Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - March 26, 2008

Jay Yarbrough lines up his handmade race car during the annual Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby at Unity Presbyterian Church. Jay took first place in the derby.
Jay Yarbrough lines up his handmade race car during the annual Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby at Unity Presbyterian Church. Jay took first place in the derby.

Do you remember?

1988

• Fort Mill Town officials unanimously praised Springs Industries' donation of its complete water plant to the town.

• Eighteen-year-old Kim Harvey was chosen as the first ever Miss Fort Mill High.

• Mike Howie, building inspector for the Town of Fort Mill, resigned his position.

• The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department was one of the first organizations in the state to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program.

1968

• Joe Bixler, president, and Oscar Jones, vice president, led the Fort Mill High School Student Council.

• Capt. Jerry L. Phillips, formerly of Fort Mill, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal while serving in Vietnam.

• Kathy Amato won first place in the Spelling Bee at A.O. Jones School. Judy Sullivan and Cheryl Ervin finished second and third.

• The home of the Vance Taylor family in Indian Land was destroyed by fire.

1948

• The Fort Mill War Memorial Commission announced plans for a handsome clubhouse for the new golf course currently under construction.

• Bob Martin of Fort Mill was elected co-captain of the 1948 Clemson College football team.

1928

• Southbound passenger trains through Fort Mill were delayed several hours by a freight train derailment near Pineville, N.C.

• Fresh country eggs were selling for 25 cents a dozen at local grocery stores.

1908

• Dorrit Ashton played a return engagement to Town Hall in the "Little Detective."

• The local fruit crop escaped a late winter snowfall and frost with little damage.

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