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John Mills Barrere’s gravesite monument stands in the Hillsboro Cemetery, with tribute paid to Thomas, William and Bebee.
John Mills Barrere’s gravesite monument stands in the Hillsboro Cemetery, with tribute paid to Thomas, William and Bebee.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:35 AM
George Washington Barrere was born Dec. 21, 1831 and grew up in the New Market area. By the way, New Market was the county seat of Highland County before Hillsboro, which was called Hillsborough back in the day.
  • The Barrere boys in the newspaper business, Part 4
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:35 AM
    George Washington Barrere was born Dec. 21, 1831 and grew up in the New Market area. By the way, New Market was the county seat of Highland County before Hillsboro, which was called Hillsborough back in the day.
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  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:13 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when we paused last week, we had been chatting about the life and times of Bebee Barrere, a young journalist and son of Civil War Veteran and newspaper owner Col. George Washington Barrere, who sadly passed away at in 1889 at the age of 26.
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  • Friday, June 29, 2018 6:25 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when the News-Herald was formed in 1886, Col. George Washington Barrere and his young son, Bebee, were co-owners of the Hillsboro publication. Sadly for the Barrere family, that partnership was short-lived as Bebee passed away nearly 129 years ago in 1889 at the tender age of 26.
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  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:08 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, George Washington Barrere (1770-1838) was a Highland County pioneer who settled in the New Market area in 1802. As we mentioned last week, Barrere was a state senator, landowner, businessman, postmaster, commissioner, surveyor, judge and soldier.
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  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:14 AM
    I had the pleasure of meeting Sally Barrere over the weekend. I’ve known of Sally for years, and we’re relatives. As you may or may not recall, I wrote a series on the Barrere family a while back, and meant to see it all the way through, but got swept away by the Temperance Movement that swept through Hillsboro in the 1870s.
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  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 1:26 PM
    I met my “Ole Betsy” in 1992, and it was love at first sight. Dad bought her off of his boss for $1,200, if memory serves, and she had low miles, a 3.8 liter V6 engine and was a sharp burgundy inside and out. This was the first car I had ever driven where when I stepped on the gas, she would “get up and go.” And she came into my life at perhaps the perfect time.
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  • The Lincoln School Mothers’ two-year march
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:53 AM
    More than six decades ago, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case declared school segregation unconstitutional, but a group of mothers, the Lincoln Mothers, had to take matters into their own hands to fight for school integration in the city of Hillsboro. They decided to march – for two whole years.
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  • Helen Hoover and the great outdoors
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:53 PM
    Helen Drusilla Blackburn Hoover was born and raised in Greenfield, graduated from McClain High School, then blazed a trail through the wilderness. She authored seven books and numerous articles on nature and the wilderness during her 74 years on this earth, and on May 27, she will be enshrined in the Highland County Historical Society Hall of Fame.
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  • Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:45 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, a strange sensation washes over me as I stand with my great-great-great-uncle, Dr. Sigel Roush, in the old Strange Cemetery.
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  • Friday, March 30, 2018 7:43 AM
    As the proverbial fingers of night are about to surrender the setting sun in a seemingly different time or realm, my great-great-great-uncle, Dr. Sigel Roush, is telling a tale of the “death struggle” his father, the late George Roush, whose grave we are standing before in the venerable cemetery, had with a deadly she-wolf in the Swamps around the mid-1800s.
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