Fort Mill Times

This Week in History


Fun was had by all as the Fort Mill Booster Club sponsored a locals vs. celebrities basketball game. The outcome of the game was not available.

The Fort Mill Community Playhouse presented "Anything Goes" at the Fort Mill High School auditorium. With a budget of $25,000, it was the group's most expensive production to date.

Shannon Sizemore of Indian Land High School won first place for the 11th grade competition in Lancaster County Schools’ Youth Art Show for two dimensional work.

Insurance investigators took over where a state arson team left off looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed the former Tega Cay home of Jim and Tammy Baker.


C. M. Reynolds, principal of A. O. Jones school, was named honorary chairman of the ninth annual Miss Fort Mill Pageant.

Two Charlotte men were apprehended by Fort Mill Police Officers after they tried to break down the rear door of The Men's Shop on Main Street.

The United States Post Office Department announced that a special commemorative stamp would be issued honoring the state's tricentennial.

Rick Carter, star center on the Fort Mill High School football team, signed to play football at Mars Hill College.


Chairman Tom Gaither reported that less than half of the $1,500 goal for the 1950 Fort Mill Red Cross drive had been collected.

Clyde Carswell, a young Fort Mill boy, won the handsome TV set that was given away at the bingo party sponsored by the local National Guard company.


The Fort Mill Cornet Band traveled to Spartanburg and performed for 30 minutes on a Spartanburg radio station.

The Pleasant Valley Boy Scout Troop, No. 57, organized 10 months earlier, was progressing nicely under Scoutmasters Walter B. Patterson and Barnett Potts.


Charles Jones, former resident of Fort Mill and brother-in-law of D.O. Potts, was the co-inventor of a vending machine for the sale of soft drinks.

Three new automobiles were recently purchased by Fort Mill men bring the town's total to 12.