Old Post Files for May 12

Published 10:47 am Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from the pages of The Vicksburg Post over the past few decades. These are events that took place on or around May 12 of each year listed. Enjoy.


70 years ago: 1950

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The Jo Anna Motel has opening ceremonies. • Mrs. Jerry Cronin dies.

60 years ago: 1960

Mrs. Maud Hicks dies. • Harry Piazza of Vicksburg is elected president of the Mississippi State Elks Association. • Doris Day stars in “please Don’t Eat the Daisies” at the Joy Theatre. • Robert Neal, Edwards resident, dies.

50 years ago: 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Findley Sr. celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. • Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kirckfield announce the birth of a son, Keith Alan, on May 3. • C.H. Mayeaux dies. • Funeral services are held for J.H. White.

40 years ago: 1980

Erick Johnson, Terri Davidson and Donna Burford graduate as honor students from Porter’s Chapel Academy. • Linda Rene Monk of Vicksburg is admitted to Harvard Law School. • Claudia Ann Calloway and Eugene August Perrier announce wedding plans.

30 years ago: 1990

Vicksburg resident Ronald K. Anglin dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Portwood of Vicksburg announce the birth of a daughter, Shelby Ann, on May 15. • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor announce the birth of a daughter, Amanda Catherine, on May 15.

20 years ago: 2000

Shirley Rush and her daughter, Kellie Rush, receive degrees from Mississippi College during spring commencement. • Sewer Department workers dig into Main Street to determine the cause of a cave-in. • The Very Rev. Nicholas Saikley, pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church for 26 years, dies.

10 years ago: 2010

Warren Central softball coach Lucy Young announces her retirement after 37 years. Young is credited with building the softball program at Warren Central from just a dream and a grassy field without fences to a softball facility that bears her name.