Old Post Files: Jan. 05, 1924-2014

Published 10:09 am Friday, January 5, 2024

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: 1924
Sheriff Frank Scott assumed office and named his deputies. • Bebe Daniels was seen in “His Children’s Children” at the Alamo Theater. • Pat Henry Jr. was named attorney for the supervisors.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Mayor J.C. Hamilton headed the Roosevelt Birthday Ball Committee. • The Rev. C.P. Colmery, of Edwards, celebrated his 75th birthday. • Mrs. Keys Paige arrived to visit her sister, Zaidee Nield.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kerney of Los Angeles were here visiting relatives. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crovic returned from Oklahoma where they spent the holidays. • 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: 1954
Services were held for W.S. Hyman. • C.P. Harwood died. • Herman Vavra was installed as president of the Y’s Men’s Club.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Joseph Ruschie died. • J.P. White was elected president of the United Fund for 1964. • Mr. and Mrs. Earl Parker Jr. announced the birth of a daughter, Paige.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Ettie Bullard of Vicksburg was elected secretary of the University of Mississippi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon. • Pvt. Frankie Page completed basic training at Fort Polk. • Travis Wayne Vance found a tire missing from his car after a meeting of deacons at First Baptist Church. • Mrs. Delbert Hosemann and Mrs. J. Stanford Terry were models at a Country Club luncheon for the March of Dimes.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Port Gibson Resident Robert Greenlee, 19-year-old son of Robert Greenlee, deputy director of the State Budget Commission, was killed in a car accident. • Services were held for Mrs. Curley B. Curry of Kings.

30 Years Ago: 1994
George Flaggs Sr. died. • Lauren “Brooke” Nevels celebrated her second birthday.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Utica native, Marvin Curtis Jr. was appointed head of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. • An all-terrain vehicle and CD player were missing following two burglaries in the county.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Former Mayor Paul Winfield was to report to federal prison. • Deep freeze was expected to last most of the week due to the “Polar Vortex.”