Today's News

  • Sims joins Lowry's Family Medicine

    The medical field is nothing new to Terry Sims. He has worked in emergency and critical care situations for years.

    Sims is now trying his hand at primary care while working as a family nurse practitioner at Lowry's Family Medicine in Great Falls. He joined Dr. H.P. Snead Jr. and Dr. Logan Gibbons on Jan. 2.

    Sims' addition to the staff allows the office to be open on Wednesday.

    Sims said he was performing clinical training when Dr. Sam Stone mentioned the idea of him joining the local practice.

  • Two others file in election

    The Great Falls town council election is drawing response from the community as two other candidates have filed letters of intent to run for office in the April 8 election.

    Town Clerk Julie Blackwell said Stanley Todd Smith of 213 St. Michael Ave. submitted his letter of intent last week to file as a candidate for the two-year unexpired term and Jimmy Williams of 38 Pinecrest Avenue filed his letter of intent Monday to file for a four-year term.

  • Mayor asks department heads to tighten budgets

    Great Falls Mayor H.C. Starnes Jr. named new committee appointments during Tuesday night's regular council meeting.

    The appointments were necessary after the resignations of former councilmen Toby Gladden and Jack Taylor.

    In making his selections, Starnes named himself as chairman of the finance committee. He will be joined by Councilmen H.C. Wright and Earl Taylor.

    Starnes said he moved some of the members around and tried to share the load.


    • The Chester Youth Baseball League needs dedicated coaches for the 2008 season. If you are interested in coaching I-Ball (ages 5 and 6) please contact Bubba Lewis at 377-1058.

  • Red Devils take two from Rams

    The Great Falls boys and girls both picked up key region wins on the road Friday.

    The Great Falls girls downed Chesterfield by a score of 51-35. The Lady Devils led by a single point at the break but built a 13-point advantage by the end of the third quarter.

    Shardae Lynn led the scoring with 17 points, while Lakesia Roseboro and Montika Simpson each scored in double figures.

    The win moved the Lady Devils to 3-1.

    The Great Falls boys also picked up a big win, knocking off Chesterfield 56-41.

  • Chester trounces Dreher, moves into first place

    It would seem that Chester's inspiration for Friday night's game against Dreher could be found by looking at the Region III-AAA standings. With both teams standing at 6-1, the winner would be left alone in first place.

    As it turns out, the Cyclones got their inspiration from a popular prep website.

    "They had some remark about how they'd intimidate us in our gym," said Chester coach Jason Smith.

    Behind a massive scoring barrage from Xavier Mayfield and JeMarcus McClinton, Chester built a 20-point lead at the half, and cruised into first place with a 91-63 victory.

  • Local players making college choices

    With National Signing Day just around the corner, a number of Chester County football stand-outs are busy making their final decision on where they will continue their academic and athletic careers.

  • GOT A MINUTE: Heard that one before?

    Nevertheless, it's time for some humor.

    • This guy walks into a bar ...

    Ever notice how many jokes start with a guy or two walking into a bar? If it weren't for them, our joke books would be cut in half.

    • Anyhow, this guy walks into a bar. He walks up to the bar and the bartender notices he has a zucchini in each ear. The bartender mutters to himself, "He wants me to ask about those zucchinis and then he has a wise guy answer, but I'm not going to give him the satisfaction."

  • MY VIEW: Thanks for these book cancellations

    Stealing a line from Larry the Cable Guy, "Lord, forgive me for this one," -- I just have to say something about the Spears family.

    I feel bad about piling on, and I honestly don't mean to make light of the family's plight. Having one daughter just out of rehab and the other 16 years old, unwed and pregnant puts a damper on the holiday spirit I'm sure.

  • Blowing his horn

    Behind the table stacked with his gospel music, wrapped in a heavy winter coat, gloves on his hands, Andrew Ranhosky is spreading the word.

    He's a gospel singer, a sax player, and he's spreading the word.

    A former engineer who once worked for NASA and lived in other places, including Fort Mill, he settled here about eight years ago and has been trying to save some, set examples for others, and praying with his music.

    He played Wednesday and will be back Friday at BJ Fashions, in between Wal-Mart and Food Lion on the J.A. Cochran Bypass.