• Bob Jones, principal of Fort Mill High School, announced that admission to graduation ceremonies for the Class of 1988 would be by ticket only.
• Melissa Mitchell and Mandy Parks received the Kimberly Hope Campbell Scholarship at Fort Mill High School.
• Sgt. Sam Hatcher of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department helped the Panhandle section of the county start a neighborhood watch program.
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• Fort Mill High School coaches Benny Bennett, boys' basketball; Steve Gribble, golf; and Willie Ware, tennis, were named conference coaches of the year for their sport.
• Pfc. Sam H. Boyd, U.S. Army, became Fort Mill's seventh young man to die while serving his country in the Vietnam war.
• Fort Mill dentist Dr. W.F. Duncan was robbed of $75 at his Main Street office.
• Patsy Oliver, a 1964 Fort Mill graduate, received a B.A. in English and journalism with honors at the University of South Carolina.
• A federal census was being conducted in areas of Fort Mill annexed since 1960.
• Thelma Kirby was crowned Miss Fort Mill of 1948. Forty local young ladies vied for the honor.
• Pierce Blackmon, 12, of the Belair community, died instantly when he was struck by a bolt of lightning while milking the family cow.
• Fort Mill placed an order for a siren for the fire department. The $350 siren, to be placed on top of Town Hall, would be loud enough to be heard all over town.
• Young men's suits sold for $14.50 to $29.50 at Patterson's store.
• An election was called in the Gold Hill community for the question of establishing a high school department at the Gold Hill School.
• For the second time in as many weeks, the Fort Mill baseball team defeated the Pineville, N.C., squad on the Pineville diamond.
• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.