Old Post Files • 12 30 2013

Published 11:00 am Monday, December 30, 2013

130 YEARS AGO: 1883

The condition of C.J. Edwards fails to improve. • Mr. and Mrs. C. Ehrman are visiting in Greenville.

120 YEARS AGO: 1893

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The steamer A.L. Mason strikes a snag below Helena, Ark., and sinks. • The St. Joseph is due in from Natchez.

110 YEARS AGO: 1903

Leroy Percy is here from Greenville. • W.H. Bruser is putting up a smokestack 84 feet high at the water plant.

100 YEARS AGO: 1913

Mrs. Harry Sears and children are home from Benoit. • Lamar Johnston and Ernest Joy star in “The Prisoner of the Mountains,” at the Alamo Theater.

90 YEARS AGO: 1923

Sheriff Frank Scott, assuming office, names his list of deputies. • Pat Henry Jr. is named attorney for the supervisors.

80 YEARS AGO: 1933

Mayor J.C. Hamilton heads the Roosevelt birthday ball committee. • The Rev. C.P. Colmery of Edwards celebrates his 75th birthday.

70 YEARS AGO: 1943

Corp. Bill Floyd of the Army Air Corps is home on furlough. • F.C. Wilicoxon of the YMCA is ill with a severe cold.

60 YEARS AGO: 1953

Services are held for W.S. Hyman. • C.P. Harwood dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1963

Joseph Rusche dies. • J.P. White is elected president of the United Fund for 1964.

40 YEARS AGO: 1973

Mrs. Delbert Hoseman and Mrs. J. Stanford Terry are models at a Country Club luncheon for the March of Dimes.

30 YEARS AGO: 1983

• Port Gibson resident Robert Greenlee, 19, is killed in a car accident. • Services are held for Mrs. Curle B. Curry of Kings.

20 YEARS AGO: 1993

District 1 Supervisor Petesy Smith moves her office, citing problems with air quality at the office at 913 Jackson St.

10 YEARS AGO: 2003

Vicksburg’s thrift stores experience a boom in donations following New Year’s celebrations. • Vehicle stereos, instruments, and more than $1,000 were missing following three burglaries over the weekend.