This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

April 22, 2014 

2004: Emergency workers respond to what turned out to be a fatal wreck on Spratt Street in Fort Mill.

FORT MILL TIMES FILE — FORT MILL TIMES FILE

1994

• Citizens of the Year awards were given to Fort Mill Chief of Police Bobby Kimbrell and Fort Mill School Superintendent Joe Bonds.

• Some parents of Fort Mill High School seniors were upset over a University of Michigan survey that students completed at school without their parents’ knowledge.

• Fort Mill Township’s first convenience center for recyclables opened on U.S. 160 East, Fort Mill.

• A marker was dedicated at the site of the old Massey school on Doby’s Bridge Road.

1974

• Mike McCallister, 25, a popular young Fort Mill man, was severely burned by a high-voltage shock while working for Duke Power Co.

• The Fort Mill High School Band received the highest score possible at the State Music Festival, held in Newberry.

• The Fort Mill Church of God, 221 Academy St., Fort Mill, voted to build an addition to the existing building.

• Fort Mill’s most tragic automobile accident in more than a decade claimed the lives of two people and injured six others.

1954

• Work was completed on sidewalks and gutters at Fort Mill High School and George Fish School.

• Among those making the Honor Roll in Fort Mill schools were Rusty Adkins, Jacky Bayne, Marcene Griffin, Charles Kitchens and Brenda Wise.

1934

• Considerable grading and other work had been done on the baseball grounds in Whiteville Park. The grounds were to be enclosed and a new grandstand was to be built.

• Frank Armstrong, a Fort Mill man who had disappeared from his home earlier, was located in Rockingham, N.C.

1914

• The Sutton School in western Fort Mill closed a most successful term. The school was taught by Miss Alice Armstrong of Spencer, N.C.

• The winners in the town “Clean-up Campaign” were Bennett Hoagland, $5, Malcolm Link, $2.50, and Tom Young, $1.

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

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