- Cannoneer Clyde Short and assistant cannoneer Mike Short ignited the famous Fourth of July cannon in Confederate Park.
- After a string of wins, the Fort Mill American Legion baseball team was headed to the upper state playoffs.
- More than 14,000 fans turned out at Knights Castle, on a Sunday, to watch the Knights play and enjoy the post-game fireworks.
- A five-member committee was formed to address the town’s ballpark shortage.
- A combination produce, meat and grocery store was being built on the southwest corner of U.S. 21 and S.C. 160.
- Fort Mill would have a new physician. Dr. John M. Little, Jr. would join the Culp-Martin-Nunnery clinic.
- Gene Boatwright, minister of music and youth at Westchester Baptist Church, High Point, N.C., was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America.
- Democrat Murray B. White, Jr. and Republican Frank McCarthy won their party’s nomination for York County Council Seat No. 1.
- York County Police were investigating the death and abandonment of a fully developed baby on a Fort Mill garbage dump.
- Sealed bids were called for on a County office building to be erected on the southeast corner of Springs and East Elliott Streets.
- Company K, 118th Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, left for a 15-day encampment at Camp Jackson in Columbia.
- Captain E. W. Springs bought and was using as an office, a fine private railroad car which was parked on a sidetrack in the upper section of town. The car’s previous owner was Charles M. Schwab, Bethlehem Steel magnate.
- The Fort Mill School Board awarded to Jessie L. Howie the contract for the erection of the new $15,000 addition to the school building.
- Grady Camby, 24, was in the county jail charged with making improper proposals to a young married woman.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.