• Fort Mill students earning a 4.0 grade-point average during the winter semester at Winthrop included Matthew E. Carswell III, Crystal S. Deese, Erica Faye Oallither and Sandra Griffin.
• The Fort Mill Times was honored with 14 awards, six first place honors and named the best newspaper in its circulation category by the South Carolina Press Association.
• Meredith Borel, 14, of Leonidas Street, was awarded second place in the State American Legion Oratorical contest.
• Fort Mill’s girls were defeated 57-36 by Broome in the first round of the State basketball tournament. Indian Land’s girls also fell in the first round, 54-35 to Landrum.
• Ronnie Henson, 20, of Rock Hill was arrested inside Martin Drug Company and charged with breaking and entering and resisting arrest.
• Len Ketner accepted a position with the Fort Mill Recreation Department as an assistant to Howard Knox, department director.
• An ad hoc committee was formed at Winthrop College to study the possibility of starting a male intercollegiate basketball program.
• A South Carolina highway department spokesman stated I-77 should be open between the North Carolina line and the Cherry Road interchange in early 1974.
• Mrs. J.W. Hipp was named “Woman of the Year” by the Gold Hill Home Demonstration Club.
• Mrs. Annie Parks Bradford, 75, highly esteemed Fort Mill woman, died at her Tom Hall Street home.
• A young boy named Ferrell found a large number of Indian arrow points near his home on Steele Creek road.
• Work on adding baseball and football fields at the high school on Tom Hall Street was underway.
• Mr. Eli Parks, who moved to Fort Mill from Summerfield, N.C., opened a general repair business in the shop near the baseball park.
• Gov. Blease ordered a primary to be held in Fort Mill on March 15, to fill the office of magistrate made vacant by the death of John w. McElhaney.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.