Old Post Files

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, March 26, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. U.G. Flowers is elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian Church. • Mr. and Mrs. John Hude Jr. announce the birth of a son, George, on March 7.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Robert Luckett retires after 27 years service with  the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. • Jerry Campbell is ill at his home on Baum Street.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Emmich Jr. announce the birth of a son, Maurice Brian.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Sheriff Paul Barrett announces he will begin a crackdown on people with illegal tags or no tags on their cars. • Mrs. Bessie Mason dies at her home in Yokena.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Edley Hicks Jones III announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Ware, on March 22. • Amanda Lynn Smith celebrates her fourth birthday.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Brooke Allen and Billy Bagley are named Porters Chapel Academy’s scholar-athletes of the year.

10 Years Ago: 2004

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau voted to officially hire Emy Bullard Wilkinson as its new director. • Plans are underway to building a new, larger band hall at Warren Central High.