This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

March 18, 2014 

1994

• The Fort Mill Rescue EMS was named South Carolina System of the Year among those systems making less than 1,500 calls per year.

• Murray White Jr. was named Business Person of the Year at the annual Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.

• Tega Cay’s John Phillips, perhaps one of the most fanatical fans of the Beach Boys in the nation, was invited to band member Mike Love’s wedding on Lake Tahoe.

• Three Fort Mill High School students, Meredith Borel, Joanne Lowden and Kate Messer were accepted to the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts.

1974

• Harold M. McCallum was named Fort Mill’s Man of the Year at the Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Senator Ernest F. Hollings was guest speaker.

• Winthrop College officially became a co-ed institution when Gov. John West signed the Winthrop Coeducational Bill into law.

• Fort Mill City Council agreed to back the clean-up campaign called for recently by the Fort Mill Ministerial Association.

• Four Fort Mill High School juniors, Julia Evelyn Martin, John W. Shiver, W. Edgar Vaughn and Kathryn Williams, were nominated as Furman Scholars.

1954

• New street names at Fort Jackson included Tom Hall Street named for Fort Mill native and World War I Medal of Honor winner Thomas Lee Hall.

• A bill to create Fort Mill School District No. 4 of York County was set to be introduced in the S.C. General Assembly.

1934

• C. E. Harper, master mechanic at Fort Mill Plant No. 1 of the Springs Cotton Mills, Fort Mill, and his family moved to Cramerton, N.C.

•  The Southern Railway advertised travel anywhere, any day for 1.5 cents per mile.

1914

• Gov. Blease reappointed S. H. White of Rock Hill as commissioner for the Catawba Indians.

• Rural mail carriers working from the Fort Mill Post Office received a $100 a year raise making their salary $1,200 a year.

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

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