Old Post Files for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Published 11:30 am Thursday, September 11, 2014
70 Years Ago: 1944
Col. Paul Thompson, former director of Waterways Experiment Station here, wins the Distinguished Service Cross on D-Day while storming ashore with troops under his command.
60 Years Ago: 1954
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Mrs. George Rogers Jr. is guest speaker at the Vicksburg Rotary Club.
50 Years Ago: 1964
John retires after 58 years with Merchants National Bank.
40 Years Ago: 1974
Mr. and Mrs. J. Vernon Whitaker were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. • Mr. and Mrs. James Kenneth Williams are the parents of a son, James Kenneth Jr.
30 Years Ago: 1984
John Traxler and George Ezell of Boy Scout Troop 113 in Vicksburg attend Camp Kickapoo near Clinton.
20 Years Ago: 1994
Jonula Mechelle Cartwright, a 1991 honor graduate of Vicksburg High School, is chosen Miss Senior at Alcorn State University for the 1994-95 school year.
10 Years Ago: 2004
Vicksburg native Rebekah Williams is now working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.