• Jacqueline Renee France, 11, of Fort Mill, won the Miss South Carolina Pre-teen contest.
• Laura Bryan and Tracy Hamilton were named Indian Land High School's Girls State representatives.
• The Fort Mill Church of God celebrated the dedication of its new sanctuary and family life center.
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• Four Fort Mill school teachers, Irabelle Love, Sarah Ellen Jones, Betty Thomas and P.B. Walker, announced their retirement.
• Preliminary figures of the census taken in Fort Mill recently showed the city's population to be 3,968.
• Salutatorian and Valedictorian at A.O. Jones school were Glenn Hinceman and Margaret Ervin.
• Frank Terry and A.A. (Ted) Parks finished first and second in the Fort Mill magistrate election, forcing a run-off.
• Fran Tarkenton, quarterback of the New York Giants, visited Fort Mill as a guest of Leroy Springs and Co.
• George's Fish Camp had a catfish fry that included potatoes, slaw, coffee and hush puppies for $1.50.
• Belk-Brown department store on Main Street was expanding the store into the adjacent building.
• All Winthrop students, with the exception of Rock Hill girls, would be required to live on campus during the next school year.
• J.B. Mills Jr. was preparing to open a "cash and carry" grocery store in the old Savings Bank building on Main Street.
• County Auditor J.J. Hunter announced as a candidate for reelection in the approaching primary.
• The ladies of the town were busily engaged making preparations to entertain the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of South Carolina annual session.
• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.