Fort Mill Times

Do you remember?


▪ Fort Mill Township hosted two major concerts. The Beach Boys played to a sold-out crowd at Knights Stadium, and the Highwaymen, consisting of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, played the Carowinds Paladium.

▪ Fort Mill resident Ell Close considered challenging Sen. Strom Thurman in the 1996 U.S. Senate race.

▪ Todd Barfield of Sutton Road, Fort Mill, finished 14th in a field of 50 at the Professional Putters Association National Championship.

▪ Michelle Rogers, in her third year as aquatics director and swim coach at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, resigned both positions.


▪ Cheryl L. Ervin and Marian Kay Martin, both of Fort Mill, were named to the Distinguished Faculty Honors List at the College of Charleston.

▪ Sen. Strom Thurmond announced Fort Mill would receive a federal grant for $76,039 from the EPA for waste water treatment.

▪ Jerry Hunter won the recent Pinewood Derby race at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Gary Lee captured second.

▪ Movies at the Ft.-Roc Drive-in included “Midnight Cowboy,” “Capone,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Death Race 2000.”


▪ The Fort Mill School District granted permission for Col. Elliott White Springs to construct a 60-by-110-foot skating rink on the grounds of Fort Mill High.

▪ Recent movies at the Center included “Don’t Fence Me In” with Roy Rogers, “On the Waterfront,” “Ten Wanted Men” with Randolph Scott and “The Violent Men.”


▪ Dr. Thackston and his family left for Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he had accepted a position in the hospital of the federal penitentiary.

▪ Fort Mill widows of Confederate veterans, who were over the age of 80, were to receive $240 in cash.


▪ According to the reports of the registrar, there were 14 births and five deaths in Fort Mill during May.

▪ Tuesday, July 13, was set as the date for the formal dedication of the new York County Courthouse.

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