This Week in History

June 25, 2013 

1993

• Walter Elisha, chairman of Fort Mill-based Springs Industries, was invited to lunch at the White House by President Clinton.

• Fort Mill Post 43 and Chester Post 27 were tied for the lead in American Legion League V competition with 5-2 records.

• Two 15-year-olds, convicted in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, were sentenced to remain in Youth Services custody for a period not to exceed their 21st birthdays.

• Two rising college seniors from Fort Mill, Melanie Kimbrell and Matthew Carswell III, were participating in Santee Cooper’s summer intern program.

1973

• J.H. Nesbitt, superintendent of Fort Mill School District Four, was elected president of the South Carolina Association of School Superintendents.

• Fort Mill’s Centennial began with the Miss Fort Mill Pageant, a tour of homes and a combined community-wide religious service at Memorial Stadium.

• Miss Camille Bradford of Fort Mill accepted a position with radio-TV station WNOK in Columbia.

• Movies in Rock Hill this week included “Cahill, U.S. Marshall” starring John Wayne at the Pix and “The Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews at the Rocking Chair Cinema.

1953

• H.M. McCallum, a native of Camden, was elected vocational agriculture teacher at Fort Mill High School.

• Walter (Bob) Griffin, an officer on the Fort Mill Police force for several years, was made acting chief of the Fort Mill Police Department.

1933

• Capt. E. W. Springs informed the Times that plans had been perfected to combine Lancaster Cotton Mills and Kershaw Cotton Mills under a soon-to-be announced new name.

• The Fort Mill Board of Trustees decided to continue the home economics department of the high school for another year with Miss Sara Dunlap as teacher.

1913

• The time for the payment of the $3 commutation tax expired. Those who failed to pay would be required to work five days on the public roads.

• Erskine Ardrey of the graduating class at West Point was spending a short furlough with his sister, Mrs. J.L. Spratt.

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

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