Fort Mill Times

This Week in Fort Mill History: Oct. 8


• Becca Giles was named Fort Mill High School Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Fort Mill-York game. The Yellow Jackets were defeated 19-7.

• Three houses were under construction in the Paradise section of Fort Mill that did not meet the town’s zoning ordinances, but Town Manager Sam Griffin had issued the necessary permits anyway as a practical matter.

• A two-vehicle wreck at Highway 521 and Marvin Road resulted in the death of a 21 year-old Lancaster woman.

• The Charlotte Hornets began practice for the 1994-95 season in their new training facility, next to Knights Stadium, on Deerfield Drive.


• Two Fort Mill municipal employees were caught red-handed by Mayor Luke Patterson after burglarizing a Tom Hall Street home owned by the mayor.

• The Yellow Jackets of Fort mill swarmed all over the Buford Yellow Jackets by a 49-0 score. Randy Smith had six catches for 200 yards.

• The Fort Mill School Board had yet to make a decision on when to open the new Riverview Elementary School complex scheduled to be ready in early December.

• Springs Mills announced plans to close its carpet plant in York and withdraw from the carpet field.


• After not having scored in its first three game and three quarters of the fourth game, the Yellow Jackets scored four times in the fourth quarter to defeat Kershaw 24-0. Johnny Gibson scored the first touchdown of the season for the Jackets..

• Fort Mill reached a significant milestone in its telephone history when the 1,200th telephone in the system was installed.


• Insufficient attendance brought about the closing of the Gold Hill School. The remaining students, 15 in all, were transferred to Riverview School.

• The York County Fair opened for a five-night run in Rock Hill. The fair featured high class shows rides and the Rock Hill-Clinton football game.


• The taxable value of Fort Mill Township for the year 1914 was $591,525 compared to $635,045 in 1913.

• The York County Fair opened in Rock Hill with entertainment daily, including an aviator dropping miniature bombs from a flying machine.

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