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The Annual Bullock County Fishing Derby will occur this year at the Wehle Nature Center on Saturday, August 8, 2020 on a smaller scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to take the necessary safety precautions.

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Sunday I went to church for the first time in several months. I did not go in. In fact, I did not get out of my car until it was over. We had outside church, under a shade tree, with some chairs put out and plenty of places for people to park within listening distance. Everyone had come toge…

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I, Deborah Hicks Milan, announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Union Springs, a city that can accomplish anything we decide to do. We can improve our economic development by partnering with the development authority. We can improve our workforce by attracting business and industries …

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The redheaded flea beetle has been reported statewide in Alabama since the 70s. Severe outbreaks of this species in nurseries have been reported over the last 10 to 15 years. To gauge pest severity and an understanding of the biology, an Auburn University researcher interviewed a focus group…

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Mary Beth Long of Blue Springs was recently awarded a scholarship from the Barbour County Cattlemen’s Association. The $1,000 scholarship was awarded in member of Randall Baxley, a long time board member of the association and who was instrumental in the success of the scholarship program.

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I read a novel last week that told the story of three people – two of them betrayed the third. Even after the betrayal, they continued in each other’s lives for the next fifteen years. Silence, distrust, anger and hate dominated their lives. When one of them dies at the end, the remaining tw…

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Kenneth B. Tellis was awarded the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership this past Spring at Florida A&M University.

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The Union Springs Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early morning on July 19, 2020 in the parking lot of Club Faces where four people were shot.