• Six of the seven candidates for the Fort Mill School Board were in favor of prayer in school; all seven opposed handing out condoms in schools.
• Two physicians, Dr. James L. Bergman and Dr. R. Stephen Hines, were added to the staff of Fort Mill Family Practice.
• Artist Jim Camann took first place in the Chester Art Show with a painting called “Last Run to Moose.”
• Nine Fort Mill High School students were participating in a Japanese 1 class taught via satellite by a couple in Nebraska.
• The new fishing pier at Springmaid Beach opened. The pier was not completely finished as 800 feet of the 1,000 foot pier were usable.
• Fort Mill’s City Council moved one step closer to a municipal leash law. Councilmen agreed that dog complaints outnumbered all other complaints that they receive.
• Children pictured in the Fort Mill Young Citizens feature included Anita and Amanda Deas, Joy and Amanda Parks, Janet and Richard Alsop, and Miriam Elizabeth Nies.
• The Indian Land Warriors were 3-5 after a 46-28 loss at Buford. Fullback Keith Griffin rushed for three touchdowns for the Warriors.
• Three men died in a wreck when their car struck a tractor trailer truck which had turned in front of them at Highway 21 and the Fort Mill bypass, near Brandon’s Grill.
• Joe M. Belk, Sr., 57, prominent public accountant and civic leader, died suddenly.
• The Chester Plant of the Aragon-Baldwin chain was purchased by Springs Cotton Mills.
• Twenty-six members of the Fort Mill Chapter, FFA, accompanied by W. M. White and M. B. Brissie, attended the State Fair in Columbia.
• The Sutton School, two miles west of Fort Mill, opened for the fall and winter term. Miss Alice Armstrong of Spencer, N.C., was the teacher.
• Walter Davis and Jim Price, two Fort Mill men, were committed to the York jail on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.