Fort Mill Times

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▪ A 37-year-old Indian Land resident died after his pickup truck hit a downed power line. Terry Potts of the Pleasant Valley VFD was injured when he contacted a live electric wire while working the scene.

▪ Fort Mill Police Officer Rusty Hunter was promoted to corporal. Hunter was also named Officer of the Month by WRHI Radio, Rock Hill.

▪ A 16-year-old Fort Mill boy was charged in connection with three separate fires in Fort Mill, including one set in a Fort Mill Times newspaper box.

▪ A 20-member committee was quietly planning its strategy to get Fort Mill voters to approve a $24 million school bond referendum.


▪ James N. (Andy) Epps, 62, for many years a popular rural delivery mail carrier at the Fort Mill Post Office, died at Mercy Hospital following surgery.

▪ The Fort Mill High School girls’ basketball team advanced to the upper state championship game by defeating Allendale-Fairfax and Graniteville. The boys were eliminated by Allendale-Fairfax 44-42.

▪ Fort Mill’s first murder in many months, a 29-year-old Fort Mill man, resulted in the arrest of a married Fort Mill couple.

▪ Indian Land’s girls’ basketball team lost their opening game in the Class A playoffs to a tall, tough Spaulding High team 71-49.


▪ Voters turned out in record numbers to elect J. C. Pearce, Joel Epps and Richard W. (Dick) Adkins to the Fort Mill School District Board of Trustees.

▪ A 7-year-old girl on her way home from school was allegedly molested by a man near the Fort Mill Armory at Unity Street.


▪ Miss Mildred Lee, teacher in the Government School for Navajo Indians in Arizona, was promoted to the superintendency of another Indian school.

▪ Two cases of spinal meningitis, both young girls and resulting in one death, had Fort Mill Township on edge.


▪ Gasoline was selling for 26 cents to 30 cents a gallon. The prediction was that it would reach the unheard of price of 40 or even 50 cents a gallon.

▪ The Rev. R. K. Timmons of Bethel Presbyterian Church, this county, accepted the call extended by the Fort Mill Presbyterian Church.