This Week In History

October 22, 2013 

1993

• Roy Buff, 46, formerly of Charlotte, received a life sentence for the murder of a Fort Mill man. The TV program “America’s Most Wanted” was credited with catching Buff, who had been on the run for two years.

• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets defeated the previously undefeated Camden Bulldogs 28-21 in OT. The Jackets were one win away from clinching the Region 4 AAA championship.

• Two Fort Mill students, Maria Ingrim and Martha Grace White, were elected to membership in the Gavel Chapter of Mortar Board at Converse College.

• The Fort Mill Marching Band won the Class AAA Upper State championship at Clinton. Indian Land’s band won the Class A Lower State championship at Langley.

1973

• Jack’s House of Flowers held the grand opening of its beautiful new home on Spratt Street. The business originally opened on Leonidas Street in 1965.

• A 15-year-old Fort Mill youth died when a city trash truck he was riding on overturned on Fairway Drive. Four other youths were injured.

• The Annual Conference of the Palmetto District of the AME Zion Church, held at a Fort Mill church, ended with three ministers being wounded by gunfire.

• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets ran their record to 8-0 with a 41-6 drubbing of Chesnee. Tony Dixon had a 96-yard touchdown run, upping his season TD total to 19.

1953

• Rock Hill Mayor C.H. Albright thanked Fort Mill Mayor Frank Lytle for the help the Fort Mill Fire Department gave to Rock Hill in bringing a big Main Street fire under control.

• Judy Brown, Willie Mae McCoy, Peggy Oliver and Jo Ann Smith were the only 12th-graders to make the Honor Roll at Fort Mill High School.

1933

• The Rev. Edward S. Reeves, D.D., former pastor of the Fort Mill Baptist Church, died as the result of an automobile accident in Greensboro, N.C.

• A considerable number of Fort Mill people attended the Indian Land Community Fair held at the high school. Many lauded the excellence of the event.

1913

• Gov. Blease appointed the Hon. S. H. Epps of Fort Mill a delegate to the National Conservation Congress.

• Mrs. Dorcas Phillips, 79, a good woman and a strong adherent to church principles, died at the home of her daughter.

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

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