Spearsville Happenings

Barbara WaltonDecember 18, 2008 It's beginning to look like Christmas in Spearsville. Trees are going up; gifts are being wrapped; the smell of baking is in the air; cards sent and displayed and no two alike, and the excitement of children as they anticipate a visit from old St. Nick. I hope the Christmas season; … Continue reading Spearsville Happenings

“G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico

The GazetteJanuary 25, 1939 Spearsville, Jan. 21. The Spearsville "G-Men" defeated the Choudrant Oilers 71-53 at the Hico gymnasium Wednesday night. Both teams showed fine floor games but the keen eyes of Futch, G. Smith and F. Smith were too much for the Oilers, although they played a good game. On Wednesday, January 25, the … Continue reading “G-Men” Defeat Choudrant Oilers In Game at Hico

G. E. Lindsey Has Five Gins Located In This Section

The GazetteOctober 5, 1939 G. E. Lindsey of Bernice has long been an active businessman in that section. Starting in 1901, Mr. Lindsey entered the mercantile business. He became associated with the firm of Gray, McDonald & Lindsey. In 1906, Gray dropped out of the firm and in 1908 the business became G. E. Lindsey … Continue reading G. E. Lindsey Has Five Gins Located In This Section

Union Principal Frank Futch Nears 50th Anniversary in Education

Joan Hershberger El Dorado News-Times Staff May 10, 2005 OLD UNION - Through half a century as an educator, Frank Futch experienced the twists and turns of the times as a teacher, coach and administrator in area schools. A community reception in honor of his 50th anniversary as an educator will be held from 2 … Continue reading Union Principal Frank Futch Nears 50th Anniversary in Education

Alexander Wilson Upshaw & Zilleann Frances Barron

Written by Dr. Tim Hudson Alexander Wilson Upshaw was born about 1826 in Walton Co., GA, the son of Richard Upshaw and Rebecca Elder. Little is known about his early life as his father left very few records. It appears they lived in Walton County until about 1840, and sometime between 1840 and 1850 Richard Upshaw died. By … Continue reading Alexander Wilson Upshaw & Zilleann Frances Barron

Honor Roll

March 8, 1899 The Gazette The following is the honor roll of Everett Institute, Spearsville, for the month ending February 24, 1899: First Grade - Milton Buckley, Maida Cole, Bert Murphy. Second Grade - Janet Henderson, Redge Spears, Geo. Carroll. Third Grade - Genevieve Buckley, Louise Carroll, Norma Murphy, Alice Murphy, Herbert Holloway, Effie Mathews. … Continue reading Honor Roll

From Spearsville

The Gazette February 22, 1899 Since writing last, time has not ceased to record her incidents here but this correspondent has been deprived of sending them for publication. While nothing so very, very, strange has occurred, the following is penned for the consideration of the editor. The weather has been so exceptionally bad since this … Continue reading From Spearsville