• Fort Mill took a giant step toward a new fire station. Mayor Charles Powers said the town would build it on a 1.2-acre site on Tom Hall Street. The land was a gift from Springs Industries.
• A 17-year-old Fort Mill High School student said she was sexually assaulted at the school. Three students were charged by Fort Mill police but school officials said there were grave discrepancies in reports of the assault.
• Loraine Helms of Confederate Street, Fort Mill, was recognized for his 40 years as a Boy Scout leader.
• Tina Helms was named Fort Mill Police Cadet of the Year. Roger Anton was the Rookie Cadet of the Year and Joe Butts, Officer of the Year.
• Miss Dixie Crooks, a student in York Techs Business Administration Program, was selected as Miss York Tech.
• Margie Steele and Ray Hunter, seniors at Fort Mill High School, were selected as Outstanding Boy and Girl of the Year by the Fort Mill Optimist Club. Stormy Young was Optimist of the Year.
• Cliff Boyd, former Fort Mill and Wofford football star, received several post season honors in his first year of semi-pro football in Waukegan, Ill.
• A list of 33 abandoned and run-down houses and property was presented to city council for action on cleaning up the properties.
• The Board of Trustees renamed two Fort Mill schools. Fort Mill Grammar School was renamed Fort Mill Elementary and Fort Mill Junior High was renamed Central School.
• Bob Hill of 116 West Gregg St., Fort Mill, was named local agent for the State Farm Insurance Companies.
• Walter T. Barron was elevated from Senior Warden to Worshipful Master of Catawba Lodge, No. 56, A.F.M.
• Those making the honor roll of the graded school included Elva Dorothy Lee, Oscar Jones, Lunsford McFadden, Dorothy Nims, Anne Springs and Leroy Springs.
• Dr. L.O. Johnson was to leave Ardreys Drug Store in Fort Mill and become a partner in a drug store in Bethune.
• The stores of the town handling Christmas goods employed extra salespeople to serve the Holiday trade.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.