Old Post Files: Dec. 2, 1923-2013

Published 11:01 pm Friday, December 1, 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
Frank Smith was indicted for distilling. • Christian & Brough had the Essex Six on display.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Rev. Herbert Mullin left on a visit to Ireland. • J.K. Highlande, a prominent resident of Claiborne County, died.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Dalton M. Lominick died at Baldwyn. • H.M. Jolly was elected vice president of the City Board of Education.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Jack Tohill Sr. died. • Miss Annie McLaughlin and her mother moved into the Aeolian apartment building because their home was destroyed in the tornado.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Alonzo George died. • H.A. Canada was elected president of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce.

50 Years Ago: 1973
David Bridgers, manager of MP&L, received the Transportation Safety Award Special Bureau Award and Division of the Year Award.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Bishop Joseph Brunini celebrated 50 years of service. • The Alcorn State University Concert Choir performed in Oakland Memorial Chapel.

30 Years Ago: 1993
The faculty and staff of Jett Elementary School honored retiring janitor Thomas Gibson with a party.

20 Years Ago: 2003
The city wanted to teardown downtown buildings to construct a three-story parking garage.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Bess Averett replaced Annette Kirklin on the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Board. • Former Mississippi Governor Bill Allain died.