This Week In History

November 13, 2013 


• Fort Mill High School’s Yellow Jackets defeated Riverside High School 27-7 in the first round of the state football playoffs. Omar Wilson rushed for 205 yards on 19 carries.

• Mrs. Florence A. Harris, Fort Mill High School teacher from 1943 to 1962, passed away in a Mount Pleasant nursing home.

• The old Center Theatre building on Main Street was still empty as owner Howell Hunter was seeking financing for development.

• Live entertainment would be returning to downtown Fort Mill, according to Tim Crator, owner of the Main Street Café.


• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets completed the first undefeated regular season in the school’s history with a 30-7 victory over bitter rival Great Falls.

• The Fort Mill High School Band finished third in Class AA and fourth overall at the State Marching contest. Dale Shelley was drum major and John DeLoach was band director.

• The Fort Mill Church of God celebrated its 25th anniversary at its Academy Street location with five nights of services.

• Katherine Marie Amato of 113 West Summersby St. was elected to the Student Legislature at Wake Forest University.


• For the first time, many Fort Mill televiewers had a choice in programming. WIS-TV, Channel 10, Columbia, began broadcasting. Previously, WBTV, Channel 3, Charlotte, was the only station available.

• Fort Mill’s War Memorial Stadium was dedicated in ceremonies prior to Fort Mill’s 18-6 loss to the Dreher High School JV team from Columbia.


• Mr. R.P. Harris, Fort Mill School Board member, submitted his resignation to become effective in early February.

• Mrs. Mildred Lee was hostess to the November meeting of Catawba Chapter, Winthrop Daughters.


• Fort Mill Township was visited by a light fall of snow amounting to about half an inch.

• Fort Mill Town Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of fireworks in the town during the approaching holidays.

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

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