• In a surprise victory, journalist Shirley "Sam" McDonald defeated four-year incumbent Hubert Graham for mayor of Tega Cay.
• Diplomas were awarded to 230 students at the Fort Mill High School Class of 1988 commencement exercises held at the high school stadium.
• The Fort Mill Town Council tentatively approved the annexation of 17 acres north of Hallett Street in Whiteville Park.
• Ellen Miller was named valedictorian and Ronda Wiseman salutatorian at Indian Land High School.
• Beatrice Varnadore died as result of a freak accident in the parking lot behind the stores on the east side of Main Street.
• George Robert Dulin, USN, died in a traffic accident in Charleston. Dulin was recovering from eye injuries received while serving on a warship off the coast of Vietnam.
• Tommy Byers represented the Fort Mill FFA chapter at the State FFA convention held at Clemson University.
• Fort Mill police arrested several members of the Green Dot Gang of Rock Hill after shots were fired at some Fort Mill boys in a local parking lot.
• Elliott S. Crane purchased Smythe's Grocery from Mae Smythe. The Main Street store was renamed Crane's Cash and Carry.
• Two new 1949 Fords were on display at Crenshaw Motor Company.
• Work was nearing completion on the residence of J.A. Greene at the intersection of the old Spratt Road and the Fort Mill-Rock Hill Highway.
• A pecan grove consisting of 400 trees, located two miles south of town on the old Dobey's Ferry Road, was sold to a Mr. Cates of Birmingham, Ala., for $15,000.
• Jim White was in the clutches of the law upon the charge of transporting two-and-a-half gallons of booze from North Carolina. Chief Potts made the arrest as White got off the train from Charlotte.
• Claude and Price Faris were set to begin the construction of a sheet metal building on Main Street in which to conduct a moving picture show.
• Highlights from this week in the past are compiled from the Fort Mill Times archives by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.