This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

January 14, 2014 

1994

• This edition of the Fort Mill Times is missing.

1974

• Lynn Lowder, seventh-grader at Fort Mill Junior High School, was named Miss Fort Mill Junior High.

•  A 37-year-old Fort Mill woman was charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband at Red’s Grill on Hwy. 160 West.

• The Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets were 12-0 and the Jackettes were 7-3 after sweeping doubleheaders from Pageland and Blacksburg.

• Carl Boyd of 112 E. Oak St., Fort Mill, was the recipient of the President’s Award from the Fort Mill Optimist Club.

1954

• Fort Mill was saddened by the deaths of one of its popular young couples, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Parks. The Parks were killed in an automobile accident near Salisbury, N.C.

• Fort Mill City Council voted to donate the proceeds from the Main Street parking meters for one day to the March of Dimes.

1934

• S. A. Lee, Dr. J. R. DesPortes, H. H. Windle and J. A. Greene were elected to the Fort Mill School Board.

• The relief sewing room was once again in operation giving work to about a dozen unemployed women.

1914

• A. R. McElhaney was elected mayor of Fort Mill over J. J. Bailes and W. L. Hall.

• J. B. Mills of the firm, Mills & Young, returned from St. Louis, Mo., where he had traveled to purchase mules for the business.

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

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