100 Years of Fort Mill History: Voters say yes to White, no to a new hospital


  • U. S. Secretary of Education and former Governor of South Carolina, Richard Riley, brought his “Success Express” bus to Fort Mill High School.
  • Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets, led by quarterback Royal Porter and running back Pierre Harris, easily defeated the Chesterfield Rams 32-0. Indian Land won its second game in a row by a 26-7 score over the Blacksburg Wildcats.
  • The Charlotte Knights earned a wild card spot in the International League playoffs. They were to meet the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons in the first round.
  • Fort Mill native Kim Meyers won free rent for one year in the “Home Free with Ryder Trucks” sweepstakes.


  • A Post Everlasting ceremony at Eli Bailes Post 43, Fort Mill American Legion, memorialized Col. F .M. Mack, who passed away in July.
  • Democrat Murray B. White, Jr., defeated Republican Frank H. McCarthy by a near 2-1 margin to win the York County Council Seat No. 1.
  • York County voters decided against a bond referendum for a new York County hospital.
  • Fort Mill upped its record to 2-0 with a 35-6 win over the Lewisville Lions in Richburg. The Indian Land Warriors defeated Lamar’s Silver Foxes 22-6.


  • Mr. and Mrs. Grady Anthony invited the town to pay them a visit at their newly remodeled Palmetto Cafe in the Northside Shopping Center.
  • Fort Mill stung the Whitmire Wolverines 31-14 at Memorial Stadium. Larry “Razz” Caskey and Ray Meyers stood out for the Yellow Jackets.


  • Fort Mill schools opened with the largest enrollment ever with 928 students reporting for classes.
  • Work began on 32 cottages for operatives at Mill’s No. 1 and 2 of the Springs group. The additional cottages would add about 150 residents to the town’s population.


  • Private Callie Smith, a member of Company G, Fort Mill Light Infantry, received the Croix de Guerre with Silver-Gilt Star from the French government.
  • J. A. Withers accepted the position of chief clerk in the office of the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company.


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