Letter to the Editor

Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin To the Editor: In 1850, my Grandfather Elijah Tabor moved his family to Shiloh from Winston County, Mississippi. His home, which is pictured below, took two years to build because, he explained, everything had to be done by hand. The two-story log cabin was put together with pegs and is … Continue reading Letter to the Editor

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Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

A Trip to Hot Springs

submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin My daddy, Malvin, drove a school bus and he'd use the bus to haul groups of people to nearby destinations, like Vicksburg MS and Hot Spring AR. Here's a Bernice newspaper clipping about the group he took to Hot Springs, sometime in the late 1930's or early 40's (before WWII)