• An informal poll by the Fort Mill Times showed that a majority of township citizens would support a tax hike to make up a revenue shortfall for the Fort Mill School District.
• Charles E. Snow, 73, of Fort Mill, won three gold medals and one silver medal at the Senior Olympics in Florence.
• The Woman's Club of Fort Mill distributed $1,356 to public agencies and awarded two academic scholarships to Fort Mill High School students.
• Todd Anderson Howington of Fort Mill received an Associate of Arts from Spartanburg Methodist College.
• W.B. (Bud) Thomas Jr., a local pilot, flew to Washington, D.C., to fly Mrs. Lyndon Johnson and her entourage in Charlotte back to the nation's capital.
• Bruce Nims and Walter McElhaney were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at commencement exercises for Fort Mill High School.
• MVPs for the Fort Mill High School athletic teams were: Bobby White, football and basketball; Susan Hatley, girls basketball; and Dink Broom, baseball.
• The class of 1968, the last graduating class of George Fish High School, held its commencement exercises.
• Two Fort Mill native sons, Dr. Robert G. Lee and the Rev. Porter Bailes, were elected president and first vice president, respectively, of the Southern Baptist Convention.
• The huge new Celanese Plant in Rock Hill was expected to begin production in July.
• South Carolina spent $5,000 on improvements to the Catawba River bridge between Fort Mill and Rock Hill.
• A large and appreciative audience enjoyed the sermon preached by the Rev. O.L. Orr to the Fort Mill High Class of 1928.
• Prof J.H. Witherspoon declined the position of principal of the Fort Mill Graded School and Prof. Jackson Hamilton of Marshville, N.C., was elected as his replacement.
• T.B. Spratt was appointed as the new express and freight agent for Fort Mill.
• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.