Old Post Files: Jan. 26, 1924-2014

Published 3:27 pm Friday, January 26, 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
Lois Nelson appeared in person at the Alamo Theater. • A.K. Brashear was much improved after an illness. • Sarah Crock was improved after an attack of the gripe.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Mrs. Bertha Gotthelf died. • Father Peter Quinn attended the Eucharistic Congress in Biloxi. • Professor T. Bucci, who had been visiting relatives here, returned to his home in Washington D.C.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Henry Haas was ill at his home with an attack of the flu. • Mrs. Cicero LaHatte and her daughter left for a visit in Florida. • Mrs. G.B. Fenwick, who was ill at Mercy Hospital, was improving.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Services were held for Mrs. E.D. Hall, a former resident, who died in Jackson. • Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Case, of Port Gibson, announced the birth of a son, Willie. • Bill Balam died.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Sarah Bloom was a patient at Mercy Hospital. • Mr. and Mrs. Seth Anderson Jr. announced the birth of a son, William. • Mrs. Angela Franck died. • Thomas Johnson died after an accident while trimming trees. • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stevens Jr. announced the birth of a daughter, Patricia.

50 Years Ago: 1974
The Old Courthouse Clock was again working, thanks to Francis Hanes, who volunteered his time and talents to tend to the clock. • City Alderman Don Barnes was named chairman of the 1974 Heart Fund Drive in Warren County. • The Warren Central boys basketball team won the South Little Dixie championship. • Teresa Wood won the reserve championship with her beef steer in the Four H Livestock Show. • Edith M. Scott received a 20-year commemorative silver necklace from the Westinghouse Interior Lighting Division Plant.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Mrs. Estelle “Ebbie” Crawford died. • Jason Cummins was three. • Services were held for Mrs. Annie Mae Dukes.

30 Years Ago: 1994
The Christian Center of Educational Excellence Pre-school and Day Care Center was open for ages 6 weeks to 6 years. • Warren Central defeated Vicksburg, 44 to 42 in Basketball.

20 Years Ago: 2004
After 124 years, Mississippi Lumber Company closed. • Kristen Ellis scored 14 points in the Missy Gators’ win over Yazoo City (Basketball).

10 Years Ago: 2014
Manslaughter charges were dropped in the death of Jerald Tucker Jr. • Gators suffocated Lanier, with a 80 to 57 basketball victory.