This Week in History

August 13, 2013 


• Godfrey Construction Company, a Monroe, N.C., firm, submitted the apparent low bid to build Fort Mill’s new fire station. The company’s bid was $740,000.

• Cadet Charles Scott Cornwell of Collins Road, Fort Mill, achieved Gold Star status for the second semester at the Citadel.

• Fort Mill Town Council, in a split vote, decided on a non-partisan majority method for general elections.

• A Fort Mill couple, Mike and Gayle Gregg, were the first husband and wife team to win the South Carolina State Sporting Clays championship.


• After 67 years in the grocery business, Culp Brothers, Inc., Fort Mill’s oldest store, was calling it quits. The feed store and oil business would continue.

• A bold daytime theft took place at Ackerman’s on Main Street. Owner George Ackerman reported that $1,100 was taken from the department store.

• Lib Sullivan was installed as president of the Fort Mill Toastmistress Club. Iris Poore was vice-president.

• Two Fort Mill students, Anne Foss and Cindy Gibson, were preparing for their freshman year at Furman University.


• No trace had yet been found of Dr. H. G. Suttle, 43, prominent Fort Mill physician who disappeared on a flight from Charlotte to Charleston. Dr. Suttle was piloting his own aircraft.

• Ladson Barnes Jr., of Rock Hill was appointed local manager for the Fort Mill Telephone Company, succeeding R. S. DuRant.


• Extensive remodeling of the interior of the Majestic Theatre on Main Street, including moving the screen and rearranging the seats, was underway.

• Major George W. Potts, Rural Police Officer, captured a Ford car containing 12 gallons of whiskey and arrested E.D. Porter.


• This edition of the Times is missing.

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

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