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Cheryl McGaw joins housing commission

Cheryl Darlene McGaw was sworn in by Bullock County Probate Judge James E. Tatum as a Union Springs Housing Authority Commissioner on Monday, June 29, 2015.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Rep. Anthony Daniels selected “Legislator of the Year”
Posted: July 01, 2015

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus has named State Rep. Anthony Daniels the Caucus’ “Legislator of the Year” for 2015. The award was presented during the Caucus’ annual “End-of-the-Year Dinner” June 10, 2015.

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Ms. Betty Jackson retires
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Samantha Holmes

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Keeping public aware of hiring needs at state correctional institution a priority
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Julian Cope, Ed. D

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Bullock and state’s unemployment rate up
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Julian Cope, Ed. D

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Judge Tatum announces voter registration
Posted: July 01, 2015

In an effort to ensure that eligible Bullock County citizens are able to vote, Bullock County Probate Judge James E. Tatum and a staff member will be registering person(s) to vote from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Richard B. Stone Complex, 21578 Highway 82 East, Union Springs, Alabama.

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Asphalt truck wrecks on Highway 110
Posted: July 01, 2015

A dump truck owned by Forshee Trucking Company wrecked on Highway 110 Friday, June 26, 2015. The truck left the roadway, traveled down the ditch for a short distance and collided with trees.

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Kids and Cops Day to be held
Posted: July 01, 2015

The Annual Kids and Cops Day sponsored by the Bullock County Sheriff’s Department will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Wehle Nature Center, 4996 Pleasant Hill Road, Midway, AL 36053.

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Sheriff makes arrests
Posted: July 01, 2015

Bullock County Sheriff’s Office recently made three arrests. Individuals arrested were Deandra Jones, Lejon Thompkins and Orlanda Lampley.

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Fourth of July Safety Tips
Posted: July 01, 2015

Bullock County Sheriff Raymond Rodgers recommends the following Fourth of July tips.

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The revival of Harris Park a continuous process
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Julian Cope, Ed. D

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Coach Wycoff ranks in 10 lowest paid
Posted: July 01, 2015

According to a recent AL.com survey, Alabama high school football coaches can earn a six-figure income. Nine public school coaches earn more than $100,000 annually. There are about 350 Alabama public schools with football programs.

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Alabama Field Trial’s annual meeting held
Posted: July 01, 2015

Submitted by Becke Blanton, Secretary of the Alabama Association

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Football camp held at BCHS
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Martae Wycoff

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Judge Joseph Fitzpatrick sworn in
Posted: July 01, 2015

Judge Joseph Fitzpatrick was sworn in as judge for the City of Union Springs by Circuit Judge Burt Smithart on June 25, 2015.

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Historical Society to hold quarterly meeting
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Barbara McLaurine

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Man killed in crash
Posted: July 01, 2015

A two-vehicle crash Friday, June 26, 2015 claimed the life of a Clayton man.

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Happy Fourth of July!
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Nathan Dickson

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Y.C. Nance Scholars to be recognized
Posted: July 01, 2015

South Highland Middle School students Ja’Kerria Jackson, Aliah Broadnaz, Jaliyah Robinson and NiTirah Glasco are the 2015 Y. C. Nance Scholars and will be honored during the 10th annual Y. C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet will be held Sept. 20 at South Highlands Middle School.

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New band opportunity a reality
Posted: July 01, 2015

By Nathan Dickson

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Adams family enters cattle
Posted: June 24, 2015

Layton Adams, Joseph R. Adams and Daniel Adams, Union Springs, Alabama, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square, Tulsa, OK, July 12-18, reports Jaclyn Upperman, events and education director for the American Angus Association®.

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Auburn nursing students teach about asthma
Posted: June 24, 2015

It was a hot Tuesday, June 16, when four Auburn University students were seen in Union Springs enlightening people about asthma to anyone who would stop by. They had a display set up in front of Main Drug Store and they selected this site for its nearness to Dr. Bernardo’s clinic and the other medical offices in the vicinity.

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Alabama moonshiners rejoice? Still-busting task force disbands
Posted: June 24, 2015

For a little more than a year, a three-man team hiked the state of Alabama’s backwoods sniffing out illegal moonshine.

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Get more with milk during June Dairy Month
Posted: June 24, 2015

While June may symbolize the start of summer across the country, to Alabama dairy farm families, June symbolizes something else—National Dairy Month.

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Eufaula Career Center is your one stop shop for job seekers
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Kara W. Carr

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Wiley’s Smuteye Grill, a family tradition
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Julian Cope, Ed. D

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Black Belt awards Bullock County
Posted: June 24, 2015

Black Belt Community Foundation awards $60,000 in grants to bolster art programs throughout 12 counties. Bullock County receives $6,000 in grant awards.

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Haynes ambulance bid accepted
Posted: June 24, 2015

In the near future local people will be seeing Haynes Ambulance Service working in the city and county. The Bullock County Hospital Board accepted Haynes’ Ambulance bid at the regular meeting of the hospital board Monday.

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Relentless Kindness
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Lynn Jinks III

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Eddrick Davis receives two scholarships in one week
Posted: June 24, 2015

Eddrick Deandre Davis has received multiple scholarships which includes The NAACP Scholarship, College Counts, FRA Americanism Essay Scholarship and Scholarship of Courage. He recently received the Janie L. Williams Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Metropolitan Chapter Scholarship and the Fred Douglas, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

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NAACP responds to local issues
Posted: June 24, 2015

Dr. James V. Poe, Jr., President of the Bullock County NAACP, responded to the recent flag issue in Union Springs and the recent death of nine worshipers in South Carolina. “As an organization, locally, statewide and nationally, we, the NAACP, support everyone’s first amendment rights to the U.S. Constitution. However, we do not uphold groups that come to town with a history of hate and violence against citizens, no matter what color.

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Food Pantry accepting appointments
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Presetta “Necee” Walker, Bullock County Food Pantry Coordinator

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10th Y.C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet to be held
Posted: June 24, 2015

The Y.C. Nance Memorial Sports Foundation will celebrate a milestone when it sponsors the 10th annual Y.C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet on Sept. 20.

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TAP Computer Training Center repays Mid-South RC&D loan
Posted: June 24, 2015

Ms. Hill and students/participants at TAP Computer Training Center are pleased to say that the $7,000 loan to purchase equipment is now paid in full. TAP borrowed $7,000 to purchase equipment for the school and the loan was paid April 20, 2015, thanks to the students and other participants.

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Stop the Violence events to be held
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Roderick Clark

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Car burns in unexplained fire
Posted: June 24, 2015

This car burned in an unexplained fire on Sunday night, June 21, 2015 around 11:00 p.m.

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Judge orders mistrial in Dickerson murder trial
Posted: June 24, 2015

Judge Albert Johnson ordered a mistrial in the Dickerson trial because the jurors could not agree on a verdict.

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Future Ready Academy meets
Posted: June 24, 2015

On Thursday June 18, 2015, Future Ready Academy held it’s second interest meeting. Due to construction of the Commissioner’s chamber, the meeting was held at the Bullock County Courthouse.

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Movie Night at First Missionary Baptist Church a success
Posted: June 24, 2015

By Sis. Jacqueline Moultrie, Youth Director

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Gospel Train Foundation gives back
Posted: June 24, 2015

Leond Green, founder of the Gospel Train Foundation, held a Father’s Day barbecue at Adams Pecan June 20, 2015.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
One injured in wreck
Posted: June 17, 2015

A single vehicle accident occurred on Highway 82, west of Union Springs, near Twin Lakes Grocery Store on Monday, June 15, 2015 about 6:00 a.m.

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Black Belt Community Foundation to award $60,000 Saturday, June 20
Posted: June 17, 2015

Twenty-three nonprofit organizations from across the Black Belt region of Alabama will come together Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Selma, Alabama for the Black Belt Community Foundation’s (BBCF) ninth Black Belt Arts Initiative (BBAI) Grants Ceremony. The awards ceremony will begin at 11:00 am in the cafeteria at Selma High School, Selma, Alabama. In total, $60,000 will be awarded to area museums, community theatres, festivals, and youth organizations offering concentrated arts programs.

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BCHS Class of ’95 to plan reunion
Posted: June 17, 2015

It has been 20 years for the Bullock County High School class of 1995, and we are starting to plan for our class reunion. We are looking for a few volunteers to get the planning started. Please come and meet with us at: June 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., Los Portales Restaurant, 18751 US-82, Union Springs, AL 36089.

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Patterson wins WSFA contest
Posted: June 17, 2015

Deante Patterson recently won the WSFA ‘Sketch the Sky’ Contest. He drew a picture of himself walking his dog on a sunny day by his house.

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Fourth of July Bike Parade to be held
Posted: June 17, 2015

By Amber Anderson

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Confederate Veterans Reunion rejects protest
Posted: June 17, 2015

Even though some Confederate Veteran supporters want to parade on Union Springs soon, another group rejects “all protests by any organizations that are not charged with the defense of the Confederate Soldier’s good name.”

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Police Dept. ready for Flaggers
Posted: June 17, 2015

Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. announced at the council meeting Monday that “Flaggers” are suppose to be in the city Saturday. He was not sure of the time. He noted that no one had attended the agenda setting to ask for permission to parade in the city. The mayor said the police dept. is prepared to keep peace and protect the citizens of the city. “We do not need any agitators in our city,” Mayor Thomas stated.

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Haynes Ambulance submits lowest bid
Posted: June 17, 2015

Haynes Ambulance COO Kirk Barrett said, “We are pleased that we were given the opportunity to bid on providing ambulance service to the citizens of Bullock County.

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Chairman says no occupational tax needed
Posted: June 17, 2015

Bullock County Commission Chairman Ron Smith said based on the recent bid opening, no occupational tax is needed. The Bullock County Hospital Board opened bids from ambulance service providers on June 10, 2015.

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SBI seizes over 2,000 marijuana plants
Posted: June 17, 2015

Last week, Special Agents assigned to the Narcotics Unit of ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) began eradication efforts, seizing 2,034 marijuana plants – the only major drug grown domestically.

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