Old Post Files: Dec. 09, 1923-2013

Published 9:11 am Saturday, December 9, 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
Sam H. James gave facts about pecan growing. • R.C. Wilkerson would incorporate on Jan.1.

90 Years Ago: 1933
A Christmas pageant was given in the parish house of Holy Trinity Church. • Wilbur Compton’s niece, Neta Russell, was here visiting.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Mrs. Floyd E. Callahan of Newellton, La. died at the local hospital. • Pvt. John Crevitt Jr. completed armament school at Lowery Field, Colorado.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Thirty-seven victims of the tornado were still in the hospital. • The vocal department of Carr Central High School presented a sacred music concert.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Thomas announced the birth of their daughter, Mary Ellen. • J.E. Carmichael of Utica died.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Lee M. Jones, an employee of Waterways Experiment Station since 1944 retired. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Crosby received a visit from their son.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Three are charged with murder in the killing of Ruby Parker, 55, after she was killed in a robbery at Deer Park Store near Port Gibson.

30 Years Ago: 1993
The Jett Elementary School property was sold at auction. • William “Corey” Jones celebrated his third birthday.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Craig Upton, director of parks and recreation for the city, resigned. • St Aloysius center Kyle Richards scored 26 points against Enterprise in football.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Beechwood Elementary was named the model site for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support or PBIS for the second consecutive year. • Chamber Choir presented its 21st annual concert at First Presbyterian Church.