Fort Mill Times

Fort Mill history: Do you remember?


▪ The Rev. Roland Dry and his wife Carol were honored for their 29 years in the music industry during a program at the Fort Mill High School auditorium.

▪ Fort Mill schools reported a total of 3,885 students for the first day of school with more expected after Labor Day.

▪ Julia Brackett of Fort Mill, Miss South Carolina National Teenager, was fourth runner-up at the National Teenager pageant in Nashville.

▪ Scott Barefield, science teacher and former boys’ basketball coach at Buford High School, was named varsity girls’ coach at Fort Mill High School.


▪ Co-captains for the 1976 Yellow Jacket team were Donald Pittman, “Red” Neeley, Joe Covington, Stuart Thomas, Furman Williams and Matthew DeVore.

▪ George B. Rhinehardt III, president of the Fort Mill Lions Club, announced that the club had begun its annual eye bank drive.

▪ Two men were taken to York General Hospital in Rock Hill after the collapse of the roof framework of a building under construction on S.C. 160 East.

▪ The Fort Mill Golf Course had suffered heavily from vandalism during recent weeks.


▪ Town Team and Pilot were deadlocked at one game each in the Fort Mill Recreation Center’s midget baseball league championship series.

▪ Main Street merchants including Stroup’s Department Store, The Men’s Shop, The Economy Department Store and Fort Mill Pharmacy participated in Back-To-School sales.


▪ The Fort Mill Community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of William M. White following an appendix operation at a Rock Hill hospital.

▪ The Fort Mill Telephone Exchange, in business for 38 years, handled its first transatlantic call when Capt. E. W. Springs talked with his wife and children in Lucerne, Switzerland.


▪ No definite conclusions were reached in a meeting to consider the location of a new bridge across the Catawba River.

▪ Sam L. Meacham was erecting a brick garage on Confederate Street and planned to move the Jones-Young Motor Co. from Whiteville Park to his new building.