The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 The Bank of Bernice was organized on November 1, 1901, three years after the town was established. It was organized with $12, 500 stock which has increased until it is $25,000 today. The men who formed the organization had moved to Bernice from Ol Shiloh. J. R. Fuller was the first … Continue reading Bank of Bernice Organized in 1901
Karen Mabry Rice Why am I the Archives Coordinator and the Listowner for Union Parish? I never lived there a day in my live. I visited there 3 times in my live - twice as a young kid, and once as a young adult. Those visits as a kid were wonderful. I visited with my … Continue reading The Moores, Cooks, Copelands, & Mabrys of Union Parish
The Gazette January 24, 1900 We deeply sympathize with Mr. George M. Moore in his troubles. His daughter died a few days ago and he himself is dangerously ill at his residence in the Meridian settlement.
The Gazette July 26, 1899 Mr. Will Smith, a farmer residing near Vienna, Lincoln Parish, was shot and killed within a few steps of his gate one day during the past week. Mr. Smith had spent the night at the home of his mother, who resided near him, and returning home early in the morning … Continue reading Murder in Vienna
The Gazette June 28, 1899 Mr. T. J. Moore informs us that a heavy hail storm preceded the rain of Thursday night in the vicinity of Shiloh. Mr. Moore says the large hail stones killed several chickens in his yard, and that they played havoc with his water melon patch.
The Gazette April 5, 1899 Callie Moore was acquitted of the charge of carrying concealed weapons. George W. Moore pleaded guilty to charge of assault and battery and was fined $2.50 and costs. Henry Futch pleaded guilty to same charge and was fined $1 and costs. W. A. Crawford was convicted in two cases of … Continue reading Criminal Docket
The Gazette November 9, 1898 On Monday afternoon Columbus Straughter and Wiley Bragg, both negroes, were sentenced to life terms in the penitentiary at Baton Rouge, for the killing of Constable Ferguson near Mt. Tabor on December 16, 1887. Thus ends a murder case that for over a decade was shrouded in the deepest mystery. … Continue reading Penitentiary for Life