Old Post Files: April 6, 1924-2014

Published 8:00 am Saturday, April 6, 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

J.C. Williams was high gun in the practice shoot. • Mrs. Ernest Rollison was chosen president of the Jett School PTA. • Capt. S.S. Cole, who once was in charge of the National Cemetery in Vicksburg, died in Nicholasville, Ky.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. successfully opened a store in Vicksburg. • Minnie Allen died. • L.S. Bowers and Doris Childress were married.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Howard Cunningham died. • Dr. George Martin joined the staff of Mercy Hospital. • Mrs. W.H. Parsons and her daughter were spending the Easter holidays in Virginia. • H.C. DeCell was a patient at the Vicksburg Infirmary.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Harris were visiting in Memphis. • Dorothy Laughlin was a patient at Lutheran Hospital. • Services were held for Jack Terrell.

60 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. James K. Harrison announced the birth of their daughter, Emily.  • Fannie Johnson, a former resident, died. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball announced the birth of a son, Frank.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. James Kime visited their son, Cadet John Kime, at the United States Military Academy. • Billy Ray, sports editor for the Vicksburg Evening Post, received the Mississippi Sportswriter of the Year Award.

40 Years Ago: 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Jones announced the birth of their daughter, Courtney Lynn. • Claire Bailey turned four. • Three-year-old Amanda Gainey hooked a 2-pound bass at Thompson Lake using a cane pole and a worm.

30 Years Ago: 1994

After months of waiting and controversy, the two bridges carrying Tiffentown Road across Clear Creek was opened for traffic. 

20 Years Ago: 2004

A Vicksburg couple was giving a phone interview to a Vicksburg Post reporter about being on the Amtrak train that derailed in Yazoo County.

10 Years Ago: 2014

Weekend storms caused some localized flooding. • Three were injured and one killed in head-on collision on U.S. 80.