Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - June 25, 2008

Sandy Redmon, the newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair S.C., chats with guests at a reception held at the Tega Cay Baptist Church.
Sandy Redmon, the newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair S.C., chats with guests at a reception held at the Tega Cay Baptist Church.

1988

• One of the most spectacular fires in the history of Fort Mill destroyed the original Springs Industries plant on White Street.

• The Foxhill Group of Rock Hill became the second group interested in building a stadium in Fort Mill for the Charlotte minor league baseball team.

• The Fort Mill High School Future Farmers of America Club was honored for its cleanup efforts in Fort Mill.

• Renovations were underway to convert the old Center Theater building on Main Street into offices and a showroom/distribution center.

1968

• A.A.(Ted) Parks defeated Frank Terry by 45 votes for Fort Mill Township magistrate in a run-off primary.

• Thieves broke into Rogers Drug Co. on Main Street and made off with the firm's supply of the more potent narcotics.

• A gospel singing program, featuring six groups and sponsored by the Warrior Booster Club, was held at the Indian Land High School athletic field.

• Vandals destroyed the number 16 green of the Fort Mill Golf Club.

1948

• The Fort Mill City Council required all businesses and residences in the corporate limits to place street numbers in a conspicuous place on their building or home.

• A new restaurant opened on lower Main Street near the Center Theater. A contest with a $25 cash prize was being held to name the new eatery.

1928

• E.L. Case stated that he planned to close the public garage that he had operated for several years in Fort Mill and move to Charlotte.

• Inez Wolfe represented St. John's Methodist Church at the state meeting of the Epworth League.

1908

• Margaret Hall, widow of the late Calvin Hall, passed away at the age of 76.

• The township's first cotton bloom of the year was at the plantation of W.D. Kimbrell.

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