Ouachita Items

The GazetteApril 4, 1906 Mrs. John McKee, and sisters Miss Pearl and Wilba Peek, were visitors to Monroe Wednesday. Miss Auna Hay of Port Union spent several days visiting friends here last week. Miss Ida Ford who has been visiting in Monroe and other points for several days returned home Thursday. Mr. J. D. Cunningham and … Continue reading Ouachita Items

Impeachment Ends

The Bernice JournalMay 23, 1929 On Thursday, May 10th., the impeachment trial of Governor Huey P. Long came to a close when fifteen state senators declared that the bills filed against the governor were illegal and that they would not vote for conviction. This brings to a close just another attempt of the old regular … Continue reading Impeachment Ends

Dykes Taylor

The GazetteSeptember 28, 1932 Dykes Taylor of the Truxno community was shot and almost instantly killed at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning September 24th as a result of a difficulty with S. J. Slade of the same community. After receiving a telephone call notifying him of the incident Sheriff Pat Murphy and deputy George M. Edwards … Continue reading Dykes Taylor

School Items

The GazetteNovember 8, 1905 By the Students: We were glad to have four new pupils this week, viz: Misses Minnie Honeycutt and Minnie Wilson, Messrs. Joe Merit and Edward Compton. Mr. Charlie Jameson was absent Thursday and Friday. He went to Monroe on business. We were honored by a visit from Master Byron Monroe Friday afternoon. … Continue reading School Items

Court Proceedings

The GazetteOctober 25, 1905 The district court disposed of the following cases up to Tuesday noon: State vs. Moreland Hendriks, petit larceny, nolle pros.State vs. Oliver Hally, burglary, plead guilty.State vs. Ray, killing hog of another, plead guilty.State vs. Leon Fields, carrying concealed weapons, plead guilty.State vs. Pat Defee, disturbing peace, plead guilty.State vs. Wince Ellison, … Continue reading Court Proceedings

Lost An Arm

The GazetteJune 14, 1905 The facts of the case go to show that Guy Tucker, who was shot from ambush last week, was not so badly wounded as first reported. Both wounds taking effect in the elbow of his right arm shattering the bone so badly that the physicians found it necessary to amputate the limb, … Continue reading Lost An Arm

Investigation in the Killing of Dick Craighead

The GazetteMay 17, 1905 The Governor Moves Gov. Blanchard has ordered a vigorous investigation in the matter of the late killing of Dick Craighead in the Homer jail and has offered the following rewards, which will remain in force for the period of one year from date. The sum of $1500 for the identification and conviction … Continue reading Investigation in the Killing of Dick Craighead

1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Submitted by Ike Futch Spearsville LouisianaMay 26, 1952 Last March when the Spearsville High School baseball players began loosening up their arms, swinging bats and taking their laps, not a single player would have thought they would win the state championship, but with a few potential hitters, some good pitching and lots of hustle they … Continue reading 1952 Spearsville High Has Successful Baseball Year, Earns State Title

Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton

The GazetteFebruary 15, 1939 Brother Albritton was born March 5, 1874, and died December 15, 1938; age 64 years nine months and ten days. He first united with Beulah Baptist church and moved his membership to Conway, and on November 20, 1897, moved his membership to Salem. And about 1904 he moved his membership to … Continue reading Resolutions of Respect of Brother G. Alex Albritton