This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

June 3, 2014 

1994

• The Fort Mill High School baseball team lost the Class AAA state championship game 6-5 to James Island. The Jackets led 5-0 into the sixth inning.

• The open chief of Fort Mill Police Department position had drawn 15 applicants, some as far away as New York.

• Thomas Walker of Silver Run Extension, Fort Mill, won the State Body Building Championship in Columbia.

• A 58-year-old Fort Mill man was charged after shooting his 30-year-old son in the arm.

1974

• Two area Baptist churches welcomed new pastors, the Rev. Roland Dry at Sisk Memorial, and the Rev. W. Eddie McPeters at Flint Hill.

• A new polling place had been procured for Fort Mill’s Precinct 2 – Community Presbyterian Church.

• Sixty-four members of the Fort Mill Senior Citizens Club, escorted by Howard Knox and family, enjoyed five days at Springmaid Beach.

• The summer playground programs began at Little Park, Pine Street, Paradise and clubhouse playgrounds.

1954

• Yvonne Caskey, a Fort Mill High School senior, was chosen “Miss Blue and Gold,” the title of the school’s yearbook.

• Fort Mill High School students making honor roll for the year included Peggy Oliver, Judy Brown, Irene Merritt, Charles Garrison and Barbara Hurst.

1934

• A round-up of drunks and fighters netted the town $45 in fines. One woman was fined $12 for cutting another woman with a knife near the bandstand.

• Paul G. McCorkle, 70, coroner of York County for the past 14 years, died in Knoxville, Tenn.

1914

• Frank Moore of Cordele, Ga., won the contract to lay the water mains for the Fort Mill water system.

• Mr. J. Charlton Hughes, 47, a well-known resident of Fort Mill, died at his Confederate Street home.

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

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