A new cop on the beat, the jaws of life and a school funding plan: 100 Years of Fort Mill History

By Chip Heemsoth


  • The “Robin Hood” bill, which would take money from twenty-four wealthy school districts and give it to poorer districts, would cost Fort Mill $180,000.
  • Fort Mill Area Chamber of Commerce officials were looking for a new location to house the two employees currently working out of the red caboose on White Street.
  • The Fort Mill Yellow Jacket tennis team, winners of five consecutive state championships, lost to the Riverside Warriors in the state playoffs.
  • John C. Bryant of Fort Mill was named to the South Carolina Lions Club Hall of Fame.


  • Mrs. Anne S. Close received the Greater Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce’s “Citizen of the Year” award.
  • Mark Steven Hall, 27, of Fish Camp Road, Fort Mill, was hired by the Fort Mill Police Department to fill the newly created patrolman position.
  • Within a week after the Fort Mill Rescue Squad received a “Jaws of Life” tool, it was used to free a young woman from a wrecked car.
  • Airman Carroll Bruce Miles, Jr., graduated from Air Traffic Control school at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss. and was assigned to Homestead AFB, Fla.


  • Junior-Senior Prom was held in the Fort Mill High School auditorium with “Oriental Nights” as the theme. Betty Ann Garrison and Terry Thackston were chosen as Queen and King of the prom.
  • The Fort Mill High School baseball team wound up its season with a 12-7 win over the York Green Dragons. The team’s final record was 8-4 in the conference and 8-6 overall.


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  • A. C. Lytle and W. H. Martin, pharmacist, announced that they had purchased the stock of Ardrey’s Drug Store and would continue the business as Lytle Drug Co.
  • Hutchinson’s Pharmacy recently installed new tables, chairs, show cases and a well-equipped front for the the soda fountain.

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