Old Post Files: Dec. 6, 1923-2013

Published 11:50 pm Tuesday, December 5, 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
The local Lion Tamers got their official charter. • Charles M. Flanagan was back on his locomotive after he was ill.

90 Years Ago: 1933
The skeleton of a Union soldier was discovered near the Collier CCC Camp.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Services were held for longtime teacher Jennie Fulkerson. • Alexander T. Francis, a prominent Rolling Fork planter died.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Mrs. Nora Warren died. • E.L. Turner was named manager of the Vicksburg Walgreens Store.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Police Chief Henry Vaughn of Lake Providence was spending his vacation hunting deer.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Miss Janet Yvonne Hall and Kenny Ray Massey announced their engagement.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Services were held for Mrs. Viola Baily. • Paul and Brenda Hardy announced the birth of a son, Paul Eric.

30 Years Ago: 1993
Residents on Warrenton Road were going citywide with a petition to tighten gambling regulations. • Mary Edda Sneed died.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Warren Central football coach Robert Morgan was inducted into the state coach’s hall of fame. • United Way donations dropped 12 percent for the year.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Aeolian reopened its doors. • Both VHS Gator soccer teams knocked off the Callaway Chargers.