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Great Falls Reporter

  • Mayor, two incumbents keep seats on council

    Lee Montgomery will serve a second term as mayor of Great Falls. He won last Tuesday’s election with 123 votes or 57.2-percent of the votes cast.

    Former Town Councilman Dean Runion collected 82 votes, 38.1-percent of the votes cast and Debra Kelly had 10 votes or 4.7-percent of the ballots cast in her favor.

    There were no write-in candidates for the mayor’s seat.

    The election included three town council seats also.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three incumbents, one newcomer win in Great Falls election

    There will be a new face on Great Falls Town Council when the body holds its next meeting.

    In Tuesday’s municipal election, Lee Montgomery defeated two challengers to retain his seat. Montgomery garnered 123 votes to 82 from challenger Dean Runion and 15 for Debra Kelly.

  • Dollar General remodels, adds produce

    Dollar General announced it recently completed a remodel of its store at 516 Chester Ave., Great Falls. 

    With an updated layout and design, the store now offers a selection of produce and expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry. 

  • Two fatally injured in two-vehicle crash

    Two men lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash on S.C. Highway 200 Monday morning.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2013 Chrysler 200 four-door sedan was traveling east, drove left off center and struck a westbound 2015 Kia four-door sedan head-on.

    The accident happened around 11:52 a.m. near Patrick Road in Fairfield County, about five miles from Interstate 77.

    Both victims were the drivers of the vehicles, were wearing seatbelts, were entrapped and died as a result of their injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

  • Veterans of Valor project enters second phase

    The Veterans of Valor project to decorate the graves of fallen veterans is moving forward. The initial phase of identifying the final resting place of Great Falls veterans has been completed. The second phase, gathering funding to purchase the needed flags and mountings, is now going on.

  • GRASP to hold workshops, sidewalk sale

    GRASP will hold a Budget Buster workshop on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Great Falls Church of the Nazarene, 12 Underwood Ave.

    A sidewalk sale will be held on Friday, April 13; and Saturday, April 14, beginning at 9 am. with new and gently used clothing for women, men and children, furniture, appliances, dishes, household items and books. There will be good buys at great prices. The sale will be held at 609 Dearborn St. across from the former Winn Dixie.

  • Fire at the IGA
  • Rescue Squad is ‘getting on the road’ again

    The Great Falls Rescue Squad has new leadership.

    Captain-elect Charlie Timmons told Great Falls Town Council at the March 19 monthly meeting that he is ready to take the lead role of the volunteer emergency organization.

    “There have been some issues with the Great Falls Rescue Squad and civic organizations in the past but that’s over,” Timmons said. “We are here to assist when possible.”

  • Voters to choose mayor and council on Tuesday

    Voters in the Town of Great Falls will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 10, to decide who will serve as mayor and who will fill three council seats for the next four years.

    Great Falls elects half of its council every two years to serve four-year terms. The mayor also serves a four-year term.

    Incumbent Mayor Lee Montgomery is being challenged by former Town Councilman Dean Runion and Debra Kelly.

  • Great Falls Riversweep set for April 7

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will hold another Great Falls Riversweep on Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers will meet at the Stumpy Pond Landing and Debutary Landing.

    Check-in and distribution of supplies will be from 8:30-9 a.m. and the cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Boats will return to the landings promptly at noon.