This Week in History

This Week In Fort Mill History

January 28, 2014 


• Three newly elected Fort Mill Town Council members, Jim Kinard, Ron Masters and Ned McAteer, were sworn in.

• A building on Hwy. 21 North that once housed a nightclub with lingerie dancers was burned in a fire training exercise.

• Fort Mill officials were weighing eight requests for annexation, which would result in the town expanding by 50 acres.

• Fort Mill’s Lady Jackets were 12-1 after a 23-25 loss to the Camden Lady Bulldogs.


• There was a rock throwing incident following the Great Falls-Fort Mill basketball games at Fort Mill High School. There were fears the incident could jeopardize Fort Mill’s standing in the South Carolina High School League.

• Fred H. Wilson Sr., 80, prominent Fort Mill Township resident, died following a brief illness.

• Airman Doris M. Hammond, 1966 Fort Mill High School graduate, graduated with honors from the Air Force Communications Analysis Specialist course at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas.

• The Fort Mill boys’ basketball team was 16-0 after wins against Great Falls and Chessne. Ernest Fuller led the Jackets in both games with 23 and 21 points.


• Major James L. Spratt, Fort Mill native, was awarded the Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal for service in Korea.

• This week’s movies at the Center included “Mogambo,” “High Noon,” “House of Wax” and “Gunsmoke.”


• The stock of goods and fixtures of the Blackmon Drug Store were bought Dr. Rogers of Kershaw, who would reopen the store.

• Fay Isom and Hamp Parks pleaded guilty of robbing a freight car of the Southern Railway and were sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary.


• The brick plant at Grattan, closed for the past six weeks, had been overhauled and was now in first-class running condition.

• N. L. Carothers, proprietor, made improvements to the interior of the Acme Barber Shop.

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

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