Old Post Files for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, July 16, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. Earl Jaquith and children return to Natchez after visiting here. • Mr. and Mrs. William Shields announce the birth of a son, William, on June 28.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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L.E. Rollinson passes away. • Alex Brunini is named a director of O’Neil-McNamara Hardware Company.

50 Years Ago: 1964

W.C. Baggett, resident of Rolling Fork, dies in Denver, Colo. • Mrs. Don Remmert dies in New Orleans.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Vicksburg’s Melody Reed is a swimsuit winner in the Miss Mississippi Pageant. • Army ROTC Cadets Henry D. Melsheimer and John C. Franck receive parachutist badges.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Rebecca Bell of Vicksburg is named director of affiliates and international liaison for NBC News, with headquarters in Washington.

20 Years Ago: 1994

The reward for information in the slaying of Vicksburg businessman Brian McCown is up to $3,250. Warren County Sheriff’s Detective Martin Pace says no possible motives for the crime have been ruled out.

10 Years Ago: 2004

State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, plans to form a subcommittee to make recommendations to the Legislature on how to solve problems at Mississippi’s two training schools, Oakley near Raymond and Columbia in South Mississippi.