Old Post Files: Nov. 29, 1923-2013

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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. Enjoy.

100 Years Ago: 1923
T.W. McCoy was chairman of the YMCA membership drive committee. • Dr. Edley Jones returned from New York.

90 Years Ago: 1933
J. Newman, a well-known planter, died at his home near Edwards. • Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Stanton celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Henry Levy was named to the state of Gov. Tom Bailey. • John L. Bunch announced his candidacy for city commissioner.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Two paramount cameramen were in the city making movies of the tornado-damaged areas.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Army Pvt Howard J. Craig of Rolling Fork was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Army Pvt. Levi Frazier completed an equipment storage specialist course. • Steven Dale Walker and Deborah Melsheimer were engaged.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Burglars stole $1.50 in pennies from a Mississippian Service Station on Washington St. • Gerald W. Bishop Jr. was 3.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Residents of Freetown Rd asked the county to make the paving of the road a priority. • Otis Headley announced his resignation from the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport Board.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Part of Clay Street was closed as the city repairs a broken waterline. • Sisters Madeline and Emma Lee Brown both killed a deer.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Carl Koonce Crowther, a local classically trained guitarist, accompanied a silent film at The Strand. • Denton was sworn in as District 55 state representative.