This Week in History

November 20, 2013 


• The Fort Mill High School varsity cheerleaders won the State AAA division title at the South Carolina State Cheerleading Association state competition.

• York County Council approved $1 million for a new 10,000 square-foot library building for Fort Mill.

• The Yellow Jackets of Fort Mill High School advanced to the third round of the State Class AAA football playoffs with a 14-12 win over J. L. Mann. The Jackets record was 10-2.

• Omar Wilson, Fort Mill running back, was chosen to play in the North-South All-Star football game. Wilson had scored 23 touchdowns in 12 games.


• Fort Mill’s finest football season ever came to a bitter end with a 28-25 loss on the home field of eventual state champions, the Chapin Eagles. Two blocked punts and an interception return led to three Chapin touchdowns.

• Incumbent Alderman at-Large Raleigh Phillips was re-elected to city council. A runoff between John Neal and Adam Goudelock would decide the second seat.

• Davy and Kirk Broom, Lynn and Ken Lowder, Eegee Howington and Kristin Gulledge were pictured in the Fort Mill Young Citizens feature.

• The Fort Mill School Board awarded the contract for electrical service to the new elementary school on Harris Street to York Electrical Cooperative.


• Many Fort Mill television viewers were surprised to see Col. Elliott White Springs on the TV program, “I’ve Got a Secret.” His secret was “I shot down 12 enemy planes during World War I.”

• Miss Mae Hutto, 20-year-old blue-eyed, blond beauty from Fort Mill, was chosen as a representative from the Senior Class on Winthrop’s May Court.


• The names of 777 resident of Fort Mill were on the enrollment books for the municipal primary.

• The Fort Mill High School football team Blacksburg 7-0, handing them their first defeat of the season.


• Rock Hill was selected to host the 1914 Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

• A petition was being circulated asking for a bond issue to pay for the construction of a water works for Fort Mill.

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

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