10 Years Ago - 2009
Tessie Oliver Nixon, a legendary figure in education in Bullock County, will be among the honorees during the 4th Annual Y. C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet at South Highland Middle School.
On Saturday, July 11, 2009, Eva Cox was honored with the presentation of a certificate during halftime of the First Annual “Cox Invitational Tournament” at Bullock County High School. The Lady Hornets basketball team, coached by Courtney Pritchett, gave Cox the award in honor of her son Raymond Cox, II.
Former Alabama Senate candidate, Anthony Daniels, Jr. visited Union Springs on July 2, with his book, “To Sweeten Alabama: A Story of a Young Man Defining the Odds.”
25 Years Ago - 1994
Ashley Brunson, daughter of Chris and Tammy Brunson of Smuteye, celebrated her ninth birthday on July 13. Ashley enjoyed having a weekend trip to Panama City Beach, FL with her family.
Lamar and Debbie Rotton returned home Wednesday from a four-day business trip to Cincinnati, Ohio. They reported having a wonderful time sight seeing and visiting many places of interest.
50 Years Ago - 1969
Winners of the Tennis Tournament sponsored by the Recreation Center are Marijean Parham, Girls Division; Tom Rainer, 15 and Under Division and Freddie Turner, Open Division. Tom has won his division title for two consecutive years.
Benny Youngblood, a local businessman, has purchased the Robo Franchise and will operate a 24 hour full service Robo Car Wash across from the Union Springs Recreation Center.
Mrs. Livingston Paulk was honored on her 76th birthday last week when her family gathered for an outdoor supper in the backyard of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Turner. Mrs. Paulk has six children, all living in Bullock County. She has nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and most of them were present on the happy occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. James Livingston Paulk announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger, to James Dougals Montgomery, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Douglas Montgomery.
75 Years Ago - 1944
Miss Jeanne Franklin of the WAVES spent the week-end with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Franklin and had as her house guest, Miss Lee Rosch, also of the WAVES, both stationed at the Naval Air Base, Pensacola, Fla.
Friends of Mr. Cliff Mason, Jr., will regret to learn of his illness at his home near Smuteye.
Mrs. T. M. Guthrie was hostess to the Simsville Dem. Club on July 11th. The meeting was opened by singing “When You and I Were Young Maggie,” “Love Old Sweet Song,” “Carry Me Back To Old Virginia.” Mrs. A. A. Ritch gave the devotional, reading from St. Matthew 8th chapter on faith. The Lord’s Prayer repeated in unison. Plans were discussed for Carnival to be held at Mrs. J. T. Stuart’s. Miss Piatt gave a very interesting demonstration. Sugarless dessert, after which the hostess served this dessert with cookies.
Mrs. Herron Rainer, Jr., and little daughter, Maureen, of Abbeville, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Herron Rainer.