This Week In History

September 17, 2013 

1993

• Paramount’s Carowinds announced a new section: Wayne’s World, created after the motion picture of the same name, which would give guests the feeling they were on the Hollywood set.

• Indian Land’s Warriors recorded their first win of the season, a 52-28 blasting of Bethune. Coach Pope praised Travis Carter and Marcell Hough for their play.

• Fort Mill School Board members decided to prohibit smoking in the stands at Fort Mill athletic events.

• The A&P on Clebourne Street had bone-in chuck roast for 99 cents a pound; red delicious apples, four pound bag for $1.18; and Florida orange juice for 99 cents a half gallon.

1973

• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets, sparked by Tony Dixon’s 99-yard touchdown run, ran over Cowpens 61-6. Indian Land sloshed its way to a rain drenched 6-0 win over the Mount Pisgah Rams. Fort Mill was 3-0 and Indian Land was 2-1.

• Billy Alexander, 19, of Fort Mill became the youngest store manager in the Eckerd Drug Store chain when he assumed his duties at the Eckerd store in the Chester Mall.

• Fort Mill native Bill D. Hice and his wife, Ruth, died in what authorities called a double murder in Balsam Grove, N.C.

• Miss Cindy Hollis of Fort Mill was crowned Miss Fort Mill Junior Miss at a pageant held at USC Lancaster.

1953

• A record crowd for a Fort Mill athletic event, 2,500 fans packed War Memorial Stadium for the first-ever game in the stadium. Tommy Neal scored the first Yellow Jacket touchdown in the stadium on a pass from DeWitt Hull. Whitmire won the game 34-13.

• Fred Nims, local farmer, was named as the new Fort Mill Chief of Police.

1933

• The State Highway Patrol was planning to equip all 62 motorcycles and 19 automobiles of the department with radios.

• After considerable disorder in connection with a dance held at town hall, town council canceled all dances given by the local National Guard Co.

1913

• The big building being erected on Main Street for the E. W. Kimbrell Company was nearing completion. The building would be the largest and most modern in Fort Mill.

• The local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy served a dinner to the Confederate Veterans of the township at Confederate Park.

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

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