This Week in History

This Week In History

February 4, 2014 


• Airmen Matthew N. McGinn and Gary M. Fortson Jr., graduated from United States Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.

• Terry Holiday, Fort Mill High School principal, crowned Susan Lee, 18, of Grey Rock Road as Miss Fort Mill High.

• Nina Atwood was cast as Nellie Forbush and Bill Smith was cast as Emile De Becque in the upcoming Fort Mill Community Playhouse production of “South Pacific.”

• For the first time, Fort Mill based Springs Industries reported annual sales in excess of $2 billion.


• Fort Mill School District Four was one of the smallest in the state in terms of daily attendance, 2,188, and number of schools, five.

• The Fort Mill boys’ basketball team lost for the first time in the season. The team was defeated 41-48 by the Andrew Jackson Volunteers, a team the Jackets defeated handily twice earlier in the season.

• Walter Banks Meacham Jr., 83, retired banker and business man, passed away at Divine Savior Nursing Home in York.

• Two candidates, Frances McCallister and Robert Whitley, filed for the Fort Mill School Board election.


• The largest crowd to date in the new Fort Mill High gym witnessed the Yellow Jackets boys’ basketball team defeat the heavily favored York Green Dragons 47-45. The girls’ team played to a 33-33 tie.

• The Mother’s March for the March of Dimes in Fort Mill, led by Mrs. Mason Shillinglaw, netted the local campaign $923.53.


• Rumors were circulating that an effort was being made to rehabilitate the Fort Mill Troop of Boy Scouts which had been inactive for several months.

• F. M. Mack, superintendent of Fort Mill schools, was again urging passage of a bill forcing automobiles to stop before passing a stopped school bus.


• Accompanied by a windstorm of cyclonic velocity, there was a considerable hail throughout this section.

• John J. Bailes announced that he would establish a commercial dairy on the Valley Farm, owned by him, within a few miles of Fort Mill.

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

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