Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - December 10, 2008

Fort Mill Rotary Club President Frankie Campbell accepted a $32,000 check from Homer the Dragon and Charlotte Knights General Manager Marty Steele. The money was raised from the Haunted Castle, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club and the Knights, and was to be distributed to local charities.
Fort Mill Rotary Club President Frankie Campbell accepted a $32,000 check from Homer the Dragon and Charlotte Knights General Manager Marty Steele. The money was raised from the Haunted Castle, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club and the Knights, and was to be distributed to local charities.

Do you remember?

1998

• The Fort Mill Historical Landmark Commission decided to ask town council to designate the Old Unity Cemetery, located at Unity and Marshall Streets, a historical landmark.

• Fort Mill's Yellow Jackets swept a basketball doubleheader from their cross creek rivals, the Indian Land Warriors. The girls eked out a 37-36 win while the boys won easily, 72-45.

• A committee was formed to establish a Fort Mill chapter of the NAACP. AnnetteWitherspoon was temporary chairman.

• Rochelle Bouler was the Fort Mill schools' fifth-grade winner in the Lt. Governor's Essay contest. Eric Glass was the eight-grade winner.

1968

• Fort Mill school officials were notified by Washington that the local desegregation plan had been approved. As part of the plan, George Fish School would become Fort Mill Junior High School.

• Approximately 8,000 parade watchers lined the streets of town to view the Fort Mill Christmas parade.

• Army Sgt. Ronald D. Baker was spending a 30-day leave in Fort Mill with his parents. For the past year, Sgt. Baker had been involved in some of the heaviest fighting in Vietnam.

• Linda Epps had the high three-game series, high game and high average in the Ladies Monday Night League at the Fort Mill Bowling Alley.

1948

• Robert A. (Bob) Martin of Fort Mill, senior blocking back for the Clemson football team, was chosen as the State of South Carolina's best blocker for the past season.

• Christmas vacation for the Fort Mill schools was reduced by one week to make up for the days lost to the polio epidemic at the start of the school year.

1928

• The Rev. D.W. Keller, new pastor of the Fort Mill charge, preached his first sermon in Fort Mill at St. John's Church.

• W.R. Bradford returned to Fort Mill from a hurried trip to Washington on business for the state government.

1908

• A fancy work bazaar for the benefit of the Home Missionary Fund was held in town hall.

• About 186 acres of land in Fort Mill Township, near Pineville, N.C., was for sale at $6.50 an acre.

• 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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