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Today's News

  • Leading by example

    If the current crop of Great Falls football players want to see where hard work and dedication can get them, they only have to look at their own practice field.

  • I still live by the Ms. Etiquette book

    This past weekend we went to Florence for a wedding. It was an evening wedding and so for me my first thought was, what is etiquette for a 6 p.m. wedding on a hot summer evening in the lower part of the state? And well, we all know how small towns like to talk about everything, so I wanted to make sure Sheldon and I both were dressed appropriately.

  • Road stories

    With football season about to start, I know that I'll be logging a lot of miles on my car in the next few months. I don't mind, since football is my favorite sport. As I drive to a bevy of far-flung locales between now and early December, though, I won't just get to see a lot of good football games, I'll also bring home lots of stories.

  • Misdirected criticism

    We understand the frustration people feel about what's happening at Mount Hebron Cemetery. What we don't understand is the criticism that city and county governments are receiving.

  • Middle/high schools announces policies for upcoming year

    Great Falls Middle/High School Assistant Principal Jerry Digh has provided the following school policies for the coming year:

    School Identification Card Policy
    Great Falls Middle/High School promotes a safe environment for our educational community. Proper identification of all students and staff members is essential to ensure that all persons on campus are approved to be in our school. The student identification (ID) card is required for students to attend school, pay for meals and check out library books. Students must comply with the following ID policy:

  • Transitional housing available for abuse victims

    Domestic violence abuse often leaves deep seated scars.
    Abuse can be verbal, physical or sexual and can leave long-term effects.
    Women often feel trapped in the situation and develop a mindset that there is no way out.
    Although it is about a two-and-a-half to three-hour drive, Haven of Rest, an umbrella ministry of Jordan Crossroads Ministry in Alcolu, in Clarendon County, offers a safe haven for women who need transitional housing due to domestic violence abuse.

  • School registration continues today

    Registration for rising seniors at Great Falls High School will be held today, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Senior pictures will be made during this time.
    Rising juniors at Great Falls High School will register on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Registration for rising sophomores at Great Falls High School will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. until noon.

  • Sister offers small 'part' to keep brother healthy

    Amanda Price has worked as a patient care technician at a dialysis center in Greenville.
    She's seen firsthand what patients go through when they receive dialysis, a process that performs the same function as the kidneys by filtering waste from the bloodstream and maintaining the balance of electrolytes in the body.
    Price had no idea that the knowledge she gained while working at the center would help prepare her for a future trial.

  • Proposed realignment unveiled

    The proposed realignment plan unveiled by the South Carolina High School League on Monday looks about the way local schools expected.
    Starting next school year, Chester will be in a region with Union County, Clinton, Broome, Woodruff and Chapman. Current region mates Fort Mill, Nation Ford, York and South Pointe will all move up to the AAAA classification next year. Fairfield Central is dropping to AA.

  • UPDATE: I-77 accident claims Lancaster man

    A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County on Thursday claimed the life of a Lancaster man. William Gilbert Clyburn, 56, of Lancaster was the passenger in a 2003, four-door Ford driven by Joseph Mike, 43, of 6004 Courtland Dr., Charlotte, N.C.

    The accident happened at 2:20 p.m. on I-77 northbound in Fairfield County about five miles west of Great Falls, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder. Linda Robertson, 61, of 2320 Gunn Rd., Kissimmee, Fla. was the driver of the second vehicle, a 2009 four-door Volkswagen.