This Week in History

July 9: This Week in Fort Mill history

July 8, 2014 

1994

• Jim Boyette, principal of Washington High School in Washington, N.C., was appointed as the new principal at Fort Mill High School.

• Two Fort Mill Township banks were robbed in two days. Local police made four arrests in the two cases.

• Fort Mill Post 43 wound up its American Legion baseball season with 7-9 record, finishing third in League V.

• Singer Jamie Lee Hart of Marshall Street, Fort Mill, was set to perform at the Pageland Watermelon Festival.

1974

• The Fourth of July was a big day in Fort Mill’s Confederate Park highlighted by the firing of one of park’s two cannons.

• A stew at Harris Street Park netted $1,038.55 for Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garrett, both of who had very serious illnesses.

• WBTV, Channel 3, Charlotte, the first television station in the Carolinas, was celebrating its 25th anniversary.

• Chief of Police Floyd Foss recommended eliminating one parking space immediately in front of the post office, at 100 Springs St., and two of the spaces across the street.

1954

• Pete Goodman, director of the Fort Mill Recreation Center, was named supervisor of the Fort Mill Ground Observer Corps.

• The Fort Mill Rescue Squad had made excellent progress in its short history with some 25 men having signed up.

1934

• Confederate veterans and widows of veterans received one-fourth of their annual pension. Payments totaling $116,656 were paid out.

• Five new school buses were ordered by the Fort Mill School Board to replace the six old buses that had been in use for several years.

1914

• The Charlotte YMCA team won the inter-city bicycle race, which ran from Charlotte to Rock Hill. Fort Mill finished a close second with Rock Hill a distant third.

• Construction on the York County Fairgrounds in Rock Hill was progressing nicely with a first-class race track and baseball diamond being erected.

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

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