Old Post Files: May 15, 1924-2014

Published 2:57 pm Wednesday, May 15, 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

John Fisher was named president of the Mississippi Funeral Directors. • J.T. Crouch was ill at the Infirmary. • A linen shower was held for the local hospital under the auspices of the Civic League.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

Jacob Mahin died. • The home of Buck Keithley was badly damaged by fire. • Harvey Grant was injured in an auto accident near Ferriday, La.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Maj. L.G. Hider, former superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park, was visiting from Alaska. • W.N. Rogers was a patient at Mercy Hospital. • Services were held for Peter E. Harrison.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Paul Barrett and James Ables were elevated to captains in the Vicksburg Police Department. • Services were held for Lena Wilson, former Ruleville resident. • Claude McDougal died.

60 Years Ago: 1964

S.H. Groome passed away. • Carrie C. Williams died. • Mr. and Mrs. George Madsen announced the birth of their daughter, Melinda. • A May festival was held at Eliza Fox Elementary School.

50 Years Ago: 1974

Mrs. Clifta E. Davis, a resident of Vicksburg since 1906, died. • Shirley Faye Ellison was initiated as a Little Sister in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Ole Miss. • Kevin Zachary Leist celebrated his second birthday.

40 Years Ago: 1984

Elaine A. Palermo died. • Shannon Hope Beard was six years old. • Johnny Ramon Stewart celebrated his fourth birthday.

30 Years Ago: 1994

Approximately $750,000 in state revenue from gambling was used to replace two bridges on Warrenton Road.

20 Years Ago: 2004

Warren County was a step closer to establishing a drug court program with the passage and signing into law of legislation for statewide funding.

10 Years Ago: 2014

ERDC was renovating three entrance gates. • Common Core author and Vicksburg resident Vicki Adams held a program at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. • VWSD considered new school hours.