What happened this week in Fort Mill history, according to the archives of the Fort Mill Times:
- Richard Carter, Fort Mill school board chairman and 12-year board veteran, announced that he would not seek reelection.
- The second fatal crash in three weeks occurred at the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 in Indian Land. Three people died in the three wrecks.
- Fort Mill High School football coach Greg Thomas was concerned about the drop in the number of students who turned out for football. Thirty-three athletes were practicing, down 12 from last season.
- Chuck Barclift was the overall winner at the Fort Mill Golf Club’s Men’s Championship tournament.
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- Linda Boone was selected as a 1978 delegate to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia.
- Keith Holliday, Greg Petersen, Rocky Rhoad, Mike Wood, Bill Finley and Keith Allen were named captains of the 1978 Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets football team.
- Gwen Rhinehardt was elected president of the Fort Mill Lioness Club. Von Helms was first Vice-president.
- Fort Mill police were investigating a safe cracking incident at the Farm and Garden Center on Spratt Street.
- A.O. Jones announced that the opening of Fort Mill schools would be delayed one week due to extensive renovation and enlarging of Fort Mill Elementary School on Confederate Street. The new opening date would be September 9, 1958.
- Fort Mill City Council named Adam S, Goudlelock to succeed T. F. Lytle as superintendent of Fort Mill streets, water and sanitation departments
- After participating for two weeks in the 3rd Army maneuvers, “somewhere in Mississippi,” Company K of Fort Mill returned home.
- Miss Lila Moore, head of the ‘Home Ec’ department at Fort Mill High School, resigned to accept a position in Greenville County.
- Mr. J.L. Kiser opened a restaurant in the Ardrey Building, adjoining the First National Bank.
- The Fort Mill Lumber Company purchased a two-ton International Harvester motor truck for the handling of building supplies.