This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

May 29, 2014 


• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets baseball team, coached by Keith Griffin, won the upper state Class AAA championship by defeating Newberry 6-1.

• Rusty Howie, coach of the Fort Mill JV girls’ basketball team that went undefeated in Region 4 AAA the previous season, was named boys’ varsity coach.

• Mrs. Selma Boyd, 87, well-respected retired teacher of the Fort Mill School District, passed away at Piedmont Medical Center.

• The Rose Garden Club of Fort Mill celebrated its 40th anniversary with a picnic. Charter members Sue Dye, Dot Hill and Lucy Pittman were in attendance.


• Honor graduates at Fort Mill High School were Cheryl Ervin, valedictorian, Susan Blair, salutatorian, Jamie Sanderlin and Renee Walser.

• Honor graduates at Indian Land High School were Tresse Jean McMinn, Lynn Rene McGuirt, Charlene Marie Blackwelder and Steve Fesperman.

• Detailed plans for a new Bank of Fort Mill building to be erected on Tom Hall Street between the old S.L. Meacham house and the Duke Power Company office were announced.

• Indian Land High School was to have a new football stadium for the beginning of the 1974 season.


• Recent movies at the Center included “Hondo” with John Wayne, “Miss Sadie Thompson,” “Saskatchewan” and “Casanova’s Big Night.”

• Mascots of the class of 1954 at Fort Mill High School, Frances Close and Joe Hinson, entertained the class with a square dance at the Fort Mill Club House.


• A new store, McWhirter’s 5 and 10, opened in the Ardrey building on Fort Mill’s Main Street.

• J. A. Greene Motor Co. advertised the 1934 Ford V-8 as the only car less than $2,500 with a V-8 engine.


• The John R. Smith shows, the most reliable amusement enterprise of its kind and featuring the “big snake show,” played Fort Mill for a week.

• “A Fight for a Million,” a thrilling picture of the Western Gold Fields, was featured at the Majestic.

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

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