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Great Falls Reporter

  • Great Falls ready to work its plan on nature-based tourism

    They have planned their work, now they just have to work their plan.

  • Emergency power installed at Great Falls Fire and EMS station

    Great Falls Fire Department and EMS Station has a new emergency power generator. This generator will allow uninterrupted operations and emergency response to fire or medical call in the Great Falls area. This generator was funded through a grant from FEMA and Homeland Security and applied for by Chester County Emergency Management as an ongoing plan to equip fire stations and other key facilities in Chester County with emergency power. 

  • Rice says alcohol ordinance is working

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice says the town’s new ordinance restricting the hours during which alcohol can be sold has been implemented smoothly and that businesses have adapted with only a few minor problems.

  • 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.