Great Falls Reporter

  • Devils and Lions raise More than $3,000 for Sanfilippo research

    Great Falls won on and off the field Friday night.

    The Red Devils defeated Lewisville in overtime, but the Great Falls community also bested their county rivals in terms of raising money for Sanfilippo syndrome research by a narrow margin. Red Devils coach Tom Butler said back when he was an assistant coach, he promised himself that when he got a head job, he would do some sort of event to raise money and awareness for the disease his daughter Paisleigh is battling.

  • Great Falls native among Rocky Mountain University graduates

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) celebrated 86 doctoral degree candidates of various healthcare specialties during its August 10 commencement ceremonies in Provo Utah.

  • WIC office opening in Great Falls

    It is a building that has served a lot of purposes over the years, now it will be serving the people of Great Falls.

    During a recent Chester County Council meeting, it was announced that a WIC (Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program) office would be opening at 1 Aragon Avenue in Great Falls. WIC is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify. The program is administered through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

  • Bullets found in elementary school parking lot

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that some bullets of unknown caliber were found in the parking lot of Great Falls Elementary School last Wednesday. Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said the bullets were seized and no threats determined to be present for school.

  • Great Falls Town Council examines some community needs

    At their August meeting, members of the Great Falls Town Council looked at a draft of the community needs assessment survey that will determine what Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds they should apply for.

    Kimberly Herndon with the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) went over the draft of the survey results with members of town council in a public hearing before the regular council meeting.

  • Great Falls sewer, garbage fees increasing

    The Town of Great Falls will be increasing its sewer fee and the garbage fee by a total of $2.50. Council passed first reading of two ordinances at its August meeting that would increase those fees.

    Councilmember Glenn Smith explained Chester Metropolitan that does the billing for the town is increasing their fees for handling collections of the bill payments from $2.29 per customer per month.

  • CDBG grants will help Great Falls stabilize Belk Building, remove blighted structures

    The Town Council of Great Falls passed two resolutions at their August meeting to apply for Community Development Block Grants that would help stabilize the Belk Building and remove 30 blighted or burned structures in the town.

  • Possibly harmful algae found in Lake Wateree

    A potential harmful form of algae has been detected in Lake Wateree.

  • Whits End signs record contract, recording new single

    Local country-rock band Whits End can add another check to its bucket list – signing with a record label and prepping to record its first single.
    Justin Ray Williams, senior director of Pearl Street Records, came to Lancaster Monday night to sign the band and celebrate the occasion.
    “Whits End is the perfect fit for our portfolio at Pearl Street,” Williams said. “They have this passion.... Bands that work as hard as they do are going to make it big.”
    Pearl Street has studios in Nashville, Florida and Los Angeles.

  • Career Coach visits Great Falls, businesses follow

    The Career Coach, a mobile SC Works Center, rolled into Great falls on July 30. Along with the 10 workstations for job-seeking, the Coach carried in its wake opportunities for jobs from several companies, including Giti Tire and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    The state-of-the-art mobile SC Works Center was equipped with the 10 workstations, was wheelchair-accessible and comes with free Wi-Fi and printer capabilities. Staff was on hand to assist jobseekers.