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Great Falls Reporter

  • 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”

  • Great Falls resident Chase Hanna is a triple threat

    Great Falls resident Chase Hanna was named the Department for the Blind’s Male Athlete of the Year at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind. He also received the Rippy and the Dunbar Scholarships.

    Chase plans to attend Spartanburg Community College in the fall. While attending the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind, this determined young man also obtained automotive technology training by working in the school’s motor pool and he learned to operate a forklift through the school’s Applied Academic Program.

  • Craig coming home, offering free basketball camp in Great Falls

    Before they battled Dixie in the second round of the Class A playoffs in February, current Great Falls High basketball players heard a motivational pre-game speech from Torrey Craig. This Sunday, he’ll be talking to some future Red Devils.

    Craig, the Great Falls alum who is now a key contributor for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA, will be hosting a free basketball skills camp this weekend.

  • Great Falls native completes Modernized Operations Specialist Training

    A 2013 Buford High School graduate and Great Falls native is currently serving with the U.S. Navy as an operations specialist (OS), prepared to perform duties at sea as a plotter, radio-telephone and Command and Control sound-powered telephone talker, and to maintain Combat Information Center displays of strategic and tactical information.

  • Council approves one zoning request, denies another

    Chester County Council did an about face from its first vote on whether or not to change the zoning designation on a Georgetown Road property from RG-1 (multi-family) to R2 (rural two), but that change won’t actually change anything at all.

  • 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.