• A Fort Mill man, Austin Oder, was shot and killed during a robbery at Banks Street Convenience store.
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• Rep. Becky Meacham, R-Fort Mill, was elected chairwoman of the South Carolina House of Representative’s Ethics Committee.
• The Fort Mill/Tega Cay United Way reached its $121,000 goal, according to Andy Anderson, drive chairman.
• A 58-year-old Fort Mill man shot his 16-year-old stepson in the leg during an argument at a bar owned by the stepfather on Highway 160 West.
• Randy Smith, star receiver for the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets football team, was preparing for the Shrine Bowl game in Charlotte.
• A local youth was reprimanded to the Family Court of York County as the result of a stabbing incident at Fort Mill Junior High School.
• The Fort Mill boys’ basketball team, defending State AA champions, was battling the injury bug as they prepared for the 1974-75 season.
• C.M. “Pete” Reynolds, for many years head coach of three teams at Fort Mill High School and later principal of Central and A. O. Jones schools, was critically ill in the Newberry County Hospital.
• A disastrous fire at the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Plant “The Bleachery” in Rock Hill shut the plant down and 3,300 employees, including many from Fort Mill, faced indefinite layoff.
• The Fort Mill High School Junior Class play, “Swing Your Partner,” was given in the Central School auditorium. Susan Brown, Barbara Hurst, Irene Merritt and Russell Wimmer had key roles
• Friends of Fort Mill Postmaster W.T. Barron were leaving no stone unturned to insure his reappointment.
• A small quantity of liquor was seized by Officers Epps and Blackmon at an O’Connell Row home.
• Mrs. Hattie Mack and Mrs. Sue Spratt attended the State meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Yorkeville.
• The Rev. S.P. Hair of the Fort Mill and Flint Hill Baptist churches attended the State Baptist Convention in Charleston.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.