This Week in History

June 11, 2013 


• Three persons, including a Fort Mill woman and a Tega Cay marina operator, were killed when a 26-foot cruiser collided with a 19-foot fishing boat on Lake Wylie.

• United Methodist Women from the Fort Mill area celebrated the 20th anniversary of their organization at Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

• Defending champion Fort Mill Post 43 won its opening game 8-6 at Rock Hill. Bryan Kramer went the distance for the win.

• The Cleveland Indians, led by reserve outfielder Glenallen Hill, defeated the Charlotte Knights 7-2 at the Castle.


• Four young Fort Mill ladies, Teresa Cook, Kim Langley, Cathy Ward and Cindy Wolfe entered the Miss Fort Mill Pageant.

• Mrs. Elizabeth Nims Mack, 79, lifelong Fort Mill resident, passed away at a Rock Hill nursing home.

• Metrowinds Gift Shop, Hwy. 160, just inside North Carolina, advertised beer on Sunday for $1.59 a carton and cigarettes, all king size, for $2.53.

• Five new teachers were elected to serve in the Fort Mill School District. They were Sanford W. Barefoot, Mary Ann Hoffman, Carol W. Montgomery, Lynn F. Rogers and Billie Smith Vaughn.


• The Fort Mill Lions Club presented a “womanless wedding” in the Central School auditorium. Fred Elms played the bride; Rev. Cooper Patrick, the groom; and Cody Smith, the preacher.

• Cecil B. DeMille’s spectacle, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Oscar winner for the Best Picture of the Year, played the Center for four days with no advance in price.


• Officers, led by Sheriff C. A. Moss, reported the capture of 48 gallons of whiskey at the store of Wade Kennington in Fort Mill Township.

• Considerable repair work had been done on the old Springs Homestead, about two miles north of Fort Mill on Hwy. 21.


• The fruit crop in Fort Mill and vicinity was well-nigh a failure. The apples and peaches were small and unsound.

• The little 6-month-old daughter of Policeman and Mrs. J.J. Coltharp died at the home of her parents in Sprattville.

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

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