10 Years Ago - 2010

Sekal Ousley, Taryn Morris and Martima Penn, Bullock County High School’s senior Lady Hornets countdown the days until they make their final decisions on college and collegiate basketball.

The History of Black Economic Empowerment was the theme of Merritt Elementary School’s Black History Month Program. Faculty, staff and students, all dressed in their Sunday’s best, welcomed parents, guardians and visitors with their words of welcome, songs and skits.

Johnny Capps first remembers going to the Free For All as a small child in 1960. His teenage and young adult years found him scouting winning dogs for Hall of Fame members A. H. Hembree and Herb Holmes. Exactly fifty years from his first memory of attending this historic field trial, Johnny Capps was able to stand with his own dog in the Free For All winner’s circle.

25 Years Ago - 1995

The Union Springs City Council has given approval for a statue of a bird dog to be placed at the intersection or Prairie and Hardaway streets in downtown Union Springs.

Bobby and Kizzie May of Douglasville, Ga. spent the weekend in Union Springs visiting with family and friends.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Cancer took the life of Roland E. Hartwig. But before he died he and his wife, Sharon, put up a battle that can be an inspiration to others.

Officers elected for the 1970 Bullock County Cowbelles were elected as follows: Mrs. Billy Austin, President; Mrs. H. T. Renfroe, Vice-President; Mrs. Sib Paul, Secretary-Treasurer.

Pvt. 2 William J. Trussell of Perote, Ala., a member of 1128th Transportation Co., Alabama Army National Guard in Clayton, reported for 6 months active duty training at Ft. Jackson, S. C., Jan. 30, 1970.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Chairmen To Assist In War Fund Drive: D. W. Parker, Carl Calloway, Tessie M. Oliver, Mrs. Cliff Thornton, J. Hobson Creswell, Mrs. O. P. Peacock, Mrs. S. J. Pope, S. W. Hixon, Mrs. A. L. East, Mrs. DeWitt Brabham, Mrs. J. T. Cope, W. B. McLendon, G. M. McLaurine, C. B. Williams, J. T. Sims, J. H. Caylor, W. M. ELlis, D. Arnold Caylor, Mrs. Roger Duncan, Mrs. James Paulk, C. M. Bristow, W. L. Cole, Mrs. W. D. Rutland.

More than a million $1 duck stamps were sold by Uncle Sam to the nation's hunters in 1944.

Mrs. J. B. Powell has as her house guest this week her Great Aunt, Miss Lucy Glenn, of Eufaula.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Mr. R. E. L. Cope states that he has two scholarships in the American Correspondence School of Law which he will be glad to donate to anyone desiring same.

Mr. Tom Stewart, of Simsville was in town Saturday.

Dr. J. W. Thomason of Perote, was in Union Springs Wednesday.

Mr. J. B. Banks, was here from Guerryton Wednesday.

Mr. Joe Johnston, of Three Notch, spent Tuesday here.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Gholston on last Monday a fine son whom they have named Jack Leonard.

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