Pendarvis honored, Slick passes and more this week in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Fort Mill Cleaners at Fort Mill Square closed its doors for good. The owners also closed three cleaners in Rock Hill.
  • Fort Mill baseball coach Greg Pendarvis was named Class 3 A Coach of the Year. Jerry Honeycutt and Matt Swenson were named to the All-State team.
  • David Hord was selected as Catawba Nuclear Station’s Volunteer of the Year.
  • Boyce “Slick” Jennings, 82, owner of one of Fort Mill’s most popular dining spots in the 1960s and 1970s, Slick’s Diner, passed away.


  • A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new sanctuary and Sunday school rooms at Riverview Presbyterian Church.
  • Fort Mill City Council agreed to consider a recommendation to appoint a committee to look into turning the old Carothers School property into a community center.
  • Amos Gantt of Springs Park announced that if enough interest was shown, a second week of cheerleading camp would be scheduled.
  • Th A&P at 111 Clebourne Street sold country hams for $1.55 a pound, three packs of hamburger or hot dog buns for $1 and fresh peaches, 39¢ a pound.


  • The Rev. Max Christopher was transferred from St. John’s Methodist Church, Fort Mill, to Bethel Methodist Church, Chester. The Rev. Peden Curry was transferred from Ware Shoals to St. John’s.
  • Magistrate L. T. Chambers announced the hiring of Haskell M. Ghant as a magistrate’s constable.


  • The Fort Mill School Board arranged for a committee of its members to look into adding two classrooms to the Grammar School building.
  • A duplex home, to be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lytle and Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Lytle, was being erected on Hill Street.


  • Misses Martha Dyches and Marian Parks attended the summer assembly of the Women’s College of Greenville.
  • A special service was held in the Presbyterian Church at which nine infants were baptized.

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


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