10 Years Ago - 2009
The Bullock County Hornets hosted the Saint James Trojans at their first home game of the season. The Hornets stung hard but in the end the Trojans claimed victory with a 30-12 win.
The Mayor’s Seventy-Seventh Prayer Breakfast was held at the historic Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church on Labor Day.
Happy 40th Birthday to the ROBO Car Wash!
25 Years Ago - 1994
James A. Grady, a native of Union Springs, died August 27, 1994 in the Bullock County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Grady will be remembered by many as the owner and operator of James Grady Shoe Hospital since 1930. He was an educator and served as a teacher and principal in Georgia, Florida and Mississippi before opening his shoe business in Union Springs.
The Union Springs Fire Department received a call reporting a fire at 11:45 p.m. Friday night. Firemen were dispatched to Bullock Propane Gas Co. on Highway 29 south of the city. The blaze was discovered by a passing motorist. Bullock Propane Gas Co. thanked the following for prompt and efficient assistance during the fire: Union Springs Police Dept., Union Springs Fire Dept. and volunteers, Almeria Fire Dept., Midway Fire Dept., Fitzpatrick Fire Dept., Union Springs Utilities Dept., Union Springs Telephone Co., C & I Industries, Haynes Ambulance Service, Alabama Power Co., Moorer Service Co., Murphy Green Construction Co., Palmer Auto Sales and the countless friends and neighbors for “untold acts” of assistance, calls of concern and offers to assist.
Henry M. Achord has been called to pastor the Indian Creek Baptist Church. He and his wife began work at Indian Creek Church September 4.
50 Years Ago - 1969
Cowikee Mill announces that their Cowikee Mills Kindergarten will open Monday. This is the beginning of another school year with a completely new group of children. Again this year, Mrs. David Antonson will be the teacher with Mrs. Henry Fuqua as substitute and helper on special days.
The starting line-up for the Friday night game is as follows: Ends: Ron Welk and Billy Ross. Tackles: Jim Spurlin and Tim Trussell. Guards: Enie Faulner and Lawrence Finlayson. Center: Randy Priori. H.B.: Charles Hall and Mike Foley. F.B.: Al Barnett and Mike Emfinger. QB: Joe Varner or Rob Hembree.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fricke, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McLendon and daughter, Lei, and Mrs. Jackie Gaston, attended the wedding of Roslyn Ann Hansen and Wales Roy Kendrick at the First Baptist Church in Prattville, Alabama.
75 Years Ago - 1944
Miss Mary Alice Hart, of Comer, Ala., spent Sunday here with Miss Bonnie Bagley.
The Lions Club announces the “Clean up - Paint up” campaign, and urges all citizens of the city to cooperate by cleaning premises and stores and keeping all garbage in metal containers. The Club is also asking each store owner to paint the front of his place on business, so that the main street will be new and uniform at one time. Mr. E. L. Jackson, of the Western Auto Associate Store, a member of the Club, has offered to let any merchant have the paint at actual cost.
Pfc. James M. McInnis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McInnis, of Inverness, Rt. 1, is now with a medical detachment somewhere in England.
Mrs. J. B. Braswell entertained with a party on Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 P. M., celebrating the fourth birthday of her son, John. Games were played and prizes were awarded to Ruth Stuart and Mary Gertrude Evans. The hostess served ice cream and cake to the guests. Present were Conrad Turnipseed, Mary Enola Evans, Joyce Turnipseed, Ruth Stuart, Betty Anne Evans, Laure Anne Pickett, Mary Gertrude Evans, Bill Canty, Sarah Jo Evans, and Judy Alford, of Montgomery.
Mrs. F. H. Anderson, Jr., was hostess to her bridge club on Friday afternoon. Summer flowers were effectively used in the living room. Mrs. Tom Fenn, was winner of the high score prize. Mrs. H. C. Chappell, Mrs. R. J. Lawrence and Mrs. J. W. Chappell Jr., were guest players and enjoyed with the members the games and afternoon tea.