• Fort Mill celebrated the Fourth of July with the annual Independence Day firing of the cannon in Confederate Park.
• Fort Mill had not recorded any significant rainfall in six weeks, and three consecutive days of 100-degree temperatures roasted the township.
• New South Carolina Tax Commission regulations shut down seven video poker parlors in the Carousel Center on Hwy. 21 North.
• Levi R. Martin of Fort Mill recorded the first hole-in-one of his golfing career on hole No. 5 at the Cheraw State Park course.
• Miss Nancy Harriett Oliver was crowned Miss Fort Mill. Miss Cindy Wolfe was first runner-up and Miss Teresa Cook was second runner-up.
• A freak accident on Fairway Drive seriously injured the Rev. R. E. Watkins, pastor of Unity Presbyterian Church. Three other persons suffered lesser injuries.
• Fort Mill’s Centennial Celebration Week wrapped up with a historical pageant at A. O. Jones School and a dance in the R&D parking lot.
• Miss Betty Campbell of Fort Mill was named Miss South Carolina American Legion at the annual convention of the American Legion held in Charleston.
• The two drive-in theatres between Fort Mill and Rock Hill, the Ft.-Roc and the Auto, merged. A new firm, Nellej Inc., would operate the theatres.
• Major George W. Potts of Fort Mill was in Spartanburg attending the annual convention of the South Carolina Division of the American Legion.
• Mayor A. R. McElhaney had been in communication with the Southeastern Tariff Association in an effort to secure lower fire insurance for Fort Mill residents.
• About 450 teachers were attending summer school at Winthrop College. The teachers represented 42 of the South Carolina’s 44 counties.
• H. D. Tolbert of Greensboro, N.C., accepted the position of overseer of carding at Mill No. 2 of the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.