Great Falls Reporter

  • 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.

  • Goats and TV

    The Town of Great Falls is discussing the possibility of using a work crew to clean roadsides and public land, but it will cost a lot of green…grass and kudzu, mainly.

  • Home improvement

    The story of how the ospreys at the Dearborn Hydroelectric Plant in Great Falls got a new nesting place is all to do with a utility company that cares about the environment they work in, outdoorsmen who climb poles for a living and the story begins with a walking osprey watcher who asked for something to be done.

    While their feathered “supervisors” circled overhead, Duke Energy linemen fixed up a new nesting place for a pair of ospreys at the Dearborn Hydroelectric Plant in Great Falls this week.

  • Focusing on the falls

    Great Falls Mayor Pro-Tem Glenn Smith and County Councilman Mike Vaughn, who represents Great Falls on Chester County Council, put in their two-cents on what hopes their community has for economic development at a recent kickoff meeting on the Chester County Economic Development Strategic Plan.