Fort Mill Times

June 18: This Week in Fort Mill History


• Fifteen senior citizens from the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex won 53 medals at the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic at Florence.

• Seniors Matt Jarrett of Fort Mill High School and Kenza Harleson of Indian Land High School were recognized for having never missed a day of school.

• Incumbent Steve Forrest and newcomers James Millwood, Lou Kuchinic and Shawn Patterson won seats on Tega Cay’s City Council.

• Angie Marzetta, University of Washington softball player and former Fort Mill High athlete, was named to the National Softball Coaches Division I third team All-American team.


• Kathi Stone was crowned Miss Fort Mill by the reigning Miss Fort Mill, Nancy Oliver. Joyce Culp and Debra Deese were runners-up.

• Michael W. Chase, 15, of Fort Mill, received Scouting’s highest honors, the Eagle Scout award, as well as the Jewish equivalent of the God and Country award.

• The biggest upset of the year in the men’s softball league was the Fort Mill Builders 2-0 win over Tega Cay. Bill Dunn homered twice for the Builders.

• John William Phillips, 56, of Ritch Street, one of Fort Mill’s most distinguished World War II veterans, passed away.


• Efforts were underway here to establish a Fort Mill Rescue Squad. Walter Benfield had taken the lead and stated that a minimum of 30 men would be needed.

• Frank Hull announced plans to officially establish an aircraft spotting station in Fort Mill


• James A. Gamble, 63, former chief of police of Fort Mill, died at his home on River Road.

• Joe Jackson, former White Sox outfielder, brought his Winnsboro team to Fort Mill for a game on the Whiteville Park diamond. The local nine were defeated by a 12-5 score.


• The Red Racket 5 and 10-cent store, owned by J.N. Atwatwer, closed out to the Patterson Dry Goods Company.

• The Public Works Commission purchased a lot on Ardrey Hill on which a water tower would be located.

Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.