Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - April 8, 2009

1999: The Fort Mill Lions Club held their annual stew to raise money for Sight First. Longtime member and chief cook George Rhinehardt taste-tested the chicken and vegetable concoction while Buddy Connor stirred it up.
1999: The Fort Mill Lions Club held their annual stew to raise money for Sight First. Longtime member and chief cook George Rhinehardt taste-tested the chicken and vegetable concoction while Buddy Connor stirred it up.

Do you remember?

1989

• The Fort Mill High School Marching Band won the title in overall competition at the Florida Festival of States Competition in St. Petersburg.

• Sam Johnson, president and minister of Heritage Ministries, announced that the ministry would move from Heritage USA.

• Dr. Deborah Long was elected president of the Fort Mill Jaycees. Harry Bradford and Terry Vanderhorst were vice presidents.

• One hundred and eleven pints of blood were collected at a Red Cross blood drive held at Fort Mill High School.

1969

• Three Fort Mill High students were the first to enter the 1969 Miss Fort Mill Pageant. They were Misses Harriet Ellis, Susan McCullough and Lynn Varnadore.

• Lillian Crandall Close was named a Durant Scholar at the annual Honors Day Convocation at Wellesly College.

• Pitcher Doug Sullivan allowed only one base runner as the Yellow Jacket nine defeated Kershaw 2-0.

• A $1.4 million expansion of the Elliott White Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster was announced by the executive board.

1949

• The body of U.S. Army T5 David L. Moss was laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church cemetery. He died in France on May 23, 1945.

• The Park-In Grill on Cherry Road in Rock Hill sold hamburgers for 15 cents, hot dogs for 10 cents, minced barbecue for 20 cents and thick milk shakes for 25 cents.

1929

• The Town of Fort Mill was having an ornamental wire fence put across the front of Unity Cemetery.

• A warning from Fort Mill police put a damper on the influx of slot machines into the town. All machines were subsequently removed.

1909

• Mr. James Wilson, one of the oldest and most widely known farmers of the Belaire Community and a Confederate Veteran, passed away.

• Fort Mill's first fire in a number of years reduced the "Massey" house on Ardrey Street to ashes.

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