This Week In History

October 15, 2013 


• York County was to decide as early as Nov. 1 if Fort Mill Township would get a new library building.

• More than 100 gallons of synthetic starch from Springs Industries’ White Plant spilled onto a nearby street, necessitating the closure of Williamson Street.

• Omar Wilson rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns as the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets rolled over Clover 35-12.

• The Fort Mill United Way had met half of its $116,000 goal in pledges and gifts, according to Willette Cooper, chairman.


• Lakeview Grill on lower Banks Street, a “hangout” for a number of Fort Mill youths, was put on probation by city officials.

• John McKee Spratt, 66, a Fort Mill native and one of South Carolina’s most prominent attorneys, died at his home in York.

• The Yellow Jackets improved to 7-0 with a 37-6 win over Lockhart. Miss Connie Ritchie, sponsor for Ronnie Giles, was crowned 1973 Homecoming Queen.

• Miss Cathy Miller, Fort Mill High School senior, was chosen as Fort Mill’s Carrousel Princess. Joyce Culp and Cindy Hollis were runners-up.


• JoAnne Arnold, 17-year-old senior at Fort Mill High School, was selected as Fort Mill’s 1953 Carrousel Princess in a school-wide contest.

• Miss Betty Mills of Fort Mill was a representative of the Judicial System in the Student Government Association at Winthrop College.


• Major George Potts 0f Fort Mill, York County Rural Policeman, recovered $110 fleeced from a Rock Hill man by a dishonest gambler with the carnival at the York County Fair.

• Twenty-five Fort Mill boys had the pleasure of watching Furman defeat Wofford in football in Greenville. The trip was sponsored by Fort Mill merchants.


• A number of individuals and families wanting to move to Fort Mill could not find a place to live due to a scarcity of dwellings.

• The Sunday sale of anything but drugs and medicines by the drug stores and meals by the restaurants would cease under a resolution passed by city council.

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

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