Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - July 2, 2008

Conductor Benny Wade leads a community choir in performing "Freedom's Holy Light" as a part of the God and Country musical held at Fort Mill High School in honor of Independence Day.
Conductor Benny Wade leads a community choir in performing "Freedom's Holy Light" as a part of the God and Country musical held at Fort Mill High School in honor of Independence Day.

Do you remember?

1988

• The firing of the Confederate Park cannon in Fort Mill and Tega Cay's annual boat parade highlighted local Fourth of July celebrations.

• The Fort Mill Town Council decided unanimously that trailers on Spratt and Park streets must be removed or destroyed in 45 days.

• Anne Powell announced her retirement from C&S Bank after 36 years in the bookkeeping department. The Fort Mill branch of the bank was previously the Bank of Fort Mill.

• Katy Close, a Fort Mill native, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the South Carolina School of Medicine.

1968

• Joy Garrison of Fort Mill and Flint Hill Baptist Church was on a three-week tour of Europe. She attended the Baptist Youth World Conference in Berne, Switzerland.

• Kelly Reid and Will Close were selected as Swimmers of The Week at the Fort Mill Recreation Center.

• Spec. 5 William Threatt of Fort Mill received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving in Vietnam.

• Three York County youths were arrested and charged with cashing forged checks at six Fort Mill businesses.

1948

• A severe storm dumped more than two-and-a-half inches of rain in 45 minutes, leaving area streets flooded and electric and phone lines down.

• Among the children pictured in the Fort Mill Citizens of Tomorrow feature were future Fort Mill High School Class of '64 members Frederick Blackwelder, Kathryn Garrison, Susan Hammond, Nita Osborne and Gene Sulllivan.

1928

• Fort Mill's Company K, 118th Infantry, South Carolina National Guard, left for a 15-day encampment at Camp Jackson in Columbia.

• Ziza Mills departed Fort Mill for Buffalo Ridge, Va., for a visit with Dr. and Mrs. J.W.H. Dyches.

1908

• Independence Day festivities in Fort Mill included the annual union Sunday school picnic at Nims Spring lot, a ball game between Fort Mill and Winnsboro and a moving picture show at Town Hall.

• Sam Stevenson was serving 30 days service on the York County roads as a result of his persistency in handling firewater.

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