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Great Falls Reporter

  • Parsons wins LCNI awards

    Great Falls ReporterEditor Nancy Parsons recently won two photography awards in the 2017 News/Editorial contest sponsored by The News & Reporter’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the Chester paper.

    Parsons won second place for Excellence in News Photography and third place for Excellence in Feature Photography.

  • Bier, brewery best out others at competition

    The legendary bier crafted by Bryan O’Neal of Benford Brewery Agri-brewer in Lancaster and artwork by local visionary artist Ray Douglas has gained attention at the New York International Beer Competition, the only international beer competition judged by real trade buyers.

    Benford Brewery was chosen “South Carolina 2018 Weiss Beer Brewery of the Year,” competing amongst over 600 entries from 14 countries, 50 categories. Old Nitrolee Hefeweizen Bier also received first place Hefeweizen Beer in this years’s annual2018 Beer Army, Beer Wars.

  • 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.

  • In less than a minute, more air is available

    The Great Falls Fire Department has received a much-needed piece of equipment that will benefit firefighters in their efforts to fight fire.

    The department was given a Bauer Compressors cascade system that will be used to fill firefighters’ Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs) while fighting fires.

    Great Falls Fire Department Assistant Chief Josh Cauthen compared the cascade system to a giant air compressor.

    “It will fill an air tank  in less than a minute,” Cauthen said.

  • Greenlawn Cemetery announces recent donors

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

  • Johnson loses life in Lexington 10-vehicle crash

    A man known for his willingness to help others lost his life in a tragic automobile accident last Thursday morning.

    Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Kenneth “Kenny” Johnson, 59, of Great Falls was fatally injured in a 10-vehicle collision on May 3 at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Interstate 20 westbound near mile marker 61.

    Fisher said Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries suffered in the collision.

  • Your biggest fan and forever friend, your mother

    A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. She is a selfless, loving person who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children.

  • 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.