Fort Mill Times

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1996

▪ Fort Mill Mayor Charles Powers received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest honor. The presentation was made by Rep. Becky Meacham.

▪ Three nights of record-breaking low temperatures may have cost Springs Farm half of its peach crop.

▪ Jon Blankenship, 60, of Fort Mill, was retiring after 30 years of service with the Fort Mill Post Office. Blankenship was the facility’s senior employee.

▪ Fort Mill Town Council turned down a request for $7,500 to help with the Tour DuPont bike race scheduled to pass through York County but not Fort Mill.

1976

▪ Both Fort Mill High School basketball teams won the conference tournament championship. The Jackets defeated Great Falls 66-55 and the Jackettes won 61-34, also over Great Falls.

▪ Mary Ellen Ballard and Janice Powell, both of Fort Mill, were named to the 1975-76 fall semester Dean’s List at Columbia College.

▪ Bayles Mack, a Fort Mill attorney, announced that he had filed as a candidate in the Democratic Primary for York County Council Seat No. 1.

▪ Indian Land’s girls’ basketball team advanced to the state tournament even though they lost the conference tournament championship game, 42-17 to McCrorey-Liston.

1956

▪ Airman Ray Hucks, formerly of Fort Mill, was recently promoted to Airman Second Class while stationed on Okinawa.

▪ Announcement was made that Robert L. (Bob) Reid would succeed Pete Goodman as director of the Fort Mill Recreation Center.

1936

▪ Dr. W. H. Martin and E. H. Phillips were elected members of the Board of Elders at Unity Presbyterian Church.

▪ Plans were being drawn by architect Gilchrist of Rock Hill for the new Fort Mill jail which was recently approved by town council.

1916

▪ J. C. Bayne, well-known young man of the town, was remodeling a Main Street building in order to open a bowling alley and restaurant.

▪ Jesse Harris defeated Sam A. Lee by a vote of 27-16 in the election for Ward 3 alderman.

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