This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

May 20, 2014 


• The Fort Mill High School boys’ tennis team, coached by Willie Ware, brought home the Class AAA State Championship defeating Hilton Head 4-2 in the title match.

• An opening for the Fort Mill School District’s superintendent position drew 59 applicants from 20 states.

• In a reversal of a previous decision, the South Carolina Juvenile Parole Board refused to release two youths who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a Fort Mill boy.

• Fort Mill artists Arnold Carrouth of East Leroy Street and Steve McCrae of Lockman Street were exhibiting works at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.


• The Riverview School complex being erected in western Fort Mill Township would not be ready for the opening of school in the fall.

• The Fort Mill High School tennis team finished second in the State Class AA and AAA tournament, losing to Clinton the finals.

• The Ken Schultz family was preparing to enter the Foreign Missionary Service and would be moving to Zaire, formerly the Belgian Congo.

• Fort Mill’s City Council voted to raise water and sewer rates. Rates would increase by approximately 1/3 on July 1.


• Fort Mill Chief of Police Fred Nims submitted his resignation and it was accepted by Mayor Luther Patterson. No reason was given for the resignation.

• Richard M. Huff and Manly S. Young were elected to the Board of Trustees of the Fort Mill Public Schools.


• Luther G. Patterson, 27, was elected mayor of Fort Mill by a 291-40 margin over W. D. Wolfe. It was believed that Patterson would be the youngest man to hold the office.

• Every member of the graduating class at Fort Mill High School, along with every other high school graduate in South Carolina, received a copy of “The Gamecock,” the student publication of the University of South Carolina.


• Mr. Robert Dulin, 60, a well-known farmer of the upper part of Fort Mill, died at his home.

• The County Board of Education established the Flint Hill School District No. 55.

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

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