This Week In History

September 10, 2013 


• Fort Mill defeated Indian Land 33-8 in each team’s second game of the season. Tommie Watts and Omar Wilson led the Jackets.

• Mike Helms, Fort Mill’s “Big E,” was cast for a role in a four-part TV movie called “Bandit.”

• Emergency 911 service became available for Lancaster County residents, including those in Indian Land.

• Water and sewer bills for Fort Mill residents were expected to remain the same for the coming 12 months.


• Miss Becky Nesbitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nesbitt, had a dual role in “Guys and Dolls,” which was playing at the Pineville Dinner Theatre.

• Fort Mill school officials were elated over the low bid of 5.1748 percent interest on bonds to finance the new elementary school.

• Fort Mill approved the request of Fort Mill Shriners for a parade to be held in Fort Mill later in the month. The parade was to be sponsored by Shriners of York County.

• Presidents of Fort Mill’s individual PTAs were Maisie Bagwell, Gene Ballard, Pat Connor, Rebie Ferrell and Roy Lee.


• Pfc. Jesse L. “Buddy” Long was back home in Fort Mill after being held in a Communist POW camp in North Korea for 28 months.

• Gene Culp, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hazel Culp, was recovering from a copperhead bite received while playing in a yard on Springs Street.


• Reed Brothers of Rock Hill, who had conducted a grocery here for several months, closed the store and moved the stock to Clover.

• Major F. M. Mack, superintendent of the Fort Mill schools, said that by Thanksgiving school attendance would reach 750 students, the highest in the history of the district.


• Bob Alley was detected by Officer Coltharp in the act of delivering a pint of whiskey to another man near the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company. Alley was now serving 60 days on the chain gang.

• Fort Mill was to have a new physician in the person of Dr. A. T. Neely of Old Point, this county.

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

Fort Mill Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service