This week in History

April 30, 2013 


• Fort Mill voters, by a 52-28 vote, approved a binding referendum guaranteeing non-partisan elections for city council.

• Household garbage collection in Whiteville Park, Fairway Drive and Friendfield Drive was cut from two days a week to one day a week.

• The Fort Mill High School boys’ tennis team, coached by Willie Ware, won the Region 4-AAA tennis title. The Jackets were led by Pat Burns and Shawn McCutcheon.

• Merchants and store owners on Main Street were disagreeing on whether there should be uniform opening and closing times.


• The Fort Mill Woman’s Club won seven honors at the Diamond Jubilee of Woman’s Clubs held in Greenville.

• Bruce Construction Company of Rock Hill was the apparent low bidder for the erection of a new cafeteria at Fort Mill High School.

• Tim Walker of 114 West Gregg St., Fort Mill, won the Zone 3 Optimist Club Oratorical contest in Rock Hill.

• Jack Braswell announced plans to erect a new building at the corner of Spratt and McKenzie Streets. When completed, he would move Jack’s House of Flowers from Leonidas Street to the new location.


• Love’s TV and Appliances, located on Confederate Street, moved to 228 Main St., next door to Howie’s Barber Shop.

• Greyhound offered service to Charlotte for 50 cents, Atlanta for $6.30, Columbia for $2, Savannah for $5.15 and Rock Hill for 25 cents.


• The largest single automatic spooling unit ever installed in a cotton mill in the United States was being installed at mill No. 2 of the Lancaster Cotton Mills in Fort Mill.

• Miss Evelyn Hucks, student of Fort Mill High School, was a district winner in the South Carolina League elimination in geometry.


• Mr. John Perry, well-known resident of the Osceola section of Lancaster County, died after an illness of several months.

• Practically all the business houses of Fort Mill were closing early for the summer. The new closing hour was now 7 p.m., Saturday excepted.

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

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