Old Post Files: May 4, 1924 to 2014

Published 9:52 am Saturday, May 4, 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
Elizabeth Bullett was out following an illness. • The Rev. T.B. Cottrell conducted jail services. • Carrie Lewis was ill. • George Hollis, outfielder, joined the local baseball team. • Supervisor Tom Mackey was ill.

90 Years Ago: 1934
A new Piggly Wiggly store was opened on Washington Street. • Caroline Billitz died. • S.N. Mackey and Emma Worthy were married.

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80 Years Ago: 1944
Mrs. William Bates left to join her husband in D.C. • Lt. Touphie Habeeb was in Vicksburg visiting family. • Kate Magruder returned from a visit to Memphis.

70 Years Ago: 1954
Lt. Vernon Tirey, stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, was in Vicksburg visiting. • Ida Mae Hood enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

60 Years Ago: 1964
Max Homburger passed away. • E.E. Moody was visiting in Laurel and Hattiesburg. • J.D. Johnson died. • Mr.and Mrs. Herbert Williams announced the birth of their daughter, Dena.

50 Years Ago: 1974
Colton Smith Jr., a retired employee of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, died. • Mr. and Mrs. S.C.Craft Jr. were the parents of a son, Todd.

40 Years Ago: 1984
Sue A Clark died. • Police Chief A.J. Holliday inspected the rotor of the police helicopter after a storm dropped baseball-sized hail on it. • Joey Daniels displayed a six-pound bass he caught at a private lake near Edwards.

30 Years Ago: 1994
The 1993-94 Outstanding 4-H members were Brad Meadows, Jana Hancock, Andrea Hardin, and Jessie Cassidy.

20 Years Ago: 2004
Utility companies were in the process of completing of a long-planned project to widen the Clay and Hope streets intersection.

10 Years Ago: 2014
James Meredith spoke at the Kings Community Empowerment Center. • A 70-year-old woman was assaulted during a home invasion.