This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

June 24, 2014 


• Dr. Deborah Long, Fort Mill optometrist, was installed as president of the Fort Mill Lions Club by outgoing president L. A. Graham.

• The Fort Mill School Board narrowed the candidates for school superintendent down to Michael Basham, Sidney Crumpton and Sandra Lindsay.

• James MacFarlane of Guildhall, Vt., was named as the new principal of Indian Land Elementary School.

• The Fort Mill swim team, coached by Michelle Helms, was 5-0 after sweeping Lancaster and Chester.


• Brian Dove, a versatile athlete who led Fort Mill to the state AA basketball championship, accepted a scholarship to play basketball for USC Lancaster.

• Gene Porter purchased Osborne’s Sunoco at 240 Main St. and changed the name to Sunoco Car Care Center.

• Gerald Bledsoe was named the new manager of the B.C. Moore and Sons Department Store at 214 Main St. Bledsoe formerly managed the Hampton store.

• Playing at the Rock Hill drive-ins were “Midnight Plowboy,” “Where the Lillies Bloom,” “The Way We Were” and “Deep Throat II.”


• A 2 1/2-acre lake was completed at Camp Cox, a Baptist Convention Center in Indian Land.

• Recent movies at the Center included “The Command” with Guy Madison, “Them” with James Whitmore, and “Drums Across the River” with Audie Murphy.


• Ford V-8 passenger cars were priced at $515 for a four-door sedan with deluxe equipment and $550 for a Phaeton.

• The Fort Mill Post Office fell in with local stores and was observing the Wednesday afternoon closing schedule.


• The Majestic Theatre changed its schedule from daily showings to three shows a week due to the extremely hot weather.

• The catcher for a Pineville, N.C., baseball team was struck in the temple by a thrown ball, killing him instantly.

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

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