Killing in Marion

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1905 News reached Farmerville Monday night of the killing of Davis Everett by Dave Lewis in Marion late Monday afternoon. The news of the killing came quite as a surprise to many of the Farmerville people as it was known that Mr. Everett was in Farmerville Monday as late as 3 o'clock … Continue reading Killing in Marion

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Not Guilty

The GazetteJanuary 18, 1905 Mr. B. F. Pleasant, resident of Farmerville and ex sheriff of Union Parish is in Ruston attending to some business connected with the estate of J. W. Duty. Mr. Pleasant stated to a representative of the Leader this morning that Farmerville is on a boom, new buildings going up in various … Continue reading Not Guilty

RUSTON’S CHAUTAUQUA: Louisiana’s Cultural Epicenter

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Toma Lodge in Ruston is a quiet upscale neighborhood of fine homes, towering pine trees, and well manicured lawns.  Right away, visitors note the subdivision is unlike most contemporary growth in which lots are razed to facilitate construction and then replanted with spindly trees and shabby shrubs, giving the landscape an … Continue reading RUSTON’S CHAUTAUQUA: Louisiana’s Cultural Epicenter

1955: COLD WAR COMES TO LOUISIANA

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent The year 1955 saw American consumerism skyrocket with the opening with the first McDonald’s Restaurant and the debut of Disneyland. Fast food, including the first TV dinners, and canned Coca-Cola attested to the growth of the country’s standard of living since World War II. Ownership of a car became the … Continue reading 1955: COLD WAR COMES TO LOUISIANA

The First Shots Of Pearl Harbor

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent Most people who know about Pearl Harbor, the battle that brought America fully into World War II, believe that the Japanese attack was completely without warning.  The common misconception is that the first indication of attack occurred when Japanese bombs starting raining from the skies. But before the planes of … Continue reading The First Shots Of Pearl Harbor

1944: Navy Saves Small Town College

Wesley HarrisPiney Woods Journal Correspondent In 1944, the Navy rescued Louisiana Tech and its football program. World War II turned collegiate athletics upside down as young men swapped athletic uniforms for military ones, joining the service to fight in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific. Louisiana Tech was not immune. Student athletes, who would have … Continue reading 1944: Navy Saves Small Town College