• Fort Mill's resident leprechaun, Earl Simpson, donned his leprechaun costume and paraded around downtown in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
• The City of Tega Cay planned to take the issue of which residents would be allowed to build piers on Lake Wylie to the Court of Common Pleas.
• Kenneth D. Young of Fort Mill was named Boss of the Year by the Charlotte Area American Business Women's Association.
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• Susan Campbell of Camden, a senior at USC, was crowned the new Miss Fort Mill.
• George Beaver, a former Fort Mill banker, was robbed of $47,000 while dining in Savannah, Ga.
• The Fort Mill baseball team opened the season with a 4-3 victory over Chester. The Jackets scored all their runs with one out in the bottom of the seventh.
• Bobby M. Costner, A.A. Parks, Frank D. Terry and George V. Tinker announced their candidacies for Fort Mill magistrate.
• Musician Seaman Apprentice Charles M. McGee, USN, reported to the Navy School of Music at Little Creek, Va.
• Fort Mill attorney Cleve A. Lytle planned to seek the office of state senator.
• Sunset Carson, a "B" Western movie star, appeared on stage at the Center Theater.
• Lila Parker, a ninth-grade home economics student at Fort Mill High School, won first place in a contest featuring homemade cotton dresses.
• The Cash Store sold ladies and misses dresses for $1, sizes 8-14, and $1.39 for sizes 36-50.
• For the first time in history, the local cemetery hosted three burials on the same day.
• Mattie Epps hosted a moonlight party for a number of her friends to celebrate her 16th birthday.