Bullock County Sheriff’s Department, and Pike County Sheriff’s Department, working together, have made arrests and filed charges for burglary in the third degree, and theft of property in the first degree.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Scherrie D. Banks successfully defended her dissertation in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law Program at Alabama State University.
According to tradition, the first Thanksgiving celebration in what would later become the United States of America was held in 1621 in Plymouth. About fifty European settlers and about ninety Indians are said to have attended this three day long feast. In 1789 President George Washington proclaimed Thursday, November 26th of that year as a Thanksgiving celebration. Later, in 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving and praise to God. Finally, in 1941 both houses of the United States Congress passed a law declaring that the fourth Tuesday in November be set aside as Thanksgiving Day. When President Roosevelt signed this enactment into law this date became the official Thanksgiving Day as a matter of national law.
Kevin Owen and Nickulas Monday have been charged with two counts of burglary in the third degree, one count of theft of property in the second degree, and one count of criminal trespass in the first degree, according to Sheriff Raymond Rodgers.
Bullock County Sheriff Raymond Rodgers says heroin use is on the rise in Bullock County and across the country.
The Union Springs City Council approved a request for the Union Springs Recreation football teams to parade down Prairie Street on Dec. 5, 2015. It is being called Football Victory Parade in honor of the teams’ successful season.
Sheriff Raymond Rodgers says arrest warrants have been issued for the following individuals who are not paying child support: Phillip Anderson, Terry Austin, Lemodis Cope, Quantray Ellis, Justin Hollingsworth, Nelson Mason, Michael McConnell, Jr., Johnny Oliver, Terrell Perry, Quincy Walker and Curtis Washington.
By Faye Gaston
In 1978, I was admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. When they sent me my certificate of admission they also sent me a copy of the book, “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. This small book was written by William Strunk, Jr. in 1918 to be used by his students at Cornell University. It was revised by E. B. White, an editor at The New Yorker magazine. It is a writing guide that sets out elementary rules of composition. I have consulted it many times.
By Jennifer Gallagher
Spooky’s Marathon located on Conecuh Avenue, and Union Springs Marathon located on MLK Boulevard, both owned and operated by the May family, are no longer allowing Union Springs Heralds to be sold in their stores.
By Johnny Adams
The Myron Penn Award was presented to Ryan Scott on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.
The Auburn High School football team has a Union Springs Connection.
By Johnny Adams
Do you remember doing the Hokey Pokey? That song was playing at Dream Field Farms during October and it was so much fun to stop and do part of the hokey pokey when it came on the loud speakers that even when we were hectically running around, we would sometimes stop and do the Hokey Pokey. You may recall that you start by putting your left hand in and taking your left hand out. Then you put your left hand in again and you “shake it all about”. It ends when you put your whole self in and shake it all about.
A large crowd gathered for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Adams Florist, LLC on Nov. 9, 2015.
Taylormade Boutique held its annual Christmas Open House last week. Owner Ashley Green provided cracker candy, cranberry rollups, Christmas sandwich cookies, and lemonade as refreshment for customers.
By Johnny Adams
By Councilman James “Tom” Anderson
Bullock County Commission Chairman Ron Smith says he plans to contact the District Attorney and the Attorney General to investigate the high gas prices in Union Springs. He says that Union Springs’ gasoline prices over the past few years have often been 25 to 50 cents higher than surrounding cities and towns.
Although their new floral business is up and running, Shirley Adams and Kim Adams Graham invite Bullock Countians and others from surrounding areas to come out on Monday, November 9 at noon, and join in an event celebrating the Grand Opening of Adams Florist, LLC. The Grand Opening will occur at the headquarters of Adams Pecan and the Union Springs Herald, at 324 Ellis Street in Union Springs.
Dream Field Farms was organized in 2007 and has continued to attract large crowds. This business created 17 jobs in its first year and this year will have about 40 on a parttime basis. Dream Field Farms is located on U. S. Highway 82 west of Union Springs. The payroll for 2008 was less than $10,000 and 2015 is expected to exceed $40,000.
Recreation Director Courtney Woodfaulk
Under the coordination of the Tourism Council of Bullock County and thanks to many individuals, businesses and organizations, a mural project has begun on the wall of Dr. Maria L. Bernardo’s medical offices located at 299 North Prairie Street, Union Springs.
“Patience is a virtue … that I don’t have,” was a familiar saying around my household growing up. My parents were hardworking folks who instilled a strong work ethic in me but patience was not one of the more touted virtues around our household. Maybe that’s because they knew that, like them, I was going to have to work hard for whatever I accomplished in life. So I have been impatient with myself and many of those around me for a long time.
It is with an esteemed honor and pleasure that I announce my candidacy for the Bullock County Board of Education, Place No. 5. I am immensely grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to run for election. I did not make the decision lightly, but only with our students, administrators, teachers and support staff in mind.
Bullock County will celebrate Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Richard B. Stone Complex on Highway 82 East. All Veterans are encouraged to come early and sign in for the roll call of Veterans.
A single-vehicle crash at 6:21 a.m. today, Oct. 26, 2015 claimed the life of a child. Bissiah Hedges, 5, was killed when he was unseen and struck by the school bus he was to board.
The “No Shutdowns” caravan began its journey Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, across Alabama’s poor Black Belt region to protest the closing of 31 satellite driver’s license offices after state budget cuts.
I recently read an inspiring story of a mother’s love. Thomas Edison, the great American inventor, was dyslexic. At age 7, his teacher belittled him at school, calling him “addled”. The story goes that he told his mother that his teacher had referred to him as addled and the two of them went to the school in search of an apology.
By Faye Gaston
The Bullock County Volunteer Firefighter Association held a meeting at the Thompson-Cornerstone Volunteer Fire Station to discuss the future of the fire department, Saturday, October 17, 2015.
By Johnny Adams
Gary Coleman announces his candidacy for the Bullock County Board of Education, Place Five.
Rachel Jacobsen was awarded the Myron Penn Award at the county commission meeting Oct. 13.
By David Campbell/ASU
I have a concern that troubles me. Here is what happened. Saturday morning there was an accident on Highway 110 just past the County Road 7 intersection headed toward Union Springs.
Patricia Ann Young, along with several family members, friends and co-workers celebrated her retirement after 20 years of working for East Central Mental Health (ECMH).
Chilly’s ICE Cool Band had it’s first performance at the B.C.H.S. Homecoming parade recently. The Band is under the direction of Councilman Stan “Chilly” Cooks. The Community After School music program, the brainchild of Councilman Cooks and Atty. Nathan Dickson, is about 2 1/2 months old. Students are learning to play at least 2 instruments, Stage band and Marching band.
The First United Methodist Church announces Gene Nelson as its new pastor. Pastor Gene Nelson was raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania until he was 15, graduated from a high school in Munich Germany (his dad was career Army), spent 26 years in the Army Infantry (he was career Army, too), took off in a career in Alabama education for 15 years (he taught JROTC at Pike County High School for six years and was the principal at Goshen High School for nine years).
Commissioner James Perry announces he is seeking re-election for Commissioner of District One.