• Ernest Dixon, former Yellow Jacket football star and junior linebacker at USC, was selected as a co-captain by his Gamecock teammates.
• Earline Ervin of Fort Mill was one of 10 finalists for South Carolina’s Textile Citizen of the Year award.
• Fort Mill defeated cross creek rival Indian Land 39-0. The Jackets were led by Omar Wilson’s 133 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
• Three modern day hoboes were arrested by Fort Mill police and charged with illegally riding a train. Unable to pay their fines, the vagabonds were given 15 days in jail.
• Frank Epps defeated Wyatt Gibson 682-579 in a runoff election for Director of Fort Mill Township.
• The newly organized Jackie Bayne Post, No. 9138, VFW of Fort Mill elected Marvin Taylor as Post Commander.
• Indian Land’s Warriors defeated Spaulding 35-12 and Whitmire 34-6 in high school football.
• Coleman’s Grill at 104 Academy St. sold country ham and sausage biscuits for $2.45.
• Fort Mill’s high school on Banks Street opened its doors for the first time. The school system had an opening day increase of 90 students over opening day 1951 as the first class of baby boomers entered the first grade.
• The Fort Mill swimming pool had the biggest season in its three-year existence. Records showed that 22,656 swimmers used the pool.
• W. R. Barron of Fort Mill was re-elected to the House of Representatives of the South Carolina General Assembly.
• Mrs. Elliott Harris, wife of slain rural officer Elliott Harris, and her family moved to Rock Hill.
• The Fort Mill Graded School opened for 1912-1913 term with Professor F. W. Moore in charge.
• Two town residents were arrested by Chief Potts and fined $50 each for dealing cocaine.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.