This Week in History

May 21, 2013 


• Ruben Potts and Anna Sides were named Mr. and Miss Yellow Jacket at the Fort Mill High School Spring Sports Banquet.

• Fort Mill Police found a sawed-off shotgun in the truck of an 18-year-old Fort Mill High School football star.

• Police captured father-son bank robbers in northern Fort Mill after a robbery in Rock Hill. One of the men was found hiding in a tree.

• Omar Potts of Gilmore Street, Fort Mill, won a two-seat fishing boat at a Hooked on Fishing outing in Rock Hill.


• Oren E. Sullivan of McCammon Street, Fort Mill, received the Toastmaster of the Year Award for South Carolina at the Spring Conference in Charleston.

• Announcement was made that Gen. William C. Westmoreland would be in Fort Mill on July 6 to dedicate the American Legion monument to the memory of deceased Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

• Medal winners in the Fort Mill Junior High School Band included Debbie Boatwright, Chorus Medal; Larry Perry, Woman’s Club Scholarship and Ann Peay, Scholarship winner.


• James L. Spratt, U.S. Army, of Spratt Street, Fort Mill, was promoted from Captain to Major. Announcement of the promotion came from Headquarters, Korean Military Advisory Group.

• Graduation exercises for the 49 members of the Fort Mill High School Class of 1953 were held in the Central School auditorium. Valedictorian was Peggy McCallister and salutatorian was Patsy Ferrell.


• Manly S. Young, Fort Mill student of Clemson College, had some of his architectural drawings placed on display at the college.

• In the presence of an audience that overflowed the auditorium, St. John’s Methodist Church of Fort Mill was dedicated.


• The closing exercises of the Fort Mill Graded and High schools were held in the auditorium. Prof. J.G. Clinkscales of Wofford College addressed the gathering.

• Parks Grocery Company, E.S. Parks, manager, promised in their ad that if you ordered your groceries from them, they would deliver them when promised.

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

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