This Week In History

November 5, 2013 


• The Fort Mill High School Marching Band won an unprecedented 13th state title at the Class 3A Marching Championship contest. The Indian Land Marching Band finished second in Class A.

• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets won the Region 4, Class 3AAA football championship with a 27-7 victory over Dutch Fork.

• Incumbent Anne Suite and newcomer Chantay Bouler were the top vote-getters for the two seats available on the Fort Mill School Board.

• Piedmont Medical Center acquired Fort Mill Family Practice, according to Dr. Robert A. Martin.


• Fort Mill, 9-0, was one win away from an undefeated regular season after a 41-0 win over Blacksburg. Ronnie Giles had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown.

• Chief of Police Floyd Foss announced that Roscoe B. Wade, 29, of Rock Hill was added to the department as a patrolman.

• The Springs Foundation awarded $70,000 in grants to area public school teachers.

• The Value-Mart on Academy Street was selling Schick II razor blades for 69¢ a five pack; Bayer aspirin, 100 tablets, for 59¢; and Visine eye drops for 97¢.


• Miss Yvonne Caskey, Fort Mill High School senior, was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the Fort Mill-East Mecklenburg game.

• Prof. James A. Castle, principal of George Fish School, was named to head a committee for the 1953 Christmas Seal Sale.


• At the annual Halloween Carnival sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. R. D. Culp won for best adult costume and Bobbie Martin won for best child costume.

• The Louise Best Circle at St. John’s Methodist Church gave an oyster supper at the home of Mrs. L. C. Wright.


• The Fort Mill (so-called) football team broke all records for the Winnsboro gridiron when it allowed Winnsboro to pile up 77 points to Fort Mill’s 0.

• S. S. Darnell of the Battleship South Carolina was spending a portion of his month’s furlough with relatives in Fort Mill.

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

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