around the area reacted Monday to the death of Mike Martin, a longtime head coach and assistant throughout the state.

    Martin served a one-year stint as head football coach at Great Falls High School.

    Former Athletic Director John Smith said Martin came to Great Falls in the midst of a low spot in the football program.

    “He did a good job of making football fun in a losing time,” Smith said. “He made the game fun. He was a nice guy.”

  • No increase in taxes for the coming year

    Homeowners and business owners will be happy to learn there will not be a tax increase for the Town of Great Falls.

    Great Falls Town Council gave unanimous approval during Monday’s meeting to set the millage rate at 121 mills, the same rate as last year.

    Council also gave first reading approval to accept the revised Code of Ordinances and to place the ordinances online. Councilman Kenny Mobley did not attend the meeting.

  • You can’t spell Brunson without a ‘b’

    There are a lot of workers in Cam Brunson’s labor force.

    Unlike most workers, they perform their duties free of charge.

    They aren’t given instructions yet they know their assignments.

    They work constantly.

    The diligent workers are as “busy as bees” – that’s because they are bees.

    There are female worker bees and there are male drone bees.

    The independent workers are fascinating to Brunson.

  • Careful what you wish for

    Public officials should never vote on matters that present a possible conflict of interests. They should also never invite the public to challenge them legally once they've done so, but both happened on Monday night at Chester City Council.

  • What did city council actually approve?

    Did members of Chester Council vote to approve a special exception for a funeral home to relocate into a York Street church building Monday…or did they vote to allow themselves to vote?

  • Council revives, passes special exception for funeral home on York Street

     

  • Something to think about

    “So, what are you doing with the football preview?” Reporter Brian Garner asked me a few weeks ago.

    “How should I know,” I replied. “I haven’t been on vacation yet.”

  • UPDATE: Bond denied for man charged in downtown shooting incident

    UPDATE: Bond was denied for Robert Worthy Sr., the man accused of attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shooting at the Father, Son and Holy Spirit Christian Bookstore on Saturday in downtown Chester.

    Worthy was  charged with attempted murder, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.