• The Fort Mill Rescue Squad was one of six emergency units that responded to the crash of US Airways Flight 1016 at Charlotte Douglas/International Airport.
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• The New Peach Stand and its inventory were sold to the Springs Co. by Miller Coggins, who would continue as the general manager.
• Kim Chapman of Fort Mill and Bob Cullen of Tega Cay received the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Fort Mill Rotary Club.
• Crossings on Main, a gift store, opened at the corner of Academy Street and Railroad Avenue. Cathie Smith and Gail Lavender were co-owners.
• It was entirely possible that Fort Mill’s long-discussed municipal complex would not be erected, as bids came in much higher than expected.
• Former Fort Mill resident, Sammie Potts, was appointed as principal of the Amherst, MA Regional High School.
• Tommy Gaither, a Fort Mill native, was hired by Clemson University basketball coach Tates Locke as a graduate assistant coach.
• Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Bruce E. Curtin departed NAS Brunswick, Maine, for five months deployment to Rota, Spain.
• Fort Mill passed its sixth full year, a total of 2,191 days, without a traffic death of any kind.
• Members of the Fort Mill High School graduating class of 1954 and their chaperones were pictured on the front lawn of the United States Capitol Building.
• Walter M. Epps, acting police chief of Fort Mill for the past two months, was elected to fill the position permanently.
• Fort Mill Town Council requested Main Street businesses to leave Main Street parking for customers and visitors.
• The Majestic Theatre was featuring “The Battle of Gettysburg.” The movie was billed as “The Most Famous of all War Films.”
• It seemed that Fort Mill’s Main Street would be extended several blocks farther east in the near future.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.