This Week in History

This Week in History

December 17, 2013 


• Whiteville Park residents were disappointed with Fort Mill Town Council’s decision not to lower speed limits on their streets.

• Betty Boyd, curriculum coordinator at Fort Mill Elementary School, was appointed as interim principal of the school.

• A 27-year-old Indian Land woman died in a wreck after her car struck a tree on Jim Wilson Road.

• Black and Decker announced that it would open a state-of-the-art, computerized distribution facility in Fort Mill Township.


• Two to 6 inches of snow fell in the Fort Mill area followed by a cold wave that dropped the temperature to 15 degrees.

• Fort Mill’s oldest resident, Mrs. Selena Gettys Nash, 104, passed away at her home on Joe Louis Street.

• Fort Mill’s Unity Cemetery would get a new entrance off Tom Hall Street under a plan proposed to city council.

• The Fort Mill United Way exceeded its goal of $19,300, according to publicity chairman Paul Ellis.


• Miss Betty Jean Gardner was chosen as the 1954 Miss Hi Miss of Fort Mill High School.

• Santa was going to have tough time filling the wishes of little Frances Young. The young girl wanted a doll and a watermelon for Christmas.


• W. T. Barron was re-elected as Worshipful Master of Catawba Lodge, No. 56, A.F.M. of Fort Mill.

• There was the prospect of a sewing room for unemployed women being opened in Fort Mill. Their compensation would be around 40 cents an hour.


• J. J. Bailes, W. L. Hall and incumbent A.R. McElhaney announced as candidates for the office of mayor of Fort Mill.

• The Mills and Young Company was now occupying the Ardrey and Fulp store room, one door east of Ardrey’s Drug Store.

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

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