Do you remember?

This Week In History

September 24, 2013 


• In their first contests of the season, the Fort Mill and Indian Land bands won first place in their competitions. Fort Mill won in Spartanburg while Indian Land won in Rock Hill.

• The Fort Mill Times won first place in its circulation category in a National Newspaper Association “Best Use of Photographs” contest.

• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets improved to 4-2 with wins over Great Falls, 34-0 and Lewisville, 14-0. In six games, Omar Wilson had rushed for 543 yards on 94 carries.

• Willie and Sallie Williams of Steele Street, Fort Mill, celebrated their 53rd anniversary. They had 12 children and 16 grandchildren.


• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets swarmed over Buford’s Yellow Jackets 48-0 upping their record to 4-0. Kenny Campbell, cornerback, had an 83-yard interception return.

• Bob Thomas was named committee chairman for the 1973 United Fund. Richard Carter was the fund president.

• The Carolina Beauty Shop added two local young ladies, Jane Horne Marett and Kathy Bell Osborne, to their staff.

• Playing at the Ft.-Roc Drive In was “The Farmer’s Other Daughter” and Jayne Mansfield in “Spree.”


• The Fort Mill Dry Cleaners, located on White Street, was sold by its owner, H.D. Harkey to his two sons, J.W. and Paul.

• Movies this week included “Spoilers of the Plains” with Roy Rogers at the Center and “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds” with Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe at the Ft.-Roc.


• The fire department answered a call to the police department for a mattress fire in a cell. The only prisoner at the time denied any knowledge of the origin of the fire.

• The Fort Mill High School football team, coached by Douglas Nims, played its first game of the season, losing 13-7 at Rock Hill.


• Mr. Bratton Fennell, new superintendent of the Milfort Mill, moved his family from Columbia and was occupying a cottage on Clebourne Street.

• The Meacham and Epps store was selling Bostonian shoes for men for $3.50 and $5.50. They also carried Buster Brown shoes for boys and Blue Ribbon shoes for girls.

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