Fort Mill Times

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▪ Jimmy Chapman of Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, won the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo and $1,710 at the Springmaid Pier.

▪ Residents of three Indian Land subdivisions were trying to keep mobile homes and commercial businesses a half mile from their homes.

▪ Two Fort Mill teenagers were arrested for selling drugs to juveniles at East Shore Plaza on Academy Street.

▪ The Lancaster County School Board filled one of the two vacant principal positions by naming James H. Howey principal at Indian Land Elementary School.


▪ Clarence Huntington and Pat Keziah were the co-valedictorians at Fort Mill Junior High School. Vereen Barron was salutatorian.

▪ Ground was broken for a fellowship hall and educational unit at Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church. The Rev. James McGill was pastor.

▪ Fort Mill Junior High School won the annual sportsmanship trophy awarded by the York County Junior High School Conference.

▪ Randy Smith received the Billy Marett Award, Jacket of the Year and most valuable football and basketball awards at the annual banquet.


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▪ James Culp, a seventh-grader, received the Eli Bailes Post 43 American Legion Medal and Virginia Hamilton, seventh grade, received the Post Auxiliary Award.

▪ The State Tax Commission granted a liquor license to W. H. Griffin and he opened a liquor store on Main Street.


▪ Mr. L.J. Massy moved his stock of dry goods, jewelry, etc. into his recently completed new store room on Main Street.

▪ The Rev. W.A. Hafner of the Fort Mill Presbyterian Church announced that the open air services in Confederate Park would begin the following Sunday night.

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