• The Fort Mill High School Marching Band won the overall Grand Championship at the Central Davidson Marching Band Festival at Lexington, N.C. Indian Land took top honors in its division at the Walterboro Band Classic.
• A 14-year-old Fort Mill High student was arrested after a 22-caliber Luger automatic pistol was found in his locker.
• Fort Mill native Vicki Sutton was promoted to Executive Vice President of Paramount Parks, the parent company of Carowinds.
• The second of seven life-size bronze sculptures was unveiled by Springs Industries at its headquarters on North White Street.
• Fort Mill Mayor Lunsford McFadden was hospitalized after being hit in the eye by a tennis ball.
• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets lost to the Class AAA, undefeated Clover Blue Eagles 35-8. Indian Land fell to Lewisville 14-7.
• Fort Mill’s Eli Bailes Post 43, American Legion, joined with the State American Legion in declaring October a “Month of Prayer for Peace.”
• The Fort Mill Optimist Club sponsored its annual fish fry supper at the Fort Mill Clubhouse. Tickets for all you could eat were $1.50.
• The Rev. John Edward Wayland arrived in Fort Mill to assume the pastorate of Unity Presbyterian Church.
• The Women’s Division of the Fort Mill Bowling League opened with eight teams participating.
• Rural Police Officer George Potts, Fort Mill Police Chief J.M. Gamble and patrolman W.M. Epps captured a Ford containing 81/2 gallons of illegal whiskey.
• The Fort Mill High School football team lost to Winnsboro 7-0.
• Theodore Roosevelt followers in South Carolina assembled in Columbia to organize and launch the Progressive Party in this state.
• Miss Ruby Hoagland of Fort Mill accepted a position as milliner for a firm in King’s Mountain.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.