Published 10:43 am Tuesday, March 25, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Franklin Fowler of Port Gibson dies of injuries received when a stove explodes. • Radio equipment is installed in the auto of Fire Chief Joseph F. Hosemann.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Robert C. Odom is elected exalted ruler of the Vicksburg Elks Lodge No. 95.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pettway announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly. • Services are held for Lucille Thompson.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stokes announce the birth of a daughter, Carla Ann, born March 27.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Dalton Brewer announce the birth of a son, Billy Dalton Jr., on March 7. • Samuel Ross Jr. is 6 today.

20 Years Ago: 1994

The Mississippi Senate has yet to take up a bill which would authorize a tax to fund a convention center in Vicksburg.

10 Years Ago: 2004

Welfare checks in Warren County are down following the national reforms in the basic aid program administered by states.