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Today's News

  • State park will not be ‘traditional park’

    It’s not going to be your typical state park.

    There will be no campers on the island because there will not be vehicle access.

    The park, however, will appeal to a certain group of outdoor enthusiasts.

    Great Falls Town Council was briefed on plans for a planned state park on Dearborn Island during the Nov. 20 meeting.

    Great Falls Home Town Association Executive Director Glinda Coleman said the GFHTA met with Duke Energy on Nov. 16 to get updated on Duke’s relicensing agreement and recreational plans for the area.

  • Duke honors Simon during veteran appreciation

    BY PAGE LEGGETT

    Duke Energy Illumination Contributor

    Semper fi (Always faithful).

  • Cub Scouts to clean cemetery

    Cub Scout Damon Rajas of Cub Scout Pack 176 had an idea for a public service project.

    Rajas shared his brainstorm with other Scouts and they decided to join in the effort.

    Scoutmaster Brian Harper said Cub Scout Pack 176 will pick up trash and debris from Greenlawn Cemetery on Sunday, Dec. 3, beginning at 2 p.m.

    James Baker has agreed to provide trash bags for the cleanup, Harper said.

    “These boys are giving back to the community,” Harper said.

  • ‘The Polar Express’ awaits your arrival

    When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

    Come join others on the journey as “The Polar Express” is shown Friday night, Dec. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Park.

    Greater Great Falls invites everyone to the family movie night with a holiday theme.

  • Police investigating shooting death near Great Falls

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death outside the town limits of Great Falls.

    CCSO Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse said the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Monday on Circle Drive in the Youngstown Community.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker identified the victim as Lamario Lightner, 28, of 2328 Circle Drive, Great Falls. Tinker said the cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound.

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division was called to assist with the investigation.

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  • Police investigating shooting death near Great Falls

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting death outside the town limits of Great Falls.

    CCSO Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse said the shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Monday on Circle Drive in the Youngstown Community.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker identified the victim as Lamario Lightner, 28, of 2328 Circle Drive, Great Falls. Tinker said the cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound.

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division was called to assist with the investigation.

  • Give thanks for the Thanksgiving Project

    By the time you read this, 450 families in the Chester will be have enjoyed their turkey dinners, thanks to the Thanksgiving Project.

    This is the eighth year the Thanksgiving Project has provided a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for families in the Chester area. The dinners were distributed on Tuesday.

  • LMS celebrates SCDOE reading program participation with tailgate party
  • New county litter crew picks up 2,000 bags in October

    Chester County’s new trash crew has apparently been very busy.