Old Post Files: Dec. 29, 1923-2013

Published 7:31 pm Thursday, December 28, 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
Sheriff Frank Scott assumed office and named his list of deputies. • Pat Henry Jr. was named attorney for the supervisors.

90 Years Ago: 1933
Mayor J.C. Hamilton headed the Roosevelt birthday ball committee. • The Rev. C.P. Colmery of Edwards celebrated his 75th birthday.

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80 Years Ago: 1943
Corp. Bill Floyd of the Army Air Corps was home on furlough. • F.C. Wilicoxon of the YMCA was ill with a severe cold.

70 Years Ago: 1953
Services were held for W.S. Hyman. • C.P. Harwood died.

60 Years Ago: 1963
Joseph Rusche died.

50 Years Ago: 1973
Mrs. Delbert Hosemann and Mrs. J. Stanford Terry were models at the Country Club luncheon for the March of Dimes.

40 Years Ago: 1983
Port Gibson resident Robert Greenlee, 19, was killed in a car accident. • Services were held for Mrs. Curie B. Curry of Kings.

30 Years Ago: 1993
District 1 Supervisor Petesy Smith moved her office and cited problems with air quality at the office at 913 Jackson St.

20 Years Ago: 2003
Vicksburg’s thrift stores experienced a boom in donations following New Year’s celebrations. • Vehicle stereos, instruments and more than $1000 were missing following three burglaries over the weekend.

10 Years Ago: 2013
Terry Stevens was celebrated for delivering The Post for 23 years. • Jack “Captin Jack” Curtis retired.