This Week In History

August 6, 2013 

1993

• Steve Boyd, Fort Mill head football coach, welcomed 37 prospects, including 20 seniors, to the team’s first practice.

• The Town Creamery on Main Street, closed for two weeks, reopened as the Main Street Café. Tim Craton was the new owner.

• Brenda Pettus of Doby’s Bridge Road, Fort Mill, graduated from the Southeastern Regional Credit Union School’s management program.

• Ten members of the Fort Mill Rescue Squad finished the basic aircraft rescue course.

1973

• An early morning fire destroyed the Across the Border restaurant and lounge in upper Fort Mill Township. Arson was suspected.

• Announcement was made that Fort Mill Trust Company was going out of business to be succeeded by two companies, American Insurance Agency and Carolina Loan and Reality, Inc.

• Fort Mill’s Planning and Zoning Appeals Board denied a petition from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to open an infant care facility at the Pine Street Church.

• The Dixie Belles won the Fort Mill Women’s Softball League regular season championship. The Powder Puffs were runners-up.

1953

• Approximately 100 golfers from 18 golf clubs around the state were expected to play in the Carolina Women’s Golf Association Tournament to be held in Fort Mill.

• Miss Ziza Young Mills, 41, member of one of Fort Mill’s most prominent families, died after a long period of declining health.

1933

• The Southern Railway was offering an all-inclusive round trip package to the World’s Fair in Chicago at a cost of $46.

• In the past week, a number of York County men had been fined from $5 to $10 for driving without a license.

1913

• The Fort mill Light Infantry, commanded by Captain T. B. Spratt, returned to Fort Mill from the encampment in Anderson.

• A brakeman and three passengers died when a Lancaster and Chester mixed freight and passenger train fell 52 feet from a trestle into Hooper Creek, seven miles east of Chester.

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

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