Today's News

  • Fall Riversweep planned for Nov. 4

    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).

  • Pharmacy has a new look and a new line of products

    You may be in for a surprise when you walk into the town’s only pharmacy.

    Great Falls Pharmacy, 503 Chester Ave., Suite A, has a fresh new, welcoming look.

    The old tile floor has been replaced with a new wood laminate floor. The walls have been painted shades of teal with darker accents. A desk has been removed and a new counter and checking station has been added in the customer service area at the right.

    “We wanted to brighten it up,” Co-Owner/Pharmacist Chris Kennington said.

  • The band scored high and has a trophy to prove it

    The Great Falls Red Devil Regiment brought home a new piece of hardware for the shelf this weekend.

    After earning a sixth place ranking at Upper State Finals on Oct. 21, the band qualified to perform at the state finals at Batesburg-Leesville on Saturday, Oct. 28.

    This was the band’s first trip to the state competition since 2005.

    “I am so very proud of this band and the tremendous support from parents and the community,” Band Director Joe Miller wrote on his Facebook page.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Lions roll, Cycs learn playoff opponent

    The Lewisville Lions officially punched their ticket to the 1A playoffs Friday night with a 54-0 win over county rival Great Falls.

    The Lions scored on their first possession, marching 81 yards in eight plays. Lewisville converted one third-and-long with a 27-yard Johnny Courtney run and another with a 25-yard Quentin Sanders jaunt. Sanders finished the march off, scoring on a 12-yard run for an early 6-0 Lions lead.

    After the teams traded turnovers, Lewisville scored again with quarterback Rhett Cox scoring on a four-yard keeper for a 13-0 lead.

  • ECHO Task Force holds Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday
  • "We chose here"

    Eric Geyer, director of strategic business development and external affairs for Roseburg Forest Products was in charge of site selection for their $200 million investment. He had this to say at the Roseburg Open House on Wednesday as to why the company chose Chester as the site for their new plant: “The world was our option. We chose here.”

  • Holiday Inn Express breaks ground in Richburg

    Chester Development Association Chair Mike Enoch is fond of saying, “Chester is the Center Of the Universe.” The Center of the Universe now has a hotel.

  • A history of the YMCA Halloween Carnival

    Note: The YMCA Halloween Carnival will take place on Oct. 30 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chester branch of the YMCA, 157 Columbia St. This kid-centric event, the 41st annual, includes cake walks, a Haunted Hallway, costume contest, a less-scary haunted area (for little kids), an inflatable slide and a bakery with homemade baked goods for sale. Admission is a $2 donation at the door.


  • Hungry? Head to Richburg Fall Festival

    Hungry people are set to descend on Richburg’s Town Park this Saturday for the Annual Fall Festival. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m.

    If you’re hungry for food, the festival is where you want to be as different vendors will offer BBQ, BBQ ribs, chicken wings, hot dogs and the ever-popular turkey legs. There will also be a bake sale with homemade baked goods.

  • City reveals finalist for public works position

    The City of Chester has released the name of another finalist for its public works director position, following a Freedom of Information Act request by the News & Reporter.