Old Post Files: March 29, 1924-2014

Published 12:14 pm Friday, March 29, 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
Herbert Rawlinson was seen in “His Mystery Girl,” at the Alamo Theatre. • A committee of citizens waited on the supervisors to ask cancellation of the lease on the county convict farm.

90 Years Ago: 1934
The Holy Trinity Church choir presented, “Seven Last Words of Christ.” • Robert Hall left for Mansfield La.to spend Easter with his daughter.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Mrs. U.G. Flowers was elected president of the Women’s Auxiliary at First Presbyterian Church. • Sgt. Norman Henry was here visiting his mother. • Mr. and Mrs. John Hude Jr. announced the birth of their son, George. • Services were held for Sartaria resident, William Childress.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Robert Luckett retired after 27 years of service with the Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers. • Services were held for Dinah Ford. • Jerry Campbell was ill at his home on Baum Street.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Jim Angelo was initiated into Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Southern Miss. • Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Emmerich Jr. announced the birth of their son, Maurice Brian. • Frank Russell died.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Services were held for Joseph DiRago, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. • Bessie Mason died. •
Sheriff Paul Barrett announced he will begin cracking down on people with illegal tags or no tags on their vehicles.

40 Years Ago: 1984
David McDonald, Dr. Robert Abraham and Edward “Buddy” McDonald prepped for the Y Men’s Club pancake sale. • Mr. and Mrs. Edley Hicks Jones III announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Ware. • Amanda Lynn Smith celebrated her fourth birthday.

30 Years Ago: 1994
Vicksburg’s thin-clad Cheryl Griffith won the eighth-grade, 3200-meter run at the Warren Central Junior Viking Relays.

20 Years Ago: 2004
A man who robbed Trustmark Bank on Mission 66 was arrested while trying to hide behind a parked school bus.

10 Years Ago: 2014
VWSD board voted Brian Pratt in as president. • A Zumba event was held to raise money to defray medical bills for victims of a crash on I-20 near Bolton.