Fort Mill Times

This Week in Fort Mill History: Oct. 22


• The family of a missing Fort Mill woman believed that the skeletal remains found off Banks Street were hers. The York County coroner was investigating.

• Two Fort Mill High School football players were expected to plead guilty to drug charges stemming from their arrests last month. A third player had already pleaded guilty.

• Harry Hallman was planning to retire as Fort Mill Town Judge due to health reasons. Hallman had previously served as Fort Mill’s mayor for eight years.

• Amme St. Clair, a senior at Indian Land High School, was crowned Miss Fort Mill in a pageant held in Rock Hill.


• The new entrance to Unity Cemetery, fronting Unity Street, was completed and presented an attractive appearance.

• Richard S. Carter of Fort Mill, an Air Force ROTC cadet at the University of South Carolina, was designated a Distinguished Cadet.

• The Yellow Jacket Club, formerly the Blue Goose, advertised hot sandwiches, cold beer, table tennis and pool. The establishment was located at corner of Academy Street and Railroad Avenue and was managed by Jerry Tollison.

• J. Murphy Gregg, retired Springs executive and one of Fort Mill’s most respected residents, was named interim director of the York County Nature Museum.


• The Fort Mill Midget football team celebrated the arrival of their new uniforms with a 14-6 victory over Oakdale of Rock Hill.

• A group of 36 Fort Mill residents voted to organize a club to boost the overall sports program in Fort Mill schools. The group named the organization the Yellow Jacket Club.


• A Fort Mill school bus driver reported that the new state law requiring drivers to stop for a stopped school bus was working quite well.

• Fifty-four gallons of whiskey and a Ford car were seized by Fort Mill police officers Epps and Blackmon.


• As the result of an affray at the brick company at Grattan, Magistrate R.P. Harris collected $25 fines. Several of the combatants had yet to be apprehended.

• Fort Mill City Council levied a tax of 10 mills the year 1914. The tax was due and payable from Nov. 1-15.

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