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.
By Julian Cope, Ed. D
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.
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.
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.
Bullock County Sheriff’s Office recently made three arrests. Individuals arrested were Deandra Jones, Lejon Thompkins and Orlanda Lampley.
Bullock County Sheriff Raymond Rodgers recommends the following Fourth of July tips.
By Julian Cope, Ed. D
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.
Submitted by Becke Blanton, Secretary of the Alabama Association
Judge Joseph Fitzpatrick was sworn in as judge for the City of Union Springs by Circuit Judge Burt Smithart on June 25, 2015.
By Barbara McLaurine
A two-vehicle crash Friday, June 26, 2015 claimed the life of a Clayton man.
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.
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®.
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.
For a little more than a year, a three-man team hiked the state of Alabama’s backwoods sniffing out illegal moonshine.
While June may symbolize the start of summer across the country, to Alabama dairy farm families, June symbolizes something else—National Dairy Month.
By Kara W. Carr
Black Belt Community Foundation awards $60,000 in grants to bolster art programs throughout 12 counties. Bullock County receives $6,000 in grant awards.
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.
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.
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.
By Presetta “Necee” Walker, Bullock County Food Pantry Coordinator
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.
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.
This car burned in an unexplained fire on Sunday night, June 21, 2015 around 11:00 p.m.
Judge Albert Johnson ordered a mistrial in the Dickerson trial because the jurors could not agree on a verdict.
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.
By Sis. Jacqueline Moultrie, Youth Director
Leond Green, founder of the Gospel Train Foundation, held a Father’s Day barbecue at Adams Pecan June 20, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.