This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

February 11, 2014 

1994

• Some South Carolina marching band directors were attempting to do away with state competitions. Fort Mill’s band had won the State Championship 13 times and some thought “sour grapes” was the motive.

• Preliminary planning indicated that food vendors at Fort Mill’s Fest-I-Fun may be moved off Main Street due to overcrowding.

• Robin Little of Nauvassse Trail, Fort Mill, was named a North Carolina swimming All-Star.

• Kelli Husman, Stacie Keast, Susan Lowden and Bailey Palmateer, Fort Mill High School band members, were selected for 1994 South Carolina All-State Band.

1974

• The Indian Land girls’ basketball team remained undefeated after a 40-37 victory against Fort Mill. The Fort Mill boys’ team routed the Warriors 84-28.

• Fort Mill’s city government was facing an expenditure of $200,000 in improvements to its sewage disposal system.

• Mrs. J. G. Womble of Fort Mill was named chairman of the 1974 Heart Fund drive in Fort Mill.

• Steve Foss and Rachael Armstrong, Fort Mill High students, were named Outstanding Youth of the Year by the Fort Mill Optimist Club.

1954

• Col. Elliott White Springs, president of Springs Cotton Mills, was injured in an automobile accident at the intersection of Confederate and Banks streets.

• Fort Mill High School was again given the unqualified approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

1934

• Mr. and Mrs. Alfred O. Jones were bereaved by the sudden death of their 2-week-old daughter.

• The recent freeze, which saw temperatures drop 8 degrees, was the most severe this section had experienced in many years.

1914

• Gov. Blease appointed Capt. A. M. Black, a well-known resident of Rock Hill, as coroner of York County.

• The special five-reel show put on by the Majestic Theatre was enjoyed by a large number of patrons.

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

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