This Week in History

July 30, 2013 


• Two Fort Mill High School students, Shawn Bagwell and Sam Blankenship, were selected as delegates to the Annual State Conservation Workshop for Youth.

• Fort Mill Area United Way set a goal of $116,000 for this year’s drive. Willete Cooper was drive chairman.

• Stephanie Best, shortstop for the Fort Mill All-Stars, was the only girl in the State Baseball Championships played in Turbeville. Fort Mill lost the title game to Latta.

• The entire Class of 1993 at Fort Mill High School – 163 seniors – passed the State Exit Exam.


• Thieves broke into Patterson’s Red & White Grocery on Tom Hall Street and practically cleaned out the store’s meat department.

• A Sunday afternoon outing on Lake Wylie ended in tragedy when Robert Lee Patton, 8, drowned.

• A building located at 218 Academy St. was remodeled and made into a fellowship building by the Fort Mill Church of God.

• Children pictured in Fort Mill’s Young Citizens feature included Karen and Sandra Chapman, Christine and Susan Dees and Teri and Mary Elise Rogers.


• Dr. William J. Henry was expected to begin the general practice of medicine in Fort Mill this week. Dr. Henry, a native of Chester, came to Fort Mill from Greenwood.

• Recent movies at the Center included “Scared Stiff” with Martin and Lewis, “Francis Covers the Big Town” with Donald O’Connor, and “Salome” with Rita Hayworth.


• First place in a beauty contest for girls, sponsored by the Neves Club, was Miss Mary Gamble.

• A local citizen advanced the idea of charging a toll for the use of the bridge across the Catawba River. The idea was not favorably received.


• The annual picnic of the farmers of the Fork section of the township was held in the grove near the home of Fred Nims.

• Special protracted services were set to begin at Philadelphia Methodist Church with the church’s pastor, Mr. Glerran, in charge.

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

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