Old Post Files: May 18, 1924-2014

Published 12:35 pm Saturday, May 18, 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

Nora Ring returned from Galveston. • John L. Tierney wrote the S.A.C. Notes for the Vicksburg Evening Post. • Local deaths included Mrs. Ollie Weber and Mrs. Louise Brazier.

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90 Years Ago: 1934

The Warren County Stamp Club opened an exhibit. • Alice Harlen returned to her home in New Mexico. • Mrs. G.C. Sanderson of Ennis, Texas, was in Vicksburg visiting relatives.

80 Years Ago: 1944

Mrs. Marty Lena Johnson died. • Ben Ward, boys work secretary at the YMCA, resigned to accept a position in Tupelo. • Mrs. John Marak, a Lake Providence resident, was a patient at Mercy Hospital.

70 Years Ago: 1954

Mr. and Mrs. William Bache announced the birth of their son, Kenneth.  • Louise Boggs was installed as president of the Wesleyan Service Guild of Crawford Street Methodist Church. • Services were held for Mildred Gordy.  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paine, of Yokena, announced the birth of their son, Thomas. 

60 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hinds Jr. announced the birth of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth. • Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Bullard announced the birth of their son, Archiland. • Mrs. Everett Wright was a patient at Mercy Hospital. 

50 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffin Peyton announced the birth of their daughter, Melissa Kathleen.  • Gregory Reynolds celebrated his first birthday. • The Jett High School senior class of 1954 had a reunion.

40 Years Ago: 1984

The Dixie League Mets went to bat for the American Cancer Society benefit.  • John Martin Rush died. • An Evening of Jazz was held at the Elk Lodge on Walnut Street featuring bands from around Mississippi.

30 Years Ago: 1994

The members of New Mount Elem Church celebrated the church’s 104th anniversary. • Attorney General Mike Moore spoke at the Porter’s Chapel Academy graduation.

20 Years Ago: 2004

Another plan to rescue Beulah Cemetery was in the works, this time being aided by the Legislature and allowing public money to be spent in the private cemetery. 

10 Years Ago: 2014

An independent film was shot at 61 Coffee in downtown Vicksburg. • A rollover accident on I-20 injured six people. • Vicksburg High School student Will Robbins accepted an offer to play soccer for Millsaps College.