10 Years Ago - 2010

Several community leaders and organizations are standing up against the closing of Victoryland/Quincy’s 777 gaming center in Macon County.

Catfish Moon, the first production of the Red door Theatre’s 2010 season has been held over for a second weekend.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Esther Taylor Harden died on January 24, 1995. Heaven surely rejoiced at her entry there for Psalms 116:15 says, “Precious is the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Hutto proudly announce the birth of Samantha Marie. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hutto and the late James D. Bean and Sara Bean of Union Springs.

50 Years Ago - 1970

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of The American National Bank, Bill Salter was elected Assistant Vice-President. Salter is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and is also a member of the Union Springs Lions Club and the Moose Lodge. He has served as treasurer of the local chapter of the American Red Cross for the past two ears. His married to the former Pam Cothren of Lewisburn, Tenn. and they have one daughter, Wendy.

Representative James L. Paulk of the 31st House District announced his intention to seek re-election. Paulk presently occupies Place No. 1 in the district which includes Barbour, Bullock and Macon Counties.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dawson announce the birth of an 8 lb., 11 ½ oz. baby boy on January 4, 1970 at Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Daniel Dykes.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Mr. Charles Jinks, of Atlanta, was the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jinks.

Col. and Mrs. H. J. Rosenstihl are spending this week in Atlanta, Ga., attending the Holiday Gift Shows being held there.

Mrs. J. K. Haygood was hostess to the Saturday afternoon Club this week and used lovely Springs flowers in her living room. Mrs. J. S. Cook was winner of high score. There was a full membership present.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Rev. Mr. McNeal preached a splendid sermon last Sunday. In spite of the inclement weather the congregation made a creditable showing.

Mr. J. B. Reid, Mr. J. D. Norman and Miss Mollie Norman were called to Birmingham last Friday on account of the serious illness of Mrs. J. A. Reid. The latest news from her is that her condition is somewhat improved.

Mr. Eldrige Wright, of Midway, was in Union Springs Monday.

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