Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - December 24, 2008

Sherika Jackson hugged her little brother, Adrian, as they rejoiced over winning a new bike. Sherika won the bike with a winning essay on truancy in a contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.
Sherika Jackson hugged her little brother, Adrian, as they rejoiced over winning a new bike. Sherika won the bike with a winning essay on truancy in a contest sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.

Do you remember?

1988

• Two men were apprehended after a high-speed chase through the streets of Fort Mill. The suspects had stolen two vehicles from Fort Mill Ford on Tom Hall Street.

• The Fort Mill Ladies Golf Association elected Delsie Meyers as their chairman. Peggy Fittzgerald was elected vice chairman.

• Construction began on a temporary ballpark for George Shinn's minor league baseball team.

• Ernest Dixon, Fort Mill's 6-3, 225-pound fullback, was being recruited by South Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Tennessee and Clemson.

1968

• United States Air Force Maj. Gerald E. Bozeman completed his 100th combat mission in Southeast Asia.

• The ground breaking movie "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" played at the Center Theater.

• The Patterson Street home of J.D. Lowder III once again won the Fort Mill Jaycees Christmas Home Decorating Contest.

• The Lancaster and Chester Railway celebrated the resumption of passenger service between the two cities with a day of festivities in Richburg.

1948

• Russell Rector, a Fort Mill police officer for more than three years, tendered his resignation and accepted a position with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

• In a baby contest held at Indian Land High School, Janis Wilson and Buddy Pettus were judged cutest girl and boy.

1928

• Dr. David Bancroft Johnson, 72, founder and president of Winthrop College, died at his home on the Winthrop campus.

• J.A Withers was elected Worshipful Master of Catawba Lodge 56, A.F.M.

1908

• The Rev. S.J. Bethea, newly appointed pastor of the Fort Mill Methodist Church, preached his first sermon here at a Sunday night service.

• The play "Honor of a Cowboy" was presented by home talent in the Town Hall and was witnessed by a good crowd.

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