This Week In History

May 7, 2013 


• The Fort Mill School Board voted to charge Fort Mill High School students who drive to school $15 a semester to help pay for security in the student parking lot.

• Another Cub Scout Pack was being formed in Fort Mill. The pack would be sponsored by United A. M. E. Zion Church on Steele Street. Phillip Watts was Cubmaster.

• Col. Murray White announced his retirement from the South Carolina Army National Guard after 27 years of service.

• An estimated 15,000 people, an attendance record, attended Fort Mill’s Fest-i-Fun three-day spring celebration.


• The Southern Railway’s historic replica of its first locomotive, “Best Friend of Charleston,” was to be in Fort Mill during Centennial Week in July.

• Mrs. Peggy Walker, who was employed at the Springs Mills Executive Office in Fort Mill, was named Secretary of the Year by the satellite chapter of the National Secretaries Association.

• Tony Dixon was named MVP of the 1973 Jackets football team. Ernest Fuller was MVP of the basketball team, Michelle Murphy, girls’ basketball and Zack Bailes, baseball.

• Joe Hollins, Fort Mill High School senior, was appointed by Gov. John C. West to represent South Carolina at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia.


• Peggy Campbell, senior at Fort mill High School, was crowned as the school’s May Queen at Coronation ceremonies held at the Fort Mill Clubhouse.

• Steps were being taken by Fort Mill Town Council which could lead to acquiring the Fort Mill Electric Co. by the municipality.


• The Fort Mill community escaped the path of the deadly tornado which swept over portions of the Piedmont.

• Confederate Memorial exercises were held in the auditorium of the Fort Mill Graded School.


• Monroe White, young man of the township, departed Fort Mill for Philadelphia, PA where he was to be treated by a specialist at the State University.

• The regular spring examination for teachers’ graded certificates was held in the courthouse at Yorkville. Misses Willie White and Ethel Armstrong were Fort Mill applicants.

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

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