This Week in History

October 2, 2013 

1993

• The Fort Mill High School Marching Band swept every awards category in music and marching competition in Concord, N.C.

• The Town of Fort Mill was scheduled to pitch its need for a new library building before York County Council.

• Fort Mill rolled to a 42-0 homecoming win over Lugoff-Elgin behind offensive player of the game Joel Blaschke. Karen Hurley was crowned 1993 Homecoming Queen.

• Fort Mill native Karen McCullough Reed was chosen 1993 Nurse of the Year by the medical staff of the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg County.

1973

• Gus Allen’s Fort Mill Yellow Jackets remained undefeated after a 37-12 win over Clover. Brian Dove, Ronnie Giles, Tony Dixon, Melvin Dixon and Eddie and Randy Smith led the Jackets.

• A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Springs and Leroy streets injured two people. One vehicle burst into flames after the collision.

• Principal James Walser of Fort Mill High School announced that Miss Cheryl Elaine Ervin had been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program.

• Pete Reynolds, former head football coach at Fort Mill High School and principal of Central and A. O. Jones schools, was honored on “Coach Pete Reynolds Night” in his hometown of Whitmire.

1953

• The latest addition to Fort Mill’s business section, the handsome new Crenshaw Motor Co., a Ford dealership, opened on Spratt Street.

• Dr. Don Robinson, affiliated with Good Drug Co. in Rock Hill for the past four years, was the new manager of Rogers Drug Co. in Fort Mill.

1933

• The Saturday night dances given by the Non Commissioned Officers of Company K, previously held in the armory, would resume at Nims Lake, two miles south of town.

• Three hundred and thirty-five persons were present for Sunday school at St. John’s Methodist Church. A. O. Jones was president of the Sunday school.

1913

• J. M. Gamble and family moved from Fort Mill to Rock Hill where Mr. Gamble had taken a position with the Rock Hill Police Department.

• The final session of the York Baptist Association was held in the Fort Mill Baptist Church.

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

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