• A fund was established to help pay the medical expenses of renowned glass sculptor Ginny Ruffin, who grew up in Fort Mill and was seriously injured in a head-on crash.
• Mark McCarley was named Riverview Volunteer Fire Department Fireman of the Year. Rickey Hunter, 17, was Junior Fireman and Sam Lesslie, Officer of the Year.
• Fort Mill’s bright red caboose, the office of the Fort Mill Area Chamber of Commerce, was dedicated with a ribbon cutting.
• The 14th annual Springmaid Road Race attracted about 750 runners to the streets of Fort Mill.
• Mayor Lunsford McFadden requested to be relieved of the burden of serving as the city’s recorder. McFadden had served in the dual capacity during his three years in office.
• Harry Hallman of Fort Mill was appointed to the York General Hospital Board of Trustees.
• Virginia Crooks of Fort Mill was among 34 Winthrop students to be listed in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
• The Fort Mill District 4 Board of Trustees was proceeding with plans for a new cafeteria at Fort Mill High School.
• A heated argument in the Blue Goose Café resulted in the shooting of a Fort Mill man, who was recovering satisfactorily.
• A 20-year-old Fort Mill man was sentenced to a 10-year term in the South Carolina penitentiary for attempting to ravish a 6-year-old Fort Mill girl.
• Mrs. Beatrice Snipes was convicted by a York County jury of the murder of Rural Police Officer Elliott Harris. The verdict carried an automatic death penalty.
• Local officers discovered several gallons of home brew hidden in the old hotel building in the rear of Mills’ Self-Service store.
• Construction was begun on the big warehouse being erected by the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company in the rear of its Mill No. 1.
• A promiscuous shower was given at the Watson home on Clebourne Street for the benefit of the Methodist Parsonage.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.