Fort Mill Times

Do you remember? - June 18, 2008

Boy Scouts Daniel Jessee and Ben Deason, both 12, jumped into the refreshing waters of Nims Lake during scout camp. Troop 327, sponsored by Riverview Presbyterian Church, camped by the lake for a week.
Boy Scouts Daniel Jessee and Ben Deason, both 12, jumped into the refreshing waters of Nims Lake during scout camp. Troop 327, sponsored by Riverview Presbyterian Church, camped by the lake for a week.

1988

• In a surprise victory, journalist Shirley "Sam" McDonald defeated four-year incumbent Hubert Graham for mayor of Tega Cay.

• Diplomas were awarded to 230 students at the Fort Mill High School Class of 1988 commencement exercises held at the high school stadium.

• The Fort Mill Town Council tentatively approved the annexation of 17 acres north of Hallett Street in Whiteville Park.

• Ellen Miller was named valedictorian and Ronda Wiseman salutatorian at Indian Land High School.

1968

• Beatrice Varnadore died as result of a freak accident in the parking lot behind the stores on the east side of Main Street.

• George Robert Dulin, USN, died in a traffic accident in Charleston. Dulin was recovering from eye injuries received while serving on a warship off the coast of Vietnam.

• Tommy Byers represented the Fort Mill FFA chapter at the State FFA convention held at Clemson University.

• Fort Mill police arrested several members of the Green Dot Gang of Rock Hill after shots were fired at some Fort Mill boys in a local parking lot.

1948

• Elliott S. Crane purchased Smythe's Grocery from Mae Smythe. The Main Street store was renamed Crane's Cash and Carry.

• Two new 1949 Fords were on display at Crenshaw Motor Company.

1928

• Work was nearing completion on the residence of J.A. Greene at the intersection of the old Spratt Road and the Fort Mill-Rock Hill Highway.

• A pecan grove consisting of 400 trees, located two miles south of town on the old Dobey's Ferry Road, was sold to a Mr. Cates of Birmingham, Ala., for $15,000.

1908

• Jim White was in the clutches of the law upon the charge of transporting two-and-a-half gallons of booze from North Carolina. Chief Potts made the arrest as White got off the train from Charlotte.

• Claude and Price Faris were set to begin the construction of a sheet metal building on Main Street in which to conduct a moving picture show.

• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.

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