Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - April 29, 2009

Flags waved at half-mast at local schools, including Gold Hill Middle, in honor of the tragedy in Littleton, Colo., where 15 people - mostly students - died and 23 were injured in a massacre at Columbine High School. The gunmen, both students, took their own lives.
Flags waved at half-mast at local schools, including Gold Hill Middle, in honor of the tragedy in Littleton, Colo., where 15 people - mostly students - died and 23 were injured in a massacre at Columbine High School. The gunmen, both students, took their own lives.

Do you remember?

1989

• About 90 people, mostly youngsters in the Fort Mill and Indian Land schools, rode in a benefit bike-a-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

• Fort Mill and Tega Cay leaders hoped to get a permanent recycling effort going in the area.

• The Charlotte Knights ended their first ever home stand at their temporary stadium off Gold Hill Road with a 5-4 record.

• A recommendation to Fort Mill Town Council stated that the best way to provide water to Fort Mill Township was to buy it from Rock Hill and store it.

1969

• H.W. Close, chairman; and Peter G. Scotese, president; were reelected to the Board of Directors of Springs Mills.

• The Indian Land football team retired the number 33 jersey worn by the Sutton brothers, George, Wilson and Joe.

• B.C. Moore and Sons, located on Main Street, sold ladies' canvas shoes for $1.44 and men's sport shirts, two for $5.

• Ground breaking ceremonies were held for a big addition to the Sutton Road Baptist Church. The Rev. C.E. Russell was pastor.

1949

• Mrs. Mattie McCallister, York County Public Health Nurse with headquarters in Fort Mill, resigned.

• Several students from Fort Mill High School participated in the mental contests of the South Carolina High School League in Columbia.

1929

• Law enforcement officers captured and destroyed a liquor still, in full operation, near the Buster Boyd Bridge.

• Only three Fort Mill men remained on the Confederate pension roll. They were R.B. Burns, J.C. Saville and the Rev. James Spratt.

1909

• A vote to build a new, $10,000 public school building in Fort Mill passed 52-2.

• The Southern Power Company announced that it would move its headquarters from Charlotte to Columbia. Rock Hill and Chester were also considered.

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