Stag or drag at the disco? The Supreme Court beckons and an historic game is played: 100 Years of Fort Mill History

By Chip Heemsoth

1999

  • Voters approved a $48.3 million school bond by a 2,384-1,973 margin. A $64.75 million was voted down in September, 1998.
  • The Fort Mill Yellow Jacket baseball team lost both games against the Riverside Warriors in the Class 3 A upper state championship series. The Jackets’ season was over.
  • Lynn Dickinson, social studies teacher at Fort Mill High School, was selected as an intern to the U. S. Supreme Court.
  • The State Line video poker parlor was robbed at gunpoint for the fourth time since January.

1979

  • Tommy Johnston was hired to replace Wes Murphy as football line coach and track coach at Fort Mill High School. He had previously coached at Rock Hill and Clover.
  • Mrs. Minnie P. Stegall of Route 2, Fort Mill, won a portable television at an open house for the Fort Mill Times.
  • Mrs. Dennis Ayers, the former Pam Dobbins of Fort Mill, was elected president of the South Carolina Dental Assistants Association.
  • The Leroy Springs Recreation Complex sponsored a disco dance for members and their guests. The cost was $3 stag or $5 drag.

1959

  • Sylvia Epps was chosen as Miss Blue and Gold at Fort Mill High School. Jimmy Kilgo, host of WSOC’s Kilgo’s Kanteen, made the selection.
  • A display of furniture and other items made by students of George Fish School were on display in the window of the former Kimbrell’s Furniture Store on Main Street.

1939

No archives could be found for this week.

1919

  • The first game of baseball to be played on the new diamond in Whiteville Park resulted in a win for Fort Mill over the Anderson Motor Co. of Rock Hill.
  • Capt. James D. Fulp of Fort Mill was elected superintendent of the Abbeville schools at a salary of $200 per month, provided he remained in Abbeville for twelve months.

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