This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

February 18, 2014 

1994

• Four Fort Mill Middle School students spearheaded a move to erect plaques in memory of Brandi Mason and Steve Spratt, classmates who had recently passed away.

• A 33-year-old Fort Mill man was the first person in York County to be convicted under the state’s 1992 anti-stalking law.

• Mike Cartner and Richards McCrae were honored at the South Carolina Swimming All-Star banquet in Columbia.

• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets were assured a place in Region 4-AAA post-season playoffs by winning 68-66 over the seventh-ranked York Cougars.

1974

• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets won the Conference 3-AA championship with wins against Chesnee and Blacksburg. Due to the cancellation of the conference tournament, the team advanced to the state tournament.

• Fort Mill’s Chief of Police Floyd Foss graduated from the Executive Development course at the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia.

• Fort Mill property owners in the upper portion of the township were greatly upset about reports of extraordinary increases in property taxes.

• The Fort Mill Junior High Yellow Jackets won the first annual York County Junior High School Athletic Conference basketball tournament with a 54-45 win against Rawlinson Road of Rock Hill.

1954

• The Fort Mill High School girls’ basketball team’s record of 11-2-2 was the most successful season in many years. Peggy Oliver led the team in scoring with 251 points.

• Henry (Baby Doll) Craig, 53, former custodian of the Fort Mill American Legion hut, was found dead in his room in the Harris Hotel on Confederate Street.

1934

• Dr. A. L. Rogers of Rogers Drug Co. on Main Street in Fort Mill announced the grand opening of his new store.

• The Florence Thornwell Chapter, UDC, met in the auditorium of the high school with Elizabeth Belk as guest speaker.

1914

• Rock Hill hosted “Split-Log” day. A large number of drags were brought into the city for the occurrence.

• Movies at the Majestic included “The Love Problem Solved” and “A Woman of Sin.”

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

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