Old Post Files: Jan. 10, 1924-2014

Published 2:16 pm Wednesday, January 10, 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
Dr. G.Y. Hicks applied for the position of county physician. • Mittle Evans was on the sick list. • L.G. Powell addressed the Exchangities.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Don Render Werden, ex-Vicksburg ballplayer, died in Minneapolis. • The Y’s Men’s Club awarded Crawford McGivaren the president’s trophy for outstanding service. • Rosie Lee Peoples and Jack Roberts were married.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Don Reeder of the LeTourneau Company addressed the local Kiwanis Club. • Eudie Kavanaugh received a letter from Mrs. C.S. Roberts describing life in Mexico. • Meta Lynn Shanka left for Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Texas.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Jesse Boyd former Claiborne County resident, died in Houston, Texas. • Services were held for George Spivey. • Mr. and Mrs. George Batchelor announced the birth of their son, Michael.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson celebrated their 47th anniversary. • Services were held for N.F. Franklin. • George Moseley died.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Jesse L. Strong received a 30-year commemorative lapel pin from the Westinghouse Interior Lighting Division Plant. • Charles V. Robinson retired from the Lower Mississippi Valley Division Corps of Engineers. • Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Davis returned from an eight-day trip to Malaga, Spain.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Services were held for Mary W. Cupstid. • Lora A. Reed, 23, was injured when her auto was hit from the rear by a Waste Management Inc. truck. • Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell L. Dent announced the birth of a daughter, Denise Nicole.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Services were held for Daisy Griffen. • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Weberg of Vicksburg announced the birth of a son, Nathan James.

20 Years Ago: 2004
State Sen. Mike Chaney headed the Education Committee and State Rep. George Flaggs Jr. served as chairman of the House Juvenile Justice Committee. • John W. Carsley died.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Otha Belcher Jr. was selected as the new Vicksburg Junior High principal. • Mayor Flaggs declared war on area slumlords. • Warren Central’s shooting guard, Mario Doyle was selected to the MAC basketball all-star game.