Fort Mill Times

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▪ The Charlotte Knights announced that the Beach Boys would play a post-game concert, a first for the Fort Mill stadium, on June 23.

▪ Fort Mill Chief of Police Jeff Helms accepted a $54,767 grant, to hire more officers, from U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, D-SC.

▪ Bob and Sue Jones and Miriam and Stew Stilling represented the Fort Mill Senior Citizens Club in the National Senior Games in San Antonio.

▪ Pleasant Valley Baptist Church called the Rev. Steve Jacks as pastor of the 540-member church.


▪ Fort Mill School Board Trustees announced that the opening of the new Riverview Elementary Complex later in the year would result in the closing of Carothers and Riverview elementary schools.

▪ The 1975 Fort Mill Recreation Department Superstar winners were Kevin Fite, Scottie Helms and Robert Jones.

▪ Carowinds Amusement Park announced that all mothers, when accompanied by their families, would be admitted free on Mother’s Day.


▪ Two Fort Mill High juniors, Rachael Jane Bridges and Evelyn Florine McWhorter, were selected to attend the ninth annual Palmetto Girls State at the University of South Carolina.

▪ Arthur Smith and his Crackerjacks performed a two-hour show at Fort Mill’s Memorial Stadium. The event was sponsored by the Fort Mill Optimist Club.


▪ A Confederate Memorial Day program was given by the teachers and pupils of the Fort Mill schools in the auditorium of the graded school.

▪ The Fort Mill Troop of Boy Scouts, which had been inactive for several months, was being reorganized.


▪ A storm of almost cyclonic proportions visited Fort Mill ending a serious drought of almost four weeks.

▪ James D. Fulp was elected superintendent of the Fort Mill schools for the term of 1915-16.

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