Old Post Files for April 16
Old Post Files is a regular feature in the print version of The Vicksburg Post looking back at the top headlines and stories pulled from cataloged copies of the newspaper. Here’s a look back over the decades.
70 years ago: 1950
Hardy Jones and Mrs. Charles Peyton are speakers at a meeting of the Progressive Home Demonstration Club. • A picture of the sports page of the Vicksburg Evening Post describes Red Will as “$200,000 worth of slugging talent.”
60 years ago: 1960
A contract for construction of the Holiday Inn here is let to W.T. Walker Company, general contractors. • Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Evans and son, George, are visiting relatives in New Orleans. • Cameron Mitchell stars in “Face of Fire” at the Joy Theatre.
50 years ago: 1970
Charlton Heston stars in “Number One” at Showtown USA. • John L. Watson dies.
40 years ago: 1980
Mrs. Thelma Kinnard Smith of Utica dies. • Linda Monk of Vicksburg receives the Taylor Medal Citation in English and political science during Honors Day ceremonies at the University of Mississippi.
30 years ago: 1990
Carolyn Ashley, Sharon Harden and Nina Rocconi receive associate status in the Junior Auxiliary. • Brea V. Garrett dies. • Vicksburg High School student Ramel Cotton is named a United States National Award winner in science by the U.S. Achievement Academy.
20 years ago: 2000
Vicksburg native Amzi Thames returns to the city to take over operations of The Hub men’s store. • Paul Kenny is recognized for 10 years of service at East Fabricators. • David and Kristie Pierce announce the birth of twin daughters, Ellen Elizabeth and Olivia Madeline, born April 12.
10 years ago: 2010
The Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved beginning the process to replace retiring Superintendent Dr. James Price. Three executive search firms are scheduled to pitch their services to trustees. • Porter’s Chapel Academy defeated Mt. Salus in a doubleheader, 15-0 and 16-1, to clinch the District 5-A title. It’s PCA’s eighth district championship in 10 years.