Fort Mill Times

This Week in Fort Mill History: Week of Oct. 15


• A four-point buck crashed through the back entrance of the Rock Hill National Bank branch at the Fort Mill Square shopping center.

• Residents of a Fort Mill apartment complex were fed up at having to look at mounds of rubbish at an Archie Street home. Local officials said that there was nothing they could do about it.

• Shelly Stewart of Southwinds Drive, Fort Mill, received honorable mention in the color category in the recent Southern Visions photo competition.

• Tega Cay City Council was considering a proposal to charge visitors a parking fee.


• Fort Mill overcame four turnovers and 105 yards in penalties to defeat the Strom Thurmond Rebels 8-7 in football.

• Miss Debbie Riley of Tega Cay was crowned Fort Mill’s 1974 Carrousel Princess. Miss Becky Broom was first runner-up.

• A beautification project was underway on Fort Mill’s Confederate Park. Raleigh Phillips was supervising the project.

• The White Street widening project was nearing completion. Local residents were upset that it took seven months to widen one block.


• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets scored four touchdowns in the first half en route to a 33-13 win against Indian Land. Johnny Gibson had a 75-yard touchdown run.

• The Fort Mill High School class of 1955 selected Miss Camille Bradford and Master Kenneth Epps as their class mascots.


• Depositors of the Savings Bank of Fort Mill, which was closed by the state, were awaiting the results of an examiner’s report.

• The Fort Mill High School football team traveled to Lancaster, where it defeated the Lancaster boys 7-0 in the first game.


• There had been an exodus of mill employees from Fort Mill during the shutdown of this city’s two cotton mills.

• Fort Mill’s football team defeated Mount Zion Institute of Winnsboro 12-0 in the first game of the season for Fort Mill.

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