Fort Mill Times

Column: Do you remember?


▪ The Fort Mill High School marching band recaptured the state class AAA marching championship, its 14th in 20 years, at the Fort Mill High School stadium.

▪ Jeff Helms, Fort Mill chief of police, accepted toy bears from the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for his officers to give to children when responding to domestic violence calls.

▪ Westerly Hills Baptist Church was preparing to break ground for a new sanctuary at the church on Doves Road.

▪ A Fort Mill High School senior, a standout player on the Lady Jackets basketball team, was charged with dealing drugs.


▪ Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets football team defeated the Chesnee Eagles 12-9 to run its record to 3-0 in conference and 5-3 overall. Indian Land bested the South Carolina School for the Deaf 31-0.

▪ William H. Grier, a member of the Board of Trustees at Winthrop College for 22 1/2 years, resigned.

▪ Spec. 5 Ronnie G. McKellar, who recently completed four years in the U. S. Army, re-enlisted.

▪ The Fort Mill High School marching band placed second at the state 2A band competition finishing one point behind the Ware Shoals band.


▪ Fort Mill’s winless streak continued as the team fell to a strong Walhalla football team 34-12. Harold Whitmire and Charles Garrison scored for the Yellow Jackets.

▪ Two Fort Mill women, Mrs. John Hamilton and Mrs. Betty Freeman, were injured when they were struck by a car on White Street.


▪ The new post of the Fort Mill VFW had a membership of 30. Herbert Harris was post commander and James T. Young was adjutant.

▪ The congregations of St. John’s, Philadelphia and Pleasant Hill Methodist churches were pleased that the Rev. Joe E. Brown would continue as their minister.


▪ On the first anniversary of the massive fire that destroyed three of the largest businesses on Fort Mill’s Main Street, three handsome new buildings stood in their place.

▪ Will Snooks was committed to the York jail by Magistrate Harris for intent to ravish a Fort Mill girl.

Compiled by Chip Heemsoth