Fort Mill Times

This week in Fort Mill history: Do you remember?


▪ Scenes were to be shot on Main Street for a movie, “Body Count” to star John Leguizamo and Forrest Whittaker.

▪ Casey Phillips, senior at Indian Land High School, was named Miss Warrior in the school’s annual pageant.

▪ At the Clover Tri-County Tipoff Jamboree, Fort Mill’s Lady Jackets defeated Lewisville’s Lady Lions 34-18.

▪ The York County Library Board decided that a new Fort Mill Library would not be in downtown Fort Mill. Sites being considered were on Munn Road and Sutton Road.


▪ Both Fort Mill and Indian Land were eliminated in the second round of the State football playoffs. Fort Mill fell 28-14 to Abbeville and Indian Land lost to north 12-6.

▪ Harry Hallman announced that the 1976 Fort Mill Christmas Parade would be his last as chairman. Hallman had served as chairman for fifteen years.

▪ Brad Walser was named Mr. Fort Mill Junior High School for 1976-77. Mark Hughes was runner-up.

▪ George’s Flower Shop at 115 Springs Street announced that the firm had entered the catering business.


▪ ‘Red’ Lowder and ‘Blackie” Harris were named permanent co-captains of the 1956 Fort Mill High School Football Team.

▪ Some 26 Fort Mill High School football players travelled to Columbia for the Carolina-Maryland football game won by the Gamecocks 13-0.


▪ Pupils of Fort Mill High School started a mimeographed newspaper which they called “The Loudspeaker.” An item in the first edition said that the 1937 graduating class was planning a trip to Washington.

▪ Town authorities were preparing to move town files into the former First National Bank building on upper Main Street.


▪ President Wilson issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 30, as a Day of National Thanksgiving.

▪ “The Iron Claw,” featuring Pearl White, Creighton Hale and Sheldon Lewis played the Majestic. Admission was 5 cents and 10 cents.