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Great Falls Reporter

  • In less than a minute, more air is available

    The Great Falls Fire Department has received a much-needed piece of equipment that will benefit firefighters in their efforts to fight fire.

    The department was given a Bauer Compressors cascade system that will be used to fill firefighters’ Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs) while fighting fires.

    Great Falls Fire Department Assistant Chief Josh Cauthen compared the cascade system to a giant air compressor.

    “It will fill an air tank  in less than a minute,” Cauthen said.

  • Bier, brewery best out others at competition

    The legendary bier crafted by Bryan O’Neal of Benford Brewery Agri-brewer in Lancaster and artwork by local visionary artist Ray Douglas has gained attention at the New York International Beer Competition, the only international beer competition judged by real trade buyers.

    Benford Brewery was chosen “South Carolina 2018 Weiss Beer Brewery of the Year,” competing amongst over 600 entries from 14 countries, 50 categories. Old Nitrolee Hefeweizen Bier also received first place Hefeweizen Beer in this years’s annual2018 Beer Army, Beer Wars.

  • F3 to sponsor 2nd annual boot camp

    The MEN of F3 The Falls will sponsor the second annual F3 boot camp and fun run as part of the events included in the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival.

    The workout will begin on Saturday morning, May 26, at the Great Falls War Memorial Building. The F3 Nation experience will begin with a free men’s workout from 7-8 a.m.

    The workout begins with prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance. Henry “Granddaddy Long Legs” Stevenson and Mike “Rabbit” Snipes will lead the workout.

  • Parsons wins LCNI awards

    Great Falls ReporterEditor Nancy Parsons recently won two photography awards in the 2017 News/Editorial contest sponsored by The News & Reporter’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the Chester paper.

    Parsons won second place for Excellence in News Photography and third place for Excellence in Feature Photography.

  • Your biggest fan and forever friend, your mother

    A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. She is a selfless, loving person who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children.

  • Johnson loses life in Lexington 10-vehicle crash

    A man known for his willingness to help others lost his life in a tragic automobile accident last Thursday morning.

    Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Kenneth “Kenny” Johnson, 59, of Great Falls was fatally injured in a 10-vehicle collision on May 3 at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Interstate 20 westbound near mile marker 61.

    Fisher said Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries suffered in the collision.

  • Greenlawn Cemetery announces recent donors

    A special thank you to the following who donated to Greenlawn Cemetery from Jan. 30 through April 30, 2018:

  • F3= fitness, fellowship and faith

    The place: Great Falls. The time: The hour military people refer to as “0-dark-30.”

    The Great Falls Police Department received a call in the early morning hours. It was still dark outside. The caller told police there was a group of men at the Post Office who were hollering. The caller neglected to report that some of the men were standing on their hands and walking their feet up the wall.

  • Fairfield officers to take part in Special Olympics Torch Run

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro Department of Public Safety, and other law enforcement agencies represented in Fairfield County, will be participating in the annual “County Line to County Line” SC Special Olympics Torch Run in Fairfield County on Friday, May 4.

  • Department of Education announces Summer Meals Program

    The South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition offers local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private nonprofit organizations an excellent opportunity to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor or a summer meal site for the Summer Meals Program.

    The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the South Carolina Department of Education to serve healthy meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session.