Fort Mill Times

Do you remember?


▪ The Anne Springs Close Greenway opened with more than 1,000 guests attending the opening ceremonies.

▪ Choral groups at Fort Mill High School, under the direction of Michael Dove, won four first-place awards in the Fiesta-Val in Atlanta.

▪ First Sgt. Randolph S. Sanders Sr., a Fort Mill native and retired Marine, was honored at a banquet at Mt. Zion AME Church on Steele Street

▪  The Fort Mill and Indian Land high school concert bands each received five superior ratings in recent concert festivals.


▪ Members of the Fort Mill National Guard would attend summer training at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss., in May.

▪ Garage Service of Quality Parts Co., Massy Street, Fort Mill, opened with Fort Mill native Larry Hathcock as head mechanic.

▪ Winners of the Fort Mill optimist club local oratorical contest were eighth-grader Jimmy Whitman and sixth-grader Patti Komarek.

▪ A Fort Mill man, Tech. Sgt. Charles W. Lewis, was named Outstanding Non-commissioned Officer of the Year at Patrick AFB, Cocoa Beach, Fla.


▪ Recent movies at the Center included “The Bridges at Toko-Ri,” “Carmen Jones,” “Revenge of the Creature” and “Underwater.”

▪ A 19-year-old Fort Mill girl, Gracie White, was reported missing. Local police did not suspect foul play.


▪ Accompanied by Alfred O. Jones, principal, the annual trip of the senior class of Fort Mill High School was made to Columbia.

▪ J.A. Greene Motor Co. of Fort Mill was selling the new Ford V-8 for $495.


▪ According to local insurance men, Fort Mill was in line for a reduction in fire insurance rates due to the recently installed water works system.

▪ It was decided that the dry good stores and grocery stores of the town would close evenings at 7 p.m. until Sept. 1.

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