Fort Mill school grows, Knights win and more in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Reed Blackwell, four-year veteran of the Fort Mill Police Department, was the new safety officer for Fort Mill Schools.
  • The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets fell hard, 39-0, to the Fairfield Central Griffins. Indian Land suffered its first loss of the season, 21-7, to the Parkwood Rebels.
  • The Charlotte Knights won the International League Championship Series over the Durham Bulls. The Knights would fall to the Vancouver Canadians, 3 game to 2, in the AAA World Series which was played in Las Vegas.
  • Jessica McDowell Crenshaw was crowned Homecoming Queen for 1999 at Indian Land High School.


  • Mrs. Beulah Bennett received a life membership from the American Legion Auxiliary of Eli Bailes Post 43, Fort Mill.
  • The Fort Mill School Board announced that a wing of 8-12 classrooms would be added to Fort Mill Elementary School.
  • Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets defeated a big Great Falls Red Devils team 28-0. Mike Allen was cited for his stellar play.
  • Robin McGuire, 16, Fort Mill High School senior, was chosen as the school’s Junior Miss.


  • Fort Mill defeated the Pageland Tigers 20-6 behind the play of Razz Caskey, Larry Pettus, Ray Helms and Red Adkins.
  • Movies at the Center included “The Horse Soldiers” with John Wayne and William Holden, “It Started With a Kiss”, “Love is My Profession”, “The Mark of Zorro”, “Mister Rock and Roll” and ” The Giant Behemoth.”


  • Seventeen new members were added to the roster of Company K, Fort Mill National Guard. The list included John S. Cousart, James L. Boan, George C. Tinker, Richard F. Horne, Glenn Chapman and Sanford W. Griffin.
  • The recently organized Wednesday Evening Sewing Club elected Mrs. A. M. Norris as president.


  • The Fort Mill Cooperative Association bought the goods and good will of the Parks Grocery Company.
  • The Fort Mill Lumber Company was now prepared to do blacksmith and repair work in its new shop.

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


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