10 Years Ago - 2009

Union Springs is glad to have another new business opening on Friday, April 3, 2009. Designs by Leigh (Josephine Cultural Arts Center) will be officially opening for business. Joyce Perrin is the owner and she will be offering air brush art, miscellaneous gifts and photography in her establishment.

Last week, Piggly Wiggly had its first winner in its weekly cash drawing. Ms. Joan Armstrong came in to check her ticket number on Monday and found herself with $300.00 when she left the store.

Tyler Mitchell, 6th grader at Macon East Montgomery Academy, placed First in the AISA Science Fair Program. This is Tyler’s Third year placing first at the local program.

25 Years Ago - 1994

John Rumph has announced that he is a candidate for Place #3 on the Bullock County School Board. Mr. Rumph, a lifelong resident of Perote, has served as a school board member for the past five years. He holds a B.S. Degree in Education from Troy State University and a M. A. Degree from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). He has also done further graduate work at Auburn at Montgomery, Birmingham Southern College and the University of Georgia.

Annual Pork BBQ on April 2, 1994 at Tanyard Community Club. Serving 5:00 p.m. until and the plates are $4.50.

Elections for Student Government officers for 1994-95 were held at Bullock Memorial on March 24. Elected were Tress Hall - president, Sallie Evans - vice president, Beth Barber - secretary and Stacy Chapman - treasurer.

50 Years Ago - 1969

Little Kim Grier, 5th grade student, Union Springs Elementary School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Grier, Midway, Ala., granddaughter of Mrs. S. G. Trammell, Midway, Ala., and Mrs. Earl Grier, Lumpkin, Ga., has recently received good news. Kim’s picture has been published in Advertisers Photo Register, Hollywood, Calif., for possible use in advertising illustrations in magazines, calendars, sales promotion displays and etc., by bariouse national advertisers. Kim’s favorite hobby is horseback riding. She and her father rode in the National Championship Rodeo held recently at the Coliseum in Montgomery. She is 10 years old.

W. T. Gibson has been busy all this month planting coastal bermuda grass. The first of April is one of the best times to plant bahia grass.

Annual Pork Barbeque at Tanyard Community Club on Saturday, March 29. Serving starts at 5:00 p.m. and plates are $1.25

75 Years Ago - 1944

Friends will be delighted to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farrior, who have been residing in Albany, Ga., are “coming back home” about the 15th of this month.

Mrs. W. H. Turner attended the Convention of the Alabama Federation of Women's’ Clubs, which was held in Montgomery, this week.

Mrs. C. H. Norton has returned from a delightful visit with her son, Jack Norton, who is stationed at Camp Cook, Calif., and on the way back home visited with her brother, Dr. B. B. Edwards, in Tucson, Ariz., and then stopped off for a visit with her sister, Mrs. D. A. Dickson in Wharton, Texas. Mrs. Dickson returned home with her for a visit with Mrs. Thomas Edwards.

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