This Week in History

November 26, 2013 


• A Yellow Jackets fumble in their own end zone with less than three minutes to play was recovered by Clinton and gave the visiting Red Devils a 10-7 win in the third round of the AAA playoffs.

• Fort Mill Police Chief Bobby Kimbrell stated that speeding was the ‘number one” problem in Fort Mill. Springs, Steele, Williamson and Harris Streets were cited as the worse streets for speeding.

• Two Fort Mill families, the Neal’s and the Hannon’s, were honored by Catawba Masonic Lodge 56 for having three generations belonging to the lodge.

• Mary Baumgardner of Gregg Street, Fort Mill, recently donated her 80th pint of blood to the Red Cross.


• Tony Dixon, a Fort Mill running back, was named to the South Carolina team for the annual Shrine Bowl game. Gus Allen, Fort Mill head coach, was named an assistant coach.

• Incumbent Alder-Man-at-Large John Neal was a 19-vote winner over Adam Goudelock in a runoff election for the remaining seat on city council.

• Fort Mill High School basketball coaches Judith Hoyle and Wes Murphy were looking forward to successful seasons.

• A double feature at the Auto Drive-in theatre featured “Preacherman” and “Preacherman Meets Widderwoman.”


• Frances Close and Joe Hinson were chosen as mascots for the Fort Mill High School Class of 1953, the first class to graduate from the new high school on Banks Street.

• Players on the Fort Mill squad for the Fort Mill vs. Clover All-Star football game included Marshall Edwards, Waddell Gibson, Odell Pettus and Tut Wright.


• Mayor A. R. McElhaney defeated Capt. S. W. Parks by a 443 to 210 margin to win re-election.

• The Fort Mill football team defeated the Oakhurst team from Mecklenburg County 20-0.


• One of the most beautiful weddings ever witnessed in Fort Mill was that of Miss Frances Harris and Manly S. Young. The wedding was held in the Presbyterian Church.

• The Fort Mill Graded School Honor Roll included Altman Adcock, Elizabeth Ardrey and John McKee Spratt.

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

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