• Five members of the Fort Mill School Board – Richard Carter, Trudie Heemsoth, Bob Jones, “Bo” Palmer and Anne Suite – received hands-on training on new computers at Fort Mill Elementary School.
• A probable settlement of the long-standing Catawba Indian Land claim brought relief as well as misgivings to those affected in Fort Mill Township.
• Polly Adkins of Fort Mill and Ceil Runde of Tega Cay were in the cast of “Prelude to a Kiss” staged at the newly renovated Main Street Theatre in Rock Hill.
• Fort Mill Toastmaster’s Club 1370 installed Bill Hood as president and Oren Sullivan as vice-president.
• The architectural firm of Bracket and Associates of Charlotte was chosen for the proposed elementary school complex.
• The little covered stand, similar to the bandstand in Confederate Park, a fixture in Unity Cemetery for many years fell victim to the ravages of time.
• Indian Land’s basketball teams split a doubleheader with Bethune. The Warriors were victorious 99-55. The Warriorettes lost 36-45.
• There was a strong possibility that Indian Land High School would be consolidated with Fort Mill High School beginning with the 1953-54 school term.
• The Fort Mill Telephone Company reached another significant milestone when its 1,000th telephone was installed.
• Police Chief J. M. Gamble was confident that he had broken up a band of youthful robbers when he arrested a trio of 15-year-old boys caught unlawfully entering Culp Brothers Grocery.
• Mills’ Self Service Store sold O.K. Soap, six large bars for 25 cents; a 12 oz. can of brains for 10 cents and cigarettes, 20s for 15 cents.
• Fort Mill people joined with the people of Rock Hill, Lancaster and Chester in a movement to have another daily train each way between Columbia and Charlotte.
• Representative J.R. Haile came up from Columbia to spend five days at his home in this city.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.