Fort Mill Times

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▪ Some York County Republicans were urging Fort Mill Police Chief Jeff Helms to run for York County Sheriff, but Helms declined.

▪ Tega Cay Police Chief John Short, 55, retired and was honored with an open house at the Tega Cay City office.

▪ Courtney Swanson and Laura Key were named Most Valuable Players for the 1995-1996 girls’ basketball team.

▪ Rusty Howie, boys’ basketball coach for the past two years, resigned the position and would be assigned other coaching duties later.


▪ Fort Mill’s City Council voted to name three-term councilman Raleigh Phillips to the newly-created position of detective for the Fort Mill Police Department.

▪ The second Fort Mill murder in less than a week claimed the life of a 23-year-old man of the Paradise Community. The victim was an bystander in a shooting.

▪ The Fort Mill High Yellow Jackets lost to Crescent, 65-44, in the Upper State championship basketball game. Valerie Dixon had 27 points for the Jackets.

▪ Randy Wolfe, president of Fort Mill Jaycees, announced that the club had endorsed and would sponsor the formation of a Fort Mill Police Auxiliary.


▪ W. M. Mauldin, president of the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company, announced that the price of a regular Coke would rise to 7 cents.

▪ Riverview School Honor Role included Gail Lesslie, Susan Noblitt, Johnny Messer, Don Baker, Joy Garrison, Delsie Mae Griffin, Carolyn Boyd and Marian Smith.


▪ Joe Harris, 65, well known man of the Paradise section, died at his home. At one time, Harris was sexton of the local graded school and Unity Church.

▪ There was a report that Major George W. Potts of Fort Mill would announce his candidacy for York County Sheriff.


▪ The Fort Mill Cash Market, Ira G. Smythe proprietor, installed a handsome refrigerator in its place of business on Main Street.

▪ Playing at the Majestic Theatre was “The Stars, Their Courses Change” starring Francis X. Bushman and Edna Mayo.