This week in history

This Week in Fort Mill History

December 24, 2013 


• David Ward Jr., of Confederate Street, Fort Mill, was named the Fort Mill Fire Fighter of the Year by the Fort Mill Volunteer Fire Department.

• Matthew Edward Carswell of Fort Mill was inducted into the Winthrop University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

• The Fort Mill varsity girls’ basketball team was 6-0 after defeating Great Falls 51-30 in the Volunteer Christmas Classic at Kershaw.

• Lou Kuchinic, president of the Tega Cay Chamber of Commerce, withdrew his request that Fort Mill Town Manager Sam Griffin resign from the York County Transportation Committee.


• Christmas Week movies at the local drive-ins included “Don’t Look in the Basement” at the Auto and “The Naughty Stewardesses” at the Ft.-Roc.

• The Riverview Water District, with 150 customers along Fish Camp Road and Sutton Road, decided not to sell to Fort Mill.

• “Whiplash” by Vivian Harris of Fort Mill Township took the first place prize in the Charlotte Writer’s Club’s Short Story contest.

• Bernard Neal Ackerman of Fort Mill received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University.


• Mary Clyde Crawford was chosen as the 1954 Miss Hi Miss of Indian Land High School.

• Christmas Week movies at the Center included “Tumbleweed” with Audie Murphy, “Angel Face” with Robert Mitchum, “Apache Rose” with Roy Rogers and “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis” with Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van as Dobie Gillis.


• This edition of the Fort Mill Times is missing.


• Mr. D. H. Attawy, a theological student at Wofford College, was appointed to fill the pulpits of the Fort Mill, Pleasant Hill and Philadelphia Methodist Churches.

• The two cotton mills in Fort Mill closed for four and one half days for the Christmas holiday.

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

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