Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - May 6, 2009

1999: An abandoned ABC store located on the wedge where Doby's Bridge Road splits off from Tom Hall Street was considered an eyesore by local residents. The white building with red dots had been vacant for years.
1999: An abandoned ABC store located on the wedge where Doby's Bridge Road splits off from Tom Hall Street was considered an eyesore by local residents. The white building with red dots had been vacant for years.

Do you remember?

1989

• Murray White received the 1968 Citizen of the Year Award at the 28th annual Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce banquet.

• David Yarborough,16, escaped with minor injuries after his car was struck by a Norfolk and Southern train at the Main Street crossing.

• Fort Mill defeated Newberry 6-0 to advance to the second round of the state high school soccer playoffs.

• Duke Johnson resigned as an officer with the Fort Mill Police Department and accepted a position at Springs Industries.

1969

• Libraries Inc., an eleemosynary corporation, was organized for the purpose of raising $100,000 to build a public library in Fort Mill.

• Jake McAlhaney was named Fort Mill's Man of the Year for 1969 by the Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce.

• Becky Nesbitt and Mike Short, Fort Mill High students, sang in the All-State chorus at Myrtle Beach.

• Army Sgt. Douglas R. Adams received the Army Commendation Medal for his service in Vietnam.

1949

• A freak accident injured seven people in the Belair section of Lancaster County. A house trailer broke loose from the car towing it and struck another automobile.

• Season tickets for all 10 home games of the American Legion junior baseball team were on sale for $2 each.

1929

•A handsome Knight Templar jewel was presented to George W. McKenzie by the Thornwell Bible Class of Unity Presbyterian Church.

1909

• C.F. Rogers paid Capt. S.E. White $150 for a nice building lot on Booth Street for the purpose of erecting a residence.

• The closing exercises of the Belair School, taught by W. Elms, included a big picnic for local residents.

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