Old Post Files: Jan. 12, 1924-2024

Published 2:14 pm Friday, January 12, 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
Mrs. Lottie Lowry was very ill. • Theresa Reynolds was slightly injured when hit by an auto. • T.J. Sims accepted a position with Delta Furniture Store.

90 Years Ago: 1934
J.F. William Hand was re-elected monarch of Perio Grotto. • Ashmead Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented an American flag to Clay Street School. • Moselle Smith was visiting Genevieve Wilde in Jackson.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Y.L. Abbot died. • Mrs. Ruth Featherston was recuperating from surgery at Vicksburg Hospital. • Mrs. Florence O’Bannon died.

70 Years Ago: 1954
J.M. McKeown was elevated to executive vice president of the Merchants National Bank and Trust Co. • Serves were held for Dr. D.P. Street. • Oscar Harvey was elected cashier of the First National Bank and Trust Co. • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bailey announced the birth of a daughter, Norma Jean.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Mrs. Lean Fountain died. • Robert Ross passed away. • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindrigrin Jr. announced the birth of a daughter, Pamela Jo.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Dianne Bodgron, Barbara Ellis and Melody Reed were among 48 beauties competing for the title of “Miss W” at Mississippi State College for Women. • Mr. and Mrs. James Clyde Pettway announced the birth of a daughter, Gwendolyn Denise. • Mr. and Mrs. Parman and their children returned to Vicksburg after living for six years in Australia.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Mrs. Austerine E. Spencer died. • Williard Parks, 75, died in a two-vehicle accident at Mulberry and Veto Streets. • Verniece Millis, an employee in the county tax collector’s office, tried out a new telecommunications terminal.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Temperatures in Vicksburg dipped to 17 degrees. • John D. Barnes was the newest member of the Warren County Parks and Recreation Commission.

20 Years Ago: 2004
The first expansion at River Region Medical Center was set to open in July. • Melvin M. King died.

10 Years Ago: 2014
Abraham Fowler appealed the City’s ultimatum to clean up his land. • Oscar Denton landed four committee spots in the Mississippi Legislature. • Rhodes Scholar, Field Brown, visited his former teacher, Holly Blackwell’s classroom at Dana Road Elementary.