Old Post Files

Published 11:00 am Thursday, March 13, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

M.A. Zenfell, well-known local merchant, dies. • Services are held for Robert Lee Ross.

60 Years Ago: 1954

Francis Leyens is elected chairman of the Retail Advisory Committee of the downtown retail group.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Scott announce the birth of a daughter, Kathryn. • Services are held for Mrs. Rosie Jobe.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Services are held for C.E. “Ed” Hayman, assistant principal at Car Central High School in the mid-1940s.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Michael Foley, 5, is rescued from drowning by another youngster, Keith Hall, and is revived by Hall’s father, Mike. • William P. Brown dies.

20 Years Ago: 1994

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board agree to support a bed tax of up to 6 percent to raise money for a convention center.

10 Years Ago: 2004

King Solomon M.B. Church, one of the state’s oldest black churches, is celebrating its 144th anniversary with a prayer service and gathering.