• Melvin Stewart of Fort Mill was training for the Olympic trials. He was ranked number one in the country in the 200-meter butterfly.
• A new group, Concerned Citizens for Lowering Water and Sewer Rates, was formed to protest recent rate hikes.
• Bill Ritchie, Fort Mill postmaster, retired after a 32-year career with the postal service.
• The Fort Mill High School varsity cheerleading squad won the Grand Champion honor at the state competition. Merchelle Murphy, squad captain, won the Best Cheerleader award.
• A number of citizens in lower Fort Mill lodged strong protests over the odor from "the chicken gut factory" at the end of Banks Street.
• Heath Potts, owner of Pleasant Valley Grocery, won $10,000 in Gulf Oil's "Three for the Money" contest.
• Brandon's Foodway, located north of Fort Mill at Hwy. 21 and Hwy. 21 Bypass, opened for business.
• Postmaster T.W. Derrick announced that the local post office would discontinue Saturday window service.
• Local beauties Elvin Allen, Thelma Kirby and Coty Nims were selected to represent Fort Mill in the annual Miss Springmaid contest.
• After two more cases of polio were diagnosed in Fort Mill, a quarantine was put into effect. Children under the age of 16 were forbidden to enter any public place or gathering.
• Five hundred and seventeen Fort Mill Democrats were enrolled to vote in the upcoming primary election.
• Local dealers were soliciting orders for summer delivery of domestic coal at $7.50 per ton. Customers could expect to pay $10 later in the year.
• J.B. Mills was placing material on the ground for the erection of a nice residence on Confederate Street.
• The four-month-old baby of Police Chief V.D. Potts passed away after an illness of several weeks.
• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.