This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

February 24, 2014 

1994

• Teammates and fellow students of the late Hugh White, a Fort Mill High School senior and all-star football player who died at age 18, started a fund drive for a scholarship to bear his name.

• Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Indian Land was mourning the loss of its pastor, Leon Nicholson, who died after a bout of pneumonia.

• The Fort Mill Woman’s Club held a bridge benefit at the Municipal Assembly Center with proceeds going toward community projects.

• The Fort Mill Boys and Girls Club planned to start a crime watch program focusing on Joe Louis Street.

1974

• Fort Mill was on the verge of losing its oldest institution, the Southern Railway Depot.

• The Indian Land High School Warriorettes, coached by Ray Anderson, completed an undefeated regular season with a 60-32 victory over Lewisville. The team’s record was 20-0.

• Mrs. Oren Sullivan of McCammon Street was the first place winner at the Fort Mill Toastmistress Club’s Speech Contest Banquet.

• Mom’s Grill opened next to the Big C Superette on Sutton Road in Fort Mill.

1954

• This edition of the Fort Mill Times is missing.

1934

• The Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Smith of Flint Hill Baptist Church announced the engagement of their daughter, Anne Laurie, to John Beattie McElhaney, eldest son of Mayor and Mrs. A. R. McElhaney.

• The senior class of Fort Mill High School made their annual one-day visit to Columbia, where they enjoyed a full day of touring the capital city.

1914

• “Montana Bill’s Wild West Show and Carnival” blew into town and was giving performances daily at the ball park.

• Mr. M.S. Young received congratulations from his friends for the excellent painting which he furnished the Majestic Theatre.

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

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