• Renovations began on the Confederate Park bandstand. The project was expected to be completed in three weeks.
• A standing-room-only crowd packed a Fort Mill Town Council meeting to protest recent increases in sewer rates.
• Charlie Rymer, a Fort Mill resident and a rising junior at Georgia Tech, qualified for the British Open golf tournament.
• For the first time ever, the Fort Mill School District was forced to borrow funds for school operations.
• John Belk announced that Fort Mill's largest department store, the Belk-Brown Co., a Main Street fixture for 31 years, would soon close. The opening of the Rock Hill Mall was to blame.
• The Fort Mill Town Council purchased a Stevenson radar unit in an effort to curb speeding and reckless driving in town.
• Army 2nd Lt. Larry F. Grant completed the mechanical maintenance officer course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
• William H. (Billy) Barron was installed as the new chairman of the Fort Mill Red Cross.
• Henry T. Klutz, proprietor of the Pyramid Market on Main Street, was severely injured while helping to unload a large meat refrigerator from a truck.
• The Imperial Hawaiians and their Hawaiian Orchestra Revue, a live stage show, performed at the Center Theater.
• Jean Richards, the daughter of Gov. and Mrs. John G. Richards of Columbia, and John Roddey of Rock Hill were married at the Governor's Mansion.
• The cafe at the corner of Main and Confederate streets changed hands twice in a week. The cafe was sold to Raleigh Bailes by Roy Norris and then repurchased by Norris.
• A.R. Starnes reported the killing of an unusually large water moccasin. The snake was 49 inches long and 6 1/4 inches in circumference.
• All Confederate veterans were admitted free on Saturdays to the moving picture show at Fort Mill Town Hall.