This Week in History

July 2: This Week in Fort Mill History

July 1, 2014 

1994

• The Fort Mill Rescue Squad was one of six emergency units that responded to the crash of US Airways Flight 1016 at Charlotte Douglas/International Airport.

• The New Peach Stand and its inventory were sold to the Springs Co. by Miller Coggins, who would continue as the general manager.

• Kim Chapman of Fort Mill and Bob Cullen of Tega Cay received the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Fort Mill Rotary Club.

• Crossings on Main, a gift store, opened at the corner of Academy Street and Railroad Avenue. Cathie Smith and Gail Lavender were co-owners.

1974

• It was entirely possible that Fort Mill’s long-discussed municipal complex would not be erected, as bids came in much higher than expected.

• Former Fort Mill resident, Sammie Potts, was appointed as principal of the Amherst, MA Regional High School.

• Tommy Gaither, a Fort Mill native, was hired by Clemson University basketball coach Tates Locke as a graduate assistant coach.

• Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Bruce E. Curtin departed NAS Brunswick, Maine, for five months deployment to Rota, Spain.

1954

• Fort Mill passed its sixth full year, a total of 2,191 days, without a traffic death of any kind.

• Members of the Fort Mill High School graduating class of 1954 and their chaperones were pictured on the front lawn of the United States Capitol Building.

1934

• Walter M. Epps, acting police chief of Fort Mill for the past two months, was elected to fill the position permanently.

• Fort Mill Town Council requested Main Street businesses to leave Main Street parking for customers and visitors.

1914

• The Majestic Theatre was featuring “The Battle of Gettysburg.” The movie was billed as “The Most Famous of all War Films.”

• It seemed that Fort Mill’s Main Street would be extended several blocks farther east in the near future.

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

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