The GazetteMay 31, 1905 When it was first proposed to replace the school building at Bernice with a $10,000 brick structure we were disposed to treat the matter as a joke, as we were inclined to view it as the emanation of some ambitious citizen, with more patriotism than judgment, as a school building of this … Continue reading An Expensive Folly
Rebuilding Bernice School
The GazetteMay 17, 1905 The good people of Bernice held a public meeting last week to rebuild their school building recently destroyed by fire and promptly decided to replace the structure with a brick building to cost between $10,000 and 12,000. And notwithstanding the Herald, in alluding to our recent remark relative to "Spanish architecture," terms … Continue reading Rebuilding Bernice School
Bernice School Building Lost in Sunday Fire
Bernice Historical Society People and Places Education In Bernice Farmerville Gazette - March 3, 1960 The elementary school building and the Bernice High School gym burned to the ground late Sunday evening, causing an estimated $250,000 in damages. No one was injured in the blaze but all school supplies, equipment, books, school records, athletic and … Continue reading Bernice School Building Lost in Sunday Fire
Bernice Schools Were First Held In Vacant House
The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 The first school in Bernice was housed in a vacant house, located near the center of the firsts block east of the railroad, where Seba Booles now resides. Miss Callie Jones was the first teacher. A year or so after this, a school house was built. It was a frame building … Continue reading Bernice Schools Were First Held In Vacant House
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