Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - June 10, 2009

1999: Fort Mill Middle School teacher Brenda Honeycutt and Leroy Springs and Co. President Bruce Rush led the inaugural walk on the new Schools Trail at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
1999: Fort Mill Middle School teacher Brenda Honeycutt and Leroy Springs and Co. President Bruce Rush led the inaugural walk on the new Schools Trail at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

Do you remember?

1989

• The railroad caboose that would become the office of the Fort Mill Area Chamber of Commerce was delivered to White Street.

• Fort Mill was set to get its first Chinese restaurant as the Little China Inn was preparing to move into the Big Oak Restaurant site at 414 Tom Hall St.

• Fort Mill's School Board approved the selection of Brian Dove, former Yellow Jacket football and basketball star, as the new Fort Mill High School boys basketball coach.

• The Town of Fort Mill received permission to remove 12 mobile homes that were determined to be unsafe and uninhabitable.

1969

• Hugh M. McCallum was selected as principal of the Fort Mill Middle School.

• The season's worst storm struck Fort Mill with lighting that killed one citizen, marble-size hail, high winds and heavy rain.

• The Fort Mill Jaycee-ettes began a public subscription campaign to raise funds for the construction of Fort Mill's new public library.

• The Fort Mill Town Council began discussions on the possible annexation of the Charlotte Highway area.

1949

• John Dallas Patterson of Pleasant Valley was recognized for having perfect attendance for 11 years of public school and two years at Wingate Junior College.

• Lura Arnold of Fort Mill walked off with $8,500 in prizes for identifying the secret sound on the "Give and Take" broadcast from Springs Park.

1929

• A pavilion for the use of funeral parties and other visitors was erected in Unity Cemetery.

• John McKee Spratt returned to his home in Fort Mill for the summer from Vanderbilt University, where he was a law student.

1909

• S.L. Meacham of Fort Mill had about completed his new telephone system at Pineville, N.C., and was readying a directory for the exchange.

• The handsome new home of Prof. J.A. Boyd on Confederate Street was nearing completion.

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