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Today's News

  • Help responders get to you

    The Great Falls Fire Department wants to help you in emergency situations.

    The department is trying to develop a list of handicapped and disabled people in the community who might need assistance in the event of a power outage.

    The fire department is asking handicapped and disabled persons or one of their family members or friends to provide vital information including the person’s name, address, phone number, nature of disability and directions to their house if they live in a secluded area.

  • Council considers request to burn debris

    Edward “Bo” Beaty appeared before Great Falls Town Council on July 17.

    Beaty asked council to approve his request to burn some downed trees at his property on 11 Calhoun St.

    Beaty said he had some trees cut down and he has been trying to clean the property up. He said he also cleared the right-of-way for the sewer line.

    He told council he would burn a pile each weekend if they would approve  his request.

  • Deceased dog found chained in yard

    A Walnut Street, Great Falls man has been charged with animal cruelty after police found a deceased Pit Bull in the man’s back yard.

    According to an incident report from the Great Falls Police Department, Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, of 45 Walnut St., Great Falls was arrested after an officer was dispatched to his home on July 10 in reference to a blue Pit Bull that was believed to have been mistreated before its death.

  • No-recreation notices will continue at Landsford Canal, other sites

    South Carolina DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control) is keeping the no-recreation notices posted at Landsford Canal State Park in Chester County and two other sites following an 180,000 gallon sewage spill into a tributary of the Catawba River last week.

    According to a DHEC release, the notices are being maintained “out of an abundance of caution.”

  • A cooling off period (hopefully)

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood reminded citizens in a news release recently that his office was beginning their annual fan drive, to provide cooling assistance for people in need.

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office began distributing window fans ‘to assist low income citizens in the community that are in need of them for the summer’ on July 1. The fans are free of charge to those who qualify. Fans will be delivered to the door of citizens in need by a Chester County Sheriff’s deputy.

  • Stuart reports on progress of traffic light at intersection of Giti and SunFiber

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart briefed the Chester County Transportation Committee (CTC) Monday night on the continuing efforts to get a traffic light installed at the intersection of Lyle Road and the Giti Tire entrance off Lancaster Highway.

    Stuart recently addressed the SCDOT Commission on this subject and at that commission meeting, he told the members about the growth brought about by Giti Tire locating at the intersection, with SunFiber right across the highway.

  • Connor Road is open again

    Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart announced this week that Connor Road, which had been damaged by torrential rains in May, is open once more.

    According to the news release, in May, Chester County experienced torrential rains, which caused a portion of Connor Road to wash away. An emergency purchase order was done and bids were accepted for the repair. The low bid was under $61,000. A number of concrete 72-inch pipes had to be cast, which held up the repairs.

  • The Walker family: Game Changers

    Challenging stereotypes and inspiring others comes naturally to senior athletes Alice R. Walker and her three daughters, Marlyne, Wanda and Karen. During the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, Ala., more than 10,000 athletes competed in 800-plus events over the course of two weeks and the Walker family walked away with 12 awards.

    Marlyne Walker participated in bowling and badminton. She won a Bronze medal in badminton doubles, and four ribbons in bowling and badminton.

  • Chester Post 27 American Legion Baseball completes their first season back on the field

    The Chester American Legion Post 27 Junior Team was defeated by Newberry in the first round of the American Legion National Playoffs. Post 27 Commander Bullitt Killian stated that the Post was very proud of both the Senior and Junior Teams on their first reorganizational year of participation after five years without a team.

  • Chester County Planning Commission recommends Gateway District Master Plan

    The Chester County Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that Chester County Council adopt the Gateway District Master Plan.

    Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean and Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) Regional Initiatives Director Cole McKinney and Senior Planner Kara Drane made a presentation to the commission on the Gateway Master Plan. The public also had the opportunity to comment on the adoption of the plan at this meeting.