This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

March 11, 2014 

1994

• Plans were revealed for hundreds of affordable and multifamily housing units to be built on Steele Road.

• Eighth-grader Maurice Wilson of Fort Mill received the Steven M. Spratt Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Mill.

• Catherine McGinn, a Navy airman, graduated from Air Traffic Control School at the Navy Air Station near Millington, Tenn.

• Meredith Borel, a junior at Fort Mill High School, finished 13th in the nation in an essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

1974

• The Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets won the South Carolina Class AA state basketball championship with a 61-43 drubbing of the Edisto Cougars. Ernest Fuller led the Jackets with 29 points. This was the school’s first state championship in basketball.

• Waddell Gibson, Daniel Watts and Robert Whitley won seats on the Fort Mill School Board.

• Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Wright, formerly of Fort Mill, graduated with honors from the Electronics Specialist Class at Keesler AFB, Miss.

• Oren H. (Curly) Sain resigned as Fort Mill Township’s member of the York County Board of Tax Assessors.

1954

• Judy Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Fort Mill High School, was chosen for the “Good Citizenship Award” by the Kanawha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

1934

• Evangelistic services were held nightly at Unity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. R. Williams conducting.

• Many Fort Mill people were grieved to learn of the death of Rock Hill Police Sgt. John Wilson.

1914

• The officers of the Fort Mill Presbyterian Church decided to hold open air meetings in Confederate Park on Sunday Nights during the summer.

• First prize in the Massey Drug Store contest, a handsome kitchen cabinet, was won by F. M. Mack.

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

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