This Week In History

June 3, 2013 

1993

•  Earl Simpson, Commander of Eli Bailes Post #43 of the American Legion, spoke at Memorial Day ceremonies at Unity Cemetery.

• A chemical explosion at R-M Industries on Banks Road in Fort Mill shook a four-mile radius of the site.

• Jill Edwards was chosen as drum major for the Fort Mill High School Marching Band for the 1993-1994 school year. Will Plyler was chosen as her assistant.

• Maria Blees and Alex Goodwin were co-valedictorians of the Fort Mill High School Class of 1993. Christie Raines was salutatorian.

1973

• Michael Chase and Allison Culp were awarded plaques as valedictorian and salutatorian at Fort Mill Junior High School. Principal H. M. McCallum presented the plaques.

• A 12-year-old Fort Mill boy, James Edward Childers, succumbed to injuries suffered when he was struck by an automobile.

• Junior Optimist Awards for bowling were presented to Ira Colthrap, sportsmanship trophy; Gerry Neeley, high average; and Tim Walker, high game.

• Specialist 4 Michael C. Hill of Fort Mill’s Company B, 2nd Battalion, 263 Armor Division, graduated from the South Carolina National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy.

1953

• York County’s oldest citizen, Mrs. Mary Blackwelder Osborne, 100, died at the home of her son on Route 1, Fort Mill.

• Ninety eighth-graders comprised the first graduating class of Central School on Tom Hall Street.

1933

• The Fort Mill Future Farmers’ Judging team won second place in the judging of Jersey and Guernsey cows at Clemson College.

• Graduation exercises for the 24 boys and girls of Fort Mill High School’s Class of 1933 were held in the auditorium of the graded school.

1913

• Mr. A. H. Merritt Sr. of Gold Hill attended the reunion of Confederate Veterans at Chattanooga, Tenn.

• Mr. A. Sidney White, 80, one of Fort Mill’s oldest and best loved men in this vicinity, died at his home, two miles south of Fort Mill.

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

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