Fort Mill Times

This Week in History - Aug. 19, 2009

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The Fort Mill Town Council decided to spend $2.8 million to upgrade the municipal water system and to proceed with negotiations buy any other needed water from Rock Hill. Evans Newell of Fort Mill was named director of the Fort Mill Community Chorus.
Residents in the Old Williamsburg subdivision in Fort Mill petitioned S.C. Rep. J.H. (Hoss) Nesbitt for help in getting roads in the area repaved. The Fort Mill Town Council told the owner of five trailers on McCammon Street that they must be removed on 60 days.


Unity Presbyterian Church extended a call to the Rev. Roy Edgar Watkins Jr., of Belton to become its new pastor. The Fort Mill CB Radio Club undertook a project to raise funds for Steve Daniels. Steve was paralyzed from the chest down by a sniper's bullet in Vietnam. The Fort Mill Town Council voted to raise the city's municipal tax levy from 57 mills to 62 mills. Fort Mill began public school kindergarten at Carothers Elementary School with W.O. Stroup as teacher.

1949Plans were being made to restore the old Unity Cemetery as nearly as possible to its original state.The Fort Mill Jaycees sponsored a softball game pitting the town's "leans" against the "fats." The outcome of the game was not available.

1929For the first time in several years, David G. Culp, assistant postmaster, was away from his duties as he was on a short vacation.Lee's Department Store was running a Florshiem shoe sale. All shoes, your choice, $8.95. The Justice Store had pork chops and steak for 30 cents a pound.

1909W.E. Hall purchased from J.J. Bailes the two lots on Main Street known as the Massey lots for $25 per front foot.The City of Rock Hill was making an effort to have President Taft pay a visit during his tour of the South in the fall.