This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

June 10, 2014 

1994

• Fort Mill High School principal Terry Holiday resigned and took the position of Director of Testing and Evaluation for Rock Hill School District 3.

• Graduation numbers for Fort Mill area schools were 221 for Fort Mill, 69 for Indian Land and two for Crown Christian Academy.

• The Mirth Mobile, used in the movie “Wayne’s World” was on display in the themed area of same name at Carowinds.

• Joe Bonds, departing Fort Mill School superintendent, received an appreciation plaque from the Fort Mill Boys and Girls Club.

1974

• Fort Mill Township property owners, deeply concerned over a steep rise in tax assessments, met to organize to fight the increase.

• Robert Thomas and Vereen Barron won Swimmers of the Week awards for the Fort Mill swim team.

• The Men’s Shop at 217 Main St. advertised men’s suits for $69.95 to $89.95 and sports coats for $45 and $55.

• Rush Shull and Bennie Shaw won the Championship Flight in the men’s annual member-guest tournament at the Fort Mill Golf Course.

1954

• Heyward F. Adkins, a Rock Hill city policeman for 13 years, was elected as Fort Mill Chief of Police by city council.

• Jerri White was named Miss Fort Mill American Legion at a beauty pageant held in the Central School auditorium. Joanne Arnold was runner-up.

1934

• Maria Culp of Fort Mill was one of five highly distinguished honor graduates at Winthrop College.

• Fort Mill girls Margaret Nims, Mary Barron, Carolene Carothers, Elizabeth Culp and Florie Smythe attended the Presbyterian Young Peoples convention in Clinton.

1914

• The cornerstone of York County’s new $75,000 court house was laid in Yorkville with impressive ceremonies.

• Announcement was made that the Southern Railway would build a new bridge on Clebourne Street replacing the existing structure.

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

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