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Today's News

  • Red Devils roll over Hawks

    Sincere Wilmore pulled up from half court and sent a shot toward the basket as time expired. When the ball found the bottom of the net, the crowd erupted and an on-court celebration was touched off. His buzzer-beater didn’t provide a last-second, miracle win, though…it provided an exclamation point.

    The Great Falls Red Devils advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in six years on Friday night with an 89-47 blowout victory of Blackville-Hilda.

  • Cycs advance with win over Bulldogs

    The Chester Cyclones had heard a lot about how good the Newberry Bulldogs were. Now the entire state knows that Chester is pretty good too.

    Newberry was a region champion this season and a number one playoff seed, but in many ways were beaten at their own, up-tempo game Friday night as Chester went on the road for a huge 76-62 playoff victory.

  • Fuzzy memories

    In the course of normal day-to-day life, things can almost become a blur. If you travel as part of your job, you may not remember what city you were in three Thursdays ago.

    If you frequently deal with the public as part of your profession, it’s doubtful you remember exactly who you talked to or sold something to on Nov. 9, 2012, off the top of your head.

  • Railroad Riversweep set for Saturday

    It's almost time to finish up the Great Falls Home Town Association Railroad Riversweep.

  • Providence Health to open Fairfield County ER

    Winnsboro – On Feb.15, Providence Health, part of LifePoint Health®, broke ground on a new emergency room in Winnsboro. Community leaders, elected officials, healthcare providers and hospital supporters gathered to watch the first dig marking the beginning of construction for the facility, which will help ensure the continuation of access to high quality care in Fairfield County. 

  • Eight candidates file for council seats

    As of Friday evening, two individuals have joined Incumbent Mayor Lee Montgomery in filing for the office of mayor of Great Falls.

    Dean Runion and Debra Kelly have filed letters of intent with the Chester County Elections Office.

    The seats of Councilmen Jamie “Pudge” Simpson, Glenn Smith and Earl Taylor are also up for grabs in the April 10 election. All have filed for re-election.

    Joining them in vying for a seat on council are David Dutton and Maria Chaplin.

  • ‘The kids lost out,’ Smith says about referendum

    A $38 million bond referendum that included $4.3 million for maintenance to the Great Falls schools was shot down by voters on Feb. 13. The referendum failed in a 990 to 863 countywide vote.

    In Great Falls, 107 people voted against the referendum and 10 voted in favor of it. In the Beckhamville community, 133 people said no and 27 voted in favor of the referendum.

    “I’m disappointed,” Chester County School Board Member John Smith said. “We’ve lost $4.3 million to improve our schools.”

  • Teams gear up for second round action

    The Great Falls Red Devils are now in the second round of the playoffs even though they haven’t had a game since the regular season ended.

    “The first-round bye was nice but we’re ready to play. We’re getting a little stir crazy and tired of competing against each other in practice,” said Great Falls Coach Jimmy Duncan.

  • Chester runs away from Palmetto

    In a game that was filled with runs, it was a late final push that allowed the Chester Cyclones to continue their run in the AAA state playoffs.

    In a back-and-forth contest that saw multiple lead changes, Chester claimed a 72-62 victory over Palmetto.

  • McFadden providing a strong foundation for St. Andrews

    St. Andrews University’s football program is still in its infancy and trying to lay a foundation. On Wednesday, they picked up a very strong building block.

    Lewisville High School linebacker Jaylen McFadden has signed with the school. In 2017 he capped a strong prep career with his best season, recording a team-best 129 tackles in 12 games, which earned him all-region and all-state honors. Among those were an eye-popping 28 tackles-for-loss. Always being in the middle of the action was one of the things that attracted the Knights’ coaches to McFadden.