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Great Falls Reporter

  • Litter trashes everyone (especially in Chester County)

    Chester County wants to make a good impression on visitors. Unfortunately, some citizens are making that harder than it needs to be by dumping trash in remote areas of the county, making the entire county look trashy to visitors and damaging the county’s “curb appeal.”

  • Sheriff warns seniors about scams

    Chester County Interim Sheriff Max Dorsey held up his cell phone at the Great Falls Senior Center to talk about phone scams.

    “I get ‘em, just like you do,” he told the seniors.

    Dorsey stopped by the senior center during a visit to Great Falls that started with his Coffee with a Cop visit earlier in the morning at Tiffany’s Diner.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (with a cop)

    If the citizens of Great Falls didn’t know Max Dorsey, Chester County’s new interim sheriff before, they sure do now. Tuesday morning, Dorsey and some of his deputies hosted a “Coffee with a Cop” event at Tiffany’s Diner in Great Falls (with the help of diner owner Tiffany Craig) and then Dorsey went on to visit with some of the seniors at the Great Falls Senior Center and talk to them about law enforcement issues.

  • Dorsey calls three-mile extension "a great idea"

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice appears to have an important supporter of his plan to expand his department’s jurisdiction.

  • Town limits hours for alcohol sales

    An easy way to look at the new Great Falls ordinance on alcohol sales is the old saying “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”

  • Dorsey bringing "Coffee with a Cop" to Great Falls

    It’s a small gesture that interim Sheriff Max Dorsey hopes will make a big impact.

    On Monday, Dorsey made an appearance before Great Falls Town Council, part of his effort to meet with every governing body in the county. He said it has been a whirlwind month since he was appointed sheriff by Gov. Henry McMaster in the wake of now-suspended Sheriff Alex Underwood’s indictment on multiple federal charges. His primary message is that he views the town as an important part of Chester County.

  • Whits End hits the big stage

    Chris Whitaker’s raspy voice boomed from the stage at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Festival last weekend as festivalgoers danced and sang along to “Free Bird” and “Friends in Low Places.”  
    Whitaker is the lead singer of country/southern rock band Whits End, which includes guitarists Brandon Ashley of Lancaster and Dillon Locke of Kershaw, bassist Brad Williams (who lives in Lancaster but is originally from Great Falls) and drummer Steven Branham of Camden.

  • GFHTA sponsors Great Falls History Day at middle school

    The old pictures flashing by on the smart board in one of the Great Falls Middle School classrooms had the group of middle schoolers fascinated. Millard Smith has been collecting images of the Town of Great Falls and surrounding areas for years and he loves to talk about them. He had the group fascinated.

    He was just one the people from the community that shared their knowledge about the varied and rich history surrounding what is now the Town of Great Falls.

  • Council denies final rezoning vote on Georgetown properties

    Chester County Council voted down a pair of requests for zoning changes to allow farming in a neighborhood near Great Falls, though one can continue to house livestock as it has for more than 30 years.

  • Negotiations "progressing" on rail bed purchase

    Negotiations to purchase an old CSX rail bed in Great Falls that will serve as an extension of the Carolina Thread Trail are still on-going, but are “progressing”