Old Post Files • 012914

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, January 29, 2014

70 YEARS AGO: 1944
Services are held for Mrs. Mollie Walker. • A memorial is held in honor of professor John P. Carr of Carr Central High School.
60 YEARS AGO: 1954
Services are held for Daniel Williams. • Carr Central’s basketball tam defeats Clarksdale 49-43.
50 YEARS AGO: 1964
Lowry Griffin dies. • Contracts are awarded for the construction of a new Veterans of Foreign Wars home on the site of the present home on Washington Street.
40 YEARS AGO: 1974
Lance Haney of Cub Pack 105 is the champion of the annual Pinewood Derby race. • Karen Mitchell is named to the Dean’s list at the University of Arkansas.
30 YEARS AGO: 1984
United Way pledges top $402,000, setting a record. • Joe Evans and David Reed receive Eagle Scout badges.
20 YEARS AGO: 1994
Box-cutter-wielding robbers hold up four businesses, injuring two people. • Robert Shane Richardson, 21, dies in a wreck on Freetown Road.
10 YEARS AGO: 2004
Vicksburg seeks approval from the legislature to limit metal buildings in the city. • Vicksburg High linebacker Rory Johnson signs with Mississippi State.