Fort Mill Times

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▪ About 40 Fort Mill Boys and Girls Club members were recently treated to a performance of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus courtesy of Sears.

▪ Indian Land Elementary School students and teachers were one step closer to a new school building as Lancaster County officials decided that a new school would be a top priority.

▪ Due to overcrowding, children moving into homes in the Gold Hill Elementary School attendance zone after May 21 would be bussed to Riverview Complex for the next school year.

▪ Indian Land High School had two new spring sports teams. Varsity soccer for boys and girls was added to the program. Mike Pope, current head football coach and athletic director, would direct both teams.


▪ Incumbents Dr. William J. Henry and the Rev. William J. Hollins were reelected to the Fort Mill School Board. Both men ran unopposed.

▪ Gigi Mills was named DAR Good Citizen at Fort Mill High School. She would represent the Kanawha Chapter of Fort Mill in the State DAR Good Citizen contest.

▪ A number of Main Street merchants were once again urging city officials to do something about the deplorable condition of the city’s parking lots.

▪ Recent movies in Rock Hill included “Blazing Saddles” and “Rattlers” at the Cinema and “Bobbi Joe and the Outlaw” and “Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid” at the Pix.


▪ The membership of St. John’s Methodist Church voted to erect a new parsonage to be located at the corner Unity and Close streets.

▪ “Hondo,” staring John Wayne and “Dam Busters” played as a Saturday double feature at the Center. “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Tarantula” had also played recently. “Lady Godiva” with Maureen O’Hara was at the Ft. Roc.


▪ The Fort Mill High School baseball team, under the direction of Cleveland A. Lytle, began practicing. T. C. Haire, Harris Case, Clyde Wright and Henry Lookadoo were top prospects.

▪ Playing at the Capitol Theatre in Rock Hill was “Wife vs. Secretary” with Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy.


▪ It was reported that there was talk of moving the Fort Mill Post Office from its Confederate Street location to a larger building on Main Street.

▪ A bowling alley opened on Main Street in connection with the Royal Café. Mr. J. C. Bayne was proprietor.