Fort Mill Times

July 16: This Week in Fort Mill History


• The Fort Mill Swim Team, coached by Michelle Helms, won the Leroy Springs Aquatics Championship for the fourth year running.

• Fort Mill’s Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Roland Dry, celebrated its 50th anniversary.

• The Tega Cay Chamber of Commerce recognized Ed Weaver for his service on city council and as mayor.

• Frank L. Wimmer, a 1979 graduate of Fort Mill High School, was awarded a Doctorate in Psychology from Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario, Canada.


• Daniel Roseboro, commonly known as “Rosebud” and a town fixture, had been missing for several days and it was feared that he may have drowned in the Catawba River.

• In Fort Mill’s Democratic primary, Wyatt Gibson unseated Frank Epps as Fort Mill Township Director. Murray B. White was re-elected as Fort Mill Magistrate.

• The Rev. Raymond L. Phillips Jr. arrived in Fort Mill and assumed his duties as vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

• Mrs. Patricia Grant was appointed assistant manager of the Fort Mill B. C. Moore & Sons store becoming the first female to hold that position in any store in the chain’s 50 year history.


• Fort Mill Pharmacy, 206 Main St., celebrated its grand opening. Sale items included Coca-Cola, carton of six, with your bottles, 26 cents and candy, any brand, three for 10 cents.

• The Rev. Jamie Stenson, Pastor of Riverview and Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Churches, submitted his resignation.


• Rural Officer George W. Potts seized a Ford car and 6 gallons of whiskey. A warrant was issued for Hugh King of Fort Mill.

• Cigarettes and other articles valued at more than $1,000 were stolen from Edward’s Grocery at Gratton, Fort Mill Township.


• Work had begun on the large water works tank on Ardrey’s Hill. The foundation was down and work on the 75-foot steel tower was underway.

• Mr. Thomas R. Garrison, Pineville, N.C., closed a deal with Mr. T. Franklin Massy for the Massey homestead on Booth Street, Fort Mill.

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