• The Fort Mill High School Marching Band was busy preparing and practicing for its appearance in the 1995 Tournament of Roses Parade.
• Four Fort Mill High School cheerleaders Jenna Bates, Jennifer McClure, Kari Woodson and Jamie Stevenson were preparing for their trip to London, where they would perform in the Lord Mayor’s Parade.
• Charges were dropped against an Indian Land coach and teacher who was accused of giving a hunting knife to a student.
• A fifth grader at Gold Hill Middle School, Robert Isenhour, 10, was the featured artist and designer for the 1994 Charlotte Knights’ Christmas card.
• Fort Mill’s colorful new Bantam Chef held its formal opening at its new location on White Street, across and up the street from its previous site. You could purchase a Super Bantam Burger for 69 cents.
• Former longtime Fort Mill Mayor Luther Patterson was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in the backyard of his home.
• Fort Mill High School junior Debra Osbourne, injured in an automobile accident a year ago, was ready to return to the Yellow Jackets basketball lineup. Osbourne was the team’s leading scorer her freshman year.
• “American Graffiti” was playing at Rock Hill’s Rocking Chair Cinema and “The Longest Yard” was playing at the Pix.
• Dr. James Boyce Elliott, 75, a popular and respected Fort Mill physician, died as the result of a heart attack at his Confederate Street home.
• The Fort Mill Christmas Parade was a big hit. Every school band in York County – seven total – provided much music and cheer. The parade route was opposite of past years, starting on White Street and proceeding to Tom Hall Street.
• A new restaurant in Fort Mill was opened by John E. Jones in the Watson Building, a few doors down from the Times office.
• Claude Turner was elected Worshipful Master of Catawba Lodge, No. 56, of A.F.M.
• J.P. Coates of Fort Mill was elected president of the Eastern Division of the York Teachers’ Association at a meeting in Rock Hill.
• The Rev. E.Z. Jones, new pastor of the Methodist church, arrived with his family from Appleton, in Barnwell County.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.