Fort Mill Times

This Week in Fort Mill History: Feb. 11


• Homeowners in Creekside Crossing, a new Fort Mill subdivision, were warned not to use their fireplaces after a second fire in the development.

• Indian Land residents were pleased that they got a traffic light in front of Indian Land Elementary School and Indian Land High School, but were upset that the state DOT raised the speed limit to 55 miles per hour at the schools.

• Suzanne Roxburgh of Tega Cay was the new president of the Tega Cay Chamber of Commerce. Bruce Updike was vice-president.

• Sarah Amanda Deese, junior at Wofford College, was named to the Wofford College dean’s list.


• Mayor Lunsford McFadden and Fort Mill City Council took steps to have Fort Mill designated a Bi-Centennial City.

• Chuck Coleman, Steve Marks, Larry Perry, Larry Rutledge and Scottie Wilson were named to the Western Region All-Star Band.

• The Fort Mill School Board discussed the disposition of Riverview School and using the proceeds to renovate A. O. Jones Elementary School.

• Fort Mill’s City Council was wrestling over finances for the planned city maintenance facility on East Hill Street.


• Miss Glenna Griffin of Indian Land High School was named 1955 Miss Hi Miss at her school. She was honored in a special Miss Hi Miss edition of Winthrop College’s newspaper, the Johnsonian.

• Fort Mill City Council heard suggestions to sell City Hall and to look into prohibiting the playing of pinball machines on Sunday.


• R. F. Palmer took up his duties as teacher of agriculture at Fort Mill High School. Palmer succeeded M.B. Brissie.

• The honor roll of Fort Mill High School included eighth-graders Elva Dorothy Lee, Clyde Boy and Frances Garrison.


• Massey’s Drug Store of which J.M. Massy was president and B.F. Massey Jr., was secretary treasurer, closed due to voluntary bankruptcy.

• Mr. J.E. Williamson arrived in Fort Mill and assumed his duties as general manager of Fort Mill Manufacturing Co.’s two mills.

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