Fort Mill Times

Do you remember?


▪ A 48-year-old Fort Mill man was being held at the York County Detention Center in York on charges of conning a Tega Cay woman out of $1,200.

▪ The Fort Mill School Board approved a plan which would allow the purchase of four new activity buses.

▪ Bobby Thompson, Fort Mill’s lone full time fireman, completed 131 hours of training and was certified through the South Carolina Fire Academy.

▪ Karl Lyles, Fort Mill High and Winthrop graduate, was hired by the Charlotte Knights as the team’s first public relations director.


▪ The Fort Mill School Board decided to sell the two mobile units at A.O. Jones School and use the funds to build a band room at Fort Mill High School.

▪ Craig Neal and Joe Cantrell were attending the South Carolina Cadet Lawman Academy.

▪ Fort Mill’s National Guard returned home to an enthusiastic reception after a two-week encampment in Mississippi.

▪ Fort Mill City Council voted to borrow and then spend $292,000 on upgrading the city’s water and sewer systems.


▪ Among the Honor Roll for the Year honorees at Fort Mill Elementary School were Jean Hill, Susan Hammond, Linda Trull, Burdette Heemsoth, Donnie Shaw, Lynn Pettus Pat Watts and Esther McCammon.

▪ Mary Ann Palmer was crowned Miss Fort Mill of 1955 at the American Legion beauty contest held in the Central School auditorium.


▪ There were numerous attractive home sites available on the two new streets opened between the Whiteville Park section and Unity Cemetery.

▪ The town of Fort Mill bought a new, two-seated Chevrolet for the use of the police department replacing the one in use for several years.


▪ “A Daughter of the Desert,” a western comedy-drama in four acts, was given by local talent in the school auditorium.

▪ In an election by members of the Fort Mill Light Infantry, 1st Lt. S.W. Parks was elected to the captaincy of the company.

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