• A utility bridge over the Catawba River was dedicated in honor of Fort Mill City Councilman Clarence Wilson.
• Fort Mill police charged three men in three separate drug busts in Fort Mill.
• The Fort Mill United Way received $64,000 in contributions and pledges toward its goal of $110,000, according to Andy Anderson, campaign chairman.
• Fort Mill earned a berth in the first round of the Upper State AAA football playoffs with a 21-0 win over Camden. The Jackets were led by Omar Wilson’s 219 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
• A member of city council said the council would soon meet and reconsider a controversial vote to sell water outside the city limits at the same rate as inside.
• J. Richard Carter was promoted to Superintendent of Land Acquisition and Corrosion Control for Piedmont Natural Gas Company of Charlotte.
• A new business, Forget-Me-Not Gifts and Antiques, owned by Mrs. Brenda Hayes and Mrs. Pat Corley, opened on Confederate Street.
• John Horton Perry retired following a long career in business and textiles. Perry had operated his store in Fort Mill for 20 years.
• A groundbreaking ceremony was held at St. John’s United Methodist Church as a first step in the actual construction of an educational building.
• Roy Clifton Norris, 57, for many years a well-known cafe operator in Fort Mill, died of a self- inflicted gunshot wound.
• Eli Bailes Post, American Legion, of Fort Mill held its annual meeting and elected L.M. Massey as Commander and J.M. Boyce, Vice-Commander.
• J.B. Mills bought the home of J.C. McElhaney on Confederate Street and was to move the house to the rear of the lot and erect a residence for his family on the vacated site.
• A number of Fort Mill people traveled to Charlotte for the purpose of attending the Mecklenburg County Fair.
• At a special meeting of city council, the mayor was instructed to hire another police officer at $50 a month.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.