This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

April 8, 2014 


• An armed robbery and attempted kidnapping at a Fort Mill video store was resolved when Fort Mill police arrested a 26-year-old Fort Mill woman.

•  Land that would offer affordable housing for as many as 400 families was reduced from 236 acres to 155 acres.

• A Hardee’s restaurant near Tega Cay, the second in Fort Mill Township, was set to open in two months.

• A task force to gauge whether Tega Cay residents wanted a community center decided to discontinue the study due to a lack of interest.


• A tornado, believed to be first ever to touch down in Fort Mill, left a path of destruction several hundred yards wide. Patterson’s Red and White Grocery on Tom Hall Street was heavily damaged.

• It was decided that the two new schools in the Riverview complex on Harris Road would be named Fort Mill Primary and Fort Mill Elementary.

• Pat Keziah, grade seven at Fort Mill Junior High School, was the spelling champion for Fort Mill.


• Capt. W. F. Duncan, Fort Mill dentist, was awarded the Bronze Star for his service as a dental officer in Korea.

• The Fort Mill Yellow Jacket baseball team snapped a four game losing streak with a 10-7 win at Winnsboro. Billy Barron tripled and Jon Blankenship pitched a complete game.


• Fort Mill relatives and friends of Frank Armstrong were distressed about his disappearance. Armstrong had been missing for a week.

• It was noted that Mr. S.L. Meacham had managed the Fort Mill Telephone Exchange since it was established by him 40 years ago.


• After spending nearly two tours in Tasmania, Mr. Ben H. Massey returned to his home in this city.

• The Rev. W. A. Hafner of the Presbyterian Church assisted the Rev. C. W. McCully in a meeting at Pleasant Hill church.

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

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