• Roy Buff, 46, formerly of Charlotte, received a life sentence for the murder of a Fort Mill man. The TV program “America’s Most Wanted” was credited with catching Buff, who had been on the run for two years.
• Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets defeated the previously undefeated Camden Bulldogs 28-21 in OT. The Jackets were one win away from clinching the Region 4 AAA championship.
• Two Fort Mill students, Maria Ingrim and Martha Grace White, were elected to membership in the Gavel Chapter of Mortar Board at Converse College.
• The Fort Mill Marching Band won the Class AAA Upper State championship at Clinton. Indian Land’s band won the Class A Lower State championship at Langley.
• Jack’s House of Flowers held the grand opening of its beautiful new home on Spratt Street. The business originally opened on Leonidas Street in 1965.
• A 15-year-old Fort Mill youth died when a city trash truck he was riding on overturned on Fairway Drive. Four other youths were injured.
• The Annual Conference of the Palmetto District of the AME Zion Church, held at a Fort Mill church, ended with three ministers being wounded by gunfire.
• The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets ran their record to 8-0 with a 41-6 drubbing of Chesnee. Tony Dixon had a 96-yard touchdown run, upping his season TD total to 19.
• Rock Hill Mayor C.H. Albright thanked Fort Mill Mayor Frank Lytle for the help the Fort Mill Fire Department gave to Rock Hill in bringing a big Main Street fire under control.
• Judy Brown, Willie Mae McCoy, Peggy Oliver and Jo Ann Smith were the only 12th-graders to make the Honor Roll at Fort Mill High School.
• The Rev. Edward S. Reeves, D.D., former pastor of the Fort Mill Baptist Church, died as the result of an automobile accident in Greensboro, N.C.
• A considerable number of Fort Mill people attended the Indian Land Community Fair held at the high school. Many lauded the excellence of the event.
• Gov. Blease appointed the Hon. S. H. Epps of Fort Mill a delegate to the National Conservation Congress.
• Mrs. Dorcas Phillips, 79, a good woman and a strong adherent to church principles, died at the home of her daughter.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.