This Week In History

October 29, 2013 

1993

• Six of the seven candidates for the Fort Mill School Board were in favor of prayer in school; all seven opposed handing out condoms in schools.

• Two physicians, Dr. James L. Bergman and Dr. R. Stephen Hines, were added to the staff of Fort Mill Family Practice.

• Artist Jim Camann took first place in the Chester Art Show with a painting called “Last Run to Moose.”

• Nine Fort Mill High School students were participating in a Japanese 1 class taught via satellite by a couple in Nebraska.

1973

• The new fishing pier at Springmaid Beach opened. The pier was not completely finished as 800 feet of the 1,000 foot pier were usable.

• Fort Mill’s City Council moved one step closer to a municipal leash law. Councilmen agreed that dog complaints outnumbered all other complaints that they receive.

• Children pictured in the Fort Mill Young Citizens feature included Anita and Amanda Deas, Joy and Amanda Parks, Janet and Richard Alsop, and Miriam Elizabeth Nies.

• The Indian Land Warriors were 3-5 after a 46-28 loss at Buford. Fullback Keith Griffin rushed for three touchdowns for the Warriors.

1953

• Three men died in a wreck when their car struck a tractor trailer truck which had turned in front of them at Highway 21 and the Fort Mill bypass, near Brandon’s Grill.

• Joe M. Belk, Sr., 57, prominent public accountant and civic leader, died suddenly.

1933

• The Chester Plant of the Aragon-Baldwin chain was purchased by Springs Cotton Mills.

• Twenty-six members of the Fort Mill Chapter, FFA, accompanied by W. M. White and M. B. Brissie, attended the State Fair in Columbia.

1913

• The Sutton School, two miles west of Fort Mill, opened for the fall and winter term. Miss Alice Armstrong of Spencer, N.C., was the teacher.

• Walter Davis and Jim Price, two Fort Mill men, were committed to the York jail on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.

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

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