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Fort Mill history: Do you remember?

1996

▪ Todd and Heather Wilson, young Fort Mill couple, were leading an effort to clean up the Old Unity Cemetery.

▪ Fort Mill’s second Habitat for Humanity house was being built on Joe Louis Street. When finished, it would be occupied by Monica Ann Tillman and her two sons.

▪ A 13-year-old Fort Mill Middle School student died of head injuries after falling off his skateboard while holding on to the spoiler of a moving car.

▪ Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets fell to Lancaster 21-7. Sophomore defensive tackle Omar Potts was Most Valuable Player on defense. Indian Land dropped a 15-8 decision to McBee.

1976

▪ A delegation from Skipper Street, obviously fed up with city council and the Fort Mill Police Department over their failure to do anything about a years’ long dog problem, demanded action.

▪ The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets, led by Robert Thomas and Tommy Thompson, routed the Lewisville Lions 34-0. The Indian Land Warriors defeated Buford 12-7.

▪ Grey Rock Country Club announced the opening of its back nine holes giving the course 18 challenging holes.

▪ Lonnie Phifer, vice president of Carolina Loan and Reality Company, spoke to the Woman’s Club of Fort Mill about important things women should know about real estate.

1956

▪ The Town team defeated Pilot two games to one to win the Fort Mill Midget Baseball League Championship.

▪ The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets ran their unbeaten, untied and un-scored on streak to four games by defeating Whitmire 12-0 and Clover 20-0.

1936

▪ A decision was reached to field a football team at Fort Mill High School this fall. Cleve Lytle was named coach.

▪ A large number of Fort Mill people enjoyed seeing and hearing President Roosevelt when he spoke at Charlotte’s new Municipal Stadium.

1916

▪ The Fort Mill Graded School was expecting 35 rifles from the War Department to be used for the training of male students in military tactics.

▪ The funeral and burial of Mrs. Annie Wilson Howe of Philadelphia, only sister of President Wilson, was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.

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