This Week in History

April 23, 2013 


• The Boys and Girls Clubs of York County had already raised $15,000 for their Steak and Burger fundraiser to be held at Knights Castle.

• An armed robber was still at large after he held up the Carowinds branch of Rock Hill National Bank.

• Al Steele, president of Fort Mill Ford, was elected president of the Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce.

• Billy Walters of Maple Street, Fort Mill, was inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in Charlotte.


• Tommy Gaither, a Fort Mill native and head basketball coach at Indian Land High School, resigned and accepted the same position at Berkeley County High School in Moncks Corner.

• Fort Mill students honored at Clemson’s Honors Day program included Sarah Carolyn Blair, Charles Michael Culp, Thomas Walter Epps, Margaret Francis Ervin and Robert Murray Osborne.

• Michelle Murphy, star forward on the Yellow Jackettes basketball team, signed a contract to play for the Harlem Queens.

• Movies playing in Rock Hill this week were “The World’s Greatest Athlete” at the Rocking Chair Cinema and “Judge Roy Bean” at the Pix.


• M.C. Rogers was expected to be named Fort Mill Township Director succeeding Adam Goudelock.

• Local Main Street merchants participating in “Dollar Days in Fort Mill” included Pyramid Grocery, Bradford’s, Easy Pay Store, Economy Store, Belk-Brown and Kimbrell’s.


• There was little sentiment among Fort Mill merchants in the proposed three percent sales’ tax being considered by the General Assembly.

• Unity Presbyterian Church and Flint Hill Baptist Church were the beneficiaries to the extent of $2,500 each under the will of the late El B. Springs.


• Son Gregory, alias Will Gregory, was sentenced to 15 years in the penitentiary for firing of the barn of A. C. Wallace in upper Fort Mill.

• The election for the levying of a 2 mill school tax for the local graded and high school passed by a 28-5 vote.

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

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