• Plans were revealed for hundreds of affordable and multifamily housing units to be built on Steele Road.
• Eighth-grader Maurice Wilson of Fort Mill received the Steven M. Spratt Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Mill.
• Catherine McGinn, a Navy airman, graduated from Air Traffic Control School at the Navy Air Station near Millington, Tenn.
• Meredith Borel, a junior at Fort Mill High School, finished 13th in the nation in an essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
• The Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets won the South Carolina Class AA state basketball championship with a 61-43 drubbing of the Edisto Cougars. Ernest Fuller led the Jackets with 29 points. This was the school’s first state championship in basketball.
• Waddell Gibson, Daniel Watts and Robert Whitley won seats on the Fort Mill School Board.
• Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth B. Wright, formerly of Fort Mill, graduated with honors from the Electronics Specialist Class at Keesler AFB, Miss.
• Oren H. (Curly) Sain resigned as Fort Mill Township’s member of the York County Board of Tax Assessors.
• Judy Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Fort Mill High School, was chosen for the “Good Citizenship Award” by the Kanawha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
• Evangelistic services were held nightly at Unity Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. R. Williams conducting.
• Many Fort Mill people were grieved to learn of the death of Rock Hill Police Sgt. John Wilson.
• The officers of the Fort Mill Presbyterian Church decided to hold open air meetings in Confederate Park on Sunday Nights during the summer.
• First prize in the Massey Drug Store contest, a handsome kitchen cabinet, was won by F. M. Mack.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.