Old Post Files

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, April 26, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Ione Ware is a patient at Mercy Hospital. • R.E. Selby announces as a candidate for mayor of Vicksburg.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Washington Street is opened to vehicular traffic after almost five months of repair work since the tornado struck.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Commes announce the birth of a daughter, Delores, on April 21.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Howard Miller Jr., Louis P. Cashman Jr., Alderman Don Barnes, and C.A. “Bud” Moore, ride in the Goodyear blimp America from Jackson to Vicksburg.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Johnathan and Jason Brooks celebrate fourth birthdays.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Vicksburg defeats Provine 10-8 and St. Aloysius defeats Jason St. Joseph 7-6 in prep baseball. • Prevent Blindness Mississippi presents Warren County Sheriff Paul Barrett with the “People of Vision” Award.

10 Years Ago: 2004

Keystone Ministries is backing out of a deal to buy the 81-year-old former Junius Ward Johnson YMCA at Clay and Monroe streets and has opted, instead, to lease the property and proceed more slowly.