Old Post Files for Wednesday, July 16, 2014Published 11:30am Wednesday, July 16, 2014
70 Years Ago: 1944
Mrs. Earl Jaquith and children return to Natchez after visiting here. • Mr. and Mrs. William Shields announce the birth of a son, William, on June 28.
60 Years Ago: 1954
L.E. Rollinson passes away. • Alex Brunini is named a director of O’Neil-McNamara Hardware Company.
50 Years Ago: 1964
W.C. Baggett, resident of Rolling Fork, dies in Denver, Colo. • Mrs. Don Remmert dies in New Orleans.
40 Years Ago: 1974
Vicksburg’s Melody Reed is a swimsuit winner in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. • Army ROTC Cadets Henry D. Melsheimer and John C. Franck receive parachutist badges.
30 Years Ago: 1984
Rebecca Bell of Vicksburg is named director of affiliates and international liaison for NBC News, with headquarters in Washington.
20 Years Ago: 1994
The reward for information in the slaying of Vicksburg businessman Brian McCown is up to $3,250. Warren County Sheriff’s Detective Martin Pace says no possible motives for the crime have been ruled out.
10 Years Ago: 2004
State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, plans to form a subcommittee to make recommendations to the Legislature on how to solve problems at Mississippi’s two training schools, Oakley near Raymond and Columbia in South Mississippi.