Old Post Files

Published 11:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

John W. Mackey Jr. of the U.S. Navy is here visiting his parents.

60 Years Ago: 1954

Dr. Carlisle Marney, of Austin, Texas, is guest speaker for the Vicksburg Lions Club. • Shelby Martin presents her piano students in a spring recital.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Joseph Lindsey is elected commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Vicksburg chapter.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Ester Wilkerson retires from the Waterways Experiment Station after 27 years. • Dr. and Mrs. Bradley G. Rasch announce the arrival of a son, Scott Thorson.

30 Years Ago: 1984

A portion of Howard Street slides down a hillside and blocks East Main Street. • Birthdays include Granger William “Tinker” Brown, 4, and Melanie Summers, 3.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Police ADministrator John Dolan says that crime in Vicksburg has not increased because of casinos. • Sarah Leighann Franklin celebrates her first birthday.

10 Years Ago: 2004

A tree fell early this morning, knocking out power to hundreds of Entergy customers along Porters Chapel road.