Fort Mill Times

This week in Fort Mill history, in 1998: Ashley Martin was named Miss Fort Mill High


▪ Microview, a company headquartered in Charlotte, announced that it would move to Indian Land and bring 250 jobs with it.

▪ Ashley Martin was named Miss Fort Mill High School and Jennifer Moss was runner up. The event was held in the Fort Mill High School auditorium.

▪ Five developers were proposing to build 1,850 homes in Indian Land during the next five years.

▪ Fort Mill High School’s basketball teams dropped two games to the York Cougars. The Lady Jackets lost 23-56 and the Jackets were on the losing end of a 64-67 game.


▪ James B. Cook, who was completing his first six-year term on the Fort Mill School Board, announced that he would seek re-election. Godfrey Nims, a member of the board since 1960, would not run again.

▪ A windstorm heavily damaged parts of Fort Mill Township, but no injuries were reported. Tega Cay’s marina had more than 100 boats damaged and several sank.

▪ Break-ins occurred at the Easy Pay Store on Main Street, the maintenance shop at the Fort Mill Country Club and Palmetto Café at White Street and the Charlotte Highway.

▪ Fort Mill’s basketball teams split a pair of double headers. The girls lost to the Buford Yellow Jackets 36-68 and defeated the Pageland Eagles 55-34. The boys beat Buford 57-36 and lost to Pageland 59-62.


▪ J.A. Castle, principal of Fort Mill’s George Fish School, announced that “Christ is the Way of Life” would be the theme of Religious Emphasis Week at the school.

▪ “The Ten Commandments” opened at the Center Theatre. Ticket prices were $1.25 for the evening show and 90 cents for the matinee. Children under 12 were admitted for 60 cents.


▪ Ruth McGinnis, billed as “Billiards Most Marvelous Attraction” and reigning Woman’s World Champion at pocket billiards, demonstrated her skills at the 20th Century Billiards room.

▪ Dr. J. B. Elliott of Fort Mill was elected president of the York County Medical Society.


▪ Dr. A. L. Ott and family arrived in Fort Mill from Ridgeway and took the Mills residence on Main Street. Dr. Ott resumed the dentistry practice of Dr. J. L. Spratt.

▪ All business houses of Fort Mill were again closed Monday in obedience to the administration’s order for a heatless Monday.

Chip Heemsoth is a lifelong resident of Fort Mill