Fort Mill Times

This Week in Fort Mill History: Jan. 28


• Linda Watford of Fort Mill was pictured placing a wreath at the Confederate Monument in Confederate Park commemorating the 188th birthday of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

• Joe Cantrell was elected director of the Fort Mill Rescue Squad succeeding Mark Garrick. Jeff Trull was assistant director.

• Bill Lavelle, general manager and vice president of the Charlotte Knights, resigned after eight years with the Fort Mill based AAA baseball team.

• Tega Cay police arrested a man at his home for pointing a 12-gauge shotgun at his wife and a police officer.


• A Fort Mill woman, Dr. Mary T. Littlejohn, was named vice-president of Winthrop College, the first woman to occupy that position.

• Fort Mill’s basketball teams took five out of six games during the week. The undefeated Jackettes won three and the Jackets won two.

• Air Force Second Lt. Herman O. Griffin was awarded his wings upon completion of flight training at Columbus AFB, MS.

• The Bantam Chef, White Street, Fort Mill, was giving away “absolutely free” a beautiful new 10-speed bicycle.


• The Yellow Jacket basketball teams split two double headers. The boys lost to York and beat Chester and the girls beat York and lost to Chester.

• The new Patterson’s grocery on Banks Street had 10 pounds of Golden Rod flour for 90 cents, frozen chicken and turkey pot pies for 22 cents and a 5 pound bag of sugar for 47 cents.


• The four-year term of W.T. Barron, postmaster of Fort Mill, expired. Congressman J.P. Richards was expected to recommend his reappointment.

• Shaw Grocery, newly opened on Main Street, found business brisk according to Ben Shaw, proprietor.


• The Fort Mill Fire Company was organized with S.W. Parks as chief and W.F. Lewis as assistant chief.

• Fire caused by the falling of a stove flue at Harris Furniture Co. did damage in excess of $75. The newly formed fire company responded promptly.

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