Today's News

  • Runion wants to serve as mayor

    Former Great Falls Town Councilman Larry “Dean” Runion said his belief that Great Falls’ pride and quality of life can be improved greatly for everyone are the reasons he decided to file for office of mayor.

    Runion previously served on council in 2008 and in 2014 for a total of three years. He has completed courses through the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

  • Senior to sponsor election forum

    Great Falls High School Senior Matthew Trent and the Great Falls Home Town Association will sponsor an election forum for candidates in the upcoming Town of Great Falls election.

    The forum will be held on Tuesday, March 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Falls High School Little Theatre.

    Trent’s senior project is an election forum, which will highlight the candidates who are running for mayor and town council in the April 10 election. The forum will give community members the chance to listen to questions that will be presented to the candidates.

  • Three holes-in-one recorded at Chester Golf Club

    A hole-in-one is a rarity…but not at the Chester Golf Club.

    Three aces have been recorded at the club recently. On February 21, 67-year-old Joe Griffin of Rock Hill recorded his third all-time hole-in-one. He accomplished his latest on the 129-yard hole number eight. Griffin used a nine-iron and hit a Titleist Velocity.

    On February 25, 28-year-old Chad Smith of Fort Mill had his second career hole-in-one. He knocked his in on the 150-yard hole number three using a pitching wedge and hitting a Titleist ProV1X.

  • Marshall, SMC finish on hot streaks

    The Spartanburg Methodist Lady Pioneers basketball team ended the season on a major hot streak…partly because Deja Marshall did too.

  • Lady Cycs look to come on strong

    Chester Softball Coach Chris Dodson knows what his team’s strength is…that would strength.

    “You can tell they’ve put in the work in the weight room. We have less injuries, we’re hitting for more power and our pitching is stronger,” he said.

  • Lions hope to finish where they start

    The Lewisville baseball team sits at number one in the 1A preseason rankings but no one knows better than the Lions how little pre-season rankings mean.

    Last season, Lewisville started the year at number four in the polls behind two teams in its own region, but went 15-0 against Class A competition and rolled to a state championship. There is plenty of talent still on hand from that title-winning for the Lions to make another run at a ring, but Coach Billy Keels said there was one area hit particularly hard by graduation.

  • Jeanette Millen at LES is February Rock Star Teacher

    The colleague that nominated her called her a “saint, dressed in teacher’s clothing.”

    Jeanette Millen, a 25-year veteran 2nd grade teacher at Lewisville Elementary School, was chosen as the February Rock Star Teacher of the Month.

    District officials including Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain, surprised Mrs. Millen this week with a bouquet of flowers, balloons, trophy and a certificate proclaiming her Rock Star status.

  • Patrons can now make a ‘QuikTrip’ in Richburg

    There’s no better way to pick up something fast for a snack or a meal on the go than to make a quick trip to a full service convenience store, or maybe that should be a “QuikTrip.”

    The latest QT convenience store and the only one in Chester County, held their grand opening this week. The 24/7 convenience store is located off Lancaster Highway near Interstate 77, Exit 65.

  • Small comforts
  • Lockhart school slated to close

    It isn’t a Chester County School, but the closing of the Lockhart School will affect some Chester County students.

    According to The Union County News, a decision was made at Monday’s meeting of the Union County School Board to allow Superintendent Dr. Bill Roach to reassign the 36 employees of the Lockhart School to other schools in the county. Essentially, that means the Lockhart School (which serves kindergarten through eighth graders) will cease operation next school year.