This Week in History

July 23, 2013 


• Several members of the Fort Mill Planning and Zoning Commission were at odds with the town manager for issuing a sign permit to the New Peach Stand without commission approval.

• Church leaders and county zoning officials were in a tizzy over “Lingerie Dancing” at Jangles on Hwy. 21 Bypass.

• Steve Foss, Fort Mill native, was the newly named director of the Fort Mill Community Chorus. Foss succeeded Evans Newell.

• Richards McCrae, 14, of Fort Mill was chosen for the South Carolina Zone swim team, which would compete against 12 other states in Dallas, Texas.


• Wes Murphy was named the new assistant football coach at Fort Mill High School. Murphy assisted the Yellow Jackets’ new head coach, Gus Allen, when both coached at Lancaster High School.

• Henry E. Thomas, 45, was hired as a Fort Mill Police Officer. Thomas was an Air Force veteran with 22 years of service.

• Jo. Nesbitt of Fort Mill was among the young people who worked as summer interns in the office of Congressman Tom S. Gettys.

• Davis Templeton of Fort Mill won first place in the 16-and-under group at the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Society State Tournament in Florence.


• D. F. Vorreyer was announced as the new principal of Fort Mill Central School on Tom Hall Street, and James A. Blanton was named band director at Fort Mill High School.

• Ira Sumner, 11, won the Arthur Smith Talent Hunt held in conjunction with Smith’s performance in Fort Mill.


• The Fort Mill Community lost a good citizen when Arch A. Douglas, farmer of the Barberville section, died.

• The current season of the Springs Peach Orchards in Fort Mill ended. This year’s crop amounted to about 2,500 bushels.


• A. A. Young, the veteran “Smithy” of the town, moved his shop, located just off Main Street, to the Stewart lot on Confederate Street.

• Work on the grading for the foundation of the big, new Belk Building on Main Street began.

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

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