Great Falls Reporter

  • Wings, burgers, fish, pizza and more

    There will most certainly be something to suit your appetite at the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival. Vendors will offer hamburgers, chicken, fish, pretzels, shrimp and much more. Check out the listing below:

    • Fresh-N-Ready: Chicken wings, hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, fries, pulled pork, lemonade, water and sodas.

    • Aloha Sno: Shaved ice, cotton candy, popcorn and pretzels.

  • Flags to honor fallen veterans

    The Veterans of Valor project to decorate the graves of fallen veterans is coming into the home stretch.

    Dana Greenleaf and Millard Smith have identified the graves of over 500 veterans in the cemeteries in Great Falls. They are now in the process of placing a small piece of pipe at each grave to hold the flags on Memorial Day.

  • Fish, fries and fritters at 35th Flopeye Fish Festival

    It’s festival time!

    The 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival in on tap for this weekend.

    Festivities will kick off around 5 p.m. Friday with carnival rides and a dance.

    The dance will feature a disc jockey playing a variety of music.

    Organizers Todd Wright and Kathy Hinson said they asked Great Falls High School seniors what they wanted for entertainment at the festival and they chose a disc jockey.

  • F3 to sponsor 2nd annual boot camp

    The MEN of F3 The Falls will sponsor the second annual F3 boot camp and fun run as part of the events included in the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival.

    The workout will begin on Saturday morning, May 26, at the Great Falls War Memorial Building. The F3 Nation experience will begin with a free men’s workout from 7-8 a.m.

    The workout begins with prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance. Henry “Granddaddy Long Legs” Stevenson and Mike “Rabbit” Snipes will lead the workout.

  • Greenlawn Cemetery announces recent donors

    A special thank you to the following who donated to Greenlawn Cemetery from Jan. 30 through April 30, 2018:

  • Festival scholarship applications are available

    Flopeye Fish Festival Scholarship applications can be picked up from the Great Falls High School guidance counselor.

    All Great Falls High School seniors are eligible to apply. Scholarships are based on need and community involvement. 

    Applications can be returned to  Flopeye Fish Festival, P. O. Box 453 Great Falls, 29055 or dropped off at Gladden Hudson Realty, 302 Dearborn St., Great Falls  by the May 20 deadline.

  • Department of Education announces Summer Meals Program

    The South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition offers local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private nonprofit organizations an excellent opportunity to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor or a summer meal site for the Summer Meals Program.

    The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the South Carolina Department of Education to serve healthy meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session.

  • Fairfield officers to take part in Special Olympics Torch Run

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro Department of Public Safety, and other law enforcement agencies represented in Fairfield County, will be participating in the annual “County Line to County Line” SC Special Olympics Torch Run in Fairfield County on Friday, May 4.

  • Firefighters train in radiation exposure


    GFFD Public Information Officer

    Six members of the Great Falls Fire Department attended a class on radiation exposure and decontamination on Wednesday, March 14, at the Great Falls Fire Department. The class was conducted by members of the Chester County Emergency Management Administration and led by Eddie Murphy.

  • Woman airlifted after accident

    The condition of a woman who was struck by a vehicle Saturday night was unavailable at press time Tuesday.

    Great Falls Police Chief Steven Rice said Tammie Collins of Richburg Road was standing between her truck and the Pantry Express around 7:42 p.m. Saturday when a man from Union passed out due to a medical issue, ran off the road and struck Collins and her truck.

    Rice said the Great Falls Police Department, Great Falls Fire Department, Chester County EMS and the SC Highway Patrol responded to the accident.