10 Years Ago - 2009

The Bullock County Historical Society has made extensive repairs to the Log Cabin located in the cemetery behind the Red Door Theater. Harold Benton, head of the Log Cabin committee, engaged Gary Hall to assess repairs needed.

Ellyssa Cobb, a senior at Conecuh Springs Christian School, recently returned from Europe after participating in the Iconic European Capitals Program.

Charles Cook, Director of the Bullock County Career Technical Center and his team of automotive professionals are taking the necessary steps to get the automotive program up to standards. After months of accepting bids, Cook and the staff of Career Tech reached their goal and received the needed alignment system.

25 Years Ago - 1994

First Missionary Baptist Church Youth of the Month for February is Frederick McCoy. Frederick is the son of Mr. and Fred McCoy, Jr., of Union Springs. Frederick is a tenth grade student at Bullock County High School. At church Frederick serves as assistant Superintendent of Sunday School, an usher, and a member of the youth choir.

Heath Driggers, son of Dickie and Teresa Driggers, celebrated his 10th birthday, Sunday, April 17th at his home on Owens Street. He blew out the candles on a chocolate cake made by his great grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice Meredith Middlebrooks.

It’s good to see Grace Pugh out and about again after having surgery recently.

The Twentieth Century Club met at the Union Springs Country Club with Mrs. J. H. Rainer as hostess. Mrs. B. E. Agnew, President, called the meeting to order after which the club collect was read. Eighteen members answered the call with a current event.

50 Years Ago - 1969

Last Friday, which was April 11, was the birthday of T. O. (Tom) Hassett, James (Catfish) Mahaffey, Douglas May, Robert Reeder and John Seymour. Their wives were attending a meeting of their garden club and one of them mentioned that it was her husband’s birthday. Others spoke up and five of the ladies’ husbands were born April 11.

Mr. and Mrs. V. N. (Snow) Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Padgett went to Mobile last Saturday morning for the weekend and toured Bellingrath Gardens.

Mrs. Gerald Bozeman was the gracious hostess to the Fleur-de-Lis Garden Club at her lovely home in Branwood last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. William Turner, in a most charming and poetic manner, installed the officer for the 1967-70 club year, and presented each of the following a sachet rose: President, Mrs. John will Waters; 1st Vice-President Mrs. J. W. Mclendon; 2nd Vice-President, Mrs. Ray Mason; Secretary. Mrs. James Mahaffey, Treasurer, Mrs. Don Priori; Horticulture, Mrs. Robert Reeder; Parliamentarian, Mrs. T. O. Hassett; Reporter, Mrs. Gerald Bozeman. Flowers for the afternoon were arranged in the diagonal line. Mrs. Hoyt Williams won first place and Mrs. J. W. Watres second place for their beautiful material and design.

75 Years Ago - 1944

Lynn Jinks, Jr., of the U.S. Naval Air Force, stationed at Milton, Fla., visited with the home folks last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Graham, of Thompson, had a birthday dinner in honor of their son, Jimmy, Sunday. Their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Harrington and daughters, Misses Pearl, Mable and Ruby Harrington, of Eclectic, Ala., Miss Martha Ann Harrington, of Eclectic, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Graham, Marlon Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Harlon Graham and “Butch” of Armstrong, Ala., Pvt. Brandon Graham, of Fort McClellan, Ala.

Friends will be glad to learn that Sgt. Lamar Blow has safely reached his assignment “somewhere in England.”

Mrs. C. T. Springer, Mrs. Mac Varner, Misses Alla Maye Springer and Emily Orr motored over to Montgomery for the Jeanette McDonald Concert, Sunday afternoon.

We are sorry to note that Miss Becky Williams is sick with measles, at her home at Thompson.

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