Today's News

  • The Wild Kingdom

    When faced with a terrifying threat, when did the mindset of people change from “OH (BLEEPITY BLEEP BLEEP) RUN,” to “let me get a picture of this to put on Facebook?”

  • Lady Lions take state title series opener

    Young Lewisville softball supporters Piper Sealey and Caroline Thomas made their way into the dugout prior to Monday’s Class A softball championship opener to sprinkle the team with glittery “pixie dust” for good luck. It might have just done the trick.

    Lewisville produced some two-out and late-inning magic, erasing a seventh-inning deficit and beating defending champion East Clarendon 9-7 in nine innings in Turbeville.

  • Individual finishes for local athletes at state track meet

    Class A girls


    100 Meter Dash

    Adrieanna McMullen, Great Falls, sixth

    Jada Fossett, Lewisville, seventh


    200 Meter Dash

    Tamyia Cloud, Great Falls, fifth


    400 Meter Dash

    Jada Fossett, Lewisville, third


    800 Meter Run

    Megan Flynn, Lewisville, second

    Ashley Flynn, Lewisville, fifth


    1600 Meter Run

    Megan Flynn, Lewisville, first

    Ashley Flynn, Lewisville, fourth

  • A running feud

    Ashley Flynn had a good showing at the state track meet on Saturday, with one exception.

    “It’s hard to keep up with Megan,” she said of her sister.

  • Lewisville girls track team wins first-ever state title

    Lewisville Track and Field Coach Matthew Owings didn’t tell Alaysia Gaston exactly where she needed to finish in the triple jump for her team to win a state championship.

    “Take care of business and we’ll be good,” he told her.

    Lewisville was good. Gaston not only placed in the event, she won it with a personal best jump of 35 feet to take the gold and the valuable 10 team points that came with it.

  • Parsons wins LCNI awards

    Great Falls ReporterEditor Nancy Parsons recently won two photography awards in the 2017 News/Editorial contest sponsored by The News & Reporter’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    LCNI, based in Shelbyville, Ky., owns 51 community newspapers and dozens of other publications in 12 states, including the Chester paper.

    Parsons won second place for Excellence in News Photography and third place for Excellence in Feature Photography.

  • Bier, brewery best out others at competition

    The legendary bier crafted by Bryan O’Neal of Benford Brewery Agri-brewer in Lancaster and artwork by local visionary artist Ray Douglas has gained attention at the New York International Beer Competition, the only international beer competition judged by real trade buyers.

    Benford Brewery was chosen “South Carolina 2018 Weiss Beer Brewery of the Year,” competing amongst over 600 entries from 14 countries, 50 categories. Old Nitrolee Hefeweizen Bier also received first place Hefeweizen Beer in this years’s annual2018 Beer Army, Beer Wars.

  • F3 to sponsor 2nd annual boot camp

    The MEN of F3 The Falls will sponsor the second annual F3 boot camp and fun run as part of the events included in the 35th annual Flopeye Fish Festival.

    The workout will begin on Saturday morning, May 26, at the Great Falls War Memorial Building. The F3 Nation experience will begin with a free men’s workout from 7-8 a.m.

    The workout begins with prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance. Henry “Granddaddy Long Legs” Stevenson and Mike “Rabbit” Snipes will lead the workout.

  • In less than a minute, more air is available

    The Great Falls Fire Department has received a much-needed piece of equipment that will benefit firefighters in their efforts to fight fire.

    The department was given a Bauer Compressors cascade system that will be used to fill firefighters’ Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs) while fighting fires.

    Great Falls Fire Department Assistant Chief Josh Cauthen compared the cascade system to a giant air compressor.

    “It will fill an air tank  in less than a minute,” Cauthen said.

  • Sisk shuts down Gamecocks

    “Big E” made a mighty big statement.