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Today's News

  • BREAKING NEWS: Three newcomers to Great Falls Council oust lone incumbent

    By Stephen Guilfoyle

    editor@onlinechester.com

    Four new faces will be on Great Falls Town Council after Tuesday's election.

    Only one incumbent ran for re-election, and she came in fourth.

    Darryl Washington was the top vote-getter in the regular election.

    Great Falls actually held two elections, one a regular election for three seats on the council with a four-year term, and a special election for one seat in which the winner will complete the final two years of a resigned councilman’s term.

  • TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION: Candidate forum was GFHS students' idea

    During a recent meeting with Great Falls High School's student council, Principal Corey Murphy got up and walked out.

    He wasn't mad. Murphy wanted the group to come up with a way to get more involved in politics.

    "I told them to come up with something," Murphy said. "Then I just left. I didn't give them any ideas or any sort of guidance."

  • TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION UPDATE: Three newcomers to Great Falls Council oust lone incumbent

    By Stephen Guilfoyle

    editor@onlinechester.com

    Four new faces will be on Great Falls Town Council after Tuesday's election.

    Only one incumbent ran for re-election, and she came in fourth.

    Darryl Washington was the top vote-getter in the regular election.

    Great Falls actually held two elections, one a regular election for three seats on the council with a four-year term, and a special election for one seat in which the winner will complete the final two years of a resigned councilman’s term.

  • TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION: Candidate forum was GFHS students' idea

    During a recent meeting with Great Falls High School's student council, Principal Corey Murphy got up and walked out.

    He wasn't mad. Murphy wanted the group to come up with a way to get more involved in politics.

    "I told them to come up with something," Murphy said. "Then I just left. I didn't give them any ideas or any sort of guidance."

  • Lions lose close one to Rams

    There was less offense this time around, but the result was the same.

    When Lewisville battled Chesterfield early this season, the Lions lost a late lead in falling 13-12. On Friday, Lewisville held a late lead but fell by a single run, 4-3.

    Lewisville held at 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, but Jeremy Curtis tied the score with a two-run homer. The Lions reclaimed the lead by a 3-2 count but the Rams scored a run in the sixth on a passed ball and got another run in the seventh on a suicide squeeze to take the victory.

  • Healthy Devils racking up numbers, wins

    When you consider that most of Great Falls' losses have come to AAA and AAAA teams, the 9-9 record the team sports is pretty good.

    No matter who the competition is, some of the other numbers the Red Devils are posting are astounding.

    Gaither Bumgardner is hitting .538 on the season and has struck out only twice.

    Kyle Heffner is hitting over .400 as is Isaiah Lynn who also has eight home runs on the year. The team is averaging around nine runs per contest.

    "We always tell the team we're playing for April," said coach Brett Blackmon.

  • Cyclones record two more shut-outs

    The Chester Cyclones softball team recorded two more shutouts in action Friday and Monday.

    Friday's win came against region foe Fairfield Central by a 12-0 score. Mother Nature did her best to see that the game wasn't played, as the contest had twice been postponed because of rain. Even Friday's action was held under threatening skies that opened up just after the game was finished.

    Chester took the lead in the first inning. Tysheika Gregory delivered a double and eventually scored on an Amber Hamacher single for a 1-0 score.

  • TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION: Candidates speak at forum

    Nine of 12 candidates running for four open seats on Great Falls Town Council participated in a forum Thursday at the Great Falls High School Little Theater presented by the school, the Great Falls Home Town Association and The News & Reporter and Great Falls Reporter.

    One of the open races is to fill an unexpired two-year term. One candidate for that seat, Donna Bryan, touted her military service and past job experience to show that she can work well with others. She said she hoped to see the town cleaned up.

  • 9 of 12 candidates attend Great Falls forum

    Nine of 12 candidates running for four open seats on Great Falls Town Council participated in a forum Thursday at the Great Falls High School Little Theater presented by the school, the Great Falls Home Town Association and The News & Reporter and Great Falls Reporter.

    One of the open races is to fill an unexpired two-year term. One candidate for that seat, Donna Bryan, touted her military service and past job experience to show that she can work well with others. She said she hoped to see the town cleaned up.

  • Bridge restoration to close, detour Great Falls road

    A Great Falls road will be closed and detoured later this month because of a bridge replacement.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to replace the bridge over Hodges Branch Road on Greystone Road.

    The bridge was ruled to be structurally deficient according to DOT State Bridge Maintenance Engineer Lee Floyd.

    "Our maintenance forces routinely inspect and replace small bridges that are structurally deficient," Floyd said.

    The problem with the bridge in Great Falls is its base.