Seventy-Five Years of Early Schools in Union Parish

By Edna Liggin   From Molly Liggin Rankin Who were the "relief girls"? What school had one session after another for 21 months? What was "Lickety Split"? What were head-marks? What community was know for its marble playing and who was the man there with the most expertise? In 1839, when Union Parish was carved … Continue reading Seventy-Five Years of Early Schools in Union Parish

How Nip-‘n-Tuck Got Its Post -Civil War Name

The GazetteOctober 8, 1992 "Nip-'n Tuck" is practically a household word in Union Parish, referring to the community east of Farmerville, Rocky Branch. An old story concerning the settlement's nick-name reveals that it was a slip of the tongue which tacked the odd name to it. During the time after the Civil War, Union Parish was … Continue reading How Nip-‘n-Tuck Got Its Post -Civil War Name