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Great Falls Reporter

  • New council sworn in
  • Standing tall in their daughter’s eyes

    A father – a pillar of strength, support and discipline.

    His work is endless and oftentimes, thankless. But in the end, it shows in the sound, well-adjusted children he raises. A good father loves his children and can make all the difference in a child’s life.

    He strongly disapproves of his children’s misdeeds, using tough love to prove a point. He does this through the power of his words.

  • A little girl gives away her toys

    “Cinderella,” “Belle,” “Rescue Squad Bear,” “Hello Kitty” and “Pikachu” were among the stuffed animals laying on the table at the Great Falls Rescue Squad.

    There was also a gorilla, a hen, a bear, a frog, a donkey and a puppy.

    The stuffed animals were once favorites of their donor, three-year-old Olivia Jones.

    Olivia’s mother, Kriss Jones; and Olivia’s grandmother, Barbara Lyles, said they had been teaching Olivia about giving to other people.

  • Boyfriend charged in woman’s death

    A Great Falls woman’s 19-year-old daughter was killed in a shooting incident in Camden on Saturday morning, June 2.

    Katelin Jordyn Crocker, daughter of Johnnah Dixon Crocker of Great Falls and Harold Ray Crocker, has been identified as the victim of a fatal gunshot wound.

    According to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander Francis Harmon, 28, of 575 Cleveland School Road, Camden, was charged with murder around 2:45 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly  shot and killed his girlfriend (Katelin Crocker).

  • Biscuits, bacon and ‘shooting the bull’

    “You know what I want,” Fish Pate told waitress Breezy Baker at Tiffany’s Diner.

    “I got you in already,” Baker replied.

    Baker said she, more often than not, knows what a select few of her regular morning diners want to eat before they put in their orders.

    Thomas Black, 85, said he joins the breakfast crowd most weekdays. The group hangs around for an hour or so, he said.

    Often called “Paw Paw” by Baker, Black said he is the oldest member of the men’s breakfast crew.

  • Arrest made in church burglaries

    An individual has been identified as a suspect in several burglaries of churches in Fairfield County.

    Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office responded to five church burglaries in the western portion of Fairfield County, mostly in the Blair and Jenkinsville areas. Miscellaneous items, including electronics, were taken during the burglaries.

  • Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns

    The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) returns this summer with the goals of supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and supporting South Carolina's small farmers. 

    The seasonal USDA grant program allows low-income, senior citizens, age 60 and older, to purchase unprocessed fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs May through Oct. 15.  

  • Happy birthday Great Falls!
  • Council approves $1.1 million budget

    In his last meeting as a councilman, Great Falls Town Council Earl Taylor applauded Councilman Glenn Smith, chairman of the finance committee; and Town Clerk Julie Blackwell on their efforts to prepare the 2018-2019 budgets.

    During the meeting on May 21, council gave unanimous approval to a $1,142,172 general fund budget.

  • 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.