• An F-16 Fighting Falcon, out of Homestead AFB, Fla., made repeated low passes over eastern Fort Mill Township prompting numerous complaints to the FAA.
• Melvin Stewart of Fort Mill won two Gold medals and one Bronze medal in swimming competition at the Barcelona Summer Olympics.
• Shannon Johnson, a cheerleader at Fort Mill High School for four years, was set to attend the University of South Carolina on a cheerleading scholarship.
• The first day of football practice at Fort Mill and Indian Land saw 36 players turn out at each school.
• John DeLoach, Fort Mill’s new band director, arrived in Fort Mill and began making plans for the band’s activities
• Willie L. Cain was employed by the Fort Mill schools to serve as assistant principal of Fort Mill High School.
• The Fort Mill All-Stars softball team was defeated by Myrtle Beach in the championship game of the state tournament in Marion.
• Mayor Lunsford McFadden announced that the Elliott White Springs Foundation contributed $15,000 towards the construction of a neighborhood park on Steele Street.
• Ralph El Ramey, manager of the Center Theatre for the past three years, was transferred to a theater in Wadesboro, N.C. Charles Butler, manager of a theatre in Kannapolis, N.C., succeeded El Ramey.
• Four Fort Mill youths, charged with store breaking and grand larceny, were given prison terms in Mecklenburg Criminal Court.
• The most destructive hail storm in the history of the Fort Mill community struck the lower section of the township either wiping out or seriously damaging 600 acres of field crops.
• Mary Barron, Elva Dorothy Lee and Floride White were among the campfire girls camping at Montreat, N.C.
• John Blankenship of the Flint Hill section of town accepted a position as a bookkeeper for the Chadwick Hoskins Mills of Charlotte.
• H.J. Patterson, well known carpenter of the town, received a severe gash on his left arm while working in the new Belk building.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.