Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - October 8, 2008

Indian Land High School teacher Dona Gordon reminded student Mike Carnes how to use his water testing equipment. Chemistry and Algebra III students conducted water quality experiments at Six-Mile Creek.
Indian Land High School teacher Dona Gordon reminded student Mike Carnes how to use his water testing equipment. Chemistry and Algebra III students conducted water quality experiments at Six-Mile Creek.

Do you remember?

1988

• The proposed annexation of the Friendfield residential development was delayed due to the area not joining the present town limits.

• City manager John Hatchell presented a new town budget of almost $1.4 million, a quarter of a million dollars more than the current year's budget.

• Tracy Hamilton, 17 year-old senior, was named Homecoming Queen at Indian Land High School. She was sponsored by Carlton Michael Carnes.

• The Fort Mill Senior Citizens Club organized a chorus known as the Swingin' Singing Seniors. The chorus was directed by Kerrin Hopper and Donna Cotter.

1968

• Sally Mullineaux was named Carrousel Princess at Fort Mill High. Karen Phifer and Kay Reid were runners-up.

• Army Spec. Four Jerry D. Helms was awarded the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Silver Star for his service in Vietnam.

• Paul Hardin III, president of Wofford College, was the guest speaker for Laymen's Day at St. John's United Methodist Church.

• "The Green Berets," starring John Wayne, enjoyed a four-day run at the Center.

1948

• George Fish High School played its first ever football game when the team hosted Jefferson High School of York. The score was not available.

• S.L. Coltharp, 82, one of Fort Mill Township's oldest and best known farmers, died in an automobile accident near his home.

1928

• The Fort Mill High School Kanawhas battled Winthrop Training School to a scoreless tie on the local field.

• Henry Lee Patterson purchased the home place of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Patterson near the southern limit of town.

1908

• E. Earl Thornwell, son of J.H. Thornwell of Fort Mill, assumed the editorship of the "Darlington News."

• Chief of Police V.D. Potts was appointed by the State Audubon Society to enforce the state game laws.

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