Great Falls Reporter

  • Cash reward offered for tips to locate Sumner

    The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and Midlands Crime Stoppersneed your help in locating Douglas William Sumner, II of Angel Drive in the Great Falls area of Fairfield County.

     The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is working closely with neighboring agencies and have asked the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to assist with the investigation.

    Sumner, the owner of Sumner’s Deli on Ridgeway Road outside Great Falls, was last seen in Rock Hill at approximately 12 p.m. on Oct. 22.

  • Keeping her son's spirit alive by giving to others

    In 2014, Monica Eagle lost a part of her heart.

    Her son, Jeramie Wayne Coleman, lost his life in a drowning accident at Lake Wateree State Park. Five days prior, Jeramie had celebrated his 14th birthday. His mother said he used part of his birthday money to buy things his younger siblings wanted.

    Eagle and five of her nine children watched as Jeramie went under in about six-eight feet of water. Eagle said Jeramie and a friend were racing to a buoy in the water when the accident happened.

  • Winter Wonderland Gala planned by GRASP

    GRASP will sponsor the second annual Winter Wonderland Gala on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 7-11 p.m. at the War Memorial Building.

    The gala will include dinner, an auction and gifts.

    Tickets are $30 each and will make great Christmas gifts!

    To buy a ticket or for information on sponsorship, call the GRASP office at 482-4407.

  • Great Falls Council briefed on email accounts

    VC3 representative Lynn Kenyon briefed Great Falls Town Council on the positives of council members having government email addresses at the Nov. 19 monthly meeting.

    Kenyon said VC3 partners with the Municipal Association of South Carolina and maintains the town’s website.

    In her address to council, Kenyon pointed out that some council members are using their personal email accounts to do town business.

  • Search continues for missing store owner

    Family and friends of local store owner Doug Sumner are asking for help in locating him. Sumner has not been seen in over a week.

    According to a Facebook post by one of Sumner’s relatives, Sumner, owner of Sumner’s Deli & Grocery on Ridgeway Road outside the town limits of Great Falls, was last seen in his black 2014 Dodge Ram truck with a utility trailer on the back in Lancaster on Sunday, Oct. 21. He was said to be helping a friend.

  • Dixon wants to see more faces and clubs on the course

    There’s a new face in the clubhouse at Republic Golf Course.

    Well, there’s actually two.

    Sloan Dixon has taken over lead role as manager of the golf course. Her Terrier mix dog Finn is close by her side.

    Dixon started to work as the manager of the nine-hole golf course on Oct. 3. She replaces long-time General Manager Monty Johnston who recently retired.

    Johnston stayed on for a week to train Dixon for the job. He  still pops in occasionally.

  • Riversweep set for Saturday

    The Great Falls Home Town Association will hold another Great Falls Riversweep on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Debutary Landing off U.S. Highway 21 on Pea Ridge Road just south of Great Falls.

    Check-in and distribution of supplies will be from 8:30-9 a.m. and the cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Clean up will last until noon when boats will begin returning people to the landing.

  • Free cancer screening available for women

    Free breast and cervical cancer screenings will be offered to women in Great Falls on Wednesday, Nov. 14; and Thursday, Nov. 15.

    The screenings will be provided through MUSC and the South Carolina Best Chance Network Program for women who meet program eligibility requirements.

    You may qualify if you:

    * Are a woman who lives in South Carolina

    * Are 21 to 64-years-old

    * Do not have insurance or are under-insured

    * Have deductibles of $1,000 or higher and/or diagnostic services not covered at 100-percent

  • Chief said his departments were ready for the storm

    “We were prepared,” Great Falls Police/Fire Chief Steven Rice told Great Falls Town Council at the Oct. 15 monthly meeting.

    Rice referred to the threats of Hurricane Matthew causing water and wind damage to the area as it passed through the state a couple of weeks ago. Fortunately Great Falls did not sustain any major damage from the hurricane, then turned tropical storm by the time it reached South Carolina

    “I wasn’t too much concerned about the water but I was concerned about the wind,” Rice said.

  • Boo Fun Fest just around the corner

    The highly anticipated annual event, Boo Fun Fest, is coming up Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 216 South Catawba St., Lancaster, Family-friendly activities are free of charge and include kids games, candy, music, costume and pumpkin decorating contests, popcorn, beverages, D.J. and more.