Fort Mill Times

Do you remember? - April 2, 2008

Lady Warriors pitcher Jessica Patterson winds up for a pitch to a Lockhart batter. Her coach, Don Pittman, said she was one of the top pitchers in the state.
Lady Warriors pitcher Jessica Patterson winds up for a pitch to a Lockhart batter. Her coach, Don Pittman, said she was one of the top pitchers in the state.

1988

• Fifth-grader Caren Chancy, 10, won the Fort Mill Elementary School Spelling Championship.

• Proposed expenses were up $500,000 and revenues were down by $100,000, according to a report made to the Fort Mill School Board's Finance Committee.

• DHEC advised the owner of a Hwy. 160 East landfill that he must cease dumping and burning at the site.

• Tega Cay announced that the city would begin drawing water from Lake Wylie.

1968

• Robert E. (Bob) Swanson was elected president of the Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce.

• The selected route of the Hwy. 21 freeway was to pass just west of the current Hwy. 21 Bypass.

• USC head football coach Paul Dietzel spoke at the York County Gamecock Club meeting held at the Branding Iron.

• Senior Margaret Hall was awarded the DAR Citizenship Award at Fort Mill High School.

1948

• The Fort Mill Fire Department held an open house at the new fire department headquarters on Academy Street.

• The Carolina Wren was selected as the new state bird, unseating the mockingbird.

1928

• Top prize in the Fort Mill Times circulation contest was to be a 1928 Ford Tudor Sedan.

• The bodies of six Fort Mill World War I soldiers were reinterred to their final resting place at a memorial in Unity Cemetery.

1908

• A letter to the editor of The State newspaper praised Fort Mill's Confederate Park monument to slaves as an example for a state monument.

• W.M. Phillips announced that he would be in Fort Mill soon for anyone in need of his piano tuning expertise.

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