Fort Mill Times

Do you remember?


▪ Angie Potts Ennis and her colleagues at First Union Bank on Tom Hall Street raised $900 for the March of Dimes by taking part in a walk-a-thon.

▪ Anne Suite, Fort Mill School Board chairman and president of the Fort Mill Rotary Club, was chosen as Fort Mill Citizen of the Year.

▪ Angie Marzetta, 22, a Fort Mill High graduate, was selected to play for the Coors Silver Bullet women’s baseball team.

▪ The Indian Land Warriors baseball team, coached by Billy Adkins, and the softball team, coached by Don Pittman, won the Region 2A championships.


▪ St. John’s United Methodist Church observed its centennial year with a series of events. The Rev. Roy Owens was pastor.

▪ Keebler F. Mills, a band director for almost 50 of his 65 years, announced his retirement. Mills was credited with bringing Fort Mill bands out of the doldrums when he arrived in 1960.

▪ Joyce Culp, a Winthrop College student from Fort Mill, was the reigning Miss York County Electric Co-Op.

▪ Florist Transworld Delivery Association (FTD) announced that Jack’s House of Flowers had been selected as a member of the association.


▪ Buzzie McKibben was the recipient of a gold baseball offered by coach Pete Reynolds for his feats on the diamond. McKibben batted .440 and was 4-1 on the mound.

▪ Fort Mill passed an almost unbelievable milestone in its safety record when the town passed its 2,500th day without a traffic fatality.


▪ An announcement was made that more than 6,000 acres of land would be purchased for the purpose of a military park and recreational area near the King’s Mountain battlefield.

▪ Notwithstanding the expenditure of several hundred dollars and much labor on the Whiteville Park baseball grounds, efforts to organize a team had not been successful.


▪ The management of the Majestic Theatre announced that the show would begin operating three nights a week instead of the two nights a week.

▪ J.J. Bailes and S. W. Parks were elected to the board of directors of the First National Bank of Fort Mill.

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