This Week In History

October 8, 2013 

1993

• Chuck Epps, principal of Fort Mill Elementary School, was named principal at Fort Mill’s new Gold Hill Elementary School.

• York County Solicitor Tommy Pope said he would not prosecute a Fort Mill man who shot an intruder inside his Harris Street home.

• Kim Mullis was crowned 1993 Homecoming Queen at Indian Land High School during halftime of the Warriors’ 35-28 win over Whitmire.

• Fort Mill continued its dominance on defense, holding the York offense scoreless in a 23-7 win. Tommie Watts was offensive player of the game.

1973

• The body of a 22-year-old Charlotte woman, missing for 18 months, was found in a pine thicket along Hwy. 160, a half-mile east of Fort Mill. She had been shot.

• The 1973 Fort Mill United Way Fund, headed by Bob Thomas, got underway. The goal for 1973 was $19,050.

• The Yellow Jackets’ undefeated season continued with a 28-0 victory at Blue Ridge. After six games, the Jackets had outscored the opposition by a 227-26 margin.

• The Bantam Chef, located at 119 White St., reopened after a fire had temporarily closed the restaurant. A large Bantam Chef cheeseburger was 49 cents.

1953

This edition of the Times is missing.

1933

• The annual York County Fair, held in Rock Hill, was being attended by a considerable number of Fort Mill people.

• Fort Mill’s football team was 1-2 after defeating the Kershaw boys by a 24-0 score.

1913

• The Times learned that the Fort Mill Manufacturing Co., owner of the two local cotton mills, had plans for a new $100,000 mill to be erected here.

• Arrangements were complete for the opening of the first York County Fair. The fair would be held on the back campus of Winthrop College.

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

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