• The Rev. J. Taylor Campbell was appointed pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, succeeding the Rev. James Hood.
• Morale among teachers and staff at Fort Mill Middle School had hit “a dangerous low” according to a two-page document written by some of the teachers at the school.
• A 57-year-old woman was found shot to death in her home on Essie Circle, Fort Mill. A 48-year-old man of the same address was charged with murder.
• Pam Pittman, Fort Mill High’s softball coach for the past 10 years, gave up the position. She would continue as girls’ basketball coach and physical education teacher.
• Susan Blair and Renee Walser, rising seniors, represented Fort Mill High School at Girls’ State in Columbia.
• Miss Guynndolyn Hozey and Miss Nancy Harriette Oliver entered the Miss Fort Mill Pageant, bringing the total entries to six.
• Fort Mill’s Chief of Police, Floyd P. Foss, was elected president of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.
• Gary Howington, a popular young Fort Mill man, passed away at the age of 24. Gary had suffered from a kidney malfunction for years.
• Fort Mill’s Ford dealer, Crenshaw Motor Company, located on Spratt Street, was celebrating Ford’s Golden Anniversary with an open house.
• James Kelly Ardrey of Fort Mill was awarded a degree as Bachelor of Science in Commerce at the Citadel.
• S.W. Foster, manager of Springs peach orchard, stated that this year’s crop would be smaller, but of a better quality.
• A number of people were interested in securing a pardon for Sam Williams, who was convicted of the killing of “Fat Head” Bryant four years ago.
• Mr. J.L. Lyles bought the Crescent Cafe from Mr. C. A. Jones and would continue the business in the Belk Building on Main Street.
• Mr. H.C. Moore of Charlotte took the position of overseer of spinning at the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company’s Mill No. 2 in this city.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.