Great Falls Reporter

  • Biscuits, bacon and ‘shooting the bull’

    “You know what I want,” Fish Pate told waitress Breezy Baker at Tiffany’s Diner.

    “I got you in already,” Baker replied.

    Baker said she, more often than not, knows what a select few of her regular morning diners want to eat before they put in their orders.

    Thomas Black, 85, said he joins the breakfast crowd most weekdays. The group hangs around for an hour or so, he said.

    Often called “Paw Paw” by Baker, Black said he is the oldest member of the men’s breakfast crew.

  • Students learn about careers through chamber members

    The Chester County Chamber of Commerce board of directors held the first of several meetings away from the chamber office in the Great Falls Complex Media Center at Great Falls Middle/High School on Monday, May 14. 

    When Abby Brunson took over as board chair in January, she stated that one of her goals was to rotate some of the board meetings around the county. 

  • Council approves $1.1 million budget

    In his last meeting as a councilman, Great Falls Town Council Earl Taylor applauded Councilman Glenn Smith, chairman of the finance committee; and Town Clerk Julie Blackwell on their efforts to prepare the 2018-2019 budgets.

    During the meeting on May 21, council gave unanimous approval to a $1,142,172 general fund budget.

  • Happy birthday Great Falls!
  • To dance at festival
  • Festival band





  • Festival shirts are in
  • Sponsors lend support to annual festival

    To put on a festival takes money and festival organizers say “thank you” to the Town of Great Falls and local and county businesses who are supporting the annual event. Sponsors include:

    • Town of Great Falls

    • Perry Slayton/State Farm, Great Falls

    • Cremeans Family Dentistry, Chester

    • Chester County Natural Gas

    • Montgomery's EZ Market, Great Falls

    • Spratt Savings & Loan, Chester

    • Founders Federal Credit Union, Chester

  • Flopeye Fish Festival schedule


    Opening time – 3 p.m. Carnival rides, music by disc jockey, entertainment, food and craft vendors


    Opening time – 9 a.m. with carnival rides, car show, music by the Great Falls Red Devil Band

    9:15 a.m. –       Ruthie’s School of Dance

    10  a.m.  –        Revelation Band

    11:30 a.m. –     Carolina Country Dancers

  • Festival offerings to include toys, jewlery, pet items

    Vendors will offer a variety of items during the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival. Some of the items include:

    • Carolina Home Remodeling: Information.

    • Shuckasoapo: Handmade soaps, handmade lotions, bubble bath, scrubs, candles, other bath and body products, pet shampoo and liquid and bath bombs.

    • Christ Family Center: Monogram letters (single and circle), T-shirts, plaques, flags, stands and wreath holders.

    • Kids Play: Sand art, duck pond, high striker, spinning wheel and a basketball game.