Fort Mill Times

Column: Do you remember?

1995

▪ Elliott (El) Close, Fort Mill, filed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by 92-year-old Republican Strom Thurmond.

▪ One of two Fort Mill teenagers convicted in the shooting death of 12-year-old Steve Spratt in 1993 was in a detention center for violating parole.

▪ Brenda Honeycutt, eighth grade teacher at Fort Mill Middle School, was recognized as South Carolina Earth Science Teacher of the Year.

▪ Karrie Whiteside, sponsored by Shane Moore, was crowned Indian Land High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Warriors 12-6 win against Whitmire.

1975

▪ The Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets football team posted its second consecutive shutout, 37-0 over the Yellow Jackets of Buford. Jerry Sorrow, Donald Pittman and Tommy Thompson led the local Jackets.

▪ L. Daniel Malphrus Jr., had recently been appointed manager of the Fort Mill office of First Federal Savings and Loan Association.

▪ Renee Watts of Fort Mill received her nurse’s cap during capping ceremonies for Licensed Practical Nurses at York General Hospital.

▪ Fort Mill Telephone Co. announced that it had filed an application to begin charging 20 cents per call for directory assistance after the first five calls per month.

1955

▪ The Yellow Jackets of Fort Mill, led by leading rusher Johnny Myers, ended a season long losing streak and scored just the team’s second touchdown of the year in a 7-7 tie with Kershaw. The Eagles were favored by six touchdowns.

▪ An 11-year-old Indian Land girl died instantly when a pole supporting four swings broke off at the ground and fell on her head.

1935

▪ Fort Mill Schools closed at 11 a.m. for one day to enable students to attend the York County Fair in Rock Hill.

▪ Fort Mill taxpayers learned the city tax rate was reduced from 35 mills to 30 mills.

1915

▪ The York County Fair, boosted by record breaking attendance, was in full swing in Rock Hill. The main event was Sensational Smithson’s Whirl of Terror.

▪ Joseph Brackett, well known young mill man of the town, purchased the grocery stock of J.S. McKibben near the Milfort Mill and would operate the business.

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

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