• Harvey Adam Crouch, 85, prominent Fort Mill business man and retired owner of Bailes and Crouch Jewelers, passed away at his home.
• No motive had been established in the shotgun murder of an elderly Indian Land man. A 37-year-old Charlotte man was charged with murder.
• Signs on Hwy. 160 West and on Gold Hill Road went up telling motorists the Fort Mill High School band had won 11 State Marching Championships. The signs were provided Rep. Becky Meacham.
• Fort Mill’s football record was 2-3 after a disappointing loss to Lewisville.
• Traffic lights went up at the intersection of Hwy. 21 Bypass and Hwy. 160. Estimates were about 10 people had been killed there during the years.
• Miss Susie Patterson Warren, 99, Fort Mill’s oldest resident, died at her home on Allison Street.
• Miss Betty Campbell received her doctorate degree in Housing and Clothing and was teaching in the Home Economics department of the University of Georgia.
• The new 1973 automobiles were on display in the showrooms of local dealers. The Fords were at Hinson Motor Co. on Tom Hall Street and the Plymouths were at Crenshaw Motor Co. on Spratt Street.
• A recently discharged Fort Mill Marine was charged with hit-and-run after striking Hazel Stallings as he crossed a street near the Fort Mill Plant.
• A vastly improved Fort Mill football team bounced back from its loss at Whitmire and defeated a big Clover team 12-7 at Springs Park on Massy Street. Donald Blackwelder and Kenneth Pridmore scored for the Jackets.
• Annie Louise Ashley, 14, died at the home of her parents, 2 miles from Fort Mill. Miss Ashley had been ill for several months.
• A new cafe and restaurant opened in the Jones building on Main Street. The eatery was operated by J.J. Porter and his son Johnnie Porter.
• Alex E. Young, for several years with the Parks Drug Co, departed for Atlanta to enter the Southern College of Pharmacy.
• Frank G. Potts, class of ’06, instructor in Modern Languages at the University of South Carolina, was promoted to adjunct professor. Mr. Potts had been studying in German Universities for the past year.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.