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Today's News

  • Lions one game from state title series

    With two outs and two strikes, Lewisville’s Alex Reed was just trying to protect the plate. As it turns out, he helped the Lewisville Lions protect their home turf.

    With his team trailing McBee 3-2, Reed smoked a two-run homer that ended up being the difference as Lewisville advanced to the upperstate baseball finals with a 4-3 win over the Panthers Monday.

  • Sewer fees likely to increase

    If the proposed 2017-2018 wastewater budget gains approval by Great Falls Town Council, sewer fees are going to increase.

    Wastewater treatment fees (based on water usage) will increase by the following amounts:

    • Inside the town limits: Increase from $20 to $25 for the first 4,000 gallons (minimum sewer bill); $5 for each additional 1,000 gallons and the flat rate will increase from $20 to $25 if the user has a well.

  • Farmers invited to sell at local market

    Great Falls is looking at having a Farmers’ Market where locally raised produce can be sold on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

    GRASP is co-sponsoring the Farmer’s Market with Great Falls Feed & Seed at the intersection of Dearborn Street and Chester Avenue on the lot beside Great Falls Feed & Seed. 

    Farmers are encouraged to register at the Feed & Seed or at Gladden-Hudson Realty to sell their fruits and vegetables. No fee is required and a business license is not needed if you raise the fruits and vegetables.  

  • The devil is missing from the sidelines

    For over a decade, there were three fixtures on the sidelines at Great Falls Red Devil football games.

    Photographer and supporter Dr. L.W. Fort Jr., the devil mascot Bobby Lyles and photographer Todd Wright were as much a part of the team as the coaches, cheerleaders and fans.

    On March 23, Dr. Fort passed away unexpectedly.

    A second member of the trio, Bobby Lyles, lost his battle to health issues on May 3.

    Todd Wright said he began his time on the sidelines with Lyles and Fort when he got out of the Navy in 1995.

  • Proposed budget decreases GFHTA funds

    A proposed budget for 2017-2018 was set before Great Falls Town Council in a council workshop on May 1.

    Great Falls Town Councilman Glenn Smith, chairman of the finance committee, led the discussion.

    The proposed budget set at $267,012, up $2,690 from last year’s budget, drew a lot of questions from councilmembers.

    Smith said the projected revenue is something the town has little or no control over, except for taxes.

  • See my garden grow!
  • Lewisville baseball, softball teams one win from state

    It's already been a good year for Lewisville High School and on Monday it got a little better.

  • BREAKING NEWS:Richburg Councilmember resigns in middle of meeting

    Saying he can be far more effective "sitting out in the audience than I can be sitting  at this table," Richburg Town Councilmember Dr. Gerald Hensley resigned from his position on town council effective as of the Monday night council meeting.

    Following an exchange with Mayor James Harris at the May meeting when Dr. Hensley veered from the subject he had been placed on the agenda to discuss, Hensley said abruptly he was leaving his position on town council.

  • Update: Friday morning fatal collision on West End Road

    The S.C. Highway Patrol investigated a fatal collision that took place on West End Road near Grant Lake Circle Friday morning. According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the incident took place Friday morning about 8:45 a.m. one mile west of Chester. The driver of the truck was identified by the Chester County Coroner's Office as Floyd W. Sims 79, of Newberry.

  • Local arts organizations, school district reeact to possible loss of arts funding

    The Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan proposed by President Donald Trump includes cutting $148 million each from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Those cuts could affect our local schools and other arts organizations.