Great Falls Reporter

  • 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.

  • F3= fitness, fellowship and faith

    The place: Great Falls. The time: The hour military people refer to as “0-dark-30.”

    The Great Falls Police Department received a call in the early morning hours. It was still dark outside. The caller told police there was a group of men at the Post Office who were hollering. The caller neglected to report that some of the men were standing on their hands and walking their feet up the wall.

  • 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.

  • Council gives first reading approval to budgets

    A $1,142,172 general fund budget gained unanimous approval by Great Falls Town Council during the April 16 monthly meeting.

    The budget is $78,000 more than last year’s. The amount budgeted for current taxes, vehicle taxes and water collection fees contribute to the increase in funding.

    Councilman Glenn Smith, chairman of the finance committee, said the budget does not reflect a lot of changes from last year’s budget.

    He said a decrease in the contribution to the Rescue Squad was made.