Old Post Files: Feb. 14, 1924-2014

Published 2:18 pm Wednesday, February 14, 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
Monti Neff and Ellis Coles were married. • Ellen Vanderburg died. • The remains of J.T. McClellan were taken to Tallulah for burial.

90 Years Ago: 1934
Mamie Ellis died. • A marriage license was issued to Ralph Oakes and Ada Mae Muirhead. • Leone Clark was visiting in El Paso, Texas. • Deaconess Katherine Putnam spoke at a University of Women’s Club meeting.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Harry K. Murray Jr. completed Quantico, Virginia’s Marine Reserve Officers Training School. • Gov. Thomas L. Bailey discussed the then-current problems in an address before the annual homecoming of the L.C. Boosters Club.

70 Years Ago: 1954
The Rev. J.A. Holloway was back in the pulpit at Grace Baptist Church after an illness. • Services were held for Kate Vaughn. • The Rev. A. J. Jefferson died.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Pearl Marcom was elected president of the Delta Kappa Gamma honorary society for teachers in Tallulah. • Services were held for Simon Campbell. • Debbie Jabour was crowned beauty salon queen by the Vicksburg Hairdresser Unit No. 21 at their annual banquet.

50 Years Ago: 1974
The St Aloysius girls basketball team won 47-43 over Pelahatchie. • Cathy Kay Dodson was engaged to marry Mark Elwin Holmes. • Ken Cooper, head coach, and 11 other Ole Miss coaches were honored by the Warren County Ole Miss Alumni Chapter.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Ruby Salassi died. • Katherine Michelle Grant turned three. • Elks Lodge No. 95 began a drug awareness program.

30 Years Ago: 1994
A plan to set up “self-cleaning” voter roles was approved 3-1 by county supervisors. • Nila Embree Turner died.

20 Years Ago: 2004
A civil trial against Rouse Polymerics, the site of a deadly 2002 explosion, was set for May 10. • Services were held for Andrea Donyelle Dent.

10 Years Ago: 2014
4,000 gallons of chemicals leaked into the Mississippi River following a wreck on the bridge. • United Way honored its volunteers at its annual banquet. • Taste of Africa event honored four Civil Rights figures.