Council incumbents win, a local musician is up for a major honor and it all happened this week in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • The four Fort Mill Town Councilmen running for reelection kept their seats. All four were unopposed.
  • The Fort Mill High School Marching Band won its 18th State Championship in the last 23 years. Indian Land’s band won its 7th State title in the last decade.
  • Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets ended the regular season with a 26-6 loss to the Chester Cyclones. Indian Land’s Warriors ended their regular season by defeating the Christ Church Cavaliers 74-22.
  • Local musician Freddie Tripp, a member of the Beach Music band, The Fantastic Shakers, was nominated for a Cammy Award.


  • Sabra Williamson, a student at Fort Mill Elementary School, was the Fort Mill School District winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Composition.
  • Fort Mill defeated the Andrew Jackson Volunteers 20-7 to set up a chance to win the conference title with a win over York.
  • Anita Couick was crowned 1979 Homecoming Queen at Indian Land High School. She was sponsored by Eddie Therrell.
  • Carolina Beauty Shop, 309 Harris Street, Fort Mill, announced that Frances Mathis Lesslie had been addded to its staff.


  • Rhonda Ramsey was crowned as Fort Mill High School’s 1959 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Fort Mill-Great Falls game. Rhonda was sponsored by Bobby Stewart.
  • George Fish High School observed American Education Week with an open house. Two one-act plays, “Standing Room Only” and “Command Performance” were presented.


  • Funds for a new concrete and steel bridge to replace the wooden bridge on Clebourne Street were authorized by the State Highway Commission.
  • Nine men, rounded up by Fort Mill Police for public drunkenness, were offered the alternative of paying fines or helping for a few days on the county roads.


  • The management of the Majestic Theatre closed the contract for the erection of a 30-foot extension to the rear of the building which would add 100 seats to the theatre.
  • All school children were permitted to leave their studies one morning to observe the flight of an airplane going from Charlotte to Rock Hill and York.

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

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