• Mailings of tax assessment notices brought howls of protest from some Fort Mill Township property owners.
• Fort Mill police were looking for three men accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Fort Mill.
• Fort Mill’s American Legion baseball team clinched first place in American Legion Region V.
• Hubert Graham, former two-term mayor of Tega Cay, was the new president of the Tega Cay Chamber of Commerce.
• A 52-year-old Fort Mill native was killed in Charlotte and two Charlotte men were arrested and charged in the case.
• J.C. Godfrey, president of Fort Mill’s United Fund, announced a gift $1,000 to the Fort Mill Rescue Squad for the purchase of a new ambulance.
• New York Yankee great Mickey Mantle visited Fort Mill and was the special guest at a cookout marking the end of the local baseball and softball regular seasons.
• Army Private Walter Gilmore Jr., 19, formerly of Fort Mill, completed eight weeks of training as an infantry direct fire crewman at Fort Jackson.
• Two Fort Mill brothers, Martin and Gregory Smith, both in the U.S. Navy, saw each other for the first time in more than a year when their ships anchored in Korean waters at the same time.
• Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell heated up the screen in “Macao,” playing at the Center.
• Fort Mill experienced a double tragedy in the killing of Rural Police Officer Elliott Harris, 25. Harris was gunned down at a traffic stop near the state line outside of Pineville, N.C. Lewis H. Potts died as a result of a motorcycle crash while rushing to Fort Mill to tell Mrs. Harris.
• The Pineville branch of the Mills Self-service store of Fort Mill closed and the entire stock of goods were moved to the Fort Mill store.
• W.L. Hall awarded the contract for the erection of a storeroom at the corner of Main and Clebourne Streets. The building was to be occupied by the Harris Furniture Co.
• The Fort Mill Light infantry left for Anniston, Ala., where it took part in the biennial 10-day encampment.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.