Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - May 27, 2009

1999 Gold Hill Middle School teacher Kati Quinn signed the outside of a time capsule containing student surveys, newspapers, letters from staff and school paraphernalia. The capsule was buried on campus and will not see the light of day until 2024.
1999 Gold Hill Middle School teacher Kati Quinn signed the outside of a time capsule containing student surveys, newspapers, letters from staff and school paraphernalia. The capsule was buried on campus and will not see the light of day until 2024.

Do you remember?

1989

• The Fort Mill School Board's finance committee recommended a four-mill tax increase in order to meet state mandated requirements in teachers' salaries.

• The Town of Fort Mill began delivering mulch, free of charge, to town residents requesting it.

• The Rev. Benny Wade was called by the First Baptist Church as associate pastor/minister of music and youth.

• The Kimberly Hope Campbell Scholarship award winners at Fort Mill High School were Heather Thacker and Ashley Grayson.

1969

• Billy Davis, Karen Epps, Jill Marks and Pat Wilson attained the highest academic standing among the 107 graduates of the Fort Mill High School Class of 1969.

• Calvin Kimbrell,15, was appointed a page in the United States Senate by Sen. Strom Thurmond.

• The Class of 1969 at Indian Land High School numbered 17. The valedictory address was made by Amanda Canipe and the salutatory address by Deanne Sullivan.

• The Corner Store, operated by Bob and Gene Porter, opened at the corner of Steele and East Hill Streets.

1949

• After a lapse of eight years, the graduating class of Fort Mill High School was allowed to plan a senior trip to Washington, D.C.

• Fort Mill, managed by Paul Blair, sat atop the Central Catawba League with a 4-0 record.

1929

• All Fort Mill people were invited to an unveiling of the birthplace marker of Andrew Jackson on the Charlotte-Lancaster Hwy., 15 miles from Fort Mill.

• William Bradford,13, was awarded a medal by Eli Bailes Post, American Legion for excelling in honor, courage, scholarship, leadership and service.

1909

• Many Fort Mill people traveled to Charlotte to see and hear President Taft.

• A movement was underway to sell the church property of the Presbyterian Church to the school board and erect a handsome new building in the heart of town.

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