Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - December 17, 2008

It seems Pat Harkey (front) found that singing with antlers brought out the Christmas spirit, as she and Rosa Thorne performed during the Leroy Springs Senior Chorus Christmas Concert at St. John's United Methodist Church.
It seems Pat Harkey (front) found that singing with antlers brought out the Christmas spirit, as she and Rosa Thorne performed during the Leroy Springs Senior Chorus Christmas Concert at St. John's United Methodist Church.

Do you remember?

1998

• York County officials approved an agreement with George Shinn to build a 10,000-seat stadium for his Charlotte AA baseball team.

• Sue Davis received the Tega Cay Firefighter of the Year Award.

• Fort Mill Middle School faculty members chose the honeybee as the school's mascot.

• The Little Oak restaurant at 122 North White Street advertised a large calabash shrimp plate for $6.25.

1968

• The valve giving residents of the Riverview Water District water service was turned on for the first time.

• Fort Mill's boys basketball team remained undefeated with victories over Clover and Chesterfield.

• Lynn Varnadore of Fort Mill was second runner-up at the Miss South Carolina Cooperative beauty contest.

• Airman Steven L. Hammond completed Air Force basic training and reported to Keesler AFB, Miss., for air traffic control training.

1948

• The body of Shelley H. Mullis, the Fort Mill youth who lost his life in the Battle of the Bulge,was returned to Fort Mill for burial.

• Wolfe Funeral Home moved into its new quarters on Spratt Street. The new location was formerly the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Felton.

1928

• Members of Unity Presbyterian Church joined in celebrating the Christmas season with a program of music and a Christmas tree for the children.

• William Hamilton of the upper section of Fort Mill was rendered unconscious and robbed at the back door of his mother's home.

1908

• WM. Cup, proprietor of the Palmetto Hotel, moved to the Array house on Falconer Street where he would open a new hotel, "The Central."

• The biggest bargain sale known in this section for many years was in progress at the E. Kimberly Co.

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