Great Falls Reporter

  • 36th annual Flopeye Fish Festival is this weekend

    Everyone will be heading to Great Falls this weekend for the 2019 Flopeye Fish Festival. The Festival is held annually at the James States Lee Industrial Park at 2534 James Baker Blvd. in Great Falls.

    The Festival kicks off on Friday at 3 p.m. with a carnival-like atmosphere as the carnival midway opens to the public. The festival vendors also hang out their OPEN signs for the weekend beginning at 3 p.m.

    This year vendors will be offering everything from mystery novels to free estimates on gutter guards. (See related article).

  • Dana Greenleaf appointed county magistrate

    State Senator Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield, Chester, York) this week appointed Dana Greenleaf as a Chester County Magistrate. Judge Greenleaf’s term will commence April 30, 2019, and expires April 30, 2023. He replaces Wylie Frederick.

    In a press release about his magistrate appointments, Fanning said “(On Tuesday,) four outstanding individuals were officially appointed and will begin their four-year service on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Our four new Chester County Magistrates bring a wealth of diverse experiences to the position.

  • You’ll (more than) kinda like his music

    To (badly) paraphrase a Three Dog Night lyric, he’s never been to Great Falls, but he’s sure the people will kinda like his music. And if his performances on YouTube are any indication, the people will more than kinda like it.

    Eli Mosley, one of the headliners at this year’s Flopeye Fish Festival in Great Falls, is ready to put on a SHOW in capital letters, said his booking manager. Mosley will be performing starting at 1 pm. at the festival on Saturday.

  • The shopping will be good at Flopeye Fish Festival this weekend

    Vendors will be offering all sorts of items for sale at the 2019 Flopeye Fish Festival. Vendors will be open on both Friday and Saturday during the festival, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday.

    Here’s a partial list of what the vendors will be offering:

  • County votes down zoning change for residential farm

    Chester County Councilman Mike Vaughn offered some sound advice last week.

    “It’s very important to investigate zoning before buying property in Chester County,” he said.

    Chester County Council voted down a pair of requests to switch properties located in the Great Falls area from RG-1 (multi-family) to R2 (rural two).

  • Drawdown of Great Falls reservoir planned for this week

    Note: According to a later note from Duke Energy, the drawdown has been postponed due to weather, i.e., additional rainfall created greater inflows.  The team is currently looking at shifting to May 19-20 for the drawdown and maintenance, pushing it back one week.


    A message from Duke Energy  advises of a short planned drawdown of the Great Falls reservoir next week to perform maintenance at the Dearborn Hydro Station.

    Duke Energy expects that Great Falls residents will notice the drawdown.

  • Season ends for Craig, Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets proved this season that they will be a contender in the NBA’s Western Conference in coming years. Torrey Craig proved that he will be one of the reasons why.

  • More than 30 firefighters battle Ridgeway Road fire Sunday

    Over 30 firefighters from five stations battled a smoky structure fire at 3230 Ridgeway Road, Great Falls on Sunday afternoon. 

    According to a release, the Great Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at the Ridgeway Road address at 1:01 p.m. The first responding engine was on scene within four minutes and reported smoke coming from the structure. Great Falls Fire fighters laid the initial 1 ¾” hose line into the house and started the process of knocking down the fire.

  • A good week for Torrey Craig

    His team won its first-round playoff matchup, it has taken a 1-0 lead against its second round opponent and he got a shout out (eventually) from the best player in the world. It’s been a good couple of days for Great Falls’ Torrey Craig.

  • Firefighters respond to report of smoke at GFES

    Firefighters from four stations responded to a report of smoke at Great Falls Elementary School on Thursday morning, April 18.

    According to the news release, Great Falls Fire Department was dispatched by the 911 system at approximately 9:40 a.m. to a call of smoke on the roof of the gymnasium at Great Falls Elementary School.

    According to the Chester County School District, as part of the repair of the A/C unit, workers had removed six windowpanes in the gym.