This Week In History

August 20, 2013 

1993

• Fort Mill’s First Baptist Church dedicated its newly renovated sanctuary. The sanctuary was heavily damaged in a March fire.

• A 19-year-old Fort Mill man was shot and killed while attending a private party at the United Rubber Workers Union Hall on Hwy. 521 in Indian Land.

• The Fort Mill branch of First Union Bank on Tom Hall Street fell victim to a lone gunman – the first bank robbery in the town’s history.

• Chad Stewart, 14, of Fairway Drive, Fort Mill, finished fourth in the recent Junior Azalea golf Tournament in Charleston.

1973

• The Rev. Richard Belser, Rector of Fort Mill’s Episcopal Church, accepted a position at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia.

• Rick Boyette, 12, of Fort Mill set the South Carolina AAU meet record in the 50-yard breaststroke during the state meet in Greenville.

• Master Sgt. Andy O. Nichols, a Fort Mill resident, retired from active duty in the U. S. Air Force with 22 years of service.

• A 55-year-old Fort Mill man, charged with public drunkenness, hanged himself in the Fort Mill jail.

1953

• Parts of Dr. H. G. Settle’s plane were found in Lake Moultrie. The search for the doctor’s body continued.

• Fort Mill voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of annexing two areas, Whiteville Park and land fronting the Fort Mill Golf Course. This was the first annexation in the town’s 80-plus-year history.

1933

• Miss Inez Wolfe resigned as assistant of the Superintendent of Fort Mill Schools and accepted a position with an insurance company in Charlotte.

• Fort Mill’s share of the state beer tax for April, May and June amounted to $13.82.

1913

• It was rumored that a group headed by Mr. J.G. Anderson, well known buggy manufacturer, would build an auto plant in Rock Hill.

• The Methodist congregation of Fort Mill, who lost their parsonage and contents to fire, were preparing to build a new parsonage at the corner of Booth and Church streets.

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

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