This Week in History

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December 11, 2013 

1993

• Fort Mill received a $48,034 grant for increased enforcement of traffic laws. The money would be used to hire an additional police officer and purchase another patrol car.

• Five Fort Mill residents, including a former Fort Mill High School football star, were arrested in a drug sweep.

• Fort Mill’s basketball teams won their season openers over Indian Land. The Jackets defeated the Warriors 67-51 and the Lady Jackets prevailed 47-25.

• Fort Mill VFW Post 9138 named Meredith Borel, Fort Mill High junior, as the winner of the 1993 Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Scholarship competition.

1973

• Fort Mill City Council backtracked decided not to enact a city wide leash law. Council was discussing a “dog control ordinance.”

• The Fort Mill school superintendent sent a letter to city council asking that the Lakeshore Grill on Banks Street be classified a public nuisance and closed down.

• Donald and Wallace Coleman purchased Crocker’s Sunoco at 314 N. White St. and renamed it Coleman’s Sunoco.

• Fort Mill’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams opened the season with double-header wins over Pageland and Clover. Susan Blair, Deborah Osborne, Melvin Dixon and Randy Smith led their respective teams.

1953

• The Fort Mill High School basketball teams dedicated the new high school gymnasium with victories over O’Donahue of Charlotte. The girls won 44-3 and the boys won 41-36.

• Cadet James S. Knox was named to the Dean’s List at the United States Military Academy.

1933

• Mr. W .B. Meacham was the victim of a pickpocket during the Santa Claus celebration in Charlotte.

• A six-inch rat, entangled in a small electric fan, put the meat cooler at Smythe’s Grocery on Main Street out of commission. It cost several dollars to have an electrician come from Chester to repair the damage.

1913

• The Central Hotel of Fort Mill was closed on Dec. 1 and the proprietor, Mr. W. Culp, and family were occupying the home on East Booth Street.

• The York County Teachers’ Association met at Winthrop College. The event was attended by a large group of teachers.

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

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