Do you remember? 100 Years of Fort Mill History.

By Chip Heemsoth


  • Lauren Ashley, Inc., a retailer of high quality women’s and children’s clothing, announced its intentions to move its headquarters from Boston to Regent Park in Fort Mill.
  • Marty Steele and Connie Harris were named as the Fort Mill Area Chamber of Commerce Businessperson and Volunteer of the Year.
  • The Fort Mill Times was honored as the best large weekly newspaper in South Carolina by the State Press Association.
  • Senior Angela Williams was crowned Miss Fort Mill High School. Tomiaka Wingard was Miss Congeniality.


  • New Fort Mill Times Publisher Fred Sheheen named Jerry McGuire editor, John W. Parker, advertising manager and Mrs. Skipper Campbell as receptionist and bookkeeper.
  • Fort Mill attorney and York County Councilman Bayles Mack was elected to the State Highway Commission.
  • Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets lost a basketball doubleheader to the Andrew Jackson Volunteers at Kershaw. The Jackettes lost 55-31 and the Jackets were drubbed by a 108-78 score.
  • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission voted against a proposed waste facility south of Pineville.


  • Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Potts purchased the old Bass Funeral Home at the northwest corner of Confederate and Forrest Streets and planned to remodel it for their residence.
  • Ann Leslie and Jerri Hurst, popular members of the junior class, were chosen to represent Fort Mill High School at the 13th Annual Girls’ State at the University of South Carolina.


  • George Lampus bought the 20th Century Billiard Parlor on upper Main Street, Fort Mill, and took active charge of the business.
  • The contract for the Marion Sims hospital in Lancaster was awared to V. P. Loftis of Charlotte, low bidder at $270,000. Construction was expected to begin soon.


  • Little Rochelle Patterson was painfully bitten by a dog while playing near his home on Booth Street. The dog was killed by Policeman Lynn.
  • Corporal Mack Archie, badly wounded in the fighting in France, returned to the home of his mother.

Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.