• Fort Mill defeated Indian Land 34-0 in the annual Sugar Creek Classic on the Warriors’ home field. Tommy Watts and Dwayne Lundy led the Yellow Jackets.
• Lancaster County Council approved plans for the creation of an Indian Land Rescue Squad. The Fort Mill squad had operated a satellite station in Indian Land for three years.
• Frustrated that no road work had been done in Fort Mill in two years, Fort Mill Town Manager Sam Griffin resigned from the York County Transportation Committee.
• Martin Dickey, associate band director at Fort Mill High School, was named interim band director replacing Scott Lambert who had recently resigned.
• Thieves took numerous items and $400 in a break-in at Martin Drug Store at 213 Main St.
• Miss Alene Barber, 79, a prominent Fort Mill native, died at York General Hospital in Rock Hill after a long illness.
• The Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce released a scathing report on the lack of services that this area received from the state and county.
• U.S.A.F. Capt. Lonnie D. Phifer, a 1963 Indian Land High School graduate, was assigned to Kirkland AFB, New Mexico, as a mechanical engineering officer.
• Two alert Fort Mill policemen prevented a major fire at Central School on Tom Hall Street when they spotted a shimmering glow inside the school auditorium.
• Bradford’s Store at 235 Main St. held a grand opening sale featuring men’s suits for $24.98-$49.98 and men’s socks, six pair for $1.
• One hundred and forty-three pupils registered for the fall term of Fort Mill High School. This was the largest enrollment in the school’s history.
• Company K of Fort Mill, under the Command of Capt. A.C. Lytle, was ordered to Greenville for police duty associated with the textile strike against mills in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Southern states.
• The Fort Mill Graded School opened under the most favorable auspices and an enrollment of 241 students.
• Marshall Blankenship had the misfortune to step on an old broken bottle, splitting his foot to the bone. He was taken to the Fennell Infirmary in Rock Hill.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.